Charlotte Veg Fest

When: Sat., May 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2016

Forget about meat; at least for today. And at the annual Charlotte VegFest, that’s easy to do. The fest, which promotes vegetarian and vegan living, features a variety of grub from local eateries. There are also guest speakers — including Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, and Aysha Akhtar, author of Animal Protection Is Human Protection, Too!— as well as cooking demos, vendors and more. For more information, visit www.thehumaneleague.com.

Price: Free admission