Georgia’s capital Tbilisi will host its first-ever, large-scale Eco Vegan Festival - Buneba on June 17 and 18 in Mziuri Park, with organisers of the event promising a weekend filled with enlightening lectures, hands-on workshops, music, delicious tastings, and insightful seminars, Vegan Georgia said on Friday.
The festival, organised by Vegan Georgia with the support of Tbilisi City Hall, Animal International and plant-based milk production company Santal, aims to promote a more compassionate and sustainable world for animals, the planet, and people.
Nini Turiashvili, the chair of Vegan Georgia, said the festival’s goal was to show the public “the real power and positive aspects” of vegan food and the eco-friendly lifestyle, noting she was confident the guests would be “inspired and motivated” by the event to make “positive changes in their lives”.
The guests will have an opportunity to participate in practical workshops and learn from experts about the importance of sustainable development, animal rights, ethical living, socially responsible businesses, and healthy eating.
Vegan cuisine will feature local talented chefs and restaurants at the food court, with the market promoting a wide array of vegan products and eco-friendly goods from local and international brands. Musical performances by local artists will also be part of the festival.