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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 Tallahassee 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 East Michigan VegBash Packard Proving Grounds Shelby Twp MI
3 Hampton Roads VegFest Mill Point Park Hampton VA
3 Maine Animal Coalition VegFest Italian Heritage Center Portland ME
3 Wake Forest Veg Fest E. Carroll Joyner Park Wake Forest NC
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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