International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2015Printer-friendly pdf version of this calendar (90KB)
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 8 April 2015)
Live A Better Life, Liverpool, England, 11 April 2015
Saturday 10.00-16.00 at The Black-E centre, Great George Street L1 5EW. £1 entry, under-5 free. 100 stalls offering everything from vegan food to natural beauty and healthy living to Fairtrade clothes. Vegan cookery demonstrations, film screenings, talks. www.liveabetterlife.org.uk and Facebook Live A Better Life Fair - Liverpool
5th Berkeley Vegan Earth Day, California, USA, 19 April 2015Sunday 9.30-15.00 at the David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 9474. Tickets $5 advance, $10 on the door. Speakers include Michael Klaper MD, Will Tuttle, Lauren Ornelas. www.berkeleyveganearthday.com
Nijmegen Vegan Festival, Netherlands, 26 April 2015Sunday 11.00-17.30 at Brebl the Honig Factory, Waalbandijk 14f, Nijmegen. Food and vegan lifestyle stalls, cooking workshops, children's program and music. vlvfoodfestival.nl/het-viva-las-vegas-food-festival-nijmegen-zoekt-vrijwilligers
Manchester Vegan Fair, England, 16 May 2015
Saturday 11.00-17.00 at Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ. Two function rooms with stalls, an eating area and a separate room for talks and films. Outside hot food vendors, rickshaw rides, circus skills, poets, live music, yoga. veganorganic.net/manchester-vegan-fair
Oslo Vegetarian Festival, Norway, 23-24 May 2015
Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00 at DogA Hausmannsgate 16. www.oslovegetarfestival.no
VegFest Bristol, England, 23-24 May 2015
Saturday 11.00-22.00, Sunday 11.00-21.00. Huge city centre vegan festival outside and in tents. £3 before 5pm, £5 after 5pm. Under-16 free. bristol.vegfest.co.uk
Sydney Vegan Expo, Australia, 24 May 2015Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal St, Sydney 2049. Food, stalls, speakers including Philip Wollen, entertainment including Vegan Smythe. Admission $10, children free. www.sydneyveganexpo.com.au and www.facebook.com/SydneyVeganExpo
Veggie Pride Parade, New York City, USA, 29 May 2015
3rd North East Vegan Festival, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, 31 May 2015
Sunday at the Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland football club, SR5 1SU. Facebook North East Vegan Festival
The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, Leeds, England, 13 June 2015
Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow LS1 3AD. 5 minute walk from train station. 150 stalls, free samples, Live cookery demos, presentations, activities for children and workshops. £2 entry, under-16 free. www.yorkshireveganfestival.com and Facebook The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival 2015
Amsterdam Vegan Festival, Netherlands, 27 June 2015Saturday 11.00-21.00 at Old School. Food and vegan lifestyle stalls, cooking workshops, children's program and music. vlvfoodfestival.nl
Photos of 2014 event.
2nd Bournemouth Vegan Fair, Dorset, England, 28 June 2015
2nd Newcastle Vegan Festival, England, 4 July 2015
Saturday 10.00-18.00 at CastleGate, Newcaste upon Tyne, NE1 2JQ. 150 stalls, speakers include professional footballer Neil Robinson, films. www.veganfestival.co.uk and Facebook Newcastle Vegan Festival
Vegan Summer Camp, south-west France, 11 July - 22 August 2013
At Les Cigales campsite, Moliets beach. Organic vegan food, surf, yoga, cooking classes. facebook.com/VeganSummerCamp (English) and thevegansummercamp.com (French) and envegansummercamp.wordpress.com (English)
Vegan Camp, Essex, England 20 July - 3 August 2015
At Mersea Island. 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
Second Colchester Vegan Fair, Essex, England, 1 August 2015
Saturday at the Waiting Room, The Street with No Name, off Queen Street CO1 2PQ. Stalls, mini vegan beer festival. Facebook Colchester Vegan Fair
Edinburgh Vegan Festival, Scotland, 8 August 2015
Satvik Vegan Festival, Karnataka, India, 21-23 August 2015
Friday to Sunday at Sthitaprajna Vegan Centre, Hoseri, Byndoor, Karnataka. Yoga, meditation, music, dance, swimming, nature walk. Talks on spirituality, health, environment and veganism. Raw vegan and traditional south Indian food. Excursion to Agumbe, Kundadri and Vana Chetana. Advance registration only. Facebook Satvik Vegan Festival - 2015
Hull Vegan Festival, East Yorkshire, England, 19 September 2015Saturday 10.00-17.00 at The Mercure Royal Hotel, next to the train station. Vegan food and drink, live entertainment, kids corner. Facebook Hull Vegan Festival
5th Norwich Veggie Fayre 2015, Norwich, England, 19 September 2015
Saturday 11.00-16.00 at Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW. www.facebook.com/NorwichVeggieFayre
5th Brazilian Vegetarian Congress, Recife, Brazil, 23 September 2015
Thursday to Sunday, in Portuguese, but there will be English-speaking people there
including eminent animal rights philosopher Prof Tom Regan.
