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VEGFESTS

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) has had an annual VegFest since 1991. 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

January 2019

12          Palm Beach VegFest          Mizner Park Amphitheater                                     Boca Raton FL

19-20     Sedona Vegfest                 Sedona Performing Arts Center                             Sedona AZ

26           SacTown VegFest             McClellan Conference Center                                 McClellan Park CA

February 2019

2-3          AZ Vegetarian Food Festival        Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater          Scottsdale AZ

16           Gainesville VegFest                       Depot Park, 200 S.E. Depot Avenue              Gainesville FL

23           Central Coast VegFest                  SLOUMC, 1515 Fredericks Street                   San Luis Obispo CA

23-24     PHX Vegan Food Festival             Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St.       Phoenix AZ

24           Puerto Rico Vegan Fest               Gran Park “El Dorado”                                      Dorado PR

24           SWFL Veg Fest                              Riverside Park                                                    Bonita Springs FL

24           Veg WinterFest                             Lewes Public Library                                         Lewes, DE

March 2019

2              Northeast Florida Veg Fest                           Riverside Park                                 Jacksonville FL

7              V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration   Shed 5 of the Eastern Market   Detriot MI

9              North Florida VegFest                                   Tom Brown Park                             Tallahassee FL

23-24     Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles                      11223 Chandler Blvd                     North Hollywood CA

24           Ocala Veg Fest                                                Ocala Downtown Market              Ocala FL

30           Indy VegFest                                                    Biltwell Event Center                     Indianapolis IN

30           MKE Vegan Expo                                            UWM Student Union Ballroom    Milwaukee WI

30-31     Seattle VegFest                                               Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center  Seattle WA

30-31     Wilmington Vegfest                                       Coastline Conference Center        Wilmington NC

Not 2019        Health Fest                                                                           South Marshall TX

April 2019

6             Nashville VegFest                                           Nashville Fairgrounds                     Nashville TN

6             Texas VegFest                                                 Fiesta Gardens                                  Austin TX

13-14    VegOut! Scottsdale Vegan Beer & Food Festival  Waterfront S. Bridge              Scottsdale AZ

14         Veggie Pride Parade                                         Greenwich Village/Union Square     New York NY

14          Michiana VegFest                                            Century Center                                 South Bend IN

14          VegFest Puerto Rico                                        Parque Pasivo Enrique Gonzalez  Ponce PR

20          Central Florida Earth Day                              Lake Eola Park                                  Orlando FL

20          Midwest Vegan Fest                                       Nicolet High School                         Glendale WI

20          NH VegFest                                                     Manchester Community College   Manchester NH

21          Berkeley Earth Day                                        David Brower Center                      Berkeley CA

27          Charleston Sol-Food Veg Fest                     Jenkins Institute for Children       N Charleston SC

27          Des Moines VeganFest                                Atrium at Capital Square & Cowles Commons  Des Moines IA

27          Palm Beach VegFest                                   Mizner Park Amphitheater               Boca Raton FL

28          Herbivore Fest                                             Crafton Hills College                          Yucaipa CA

28          Michigan VegFest                                        Suburban Collection Showplace     Novi MI

28          New England VegFest                                  DCU Center                                         Worcester MA

not 2019    Valley Vegfest                                                                                                        Northampton MA

 

May 2019

4             Sarasota Veg Fest                                       Sarasota Fairgrounds                       Sarasota FL

5             VegFest Los Angeles                                 6004-6076 Woodley Ave.                  Encino CA

17-19    Rehoboth Beach VegFest                         Epworth United Methodist Church  Rehoboth Beach DE

18          Cleveland VegFest                                      Huntington Convention Center        Cleveland OH

18-19    NYC Vegetarian Food Festival                  Metropolitan Pavilion 18th St           New York NY

TBA       Seed Food & Wine Week Los Angeles    Brookside Golf Course                       Los Angeles CA

TBA       Oakland VegFest                                        Lake Merritt Amphitheater              Oakland CA

TBA       Eat Drink Vegan                                        The Rose Bowl                                     Pasadena CA

TBA       Vegan Street Fair San Diego Nights      Anthem Vegan                                     San Diego CA

June 2019

1              Lancaster VegFest                                  Buchanan Park                                    Lancaster PA

7-9          VegFest Kansas City                               City Market Park                                  Kansas City MO

8              Philadelphia VegFest                             Bainbridge Green                               Philadelphia PA

9              Asheville VeganFest                              Pack Square Park                                Asheville NC

15           Tri-State VegFest                                   NJ Convention and Expo Ctr            Edison NJ

22           Triad Veg Fest                                        Deep Roots Market                            Greensboro NC

TBA        Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest  Grant Park, Butler Field               Chicago IL

TBA        Houston Vegandale Food and Drink Festival      Sam Houston Park           Houston TX

TBA        Maine Animal Coalition VegFest            East End Community School          Portland ME

TBA        Richmond VegFest                                   Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park        Richmond VA

TBA        Solutionary Peace Walk & Festival        Lake Eola Park                                   Orlando FL

July 2019

3-7         Vegetarian Summerfest                            University of Pittsburgh                  Johnstown PA

12-14    Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival             Showboat Hotel                               Atlantic City NJ

13          Bethlehem VegFest                                   Daniel Rice Field                               Bethlehem PA

20        Compassionfest                                           Whitneyville Cultural Commons              Hamden CT

20          Taste of Memphis Vegan Food & Drink Festival   Cook’s Lake                       Memphis TN

20-21    South Bay VegFair                                      St. James Park                                  San Jose CA

20-21    VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival   Holladay Park                     Portland OR

27          Spokane Vegfest                                       Spokane Community College        Spokane WA

27-28    VegFest Colorado                                      1stBank Center                                Broomfield CO

