April 6th 2024 – 10am-6pm
Cocoanut Grove at Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

VegFest brings the local community together to celebrate and learn about a plant-based, cruelty-free, animal friendly, and environmentally-sustainable lifestyle. VegFest 2019 brought together over 5,000 veg-interested attendees!

What to Expect
at VegFest

  • 100 exhibitors!

  • Plant based restaurants, vegan treats, and free food sampling

  • Live music

  • Cruelty-free fashion and beauty shops

  • Speakers discussing health, nutrition, environment, compassion, and animal liberation

  • Local rescues and non-profits

  • Vegan comedy show



Make a fruit or veggie print, create a mini succulent garden, get your face painted, and more!

  • Fruit and veggie art
  • Mini garden planters
  • Recycled crafts
  • Animal masks
  • Face Painting


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Interested in becoming an exhibitor for 2024?


Alkebulan, Anonymous for the Voiceless, Areperia 831, Arte for Elephants, Bakeology, Bare Naked Botanicals, Beyond Better Cashew Sauce & Dip Mixes, Biey Leaf, Book Publishing Company, Carmel Berry Company, Cedar’s Foods, Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE), Chili Smith Family Foods, Cindy’s Garden to Table, Cinnaholic, Conscious Creamery, Cowhugger, Crave up Foods, Crofters Organic, Direct Action Everywhere, Doshi, Eat for the Earth, Ellovi, Endorfin Foods, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Fairyella Ice Pops, Farm Fresh To You, Farm Sanctuary, Food Empowerment Project, Food Not Bombs, Foods Alive Inc., Forager Project, GT’s Living Foods, Harji Naturals, Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Have a Vegan Day!, Healthy Milkshakes, HeartCure Clothing, Jaguar Baker, Jem Organics, Jen Swift Artist, Jewels of the Forest, Juice Plus+, Kaiwa Art and Play Space, Karen’s Naturals, Kawi Foods, Kuli Kuli, Little Hill Sanctuary, Live Food, Live Well, LLC, Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine, Lydia’s Kind Foods, Malama Mushrooms, Mama Ray’s Kitchen, Mrs. A’s Famous Salsa Buena, My Cupcake Corner, New Leaf Community Markets, Nick’s kitchen, Nirvana Cookies, NoHo studio candle co, Philosopher’s Stoneground, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Plant Posse, R.e.d.d., Inc., Revit, Revive Kombucha, Salad Cosmo USA, Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab, Santa Cruz Indivisible, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Sarah’s Harvest/Califresh of California, Saturn Cafe, Scenario International llc, Staff of Life, Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, Supreme Master, Sweet Farm Foundation, Sweet Yvonne’s Vegan Bites, The Friendly Vegans & Veg on the Edge, The Plastic Free Store, The Source Zero, Threads for Love, Three Trees Foods, Toby’s Family Foods, Tofu Yu llc, Treat Yourself Inc, Tuck Box, United Poultry Concerns, V-dog, Vegan Outreach, Verde Planet, Vixen Kitchen, Whalebird Kombucha, WholenessWorks, Wholly Veggie!, Wildlife Herbs

Thanks to our generous product donors:

Enjoy Life Foods, Orgain, Go Macro, Booda Organics, Hurraw Balm, Follow Your Heart, Edward & Son’s, Karen’s Naturals, Lundberg Family Farms, Alvarado St Bakery, Starlite Cuisine, Mad Hippie, Wild Carrot Herbals, Loving Earth, Red Plate Foods, Namaste Foods, O’Doughs, Kuli Kuli, Endorfin, Raw Rev, abillionveg, Salviana, Flowers of Love, Living Raw, Tofurky, Better Than Coffee, Bobo’s, Pin UP Cosmetics, Evo Hemp, Miyoko’s, Dandies, Somersault Life Company, Maxines Heavenly, Ripple


If you are interested in joining the VegFest planning committee, please email: