Gardening and cooking workshops, yoga, breathwork, sound healing, delicious food, and camping: This and much more is planned at the Squamish Vegan Festival, which is taking place on June 16, 17, and 18 in Squamish.
The festival hours are Friday, June 16, from 5 to 11 pm, Saturday, June 17, from 10 am to midnight, and Sunday, June 18, from 10 am to 5 pm. Weekend, day and camping passes are also available. The festival takes place on the loggers grounds in Squamish, located at 39555 Loggers Lane.
“It’s North America’s first vegan campout and Planet Earth’s first zero-waste and vegan music and wellness festival! We are all so very excited to bring the community together for a whole weekend, making meaningful connections while sharing resources and tools to heal both our inner and outer worlds,” says organiser, Tosha Lobsinger.
Besides gardening and vegan cooking workshops, there will plenty of other activities like yoga, handstand and aerial silks lessons, sound healing and even drop-in therapy sessions. The festival is also excited to welcome incredibly talented musicians, DJ Drez & Marti Nikko, as headliners – as well as hosts of morning yoga with live DJ and mantra classes. There will be two stages that are both full all weekend long with live music, wellness activities and educational workshops and talks. Music lineup also includes the talented Zaire Black, Ginalina, Andrew Maranta, Chakaruna, Dub Beets and Alie. There will be ecstatic dances and yoga session guided by Marti Nikko and live music by DJ Drez.
There is plenty on offer for food and drinks. There will be vegan hot dogs from Good Dogs food truck with fun toppings like wasabi peas, aioli and umami kimchi, queso, chili cheez, fried jalapenos, vegan bakon and gooey mac and cheez. Edible Flours bakery will have delicious vegan cupcakes, cookies, cinnamon buns and other baked goods for everyone, and Roasted Revolution will be serving up corn on the cob with fun toppings, while Lita’s Mexican serves vegan taquitos with beans, cheeze, potatos and plant-based chorizo. There will be donuts and donut ice cream sandwiches from Oh Yas Goodies and honey made from apples by Mindul Fud. Turnip the Beetz is making teryaki sushi bowls, chilli “cheese” nachos, and sweet potato brownies.
Festival goers will enjoy a wide range of live music, from folk and indie rock to dub and techno, to family folk and Tawainese, to house and trance, and ambient, roots, and sanksrit genres. The festival will also partner with Reusables to ensure all food and drinks are served in reusable containers and cups, and there is actually zero waste after the whole event. All of the event signage is upcycled and market comprises sustainable local clothing, crafts and more.
To read more about the festival and buy tickets, go here.