International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2016-17

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There are vegetarian and vegan festivals in many countries. Now you can visit a new town or country, enjoy every meal, make new friends, and have a fantastic time! (last updated 18 June 2016)

Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, Leeds, England, 18 June 2016

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow LS1 3AD www.yorkshireveganfestival.com and Facebook Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival

Vegan Food Fair Shropshire, England 25 June 2016

Saturday 10.00-15.00 at The Wightman, 14a The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LN facebook.com/events/834280796715666

Bournemouth Vegan Fair, Dorset, England, 25-26 June 2016

Sat-Sun 11.00-16.00 at Bournemouth International Centre BH2 5BH. www.dorsetveganevents.co.uk/bournemouth-vegan-fair.html

Vegetarian Summerfest, Pennsylvania, USA, 6-10 July 2016

Wednesday to Sunday at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pennsylvania. A relaxing and well-fed holiday for hundreds of families, couples and singles. 60 speakers include vegetarian and vegan doctors, dieticians, chefs, authors, social activists and other educators, this year featuring Hans Diehl, Gary Francione, T Colin Campbell, and preventive cardiologist Joel K Kahn. www.vegetariansummerfest.org

Ravenna Vegan Festival, Italy, 9-10 July 2016

Sat-Sun. Free entry. www.festivalveganravenna.it and Facebook Festival Vegan Ravenna

Vegan Summer Camp, south-west France, 9 July - 20 August 2016

At Les Cigales campsite, Moliets-Plage. Organic vegan food, surf, yoga, cooking classes. Facebook Vegan Surf Camp (English) and vegansurfcamp.com (French, English, German) and envegansummercamp.wordpress.com (English)

North East Vegan Festival 6, Newcastle, England, 10 July 2016

Sunday at Metro Arena www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk and Facebook North East Vegan Festival

Swansea Vegan Festival, Wales, 16 Jul 2016

Saturday 11.00 at Brangwyn Hall, The Guidhall, Swansea SA1 4PE. Facebook Swansea Vegan Festival 2016

Maidstone Vegan Festival, Kent, England, 23 Jul 2016

11.00-16.00 at Methodist Church, Union Street, Maidstone, ME14 1RU. Facebook Maidstone Vegan Festival

Sheffield Vegan Festival, South Yorkshire, England, 23 July 2016

Sunday at Cutlers Hall, Church Street S1 1HG. Facebook Sheffield Vegan Festival and veganfestival.co.uk

Raw Fest UK, Berkshire, England, 29 - 31 July 2016

Friday-Sunday at Sunninghill, near Ascot. Raw, vegan, organic food. Wild foraging walks. Talks on health, nutrition and healing. Raw food demos. Yoga, meditation, dance and sound workshops. Massage, healing, therapies and readings. Live music, acoustic, DJs. Kids activities. No alcohol, drugs or junk food. Weekend camping ticket £95. Day ticket £25, online £30. Under-18 free. Facebook Raw Fest 2016 and www.rawfestuk2016.com

Milton Keynes Vegan Festival, England, 30 July 2016

Saturday 11.00 to 15.00 at Trinity Centre, Fishermead Boulevard, Fishermead MK6 2LA. Free entry. facebook.com/events/1127799453928866

Vegan Camp, south-west Scotland 30 July - 14 August 2016

At Burrowhead Holiday Village by the sea. Come for any length of time from a day visit to the full two weeks. Camp, stay in luxury holiday accommodation, or nearby in hotels, guesthouses or hostels. Activities could include communal meals, singing, going to the beach, walks in the countryside, picnics, visiting local places, circus skills workshops, first aid lessons, raw and wild food workshops, rock climbing, surfing, orienteering, meditation, talent shows, yoga etc. Children welcome. www.vegancamp.co.uk and www.burrowheadholidayvillage.co.uk

