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2017 Oakland Veg Fest | Lake Merritt

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Lake Merritt Amphitheater | Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA

Oakland Veg Week 2017

Celebrate the fourth annual Oakland Veg Week and pledge to be vegetarian for the week of May 14-20, 2017.

Oakland Veg Week’s mission is to introduce the Oakland community to the many benefits of a plant-based diet for your health, the animals, and the environment.

Oakland Veg Week takes place in the spring, and this event will feature veggie vendors, speakers, and lots of free food samples.

Oakland Veg Week 2017
May 14 to 20, 2017 | All Day
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Oakland Veg Week 2017

Mark your calendars for the third annual Oakland VegFest.

Over 2,500 people came to this free festival last year to enjoy world-class speakers, local merchants, and best of all… lots of free food samples.

Oakland VegFest 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 11a – 5p
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland

Speaker Schedule:

  • Noon: Jackie Day, award-winning change maker and educator, author of The Vegan Way
  • 12:30 pm: Rachel Bolden-Kramer, author of the forthcoming My Food Stamp Cookbook
  • 1:00 pm: Miyoko Schinner, founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen, award-winning chef and cookbook author
  • 2:00 pm: Dr. Sailesh Rao, founder and CEO of Climate Healers
  • 2:30 pm: Kristie Middleton, Senior Director of Food Policy for The Humane Society of the United States, author of MeatLess
  • 3:30 pm: Dr. Milton Mills, Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • 4:00 pm: Robert Cheeke, champion bodybuilder, author, motivational speaker, and founder of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Other Fun Events:

  • 11:00 am: Free gift bags for the first 400 attendees
  • 11:30 am: Musical performance by Far I Shields
  • 1:30 pm: Musical performance by Green Music Clean
  • 3:00 pm: Cutest Dog Contest

> See full information of the 2017 list of speakers

> 2017 list of vendors participating

Event Details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals
Address: Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA
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