Vegan Festivals| Where To Go

Entering the plant based/ vegan world can be beautiful and confusing at the same time with many places and spaces claiming they are or aren’t Vegan friendly but after further investigation you can often find that commercial products have contradicted themselves. You’ll start to find the accidental vegan products that you’ve been eating all this time and you’ll find products that claim they’re are vegan/ plant based actually include animal products. It can get annoying at times but fear not with the growing vegan/ plant based community there are more and more ways to find help along the bumpy road. As well as finding people to connect with online a great way to connect with other vegans and find the awesome products and food that you can indulge in, vegan festivals help! They are like a superhero here to help save the day and allow you to talk to company representatives (who are normally rather cool) and help you become more and more comfortable in the Vegan/ plant based world.  Bellow is a list of some of the growing Vegan festivals from around the world that will help you with this new lifestyle. Check them out!

Viva! Vegan Festival

Viva!’s Vegan Festivals are fun, upbeat and entertaining and are aimed not just at veggies and vegans but also meat eaters and meat reducers. Their aim is to swell the number of people giving up animal products as it’s the surest way of saving animals from suffering. In fact, the Viva! Vegan Festivals provide all the information anyone could ever want about going, being and staying vegan – or moving in that direction.

Check out their website bellow to see when their next festival is: https://www.viva.org.uk/festivals

FIRST EVER BLACK VEGAN FESTIVAL COMES TO NEW YORK

The world’s first ever Black vegan festival, ‘Black VegFest’, is set to launch this August.

“Black VegFest aims to address food sovereignty in poor communities of color, women’s rights, unhealthy food in our neighborhoods, gender bias, environmental pollution, gentrification, and animal suffering. Workshop topics are geared to explore more critical thoughts about our food system and what kind of society we want to live in. Black VegFest will be free and open to the public,” the organizers of VegfestUK said.

“We’re thrilled to be one of the official supporters for the first Black Vegfest. Veganism is a global movement and for too long too many vegan events have not addressed the many issues that stand in the way of veganism becoming accessible to all. Black Vegfest will help change that and we support Black Vegfest and its aims 100%.”

In anticipation of this upcoming cultural event, Black Vegfest’s founder Omowale Adewale and his partner Nadia Muyeeb will be keynote speakers at the 16th annual VegfestUK Bristol, in May.

An extract from Black Vegfest’s mission statement reads: “Our “Black” in Black VegFest is purposeful, but not a different kind of veganism. It’s an extension of community activism for black and poor and oppressed peoples everywhere.”

This event will be held on the 11th of August on Herkimer St. between Ralph Ave. and Howard Ave., New York.

To find out more check out: https://blackvegfest.org/

VegFestUK, Bristol, 20-21 May

This is the vegan festival not to be missed. Crammed with stalls full of food, products and campaign information plus a whole host of guest speakers and live music you can while away hours at VegFest and pick up loads of treats at the same time. Events in London and Glasgow later in the year. For a full list of vegan fairs – not just by VegFest – check out their website here https://www.vegfest.co.uk/bristol/

Cambridgeshire Yoga and Vegan Food Fest, Ely, 11 June

Cambridgeshire’s very first yoga and vegan festival will present over forty yoga and meditation sessions plus an array of vegan food, products and talks. Tickets are £4 in advance, £5 on the door and all funds go to their partner charities. Get your tickets here: https://yogific.yapsody.com/event/index/78531/cambridgeshire-yoga-and-vegan-fest

UK Vegan Camp-Out, Nottingham, 7-9 July

The UK’s largest vegan festival returns to Nottingham with two-days of family-friendly activities. This includes activism workshops, live music, comedy and food. Highlights include freerunner Tim Shieff, Viva! founder Juliet Gellatley and activist Earthling Ed. Weekend tickets including camping are £25 for adults and £15 for children. check out their website here: https://www.vegancampout.co.uk/

California Summer VegFest (Santa Clara)

Come to this festival to find vegan Cuisine cooked and served by amazing companies and an amazing vendor pavillion filled with animal rights organizations, conservation groups, vegan craft vendors, entertainment attractions, and much more. You’ll also be treated to music and performances by many of the best vegan artists and performers around. There are also opportunities to learn what it takes to create a compassionate world with 3 stages worth of speakers and workshops and everything from meditation to akido self defense. And so much more check out the website for more info: https://www.summerveg.com/
Bellow is a list of cities and countries around the world and the vegan festivals held there. Click the name of the festivals to be taken to their websites to find out more:

USA States:

California

Colorado

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas City

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

International:

Australia

Belgium

Canada

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Israel

Mexico

New Zealand

The Netherlands

Nigeria

Norway

Romania

Scotland

South Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

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