International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2016Printer-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 10 April 2016)
Cheltenham Vegan Fair, Gloucestershire, England, 16 April 2016
Saturday 10.00-16.00 at St Andrews Church, Montpellier Street GL50 1SP. Facebook: Cheltenham Vegan Fair 2016
Northern Vegan Festival, Manchester, England, 23 April 2016
Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Sachas Hotel, Tib Street M4 1SH with 115 stalls on two floors,
cafe area, raw food fair, music, vegan organic farmers market.
Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 30 April 2016
Saturday 10.30-16.00 at Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square B1 1BB. Cookery demos, talks and vegan food tastings. Top American vegan doctor Michael Greger MD, who also has a degree in agriculture, will be speaking at 2pm. www.myvegantown.org.uk/events/vivas-incredible-vegan-roadshow-birmingham
New Forest Vegan Fair, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, 30 April 2016
Saturday 11.00-16.00 at Lyndhurst Community Centre SO43 7NY. 40 stalls and vegan cafe. Admission £3, accompanied under-14 free. Facebook New Forest Vegan Fair 2016
Vegbar Vegan Fest, Brixton, London, England 30 April - 2 May 2016
Sat-Mon from 10.00-18.00 at Vegbar vegan restaurant and bar, 45 Tulse Hill SW2 2TJ.
Newcastle Vegan Festival, England, 7 May 2016
Norwich Vegan Festival, Norfolk, England, 7 May 2016
Saturday 10.00-16.00 at The Forum, Millenium Plain NR2 1TF. Facebook Norwich Vegan Festival
2nd Kent Vegan Festival, Canterbury, England, 7 May 2016
Saturday 11.00-16.00 at Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road CT1 2BT. Facebook Kent Vegan Festival
North East Vegan Festival 5, Sunderland, England, 15 May 2016
Bristol Vegfest, England, 21-22 May 2016
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
Veganmania Vienna, Austria, 25-28 May 2016
Wed-Sat 10.00-22.00 at MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien (in front of MQ). Stalls offering vegan food, drinks, clothing, sweets, cosmetic and info, live music and performances. See list of stallholders and performers here: www.veganmania.at
Manchester Vegan Fair, Chorlton, Manchester, England, 28 May 2016
Saturday 11.00-17.00 at Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ. 70 stalls. Food, produce, music and poetry, films, talks, workshops, speed dating/meeting, wind-solar rickshaw rides, complementary therapies, cirus and crafts. Entry £2, kids free. veganorganic.net/manchester-vegan-fair and Facebook MANCHESTER VEGAN FAIR 2016
London Animal Free Festival, England, 4 June 2016
Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, Leeds, England, 18 June 2016
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
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
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
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.
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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
Edinburgh Vegan Festival, Scotland, 20-21 August 2016
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
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
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
Scottish Vegan Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1 October 2016
Saturday at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ. Facebook Scottish Vegan Festival
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. 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
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
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.
Vegfest Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, 3-4 Dec 2016
Sat-Sun at SECC, Glasgow G3 8YW. vegfest.co.uk
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
Nottingham Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 6 May 2017
Saturday at Nottingham Conference Centre, city centre. 150 stalls, large seating and cafe area, talks, films, workshops and more. Facebook Nottingham Viva Vegan Festival
Calendar of vegan outreach events in the UKcompiled by Veggies Catering Campaign www.veggies.org.uk/arc.php?output=vegan
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