Who are we?

Solutionary Events is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization, creating healthy, compassionate, and sustainable communities through leading socially responsible and educational vegan events. Solutionary Events launched as a small group of passionate humane educators identifying with the Solutionary Species movement (a movement to help people transition from being a part of the world’s problems to being a part of solutions instead), offering workshops and school programs to teach youth about being kind to animals and nature. In 2016, the group was offered a grant from The Pollination Project, which made the first Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp possible. Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp, which took place at a unique botanical garden in Williston, Florida, was featured in the Huffington Post. Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp initiated the chain of many events that Solutionary Events now coordinates. 

The team at Solutionary Events coordinates festivals, workshops, races/walks, seminars, beach/park cleanups, and other events that align with the solutinary mission. Team members, including our President, Larry Rumbough, are responsible for some of the largest events in the country such as Central Florida Veg Fest, Central Florida Earth Day, Sarasota Veg Fest, and many others. Solutionary Events also empowers organizations by helping new organizations to launch vegan events and existing organizations to make their events bigger, better, and ethically sound.


As an entirely volunteer-operated organization, Solutionary Events relies on volunteers for the events to be successful. We are truly grateful to all who join our efforts to make the world a better place!

Volunteer benefits include:

  • t-shirt

  • swag bag

  • community service hours (if needed)

  • opportunity to meet new friends



Sarasota's Solutionary Health Festival has space for ~50-60 vendors and welcomes ~2,000-3,000 attendees. Vendor fees are a donation to Solutionary Events and help our team to cover the many expenses of festival coordination. We sincerely appreciate the support of vendors and sponsors to make our events possible. We ask that all vendors thoroughly read the conditions of agreement BEFORE registering. Please contact our team at team@solutionaryevents.org or call 727-489-4497 for any questions regarding vendor space. 

We are only seeking vendors who directly align with our mission of creating a healthy, compassionate, and environmentally regenerative world. Items that promote violence, cruelty, or injustice such as animal products, styrofoam, single-use plastics, etc. are strictly prohibited. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at the event!


“Sarasota’s Solutionary Health Festival was incredible! It’s so beautiful to see so many people come together to learn how to make the world a better place and to enrich our own lives in the process. And the best part is that doing so makes for such a great time!”

~B. Brown, Volunteer

“That was the best festival I have EVER been to! Thank you so much!!!!! I can’t wait til next year.”

~N. Curran-Farahvar, Visitor

© 2017-2019 Solutionary Species & Solutionary Events, Inc.

Solutionary Events is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation (tax ID number 81-5273272)