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2017 Oakland VegFest

Big free waterfront festival with goodie bags, music, talks & food | Saturday, May 20
By - posted 5/19/2017 No Comment

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