The vegans are growing. Not in their physical size — they eat far too healthy for that — or just in their gardens, but through their gatherings. The 2014 Inland Northwest Vegans’ Spokane VegFest, hosting 45 vendors and 1,100 attendees, proved veganism is more than a passing fad. The festival is doubling its size for year two, with a variety of more than 100 animal- and eco-friendly vendors and exhibitors, including food trucks, nonprofits, chefs and many more. This bigger and better year also features an outdoor farmers market and outdoor music stage with bands and yoga.
Sat, Aug. 8, from 10 am-6 pm; music from noon-8 pm • Spokane Community College • 1810 N. Greene • inveg.org/vegfest
— Matthew Salzano