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VEGFESTS

VegFests typically promote the vegan lifestyle with food, speakers, and merchandise.

The first VegFest was created by Toronto Vegetarian Association in 1985. Chester County (PA) held an annual VegFest from 1991 to 2018. Boston hosted its first major VegFest in 1996. Other cities caught the idea, and now VegFests, big and small, indoors and outdoors, proliferate. These events inspire people to try veganism or reaffirm their decision to be vegan.

Know of a VegFest in U.S. or Canada that’s not on this list? Or a change in a VegFest’s info?
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Want to start a VegFest? A step-by-step guide is available here from Compassionate Action for Animals.

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UNITED STATES 2020

January      
5 Fort Myers Veg Fest Florida SW State College Fort Myers FL
18-19 Sedona Vegfest Sedona Performing Arts Center Sedona AZ
19 Palm Beach VegFest Meyer Amphitheater West Palm Beach FL
February
1 SacTown VegFest McClellan Conference Center McClellan Park CA
9 Puerto Rico Vegan Fest Gran Park “El Dorado” Dorado PR
15 Central Coast VegFest SLOUMC San Luis Obispo CA
15 Gainesville VegFest Bo Diddley Plaza Gainesville FL
15-16 AZ Vegetarian Food Festival Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater Scottsdale AZ
16 SWFL Veg Fest Riverside Park Bonita Springs FL
29 North Florida VegFest Tom Brown Park Tallahassee FL
29 PHX Vegan Food Festival Phoenix Public Park Phoenix AZ
March      
1 Space Coast Fresh Fest Cocoa Riverfront Park Cocoa FL
8 Ocala Veg Fest Ocala Downtown Market Ocala FL
14 Temecula Vegan Festival 41000 Main St Temecula CA
21 Greenville VegFest TBA Greenville SC
21 Palm Beach VegFest Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton FL
21-22 Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles Chandler Blvd North Hollywood CA
28 Inland Empire Vegan Festival Epicenter Stadium Rancho Cucamonga CA
29 Indy VegFest Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis IN
Spring 2020? Health Fest Spring 2020? South Marshall TX
TBA MKE Vegan Expo UWM Student Union Ballroom Milwaukee WI
TBA-new festival Northeast Florida Veg Fest TBA Jacksonville FL
TBA UCF Vegfest UCF Memory Mall Orlando FL
TBA V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration Shed 5 of the Eastern Market Detriot MI
TBA Wilmington Vegfest Coastline Conference Center Wilmington NC
April      
4 Texas VegFest Fiesta Gardens Austin TX
5 Raleigh Veg Fest Moore Square Raleigh NC
5 VegFest Puerto Rico TBA TBA
11 NH VegFest NHTI Concord NH
12 Veggie Pride Parade Union Square Park New York NY
19 Berkeley Earth Day David Brower Center Berkeley CA
19 Fairfax Veg Fest Northwest Federal Credit Union Herndon VA
25 Central Florida Earth Day Lake Eola Park Orlando FL
25 Charleston Sol-Food Veg Fest TBA North Charleston SC
25 Midwest Vegan Fest Nicolet High School Glendale WI
26 Michiana VegFest Century Center South Bend IN
Not in 2020 Herbivore Fest Crafton Hills College Yucaipa CA
TBA Des Moines VeganFest The Atrium at Capital Square & Cowles Commons Des Moines IA
TBA New England VegFest DCU Center Worcester MA
TBA VegOut! Scottsdale Vegan Beer & Food Festival Scottsdale Waterfront South Bridge Scottsdale AZ
May      
2-3 Nashville VegFest Nashville Fairgrounds Nashville TN
2-3 Seattle VegFest Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center Seattle WA
3 VegFest Los Angeles 6004-6076 Woodley Ave Lake Balboa CA
15-17 Rehoboth Beach VegFest Epworth United Methodist Church Rehoboth Beach DE
16-17 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival Metropolitan Pavilion New York NY
17 Michigan VegFest TCF Center Detroit MI
TBA Cleveland VegFest Huntington Convention Center Cleveland OH
TBA Oakland VegFest Lake Merritt Amphitheater Oakland CA
TBA Sarasota Veg Fest Sarasota Fairgrounds Sarasota FL
June      
6 Lancaster VegFest Buchanan Park Lancaster PA
13 Philadelphia VegFest Bainbridge Green Philadelphia PA
13-14 Asheville VeganFest YMI Cultural Center and Pack Square Park Asheville NC
20 Triad VegFest Center City Park/Lebauer Park Greensboro NC
27-28 Hudson Valley Vegfest TBA Kingston NY
TBA Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest Grant Park, Butler Field Chicago IL
TBA Eat Drink Vegan The Rose Bowl Pasadena CA
TBA Edison Veganfest NJ Convention and Expo Ctr Edison NJ
TBA VegFest Kansas City City Market Park Kansas City MO
July      
1-5 Vegan Summerfest University of Pittsburgh Johnstown PA
10-12 Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival Showboat Hotel Atlantic City NJ
12 Mountain Veg Fest Colburn Park Lebanon NH
25 Compassionfest Whitneyville Cultural Commons Hamden CT
25 Spokane Vegfest Spokane Community College Spokane WA
25-26 VegFest Colorado TBA Broomfield CO
TBA Bethlehem VegFest Daniel Rice Field Bethlehem PA
TBA Newark’s Urban VegFest Military Park Newark NJ
TBA VegFest Houston Minute Maid Park Houston TX
August      
2 Glens Falls Roots Vegan Festival Glens Falls City Park Glens Falls NY
8 Red & Green Vegfest Albuquerque JCC of Albuquerque Albuquerque NM
8-9 Black Vegfest TBA Bronx/Brooklyn NY
8-9 Veggie Fest Chicago Danada South Park Lisle IL
15-16 Triangle VegFest Durham Arts Council PSI Theater and Durham Amory Durham NC
22 Madison Vegan Fest Alliant Energy Center Madison WI
22 Vegan Soulfest TBA Baltimore MD
30 Sonoma County VegFest Santa Rosa Veterans Bldg Santa Rosa CA
TBA Columbus Vegan Festival Whetstone Community Center Columbus OH
TBA DC Vegfest Nationals Park Washington, DC
TBA Long Beach Vegan Festival The Pike Outlets and Green Long Beach CA
TBA Phoenixville Vegfest Reeves Park Phoenixville PA
TBA Pittsburgh Vegfest Allegheny Commons Park East (North Side) Pittsburgh PA
TBA VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival Holladay Park Portland OR
TBA WNY VegFest Buffalo RiverWorks Buffalo NY
September      
5-6 Vegan Street Fair Nights TBA North Hollywood CA

