International Vegetarian and Vegan Festivals Calendar 2016

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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 January 2016)

VegFest Brighton, England, 27-28 February 2016

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 2016

Live a Better Life Fair, Liverpool, England, 19 March 2016

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at St George's Hall,Liverpool L1 1JJ. 120 stalls. Admission £2, under-5 free. www.labl.org.uk and Facebook Live A Better Life Fair - Liverpool

Veggie World Paris, France, 2 - 3 April 2016

Sat-Sun 10.00-18.00 at Le CentQuatre cultural centre, 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris. Consumer and trade exhibition for vegan lifestyle products and services. Advance tickets €8, on the door tickets €10, under-12 free if accompanied by an adult. veggieworld.de/en/paris

Irish Vegan Festival, Belfast, 9 April 2016

Saturday 10.30-17.00 at Ulster Hall, Belfast BT2 7FF. www.irishveganfestival.com and Facebook Irish Vegan Festival

Lincoln Vegan Festival, England, 9 April 2016

Saturday 10.00-16.00 at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY. Facebook: Lincoln VEGAN Festival

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.
Venue 2 is across the street at Methodist Church Central Hall, Oldham Street M1 1JQ with 81 more stalls, talks, films, cookery demos, speed dating.
Venue 3 is the back room of the Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street M4 1LE, with vegan dog food tasting by Veggie Pets; then live music in the eveing 8-11pm.
Venue 4 is upstairs at Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street M4 1LW, with vegan cat food tasting with Veggie Pets (samples only, cats not allowed in the venue due to the trauma of travel).
Venue 5 is The Thirsty Scholar vegetarian pub, 50 New Wakefield Street M1 5NP, with a vegan beer, wine and cider festival. www.northernveganfestival.com and Facebook Northern Vegan Festival

Viva! Incredible Vegan Roadshow, Birmingham, 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

Newcastle Vegan Festival, England, 7 May 2016

Saturday 10.00-18.00 at the Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street NE1 5XU. Facebook Newcastle Vegan Festival and veganfestival.co.uk

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

Sunday 11.00-18.00 at Stadium of Light, Sunderland SR5 1SU. www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk and Facebook North East Vegan Festival

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

Saturday at the Camden Centre, Judd Street WC1H 9JE, opposite Kings Cross St Pancras. Vegetarian Guides has a stall. www.londonanimalfreefestival.com and Facebook London Animal Free Festival - LAFF

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

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

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

Sunday at Metro Arena www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk and Facebook North East Vegan Festival

Swansea Vegan Festival, Wales, 16 Jul 2016y

Saturday 11.00 at Brangwyn Hall, The Guidhall, Swansea SA1 4PE. Facebook Swansea Vegan Festival 2016

Sheffield Vegan Festival, South Yorkshire, England, 23 July 2016

Sunday at Cutlers Hall, Church Street S1 1HG. Facebook Sheffield Vegan Festival and veganfestival.co.uk

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

Edinburgh Vegan Festival, Scotland, 6-7 August 2016

Sat-Sun at the Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ. Facebook Edinburgh Vegan Festival and veganfestival.co.uk

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 www.facebook.com/Vegan.Vegetarisches.Sommerfest
See also www.berlin-vegan.org

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

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)

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

Scottish Vegan Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1 October 2016

Saturday at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ. Facebook Scottish 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 November 2016

Sunday. http://www.northeastveganfestival.co.uk

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.

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

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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