VegMichigan Summerfest Returns to Livonia Aug. 6

VegMichigan Summerfest Returns to Livonia Aug. 6
Event will double food & entertainment space at Madonna University

Can classic summer eats such as burgers and ice cream taste just as great if they’re free of animal products? Crowds attending last year’s first VegMichigan SummerFest thoroughly enjoyed the tasty vegan fare, and this year’s Sunday, Aug. 6 event returns to Madonna University with even more food and more space.

“We’ve doubled the size of our food and entertainment tents. There’s plenty of room to eat, drink, enjoy the bands or carnival games and shop the exhibitors,” says VegMichigan board member and event chair Tom Progar.

VegMichigan SummerFest takes place from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. A palate-pleasing array of plant-based fare, including grilled burgers, wraps, salads, nachos, coneys, mac ‘n cheese, fresh fruit, raw juices, smoothies, ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, shakes and more, will be offered by local vegan-friendly restaurants and food trucks including Chive Kitchen, Shimmy Shack and Nosh Pit food trucks, ChiliMustardOnions, El Cardenal Vegan Tamales, Tumerican Indian Restaurant, Urge Raw Juice, Ben & Jerry’s new dairy-free ice creams and many others. Live music, carnival games, henna tattoos, face painting and shopping a variety of merchandise from vegan, cruelty-free vendors round out a day of fun for the whole family.

“It’s the perfect chance to see how delicious vegan food is these days, and to introduce friends and family to the amazing variety of great food that surrounds us and is so much better for your health, the animals and the planet,” adds Progar.

VegMichigan SummerFest takes place at Madonna University, 36600 Schoolcraft Rd. in Livonia. Admission and parking are free.

A few exhibitor spaces and sponsorships are still available. For details, call 248-867-2155 or visit www.vegmichigan.org.

Best known for hosting the annual VegFest each spring, VegMichigan is a nonprofit organization promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.

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