Vegan Festival in Tuscany, Italy, 6-15 August 2016

At Rifugio Valnera, Via Valnera 1, Marradi, Toscana, Italy. Cooking workshops to prepare meals. Pilates, yoga. Workshops on self-sufficiency, family constellation, massage, communication, pottery, discussions and food, Capoeira, laughing yoga, group dance therapy, Reiki etc. Childrens activities. Live music around a bonfire, dancing. Camping or farmhouse. Adults 50 euros per day, 8-12 years 30e, 4-7 25e, 0-3 free. Price includes activities, food and a place to camp. +15e per day for a bed in a dorm room. Limited space, reserve early. Video of 2015 (3 mins) www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoWhCWfGOrw
www.centrogeminas.com/en/veganinfest-en (English)
www.centrogeminas.com/veganinfest (italiano)
www.facebook.com/veganinfest

Lancaster Vegan Fair, England, 13 August 2016

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at the Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane LA1 3PY. Followed by social event from 18.00. Facebook Lancaster Vegan Fair 2016

Teen VGN Summer Camp, Port TalbotSwansea, Wales, 14-19 August 2016

Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot SA13 2UA. www.teenvgn.com/camp

4th International Satvik Vegan Festival, India, 13-16 August 2016

Saturday to Tuesday at Sthitaprajna (Simplicity, Solitude, Silence), Hoseri, Yeljit Village, BYNDOOR - 576214, Udupi Dist., Karnataka, India. www.vgan.in/vegan_festival

Berlin Vegan Summerfest, Germany, 19-21 August 2016

Friday-Sunday at Alexanderplatz. Food, live music, speakers, 70 stalls and a children area. www.veganes-sommerfest-berlin.de (English and German) and www.facebook.com/Vegan.Vegetarisches.Sommerfest
See also www.berlin-vegan.org

Edinburgh Vegan Festival, Scotland, 20-21 August 2016

Sat-Sun at the Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ. Facebook Edinburgh Vegan Festival and veganfestival.co.uk

21 August 2016, 2nd Vegan Summer Fest, Gent, Belgium

Sunday 11.00-21.00 at ArtCube, Hurstweg 8, Galveston, 9000 Gent. Food stalls, shops, infomarket, demos, talks, expo and music. facebook.com/events/1111466812218232

First Cumbria Vegan Festival, England, 21 August 2016

Sunday 10.30-17.00 at the Rheged Centre, near Penrith. All proceeds to and organized by Farplace Animal Rescue, organizers of the North East, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and LAFF vegan festivals. Facebook www.facebook.com/cumbriaveganfestival and www.cumbriaveganfestival.com

Bolton Vegan Fair, Lancashire, England, 27 August 2016

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at Victoria Halls, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AS. Facebook Bolton Vegan Fair and Bolton Vegan Fair 2016

Brighton Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 3 September 2016

Saturday 10.30-16,30 at Brighton Dome, Church Street BN1 1UE. 120 stalls, vegan, animal rights and welfare, talks, workshops, film and cookery demos. Entry £3, under-16 free. Facebook Brighton Viva! Vegan Festival

5th Vegan Fest, Bologna, Italy, 9-12 September 2016

Friday to Monday, Bologna Exhibition Centre, Piazza Costituzione, Bologna. An entirely vegan event held under the umbrella of the Sana natural living, organic, health and wellbeing expo. www.veganfest.it (Italian and English) and Facebook facebook.com/VeganFestExpo (Italian) and www.sana.it (Italian and English)

Liverpool Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 10 September 2016

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane L1 3BT. 50 stalls, vegan cafe. Facebook Liverpool Viva Vegan Festival

Dublin Vegfest, Ireland, 11 September 2016

Sunday 11.00-17.00 at Griffith Conference Centre, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. dublinvegfest.com and facebook.com/DublinVegfest

Hull Vegan Festival, East Yorkshire, England, 17 September 2016

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at Jubille Central, 62 King Edward Street, Hull HU1 3SQ. Facebook Hull Vegan Festival

Veggie World Zurich, Switzerland, 23-25 September 2016

First vegan fair in Switzerland, at Hall 7 of Messe Schweiz. Around 70 stands, mainly from Switzerland, Austria and Germany. veggieworld.de/en/zurich

Welsh Vegan Festival, Cardiff, Wales 25 September 2016

Sunday 10.30-17.00 at the Tramshed, Clare Road, Cardiff CF11 6QP. Facebook www.welshveganfestival.com and Welshveganfestival

Scottish Vegan Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1 October 2016

Saturday at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ. Facebook Scottish Vegan Festival

