Cleveland's Inaugural VegFest!
Cleveland VegFest Debuts on June 1st!
On Saturday, June 1, the inaugural Cleveland VegFest will take place at Cleveland State University’s Student Center at 2121 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. This FREE, family-friendly event will take place from 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM and feature a screening of the award-winning film, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Homeat 11am followed by Q&A with filmmakers and film subject. The event will also feature a wide variety of local and national experts speaking on health & nutrition, environmental sustainability, and social justice/animal rights. Several top plant-based chefs will demonstrate the art of preparing delicious, wholesome food throughout the day.
Presented by the Cleveland Vegan Society and Cleveland printing innovator, Jakprints, VegFest will offer invaluable information for everyone fromthe veg-curious to long-time vegans. Our expansive line-up of speakers includes: George Eisman RD, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Carol J. Adams, Ruby Roth, Anya Todd RD, Harold Brown, Jenny Stein, James LaVeck, Chef AJ, Karen Davis PhD, Rebecca Dingle, Rashid Mitcham, Betsy Traben, Rebecca Gilbert and local celebrity and master of ceremonies Emily Valdez.
A full day of discourse and demonstrations with abundant retailers, organizations, and local restaurants participating in the Festival Marketplace, VegFest is sure to provide ample fodder for the brain, heart, and stomach! Admission is FREE, but be sure to bring cash for food and merchandise!
VegFest festivities will continue into the evening at the After Party hosted by JakPrints and set in the historic Cleveland Agora from 7pm - 2am. The After Party will feature comedy, music, dancing, raffles, drink specials, finger foods and special guest comedian Jamie Kilstein and music by Diana Chittester. Tickets for the After Party are $15 and can be purchased through the Cleveland Vegan Society's website.
Please visit www.clevelandvegansociety.org for all the details about the day's events.
The Cleveland Vegan Society is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2012 for charitable and educational purposes to promote a vegan lifestyle by informing the public about the healthful, sustainable, and compassionate benefits of plant-based eating and living free from animal exploitation.