7th Chicago VeganMania, USA, 10 October 2015
Saturday 10.00-17.00 at Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway. chicagoveganmania.com
VegFest London, England, 10-11 October 2015
Saturday and Sunday at Olympia, Hammersmith Road W14 8UX. The biggest vegan festival in Europe, 200 stands, celebrity speakers, caterers. www.london.vegfest.co.uk
15th Veggie Pride Paris, France, 10-11 October 2015
The best weekend of the year to visit a new country. Vegetarians and vegans
march through the centre of the city Saturday afternoon,
followed by activities including information and food stands, talks, music, etc.
After Pride dinner and dancing in the evening.
Sunday workshops on animal ethics.
Northern Vegan Festival, Manchester, England, 17 October 2015
Saturday 10.00-18.00 in the city centre for a much bigger 4 venue version of the 2013 festival. At Sachas Hotel, Tib Street M4 1SH with 94 stalls, talks, cookery demos, speed meeting, speed dating, musicians. Also at the Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham Street M1 1JQ behind the hotel with 57 stalls. And at V Revolution Vegan Cafe at 88 Oldham Street M4 1LF with films all day (note the cafe may be moving to premises nearby). And until 3am at the Thirsty Scholar vegetarian pub, 50 New Wakefield Street M1 5NP with a vegan beer and cider festival. northernveganfestival.com and Facebook Northern Vegan Festival
Hong Kong VegFest, 21 Oct 2015Wednesday 10.00-117.00 at Hong Kong Adventist Academy, 111 Clear Water Bay Road. Free admission. Over 70 stands, speakers, fun and games for kids, vegan pet food, vegan food and healthcare products, raw vegan culinary institute, restaurant booths, environmental and humane education, movies screening, live music and entertainment. vegfest.hk
West Midlands Vegan Festival, Birmingham, England, 24-25 October 2015
Sat-Sun at The Wolves Civic, North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ. Gigantic vegan festival on the edge of Birmingham, home of the Vegan Society, in the centre of England. www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival
WinterFest, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 22 November 2015Sunday 11.00-17.00 at Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow LS1 3AD. A huge new indoor vegan, ethical Christmas market in the city centre. www.facebook.com/UKWinterFest
VegFest Scotland, 5-6 December 2015Sat-Sun at Hall 3, SECC, Glasgow G3 8YW. 120 stalls, vegan food village, health summit activists summit, hemp expo, talks on nutrition and health, lifestyle and campaigns, cookery demos, kids area. Admission £8, advance tickets £5, buy one get one free until 15 Nov, buy one get one half price until 3 Dec, under-16 free. www.vegfestscotland.com and www.facebook.com/vegfestscotland
Animal Aid Christmas Vegan, London, England, 6 December 2015
Sunday 10.00-17.00 at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. (opposite High Street Kensington tube station) Campaign groups, ethical traders, vegan food. Almost 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. Celebrity auction, talks, videos, fun events for all the family. www.animalaid.org.uk and Facebook Animal Aid Christmas Fayre
Calendar of vegan outreach events in the UKcompiled by Veggies Catering Campaign www.veggies.org.uk/arc.php?output=vegan
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