Calgary isn’t entirely the land of cowboys, ribs, and rare steaks, as it also has a thriving vegan/vegetarian community — a fact no better backed up than by the return of VegFest Calgary for its second annual event.
This year’s festival will take place at Millennium Park, and has been called the Beets, Beats, and Beers edition, meaning that there will be no shortage of vegan-friendly music, drinks, and dishes available.
According to a release from VegFest Calgary organizers, the event is expecting 10,000 people to attend the 2018 festival — a 2,000 person increase from last year’s 8,000.
The volunteer-run organization has put together quite the event, as speakers will include former NHL player Georges Laraque, published author Ginny Messina, noted TedX talker Genesis Butler, and the podcasters Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack.
Music will be supplied by Alberta’s own The Royal Foundry, cooking demos will be provided by Roni Zaide and Megan Pope, and the emcees of the evening will be Courtney Ketchen and Kevin Stanfield.
VegFest Calgary will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 10 am to 5 pm, and attendance is free — though a voluntary donation is always welcome.
When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Millennium Park – 1220 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free! Donations welcome