International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2014

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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 29 April 2014)

Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, Leeds, England, 10 May 2014

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ. Over 100 stalls, free vegan food, cookery demonstrations, talks. www.yorkshireveganfestival.com and www.facebook.com/YorkshireVeganFestival

Veggie Pride Paris, France, 10-11 May 2014

The best weekend of the year to visit a new country. Vegetarians and vegans march through the centre of a city, followed by activities including information and food stands, talks, music, etc. March starts Saturday 2pm at Metro Chatelet les Halles, exit St Eustache. 6.30pm-midnight After Pride Concert.Sunday 10.00-17.00 Conferences on animal ethics. www.veggiepride.org and www.facebook.com/veggiepride.paris (French)

Manchester Vegan Fair, England, 17 May 2014

Saturday 11.00-17.00 at Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ. 50 stalls. Free vegan food. Films. Vegan speed dating. Vegan speed meeting. Children's activities. On Saturdays, trams run every 12 minutes from Manchester city centre to Chorlton, and take 15 minutes to get there. The venue is also 2 minutes walk from Chorlton bus station. For more information, please contact dan.graham47 (at) yahoo.com. veganorganic.net/events-2/manchester-vegan-fair

VegFest Bristol, England, 23-25 May 2014

Huge city centre vegan festival outside and in tents.
Friday 18.00-23.00 music by Boney M, Abba Gold, Rose Royce, Maizie Williams. Advance tickets £15, children £3.
Saturday 11.00-18.00 vegan festival £3 on the gate, children free. Evening 18.30-23.00 punk nite £10 advance, children £3, with Goldblade, Ruts DC, Peter Hook and the Light.
Sunday 11.00-22.00 all day vegan festival and reggae (Black Roots, Zion Train), £3 before 17.00, £5 after, pay on gate, children free all day. bristol.vegfest.co.uk

14th International Vegan Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, 1-8 June 2014

at Park Hotel Persey. www.ivf14.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/events/237967006374622

North-west Vegan Festival, Lancaster, England, 7 June 2014

Saturday 11.00-19.00 at Lancaster Town Hall. Over 100 stalls, vegan cafe, free vegan food. Also 11.00-24.00 at the Gregson Community and Arts Centre, 33, Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 3PY, where there will be 10 stalls, vegan beer and wine festival, films, talks, cookery demos, vegan speed meeting and dating, activities for children, and aftershow event.

northwestveganfestival.co.uk and Facebook North West Vegan Festival

Newcastle upon Tyne Vegan Festival, England, 26 July 2014

10.00-18.00 at the CastleGate NE1 2JQ. 150 stalls including food, cakes, hocolate, hot food, makeup, clothing, vegan cheese, pet treats, health food shops, local producers, information, animal sanctuaries, campaigns. Speakers including ex Everton footballer Neil Robinson. Films. Free samples. Admission £2, £1 kids, under-5 free. Free parking and easy access. veganfestival.co.uk

14th London Vegan Festival, England, 17 August 2014

Sunday 11am to 8pm. Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX. Festival of vegan food and products, a great day out. 70 stalls include all kinds of vegantastic hot and cold food, juice bar, The Vegan Society, Vegetarian Guides, vegan clothing and shoes, plus speakers and music. Entrance £2, under-12 free. www.vegancampaigns.org.uk/festival
See also Vegetarian London Guide

Northern Vegan Festival, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, 13 September 2014

Saturday 10.00-18.00 with 150+ stalls in the Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street FY1 1HU. There will also be free vegan food, vegan cafe with many caterers, films, cookery demos, talks, and activities for children. Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Admission £1, under-12 free. www.northernveganfestival.com and Facebook Northern Vegan Festival 2014
There will also be a 60 stalls green, Fairtrade, and human rights fair, and a 110 stalls vintage and handmade fair organised by a local vegan at the same venue on the same day. labl.org.uk/LABL_Fair_Blackpool.html and www.sanctuarymoon.co.uk/truly-scrumptious-fairs.html

VegFest London, England, 27-28 September 2014

Saturday and Sunday at Olympia, Hammersmith Road W14 8UX. The biggest vegan festival in Europe, 190 stands, celebrity speakers. Vegetarian Guides will have a stall. Admission £12 adult, £8 concessions; under-16 free; tickets on the door subject to availability. Advance tickets are £2 less and buy one get one free; available from May 7th. www.london.vegfest.co.uk

LABL Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland, 4 October 2014

.Edinburgh Corn Exchange, EH14 1RJ. Massive new vegan event with 150 stalls including vegan food and drink, natural beauty and Fairtrade clothing. Cookery demonstrations, films, talks, a prize draw and free goody bags for the first 200 people. Admission £1, under-5 free. edinburgh.labl.org.uk and www.facebook.com/events/251935598289378

West Midlands Vegan Festival, Birmingham, England, 25 October 2014

Saturday 11.00-18.00 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

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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