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This is a list of notable vegetarian and vegan festivals held around the world to promote veganism and/or vegetarianism among the public and to support and link individuals and organizations that practice, promote or endorse veganism or vegetarianism. Many of these events are also food festivals and/or music festivals and can also contain edutainment.


See also: Veganmania and VeggieWorld


Fluff Fest is an independent hardcore punk festival held each July in Rokycany. It is fully vegan, with catering provided by local animal rights organization Svoboda zvířat.[2]


Psy-Fi in Leeuwarden, Netherlands

The following music festivals have made a conscious decision not to sell any meat on the festival terrain: Digital Festival (DGTL) in Amsterdam (since 2016),[6][7] Lente Kabinet in Oostzaan (since 2018),[7] Festival Milkshake in Amsterdam (since 2018),[6][7] and Psy-Fi in Leeuwarden (starting from 2019).[8] Organisers indicated their motives were sustainability and environmental protection; aside from dropping meat sales, they also focused on reducing the use of disposable products and electricity.[6][7]

United Kingdom

Bristol, Brighton, London

See also: Vegfest (UK)

VegfestUK Bristol was held May 26–27 at Ashton Gate stadium, Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ Bristol, United Kingdom. Standard advance day tickets are £11.00 (adults), £6.00 (concessions) [including booking fees] and £5.50 (children)[9][10] but was actually held from October 27–28, 2018, at Olympia London. The announcement was made in September 2018, citing higher than expected costs and broad availability of good quality vegan food in Bristol, that VegFestUK organizers would not schedule another event in Bristol for 2019 or 2020.[11][12] but that VegFestUK would continue to hold annual events elsewhere.

North America



The first Edmonton VegFest was held from 10 am to 6 pm on September 30, 2018, at the Ritchie Community League Hall and Outdoor Park, 7727 98th Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5C9. Admission was free. The nonprofit organization coordinating and hosting this annual event was Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta.[13][14][15][16][17]

United States

Long Beach

The second annual Long Beach Vegan Food & Music Festival was scheduled for July 8, 2017, and the third annual event is being scheduled for mid-July 2018, from 11 am to 7 pm, at Rainbow Lagoon Park, 400 Shoreline Village Drive, in Long Beach, California.[18] Co-organizers Edward Yniguez and his wife, Kawani Brown, produce it annually. Because the first year's event was free, reportedly between 8,500 and 10,000 people showed up throughout the day.[19] But 2017 tickets cost $17 (general admission) to $45 (VIP tickets) each.

San Diego

The Vegan Street Fair San Diego Nights was held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Anthem Vegan in San Diego.[20] For hygienic and permit reasons, dogs were not allowed at the food event.[21]

Portland, Maine

The Maine Animal Coalition's Maine VegFest was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the East End School, 195 North Street, in Portland, Maine.[22][23] The 15th Annual Maine VegFest will be held Sunday, November 3, 2019 11 am to 3 pm Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Avenue, Portland, Maine 04102. Admission and parking are free to all, and special speakers include engineer and self-taught vegan chef and cookbook author, Colin McCollough, who had become very well known for his earlier work in biodiesel; Christen Mailler of Vegan Publishers; and 37-year medical doctor Dr. Timothy R. Howe, whose plant-based vegan medical practice is 25 years old.[24][25][26]


The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival (BVFF) is held annually in the autumn, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Mission Hill, Boston between mid-October and early November.[27][28][29][30][31] Begun first in May 1996, it may be the oldest vegetarian food festival in the United States, having been copied from the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair. The 2019 two-day event was held on Saturday-Sunday, 19–20 October 2019.[32]


V313, Detroit's Vegan Celebration, was held from 3:00 PM through 9:00 PM on March 3, 2018, in Shed 5 of the Eastern Market at 2930 Russell Street @Alfred Stin in Detroit, Michigan. It was organized and sponsored by the Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG), VegMichigan, and VegSpeedDate, and featured speakers such as Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. Milton Mills of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Dr. Kerrie Saunders (a.k.a. Dr. Food) and "plant-powered musicians" such as 'Rosie and the Fellas' and 'Once United'. The $15 per person tickets were sold online and at the door.[33][34][35][36][37][38][39] V313 was an alcohol-free event.[40]


After a 2-year hiatus, the annual Philly VegFest, or Philadelphia VegFest, was held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Bainbridge Green, 300 Bainbridge Street, in Philadelphia. No Philly VegFest had been held in 2016 or 2015.[41][42][43][44][45][46]

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