TBA       VegFest Houston                                       Stafford Centre Hall                        Houston TX

August 2019

3             Madison Vegan Fest                            Madison College Truax Campus         Madison WI

3             Sonoma County VegFest                     Luther Burbank Center                       Santa Rosa CA

3             Vegan Soulfest                                     Clifton Park                                            Baltimore MD

10          Long Beach Vegan Festival                Long Beach POA Park                           Long Beach CA

10          Red & Green Vegfest Albuquerque    JCC of Albuquerque                           Albuquerque NM

10-11    Black Vegfest                                       Lincoln Terrace Park                            Brooklyn NY

10-11    Veggie Fest Chicago                          TBA                                                           Lisle IL

17-18    Triangle VegFest              Durham Arts Council PSI Theater and Durham Amory       Durham NC

31-9/1  Vegan Street Fair Nights                The Federal        North Hollywood CA

TBA       Chester County Vegan Festival   East Goshen Township Park         West Chester PA

TBA       Columbus Vegfest           Whetstone Community Center  Columbus OH

TBA       Pittsburgh Vegfest          Allegheny Commons Park East (North Side)          Pittsburgh PA

TBA       St. Louis Vegfest              World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park              St. Louis MO

TBA       WNY VegFest                    LaSalle Park        Buffalo NY

September 2019

8/31-9/1 Vegan Street Fair Nights                The Federal        North Hollywood CA

7             Alaska VegFest                 Alaska Pacific University Anchorage Alaska

7             Vegfest OKC                       Myriad Botanical Gardens            Oklahoma City OK

8             Albany VegFest                 Albany Capital Center    Albany NY

14          Rochester VegFest          Martin Luther King Jr. Park           Rochester NY

14          SLC VegFest                       Library Square                   Salt Lake City UT

15          Twin Cities Veg Fest        Harriet Island Regional Park         St. Paul MN

21          Delaware VegFest           Glasgow Park                     Newark DE

21          Harvest VegFest               Cousler Park                       York PA

21-22       CA Vegetarian Food Festival        Raleigh Studios Hollywood                     Los Angeles CA

22         Grand Rapids VegFest    DeltaPlex            Grand Rapids MI

28       New York Vegandale Food Drink Festival                Randall’s Island New York NY

28       Vegas VegFest  Clark County Amphitheater         Las Vegas NV

TBA       Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest       Berkeley Heights NJ

TBA       DC Vegfest                         Yards Park           Washington, DC

TBA       Delaware Action for Animals VegFest      UU Society of Mill Creek               Newark DE

TBA       NEPA VegFest   Dunmore Community Center      Dunmore PA

TBA       Phoenixville Vegfest       200 block of Bridge Street            Phoenixville PA

TBA       Vahimsa Vegan Camp     153 Blacks Lane                 Shamokin PA

TBA       Vegan Roots Fest             Booker T. Washington Park          Charlottesville VA

TBA       Vegfest Oahu    TBA       Honolulu HI

TBA       VegFest of Eastern Iowa UU Society          Coralville IA

TBA       Vegstock             400-500 blocks of N. High Street                               Millville NJ

October 2019

5           Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest       Headwaters Park             Fort Wayne IN

5-6        Portland VegFest             Oregon Convention Center          Portland OR

19         Hudson Valley Vegfest   BSP Kingston                    Kingston NY

19         Lowcountry VegFest       Shelter Cove Community Park    Hilton Head Island SC

19-20   SoCal VegFest                  OC Fair & Event Center  Costa Mesa CA

TBA      Boston Veg Food Fest    Reggie Lewis Athletic Center       Boston MA

TBA      Central Florida Vegfest  Orlando Festival Park     Orlando FL

TBA      Chicago VeganMania     Broadway Armory          Chicago IL

TBA      Easton VegFest                Llantrisant Retreat & Wellness Center             Easton PA

TBA      Texas Veggie Fair            Reverchon Park               Dallas TX

TBA      Vegan Love Cookout      Cylburn Arboretum        Baltimore MD

TBA      World Veg Festival          San Francisco Co Fair Bldg           San Francisco CA

 

November 2019

1           World Vegan Day            Everywhere

3           Hampton Roads VegFest              Mill Point Park                 Hampton VA

9           Atlanta Veg Fest              Infinite Energy Center    Duluth GA

9           Tampa Bay Veg Fest       Perry Harvey Sr Park       Tampa FL

10         Palm Beach VegFest       Meyer Amphitheater     West Palm Beach FL

10         VegOut! Tucson Vegan Food Festival       Whistle Stop Depot             Tucson AZ

16-17   New Jersey Vegfest        Meadowlands Expo Center         Secaucus NJ

17         Space Coast Vegfest       Riverfront Park                Cocoa Village FL

TBA      Seed Food & Wine Festival          Various locations            Miami FL

TBA      Solutionary Health Festival          Oscar Scherer State Park             Osprey FL

TBA      SouthWest VegFest        Steele Indian School Park            Phoenix AZ

December 2019

14         Palm Beach VegFest       Mizner Park Amphitheater          Boca Raton FL

TBA      Arizona Vegan Fest         TBA       Peoria AZ

TBA      South Florida Vegfest     TBA       Fort Lauderdale FL

TBA      Vegan Mac Fest               R House              Baltimore MD   

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Philadelphia Event

The producers of Philly’s ‘Veggie Cabaret’ and ‘Veggie Cabaret II,’ Public Eye: Artists for Animals, are joining forces with Vance “V for Veg” Lehmkuhl, organizer of the Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philly contest, for a singular can’t-miss event! 

All proceeds from the event will benefit
Lancaster Farm Sanctuary.

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