 

CANADA 2019

February

 

 

 

17

Toronto Black Vegan Festival

Artscape Wychwood Barns

Toronto ON

May

 

 

 

4

Veggie Fest Hamilton

Ancaster Fairgrounds

Hamilton ON

5

Veg Expo

Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver BC

11

Mississauga VegFest

Port Credit Memorial Arena

Mississauga ON

26

VegFest Kelowna

Immaculata Regional HS

Kelowna BC

June

 

 

 

1

Powell River Vegfest

Townsite Market

Powell River BC

1-2

Ottawa VegFest

RA Centre

Ottawa ON

9

VegFest Windsor

Lanspeary Park

Windsor ON

15

VegFest Calgary

Shaw Millennium Park

Calgary AB

Not in 2019

Niagara VegFest

Market Square

St. Catharines ON

July

 

 

 

7

Sarnia VegFest

Canatara Park

Sarnia ON

August

 

 

 

10

Muskoka Veg Fest

River Mill Park

Huntsville ON

10

Toronto Vegandale Food and Drink Festival

Fort York, Garrison Common

Toronto ON

Not in 2019 (tentative Aug 22, 2020)

Burlington VegFest

TBA

Burlington ON

Canceled for 2019

St. John’s Vegfest

RE/MAX Centre

St. John’s NL

September

 

 

 

6-8

Veg Food Fest (Toronto)

Harbourfront Centre

Toronto ON

14

VegFest Edmonton

Edmonton’s Baseball Stadium

Edmonton AB

15

Peterborough VegFest

Millennium Park

Peterborough ON

21

Vegfest Guelph

Riverside Park

Guelph ON

21

Winnipeg Vegfest

University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg MB

21-22

Montreal Vegan Festival

Convention Center

Montreal QC

22

HFX VegFest

Halifax Forum

Halifax NS

October

 

 

 

20

Durham Veg Fest

Abilities Centre

Whitby ON

November

 

 

 

9

VegFest London (Ontario)

Western Fair Agriplex

London ON

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