International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2015

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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 16 January 2015)

New York Vegetarian Food Festival, USA, 14-15 March 2015

Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. 160 stalls. Hemp Expo. Food Village. Big all-vegan event. $30 one day, $50 two days in advance. nycvegfoodfest.com

3rd Vegan Iron Chef, San Francisco, USA, 19 March 2015

Thursday from 6pm at Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street. Based on the TV show Iron Chef, professional and amateur chefs compete. Tickets from $25 including after-party. vegfoodevents.com/veganironchef and Facebook San Francisco Bay Area Vegan Events

World Vegan Summit and Expo, Marina del Rey, Southern California, USA, 20-22 March 2015

Friday 10.00 to Sunday 17.30 at Marina del Rey Marriott, a few blocks from Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Grassroots abolitionist vegan event with a focus on advocacy and activism. Speakers include Gary Francione and Philip Wollen. Music, vegan organic food. Organised by Bob Linden of Go Vegan Radio
www.WorldVeganSummit.com and Facebook World Vegan Summit

5th Berkeley Vegan Earth Day, California, USA, 19 April 2015

Sunday 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

Veggie Pride Parade, New York City, USA, 29 May 2015

Sunday 11.00-17.00, West Greenwich Village to Union Square Park. Festival with speakers, exhibitors, music and free vegan food. Facebook Veggie Pride Parade NYC 2015 and www.veggieprideparade.org

VegFest Brighton, England, 28-29 March 2015

Sat 11.00-19.00, Sun 11.00-18.00 at Brighton Centre BN1 2GR. 160 stalls. Hemp Expo. Food Village. UK Vegan Comedy Festival. Party Political Conference (Election Special). Global Food Sustainability Conference. LifeWell Hub. Talks, cookery demos, kids cookery classes, performances, films and other entertainment. brighton.vegfest.co.uk

Texas Vegfest, Austin TX, USA, 4 April 2015

Saturday 11.00-18.00 at Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin. Live music and speakers. Cooking demos. Kids activities. Good food and craft beer y'all. Free samples and prizes. Local and national vendors. www.texasvegfest.com and www.facebook.com/TxVegFest

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

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

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

2nd Bournemouth Vegan Fair, Dorset, England, 28 June 2015

Sunday 11.00-18.00 at the Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road BH1 2BU. www.bournemouthveganfair.co.uk and Facebook Bournemouth Vegan Fair 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 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

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

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. www.svb.org.br (Portuguese)

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. www.veggiepride.org and www.facebook.com/veggiepride.paris (French)
and plan your travel, accommodation and where to eat vegan with www.vegetarianparis.com - Vegetarian Paris guidebook and ebook

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

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

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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