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Feature Event: The Long Beach Vegan Festival

This Saturday, July 7, the 3rd Annual Long Beach Vegan Festival will be at Cal State Long Beach in front of the scenic Walter Pyramid from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is going to be a huge event with great vegan food, music, entertainment, a chili cook-off, kids’ area, and more!

Whether you’re a vegan or not, this event is for everyone. With over 85 vendors, including Avocadamama, Energy Smoothie Bar, Have A Vegan Day, It’s Vegan Apparel, Native Sol, Rock and Roll Pizza, Yalla Hummus, and so much more, there’s a little something for everyone. Live entertainment at the event includes Drum Circle, Buti Yoga, Kelsey Auria, Slushbox, Baz Francis, and Alarma.

This year’s celebrity judges, who will be deciding who makes the most amazing, delicious, animal-free chili, will be Tabitha Brown, Will Tucker, Jayde Nicole, Genesis Butler, and Cesar Asebedo. The winner will not only receive bragging rights, but they will also win the Vegan Chili Champion Trophy and a gift basket.

The Vegan Festival is a fun event for all ages. There will be kid-friendly activities such as hula hooping, arts and crafts, kids yoga, and face painting. For adults, 49er Shops will have vegan beer available. So bring the whole family down to eat some good vegan food and purchase some cool vegan items. General admission is $10, $15 at the gate, and kids 12 and under get in free.

To see a full list of all the vendors, a schedule for live entertainment, frequently asked questions, parking details, more information, visit


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