Festival season is off and running… The 22nd Annual Santa Monica Festival takes place from 11am to 6pm on Saturday June 1st in Cloverfield Park at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. Scheduled events for the “zero waste” event include a variety of eclectic dance and music presentations, workshops, a marketplace, eco-zone, Juneteenth celebration, and a culinary stage with various Santa Monica chefs leading demos culminating in a Chef Challenge between Josie Le Balch (Josie, Next Door) and Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire Restaurant. The challenge? Create an innovative vegetarian meal for four for $15. And what festival is complete without the de rigueur Food Trucks? Here’s a partial list of the line-up: Border Grill, Coolhaus, India Jones, Juice Crafters, Let’s be Frank, and many more… Admission Free. Check out their Facebook page here.