Planet Bethesda Returned Bigger and Better!

On Sunday, June 4th, 2023 Bethesda’s Elm Street Urban Park once again was home to the much anticipated 2nd Annual Planet Bethesda Food, Fun, and Music Festival. With more vendors, activities, prizes, giveaways and an estimated crowd of 4,000 attendees, this year’s festival was bigger and better than ever.

This World Environment Day Festival hosted by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), in association with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and Sustainable Earth Eating (SEE), was unlike any “vegfest,” as it attracts thousands of people to the park; regardless of their current dietary choices. It’s the plant-based food festival for people who aren’t (yet) plant-based. Planet Bethesda 2023 highlights:

  • More than 35 DMV restaurants and eateries
  • Green energy companies
  • Clothing retailers
  • Eco-smart merchandise retailers
  • Cruelty-free personal care brands
  • Speaker lineup on the main stage
  • Mad Science Earth Show

Whether you attended for the plant-based food, the Kids’ Korner activities, the Cocktail and Bier Garten, One Lucky Dog’s Canine Courtyard, or to just meet with family and friends, Elm Street Park once again came alive with energy as the DMV’s own DJ Soul spun the hottest music and kept the energy going. Were you there on June 4th? Hashtag #PB23.