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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?
Contact us here and we’ll fix the list. Thanks!

Want to start a VegFest? A step-by-step guide is available here from Compassionate Action for Animals.

Are you a VegFest vendor or organizer? Would you like vegan resources?
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In these times of COVID-19. Please check the individual websites for whether these events are cancelled or postponed.

UNITED STATES 2020

March      
1 Space Coast Fresh Fest Cocoa Riverfront Park Cocoa FL
2 Charlotte County Veg Fest Laishley Park Punta Gorda FL
8 Ocala Veg Fest Ocala Downtown Market Ocala FL
14-Postponed-TBR Temecula Vegan Festival 41000 Main St Temecula CA
21 Palm Beach VegFest Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton FL
21-22-Postponed-TBR Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles Chandler Blvd North Hollywood CA
22-Canceled for 2020 Savannah Veg Fest Forsyth Park Band Shell Savannah GA
28-Postponed-TBR Inland Empire Vegan Festival Epicenter Stadium Rancho Cucamonga CA
29-Canceled for 2020 Indy VegFest Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis IN
April      
4 Texas VegFest Fiesta Gardens Austin TX
5-Canceled for 2020 Raleigh Veg Fest Moore Square Raleigh NC
5-Postponed-TBR VegFest Puerto Rico TBA Aguada PR
11 NH VegFest NHTI Concord NH
12 Veggie Pride Parade Union Square Park New York NY
18 Black VegFest Bronx Mitchell Center Bronx NY
19 Berkeley Earth Day David Brower Center Berkeley CA
19-Canceled Tentative 04/18/2021 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 Sangaree Park Summerville SC
25 Long Island Vegan Extravaganza Earth Day Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood NY
25 Midwest Vegan Fest Nicolet High School Glendale WI
26 Michiana VegFest Century Center South Bend IN
TBA Des Moines VeganFest TBA Des Moines IA
TBA VegOut! Scottsdale Vegan Beer & Food Festival TBA 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
9 Herbivore Fest University of Redlands Redlands 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
22-24-Postponed-TBR Health Fest Various locations Marshall TX
Not in 2020 Tentative 05/15/2021) Lowcountry VegFest Shelter Cove Community Park Hilton Head Island SC
Not in 2020 Tentative 05/22/2021 Cleveland VegFest TBA Cleveland OH
Not in 2020 Sarasota Veg Fest TBA Sarasota FL
June      
6 Lancaster VegFest Buchanan Park Lancaster PA
6 Oakland VegFest Lake Merritt Amphitheater Oakland CA
13 Philadelphia VegFest TBA Philadelphia PA
13-14 Asheville VeganFest YMI Cultural Center and Pack Square Park Asheville NC
20 Bethlehem VegFest Colonial Industrial Quarter Bethlehem PA
20 Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Fest Grant Park, Butler Field Chicago IL
20 Triad VegFest Center City Park/Lebauer Park Greensboro NC
27-28-Canceled for 2020 Hudson Valley Vegfest BSP Kingston Kingston NY
27-28 Wilmington Vegfest Coastline Conference Center Wilmington NC
28 New England VegFest DCU Center Worcester MA
TBA Eat Drink Vegan The Rose Bowl Pasadena CA
TBA Edison Veganfest TBA Edison NJ
TBA VegFest Kansas City TBA 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
11 Mountain Veg Fest Colburn Park Lebanon NH
16-19 Animal Rights National Conference Hyatt Regency Portland OR
19 Greenville FunFest Fluor Field at the West End Greenville SC
25 Compassionfest Whitneyville Cultural Commons Hamden CT
25 Spokane Vegfest Spokane Community College Spokane WA
25-26 VegFest Colorado 1stBank Center Broomfield CO
26 Erie Veg Fest Perry Square Park Erie PA
TBA Newark’s Urban VegFest Military Park Newark NJ
TBA VegFest Houston TBA Houston TX
August      
1 Long Beach Vegan Festival The Pike Outlets Green Long Beach CA
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 Brooklyn TBA 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 Phoenixville Vegfest Reeves Park Phoenixville PA
22 Vegan Soulfest Carroll Park Baltimore MD
29 St. Louis Vegfest Langenberg Field Forest Park St. Louis MO
30 Sonoma County VegFest Santa Rosa Veterans Bldg Santa Rosa CA
TBA Columbus Vegan Festival TBA Columbus OH
TBA DC Vegfest Nationals Park Washington, DC
TBA Pittsburgh Vegfest TBA Pittsburgh PA
TBA VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival TBA Portland OR
TBA WNY VegFest TBA Buffalo NY
September      
5-6 Vegan Street Fair Nights TBA North Hollywood CA
12 Rochester VegFest Martin Luther King Jr. Park Rochester NY
12 SLC VegFest Library Square Salt Lake City UT
12-13 SoCal VegFest OC Fair & Events Center Costa Mesa CA
13 Grand Rapids VegFest TBA Grand Rapids MI
19 Delaware VegFest Glasgow Park Newark DE
19 NEPA VegFest TBA Dunmore PA
20 Twin Cities Veg Fest Harriet Island Regional Park Saint Paul MN
26 New York Vegandale Food Drink Festival Randall’s Island Park New York NY
26 Vegas VegFest Clark County Amphitheater Las Vegas NV
TBA Alaska VegFest Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall Anchorage AK
TBA Easton PA VegFest Scott Park and Riverside Park Easton PA
TBA MKE Vegan Expo TBA Milwaukee WI
TBA Richmond VegFest Byrd Park Richmond VA
TBA CA Vegetarian Food Festival The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco CA
Not in 2020 Harvest VegFest TBA York PA
TBA Vegfest Oahu TBA Honolulu HI
TBA Vegan Roots Fest Booker T. Washington Park Charlottesville VA
Not in 2019 Delaware Action for Animals VegFest UU Society of Mill Creek Newark DE
October
3 Vegfest OKC The Myriad Gardens

