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April 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Santa Cruz VegFest

Cocoanut Grove
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

Details
April 11, 2020
Starts at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm
Free
Overview

VegFest brings the local community together to celebrate a plant-based, cruelty-free, and environmentally-sustainable lifestyle. Over 100 exhibitors! Restaurants, food exhibitors, free food sampling and Cruelty-free fashion and beauty exhibitors. Notable speakers to discuss topics in health and nutrition, environmentalism,  animal welfare and compassion. Live Music throughout the event. Kids’ activities: Make a fruit or veggie print, create a mini succulent garden, get your face painted, and more!
Speaker Schedule:

11:30 am-12:00 pm – Jackie Busse, MD – “Plant-Based Kids”

12:15-12:45 pm – Scott David – “Undercover Investigations: The Fight for Transparency”

1:00-1:30 pm – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – “From Excuse-itarian to Vegan”

1:45-2:15 pm – lauren Ornelas – “Food Justice: The Power of Our Food Choices”

2:30-3:00 pm – Brian Manowitz – “Vegan Black Metal Chef”

3:15-3:45 pm – Jocelyn Dubin, MS, RD – “The Power Packed Plant-Based Diet”

4:00-4:30 pm – Hope Bohanec – “The Humane Hoax”

4:45-5:15 pm – Bruce and Mindy Mylrea – “Foods for Optimal Health”

All presentations will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish.

Get involved with non-profit organizations! Free Tickets Available!

We encourage you to walk, Jump Bike, take a Lyft, ride the Bus, or carpool if possible. Parking: The Boardwalk operates lots on Beach St. Rate: $15/day and parking is also available for $5/day at Depot Park (1/2 mile walk).

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