In light of the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, VegFest 2020 has been canceled. We hope to return in 2021.
April 10, 2021 - 10am-6pm
Cocoanut Grove at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
VegFest brings the local community together to celebrate and learn about a plant-based, cruelty-free, and environmentally-sustainable lifestyle. VegFest 2019 brought together 5,050 veg-interested attendees!
Restaurants, food exhibitors, and free food sampling!
Cruelty-free fashion and beauty exhibitors
Notable speakers to discuss topics in health and nutrition, environmentalism, and animal welfare and compassion
Get involved with non-profit organizations
How To Get There
Parking: The Boardwalk operates lots on Beach St. Rate: $15/day
Parking is also available for $5/day at Depot Park (1/2 mile walk)
2020 What's Happening
Speakers to discuss health and nutrition, environmentalism, animal welfare and compassion. All presentations will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish.
Jocelyn Dubin, MS, RD
"The Power Packed Plant-Based Diet"
Jocelyn Dubin, MS, RD has a Master's degree in Nutritional Science, is a registered dietitian, completed a medical nutrition residency, has worked with thousands of patients and clients, and has been voted the Best Nutritionist in Santa Cruz multiple years in a row. nourishsantacruz.com
"Food Justice: The Power of Our Food Choices"
lauren Ornelas is the founder/director of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice nonprofit seeking to create a more just world by helping consumers recognize the power of their food choices. F.E.P. works in solidarity with farm workers, advocates for chocolate not sourced from the worst forms of child labor, and focuses on access to healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities.
Make a fruit or veggie print, create a mini succulent garden, get your face painted, and more!