$10 - Tickets Available!
2020 VEGFEST INFO
Saturday, April 11, 2020
*Free tickets not available yet
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)
2019 What's Happening
Speakers to discuss health and nutrition, environmentalism, animal welfare and compassion. All presentations will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish.
Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD
"What you need to know to eat well and be active"
Matt Ruscigno is a vegan of 20 years and a leading expert in nutrition. Matt is a co-author of the upcoming Plant-based Sports Nutrition book with Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD. In his spare time, he is an accomplished athlete who races marathons, iron-man triathlons, 200+ mile cycling events and 24-hour races.
Jackie Busse, MD
Jackie Busse, MD, is a board certified pediatrician with a full time practice in Santa Cruz and a national expert in plant-based nutrition for kids and families. Dr. Busse is also a busy mom of two lifelong plant-eaters (2 and 4 years old).
Make a fruit or veggie print, create a mini succulent garden, get your face painted, and more!