The upcoming Tulum Vegan Fest was born out of a desire to support any organization that aims to respect the lives of all beings and will be held in Mexico’s Riviera Maya Saturday and Sunday,Oct. 3-4. The town of Tulum lies just south of Playa del Carmen and its origins can be traced all the way back to ancient times.
Today,the entire Mexican Caribbean has become a top destination for foodies,as evidenced by the annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival,which honors top chefs and is held at various locations in the region every year in March.
Festival organizers partnered with Provegan Mexico to raise funds for a variety of projects to make the world a better place and will host a variety of events during Tulum Vegan Fest to raise awareness about the vegan lifestyle and causes that promote the ethical treatment of all living beings and the planet. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Tierra de Animales,the second largest animal sanctuary in Mexico,as well as Anima Naturalis and the winner of a call for submissions from a variety of emerging local projects.
Tulum Vegan Fest will offer a wide variety of delicious vegan food,as well as information about protecting animals from ill treatment,environmental concerns and living a healthy lifestyle. There will also be free lectures by inspiring speakers,a totally vegan food court,live music,meditations with Tibetan bowls,temazcal,children’s entertainment,raffle prizes,vegan-minded exhibitors and a number of different yoga classes,including Jivamukti,Ashtanga,Vinyasa and Paddle yoga.
Special guests at Tulum Vegan Fest will include international vegan chef Manolo González,who attended the Matthew Kenney Culinary school in Santa Monica,California,as well as Jane Briceño,founder of Planet Superfoods,and at least six highly renowned yoga instructors.
According to www.visitandocancun.com,organizers expect more than 3,000 people to attend the first annual Tulum Vegan Fest this October,which will also feature a number of different workshops on ecology and permaculture,beer and wine tastings,cheese samples and food that ranges from healthy snacks to haute cuisine.
Organizers include Roberto Terrazas,the chef and co-owner of Restaurare – one of the Riviera Maya’s most important and popular vegan restaurants,as well as Mario Cruz Rodriguez,the regional director of tourist promotion.