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VegFest at Westside Park Is a Breath of Fresh Air: The inaugural Gainesville VegFest

Apr 01, 2017 07:01PM

The inaugural Gainesville VegFest, a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 8, at Westside Park, with knowledgeable speakers, more than 50 eco-friendly vendors/exhibitors, animal rescue groups, delicious vegan food, humane education and literature, live entertainment and activities for children, featuring edible eco-paint art, paper making, music and Solutionary Species workshops.


Coordinated by Dehlia Albrecht and her team partnering with the nonprofit Solutionary Events Inc., Gainesville VegFest has been organized under the principles of solutionary thinking and humane education. A solutionary is someone that recognizes problems that affect people, animals or the environment and acts upon developing practical and effective solutions. Humane education embraces the key elements of living a full and meaningful life through making deep and conscientious connections with those we share the world with.


Admission is free. The first 250 attendees get a free 2017 commemorative Gainesville VegFest swag bag loaded with veg-friendly products, coupons and more. Location: 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville. For more information, visit