Psst: There’s a New Wellness Fest Coming to Fishtown This Spring 


Good Festival founders Kate and Jessica | Photo courtesy Jessica Baumgardner

Good Festival founders Kate and Jessica | Photo courtesy Jessica Baumgardner

Wellness fiends, take note: Local healthy-eating gurus Jess Baumgardner (you might know her from Instagram, where she resides as @healthcoachphilly) and Kate Van Horn (again, you healthy eaters out there have probably spotted her on Instagram at @she_be_kale_in_it) have teamed up to create Philly a wellness fest called the GOOD Festival, coming up at Fishtown’s Skybox Events on Saturday, April 22nd.

Baumgardner and Van Horn describe the fest as a place where you’ll get realistic advice for incorporating wellness into your life and meet like-minded friends. As Van Horn says, “The way things are working these days, where I make my friends is the internet.” But at GOOD, “You’ll make connections you would make through social media in real life.” We can dig it.

So what does the fest’s lineup look like, you ask? Well, the day-long shindig, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., kicks off with an intro to the fest, followed by a Pilates/Yoga fusion class taught by Kristin McGee and Jordan Younger (yep, as in the blogger who infamously experienced the wrath of the vegan community after she quit her vegan diet), followed by a meditation session with Cassandra Bodzak of Aprecity. Then, after the sweat session (and post-sweat session green juice), the day is mostly about speakers. You can see the full list of speakers here (it’s impressive), but for the TL;DR folks amongst us, know that the day includes subjects like finding happiness through creativity and living your life fearlessly (couldn’t we all use this?). Throughout the day, guests will also be treated to lunch from Snap Kitchen (Mmmmm), a marketplace full of vendors (featuring both Philly-based vendors and folks from outside of Philly) and a post-fest happy hour.

And we’re telling you about this now because, my friends, early-bird pricing is about to end. Until February 1st, tickets are $139, but they’ll shoot up to $169 after that. So if you want in, go ahead and snag your ticket here!

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