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 25 August 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

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

Leicester Vegan Market, England, 4 September 2016

facebook.com/events/880687548709918

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

Cambridge Vegan Fair, England, 16 September 2016

Sunday 10.30-16.30 at the Guildhall, Market Square CB2 3QJ. Over 50 stalls. Admission £2, under-12 free. facebook.com/CambridgeVeganMarket

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. www.welshveganfestival.com and Facebook 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

Veggie World Paris, France, 8-9 October 2016

Sat-Sun at Le CentQuatre, 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris. Metro: Riquet, Stalingrad, Marx Dormoy. veggieworld.de/fr/paris-4

2nd Veggie Pride Paris 7-9 October 2016

facebook.com/veggiepride.paris
Plan your travel, accommodation and where to eat vegan with www.vegetarianparis.com - Vegetarian Paris guidebook and ebook

Ipswich Vegan Festival, 8 October 2016

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

Northern Vegan Festival, Manchester, England, 15 October 2016

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at Sachas Hotel, Manchester M4 1SH. 220 stalls.

London Vegfest, England, 22-23 October 2016

Sat-Sun at Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, West Kensington W14 8UX. Over 200 stalls. 11 rooms of talks and films running all day. Vegan athletes summit. First ever pro-intersectional conference. Alex Bourke of Vegetarian Guides will speak on Sunday at 2pm about travelling vegan in Britain, Europe and beyond. Come and meet him and the Vegetarian Guides team at the talk or on our stall. 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

LAFF 2, 2nd London Animal Free Festival, England, 30 October 2016

Sunday at the Camden Centre, Judd Street WC1H 9JE, opposite Kings Cross St Pancras. Admission £5. Halloween theme. www.londonanimalfreefestival.com/tickets.html and Facebook London Animal Free Festival - LAFF

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

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

Sunday. www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk

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

Nottingham Vegan Market, 27 November 2016

Sunday 10.30-17.30 at Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street NG1 4BU. Up to 70 stalls. Admission £2, under-12 free. facebook.com/NottinghamVeganMarket

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. Vegetarian Guides has a stall and will be selling the new 7th edition of Vegetarian London.

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

Northern Vegan Festival, Manchester, England, 1 April 2017

Saturday 11.00-18.00 at Manchester Central, Windmill Street M2 3GX. And at other nearby venues for vegan beer, cider, and wine festival, and for more talks. northernveganfestival.com

Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival, England, 15 April 2017

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at two venues: MacDonalnd Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street B2 4JQ; and The Studio, 7, Cannon Street B1 5EP. 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

Bury Vegan Fair, Lancashire, England, 29 July 2017

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at Bury Christian Fellowship, Manna House, Irwell Street BL9 0HE. 40 stalls and a cafe area. And nearby Mind and Body yoga studio and alternative therapies centre/Zen vegetarian cafe at 52, Bolton Street BL9 0LL. Talks and yoga in 2 rooms. Also at Gronn vegan/eco hair salon, 64, Bolton Street BL9 0LL. Films in back room. facebook.com/Bury-Vegan-Fair-1016894928429983

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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