A huge FREE vegan food and culture festival is happening in Vancouver this weekend

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A brand new gathering focused on plant-based living and eating is hitting Vancouver this weekend, and it’s shaping up to be pretty epic.

The Vancouver Vegan Festival will take place in Creekside Park on July 27, and promises everything from vendors to vibes – good vibes, specifically.

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A joint effort from The Vegan Project, Peace People Project, Peaces, and Earthsave Canada, the first-ever Vancouver Vegan Festival will be free and all-ages. The waterfront venue will be packed with over 70 vendors showcasing plant-based food and lifestyle items and apparel, and the day will include live music, speakers, and free yoga.

So far, the gust speaker line-up features:

  • Internationally-renowned animal rights activist James Aspey
  • Local chef and business owner Asha Wheeldon of Kula Kitchen
  • Animal rights lawyer and vegan food activist Anna Pippus of Animal Justice
  • Zero-waste vegan apparel maker and activist Tosha Lobsinger of Peace People Project

Vancouver Vegan Festival

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Creekside Park – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Cost: Admission is free

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom