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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) 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.

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UNITED STATES 2019

January

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 Street

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

 

 

 

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

Tallahasssee FL

23-24

Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles

11223 Chandler Blvd

North Hollywood CA

24

Ocala Veg Fest

Ocala Downtown Market

Ocala FL

27

UCF Vegfest

UCF Memory Mall

Orlando FL

30

Indy VegFest

Biltwell Event Center

Indianapolis IN

30

Inland Empire Vegan Festival

Epicenter Stadium

Rancho Cucamonga CA

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, 501 Nutt St.

Wilmington NC

Not in 2019 (3/21/2020)

Greenville VegFest

TBA

Greenville SC

Not in 2019

Health Fest

Not in 2019

South Marshall TX

April

 

 

 

6

Nashville VegFest

Nashville Fairgrounds

Nashville TN

6

Texas VegFest

Fiesta Gardens

Austin TX

13-14

VegOut! Scottsdale Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Scottsdale Waterfront South Bridge

Scottsdale AZ

14

Fairfax Veg Fest

Northwest Federal Credit Union

Herndon VA

14

Michiana VegFest

Century Center

South Bend IN

14

VegFest Puerto Rico

Parque Pasivo Enrique Gonzalez

Ponce PR

14

Veggie Pride Parade

Union Square Park

New York NY

20

Central Florida Earth Day

Lake Eola Park (512 E. Washington St.)

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

North Charleston SC

27

Des Moines VeganFest

The 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 in 2019

Valley Vegfest

Not in 2019

Northampton MA

May

 

 

 

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

Oakland VegFest

Lake Merritt Amphitheater

Oakland CA

18-19

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th ST

New York NY

TBA

Seed Food & Wine Week Los Angeles

Brookside Golf Course

Los Angeles CA

TBA

Vegan Street Fair San Diego Nights

Anthem Vegan

San Diego CA

June

 

 

 

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

8-9

Asheville VeganFest

YMI Cultural Center and Pack Square Park

Asheville NC

15

Edison Veganfest

NJ Convention and Expo Ctr

Edison NJ

22

Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest

Grant Park, Butler Field

Chicago IL

22

Eat Drink Vegan

The Rose Bowl

Pasadena CA

22

Triad Veg Fest

Deep Roots Market

Greensboro NC

TBA

Solutionary Peace Walk & Festival

Lake Eola Park

Orlando FL

July

 

 

 

3-7

Vegetarian Summerfest

University of Pittsburgh

Johnstown PA

6

Plant-Based Cookout & Block Party

Shifting Energy Fairgrounds

Atlanta GA

12-14

Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival

Showboat Hotel

Atlantic City NJ

13

Bethlehem VegFest

Daniel Rice Field

Bethlehem PA

13

Mountain Veg Fest

Colburn Park Historic District

Lebanon NH

13

VegFest Houston

Minute Maid Park

Houston TX

20

Compassionfest

Whitneyville Cultural Commons

Hamden CT

20

Taste of Memphis Vegan Food & Drink Festival

Cook’s Lake

Memphis TN

27

Newark’s Urban VegFest

Military Park

Newark NJ

27

Spokane Vegfest

Spokane Community College

Spokane WA

27-28

VegFest Colorado

1stBank Center

Broomfield CO

Not in 2019

South Bay VegFair

TBA

San Jose CA

August

 

 

 

3

Long Beach Vegan Festival

The Pike Outlets and Green

Long Beach CA

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

4

Glens Falls Roots Vegan Festival               

Glens Falls City Park

Glens Falls NY

4

WNY VegFest   

Buffalo RiverWorks

Buffalo NY

10

Pittsburgh Vegfest

Allegheny Commons Park East (North Side)

Pittsburgh PA

10

Red & Green Vegfest Albuquerque

JCC of Albuquerque

Albuquerque NM

10-11

Black Vegfest

Weeksville Heritage Center

Brooklyn NY

10-11

Veggie Fest Chicago

Danada South Park

Lisle IL

10-11

VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Holladay Park

Portland OR

11

DC Vegfest

Nationals Park

Washington, DC

17-18

Triangle VegFest

Durham Arts Council PSI Theater and Durham Amory

Durham NC

24

Columbus Vegan Festival

Whetstone Community Center

Columbus OH

24

Phoenixville Vegfest

Reeves Park

Phoenixville PA

31-Sep 1

Vegan Street Fair Nights

The Federal

North Hollywood CA

TBA

Chester County Vegan Festival

East Goshen Township Park

West Chester PA

September

 

 

 

7

Alaska VegFest

Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall

Anchorage AK

7

Easton PA VegFest         

Scott Park and Riverside Park

Easton PA

7

Vegfest OKC

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Oklahoma City OK

 

8

Albany VegFest

Albany Capital Center

Albany NY

14

Richmond VegFest

Byrd Park

Richmond VA

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

20-22

Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest

Grove Park & Lower Columbia Park

Berkeley Heights NJ

21

CA Vegetarian Food Festival

The Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco CA

21

Delaware VegFest

Glasgow Park

Newark DE

21

Harvest VegFest

Cousler Park

York PA

21

NEPA VegFest

Dunmore Community Center

Dunmore PA

21

Vegfest Oahu

Frank Fasi Civic Grounds

Honolulu HI

22

Grand Rapids VegFest

DeltaPlex

Grand Rapids MI

28

New York Vegandale Food Drink Festival

Randall’s Island

New York NY

28

Vegan Roots Fest

Booker T. Washington Park

Charlottesville VA

28

Vegas VegFest

Clark County Amphitheater

Las Vegas NV

TBA

Delaware Action for Animals VegFest

UU Society of Mill Creek

Newark DE

TBA

Vahimsa Vegan Camp

153 Blacks Lane

Shamokin PA

TBA

Vegstock

400-500 blocks of N. High Street

Millville NJ

October

 

 

 

5

Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest

Headwaters Park

Fort Wayne IN

5-6

Portland VegFest

Oregon Convention Center

Portland OR

12

Lehigh Valley VegStock

Llantrisant Retreat & Wellness Center

Tatamy PA

13

Scruffy City VeganFest

Knoxville Expo Center

Knoxville TN

13

St. Louis Vegfest

World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park

St. Louis MO

19

Lowcountry VegFest

Shelter Cove Community Park

Hilton Head Island SC

19-20

Boston Veg Food Fest

Reggie Lewis Athletic Center

Boston MA

19-20

Hudson Valley Vegfest

BSP Kingston

Kingston NY

19-20

SoCal VegFest  

OC Fair & Event Center

Costa Mesa CA

26

Central Florida Vegfest

Orlando Festival Park

Orlando FL

 

26

World Veg Festival

San Francisco Co Fair Bldg

San Francisco CA

26-27

Vegfest Expos Florida

Expo Center South Florida Fairgrounds

West Palm Beach FL

Not in 2019

Celebrate Vegan Fest: Chicago (Previously Chicago VeganMania)

TBA

Chicago IL

TBA

Vegan Love Cookout

Cylburn Arboretum

Baltimore MD

November

 

 

 

1

World Vegan Day

Everywhere

 

2

Texas Veggie Fair

Dallas Farmers Market

Dallas TX

3

Hampton Roads VegFest

Mill Point Park  

Hampton VA

3

Maine Animal Coalition VegFest

Italian Heritage Center

Portland ME

7-10

Seed Food & Wine Week

Various locations

Miami FL

9

Atlanta Veg Fest

Infinite Energy Center

Duluth GA

9

Houston Vegandale Food and Drink Festival

Sam Houston Park

Houston TX

9

Tampa Bay Veg Fest

Perry Harvey Sr Park

Tampa FL

 

9

VegFest of Eastern Iowa

Kirkwood Regional Center

Coralville IA

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

23

Solutionary Health Festival

Oscar Scherer State Park

Osprey FL

Not in 2019

(stated indefinite break in FB post on 7/13/19)

SouthWest VegFest

TBA

Phoenix AZ

December

 

 

 

14

Palm Beach VegFest

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Boca Raton FL

TBA

Arizona Vegan Fest

TBA

Peoria AZ

TBA

Vegan Mac Fest               

R House

Baltimore MD  

To Be Announced

 

 

 

TBA

Bayou Veggie Fest

 

Houma LA

 

 

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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