The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar
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June 10 - June 11Free
Asheville VeganFest expects 10,000 visitors to gather downtown this June in celebration of a plant-based lifestyle and compassionate living.
• Pre-party: Kick-off Asheville VeganFest weekend; Friday, June 9, THE BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 S Market St., 6-9 p.m.
• SpeakerFest: Panel discussions with guest speakers; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
• Veg Speed Date: Sign-up for a speed dating session; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 4:30-6 p.m., purchase tickets at https://vegspeeddate.com/event/158122
• Vegan chocolate tasting: Savor vegan chocolate samples; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 7-7:30 p.m.
• Film screening: “What the Health,” followed by a Q&A session with Eunice Wong; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 7:30-10 p.m.
• Outdoor festival: Over 75 vendors showcasing vegan food, beer and compassionate lifestyle products plus guest speakers; Sunday, June 11, Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.