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 13 May 2015)

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 2015

Sunday 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

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

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 2015

Saturday 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

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 Summer Camp, south-west France, 19 July - 16 August 2015

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

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at the Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square EH2 4HQ. Entry £2; children £1. www.veganfestival.co.uk, Facebook community page and event page

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

Berlin Vegan Summerfest, Germany, 28-30 August 2015

Friday 12.00-20.00, Saturday 10.00-20.00, Sunday 12.00-19.00 at Alexanderplatz. Food, live music, speakers, 70 stalls and a children’s area. vegan-vegetarisches-sommerfest.de (English and German) and www.facebook.com/Vegan.Vegetarisches.Sommerfest
See also www.berlin-vegan.org

Hull Vegan Festival, East Yorkshire, England, 19 September 2015

Saturday 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. 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

Hong Kong VegFest, 21 Oct 2015

Wednesday 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

Tampa Bay Veg Fest, Florida, USA, 7 November 2015

Saturday 10.00-17.00 at Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park in downtown Tampa on the beautiful Hillsborough River. Free event. Food vendors, speakers, cooking demos, live music, children's area, pet adoptions, free food samples, films and more. www.TampaBayVegFest.org

WinterFest, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 22 November 2015

Sunday 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 2015

Sat-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 UK

compiled by Veggies Catering Campaign www.veggies.org.uk/arc.php?output=vegan

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