2nd Bali Vegan Festival, Indonesia, 7 - 9 October 2016

Friday to Sunday at Down to Earth Paradiso, Ubud. Organic, macrobiotic and raw vegan food. Music, yoga, dancing, lectures, workshops. baliveganfestival.com

Ipswich Vegan Festival, 8 October 2016

Saturday at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ. Facebook Ipswich Vegan Festival

Northern Vegan Festival, Manchester, Enland, 15 October 2016

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Sachas Hotel, Manchester M4 1SH

London Vegfest, England, 22-23 October 2016

Sat-Sun at Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, West Kensington W14 8UX. london.vegfest.co.uk and Facebook VegfestUK London 2016

West Midlands Vegan Festival, Wolverhampton, England, 29-30 October

Sat-Sun at Wolves Civic, Wolverhampton WV1 1RD. Gigantic vegan festival on the edge of Birmingham, home of the Vegan Society, in the centre of England. Facebook West Midlands Vegan Festival

North East Vegan Festival 7, Sunderland, England, 13 or 20 Nov 2016

Sunday. www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk

South West Christmas Without Cruelty Festival, Exeter, Devon, England, 19 November 2016

Saturday 10.00-16.15 at the Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BU. Free entry. Tenth year of this popular event organized by Animal Aid.

Bristol Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 19 November 2016

Saturday 10.30-16.00 at The Passenger Shed, Brunels Old Station, Station Approach BS1 6QH. (in front of Temple Meads station) www.viva.org.uk/Bristol

WinterFest, Leeds, England, 27 November 2016

Sunday10.00-17.00. Indoor ethical and animal-friendly vegan Christmas market, 100 stalls with vegan food, clothing, pet treats and more. Talks and cookery demos. Admission £2, under-16 free. www.winterfestuk.com

South Florida VegFest, USA, 3 December 2016

Saturday 12.00-18.00 at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. southfloridavegfest.com

Vegfest Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, 3-4 Dec 2016

Sat-Sun at SECC, Glasgow G3 8YW. vegfestscotland.co.uk

Animal Aid Christmas Fayre 2016, London, 4 December 2016

Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street W8 7NX. (opposite High Street Kensington tube station) Campaign groups, ethical traders, vegan food. 100 stalls selling vegan food, cakes, chocolates, Fairtrade crafts and jewellery, cosmetics, recycled goods, environmentally friendly clothing, non-leather boots and shoes, seasonal cards and gifts. Talks, videos, activities for children.

Compassionate Christmas Fair, Hailsham, East Sussex, England, 11 Dec 2016

11.00-15.00 at Civic Community Hall, Hailsham BN27 2AX. Free entry. www.hailshamxmasfair.co.uk

Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival, 4 February 2017

Saturday 10.30-17.00 at Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Road CF10 3ND. viva.org.uk/festivals/cardiff-2017

VegFest Brighton, England, 11-12 March 2017

Saturday 11.00-19.00, Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Brighton Centre, Kings Road BN1 2GR. Vegetarian Guides will have a stand. www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk and Facebook VegfestUK Brighton 2017

LABL Vegan Fair, Liverpool, England, 25 March 2017

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at St Georges Hall. 120 stalls. Admission £2, under-5 free. labl.org.uk

Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 25 April 2017

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at MacDonalnd Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street B2 4JQ. Entry £3, under-16 free. viva.org.uk/festivals/birmingham-2017

Nottingham Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 6 May 2017

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Nottingham Conference Centre, city centre. 150 stalls, large seating and cafe area, talks, films, workshops and more. Entry £3, under-16 free. viva.org.uk/festivals/nottingham-2017 and Facebook Nottingham Viva Vegan Festival

Bristol Vegfest, England, 20-21 May 2017

Sat 11.00-23.00, Sun 11.00-21.00 in the Amphitheatre and Waterfront, Canons Way, Bristol City Centre BS1 5LL. bristol.vegfest.co.uk

1st Aberdeen Vegan Festival, Scotland, 3 June 2017

Saturday 10.30-17.00 at Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street AB24 5QH. veganfestival.co.uk/aberdeen-vegan-festival and facebook.com/events/577326815782166

For more events see Facebook Veg Festivals across the USA

Calendar of vegan outreach events in the UK

compiled by Veggies Catering Campaign www.veggies.org.uk/arc.php?output=vegan

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