Oklahoma City OK

 

4 Albany VegFest Albany Capital Center Albany NY
10 Lehigh Valley VegStock Llantrisant Retreat & Wellness Center Tatamy PA
10 Midwest Soul VegFest TBA Kansas City MO
17 Austin Vegandale Food Drink Festival Carson Creek Ranch Austin TX
24 Los Angeles Vegandale Food Drink Festival Los Angeles State Historic Park Los Angeles CA
24-25 Boston Veg Food Fest Reggie Lewis Athletic Center Boston MA
24-25 Portland VegFest Oregon Convention Center Portland OR
25 Loudoun Veg Fest Village at Leesburg Leesburg VA
TBA Long Island Vegan Extravaganza Fall Fest Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood NY
TBA Scruffy City VeganFest Knoxville Expo Center Knoxville TN
TBA Syracuse Vegfest Time Warner Science & Industry Bldg Syracuse NY
TBA Central Florida Vegfest Orlando Festival Park Orlando FL
TBA World Veg Festival San Francisco Co Fair Bldg San Francisco CA
Canceled in 2019 Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest Headwaters Park Fort Wayne IN
Canceled in 2019 Vegfest Expos Florida Expo Center South Florida Fairgrounds West Palm Beach FL
Not in 2019 Celebrate Vegan Fest: Chicago TBA Chicago IL
November
World Vegan Month Everywhere
1 Wake Forest Veg Fest E. Carroll Joyner Park Wake Forest NC
7 Tampa Bay Veg Fest Perry Harvey Sr Park

Tampa FL

 

14 Atlanta Veg Fest Infinite Energy Center Duluth GA
14-15 New Jersey Vegan Food Festival Meadowlands Expo Center Secaucus NJ
Not in 2020 Solutionary Health Festival TBA Osprey FL
TBA Texas Veggie Fair Dallas Farmers Market Dallas TX
TBA East Michigan VegBash Packard Proving Grounds Shelby Twp MI
TBA Hampton Roads VegFest Mill Point Park Hampton VA
TBA Maine Animal Coalition VegFest Italian Heritage Center Portland ME
TBA Seed Food & Wine Week Various locations Miami FL
TBA Houston Vegandale Food and Drink Festival Sam Houston Park Houston TX
TBA VegFest of Eastern Iowa TBA Coralville IA
TBA VegOut! Tucson Vegan Food Festival Whistle Stop Depot Tucson AZ
TBA Cape Coral Veg Fest TBA Cape Coral FL
Not in 2019 Space Coast Vegfest TBA Cocoa Village FL
December
5 Palm Beach VegFest Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton FL
Not in 2019 Arizona Vegan Fest TBA Peoria AZ

CANADA 2020

April
26-Postponed-TBR Vegan Food Festival Horticulture Bldg Ottawa ON
May      
2 Veggie Fest Hamilton Ancaster Fairgrounds Hamilton ON
23 Mississauga VegFest Port Credit Memorial Arena Mississauga ON
24 VegFest Kelowna Immaculata Regional HS Kelowna BC
June      
6 Powell River Vegfest Townsite Market Powell River BC
14 Veg Expo Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver BC
19-21 Whistler Vegan Fest Rebalgiati Park Whistler BC
21 Afro Vegan Fest Artscape Wychwood Barns Toronto ON
27 Sustainable Block Party TBA Toronto ON
27 Vegan Expo York Aurora Public Library Aurora ON
TBA Ottawa VegFest TBA Ottawa ON
TBA VegFest Windsor TBA Windsor ON
TBA VegFest Calgary Shaw Millennium Park Calgary AB
Not in 2019 Niagara VegFest TBA St. Catharines ON

 

July

     
4 KW VegFest Downtown Kitchener Kitchener ON
5 Sarnia VegFest Canatara Park Sarnia ON
11 Grey Bruce VegFest TBA Saugeen Shores ON
18 Vegtoria Veg Fest Centennial Square Victoria BC
25 Vancouver Vegan Festival Creekside Park Vancouver BC
August      
8 Toronto Vegandale Food and Drink Festival Fort York Garrison Commons Toronto ON
9 Veg on the Block TBA Charlottetown PE
22 Burlington VegFest Burloak Waterfront Park Burlington ON
23 Penticton Vegfest Penticton Trade & Convention Centre Penticton BC
23 Wolfville VegFest Wolfville Farmers Market Wolfville NS
Not in 2020 Muskoka Veg Fest TBA TBA
Canceled for 2019 St. John’s Vegfest TBA St. John’s NL
September
6 Toronto Black Vegan Festival Artscape Wychwood Barns Toronto ON
11-13 Veg Food Fest (Toronto) Harbourfront Centre Toronto ON
19 Winnipeg Vegfest University of Winnipeg Winnipeg MB
TBA Bronte Health & Vegan Food Fair Bronte Seventh-day Adventist Church Oakville ON
TBA VegFest Edmonton TBA Edmonton AB
TBA Peterborough VegFest Millennium Park Peterborough ON
TBA Vegfest Guelph Riverside Park Guelph ON
TBA Montreal Vegan Festival Convention Center Montreal QC
TBA HFX VegFest Halifax Forum Halifax NS
October
TBA Sunshine Coast Vegan Festival Sechlelt Community Hall Sechelt BC
??? Durham Veg Fest Abilities Centre Whitby ON
November
TBA VegFest London (Ontario) Western Fair Agriplex London ON

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