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The 13 Best Vegan Festivals to Boost Your Life (in 2023)

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Whether you’re a dedicated vegan, a curious foodie or simply someone looking to explore new experiences, vegan festivals offer a unique and exciting opportunity to indulge in delicious plant-based cuisine, discover innovative vegan products and connect with like-minded individuals.

From bustling street markets to large-scale international events, these festivals celebrate the growing vegan movement and showcase the incredible diversity and creativity of veganism.

Without further ado, here are the best vegan festivals in 2023 (and beyond)!

Our Top International Plant-Based Festivals 

We’ve scoured the globe to curate a comprehensive list of the best vegan festivals, encompassing a wide range of events that cater to various interests and tastes.

Lectures, music, cooking demonstrations, plant-based food stalls, fitness and health workshops, children’s play areas, speed dating…Vegan Fest has it all!

The event features over one hundred vegan food and lifestyle stalls and five different and diverse themed areas. What’s more, it’s completely free!

When is it?

21st-22nd June 2023

How much is it?

Free entry

Where is it?

Find Vegan Fest on the map:

Lots of people looking at different stalls containing vegan food and products at the exhibition hall at MiVeg festival in Milan, Italy
Photo credit: MiVeg.org

Legendary Italian cuisine now offers delicious healthy and sustainable plant-based food. Imagine countless types of vegan pizza and pasta! At MiVEG Festival, you will enjoy the best vegan Italian food and drinks while joining various events like workshops, lectures and movies on veganism, healthy cooking and animal rights activism. 

When is it?

28th-29th October 2023

How much is it?

Free entry

Where is it?

Find MiVEG on the map:

Market booths featuring vegan clothing, shoes, and cosmetics, along with delicious plant-based food and drinks in Alexanderplatz, Berlin Germany. This is the Veganes Sommerfest in full swing!
Photo credit: veganes-sommerfest-berlin.de

This is one of the most fun plant-based festivals in Europe. The famous square of Berlin, Alexanderplatz turns into a colorful vegan festival area for all generations for two days. Veganes Sommerfest brings a huge variety of activities ranging from vegan fashion shows to tattoo tents. You can buy tasty plant-based kebabs, organic plant-based cosmetics, sustainable and eco-friendly clothes and much more during this festival.

When is it?

16th-18th JUNE 2023

How much is it?

Pretty sure it’s free

Where is it?

Find Veganes Sommerfest Berlin on the map:

A festival stage with some vegans sat on the grass enjoying themselves. THere is a hand holding a giant carrot in the foreground

A big outdoor festival that aims to raise awareness of sustainable and ethical living, as well as to showcase some of the tastiest plant-based options!

Last year they hosted some of the most important international vegan activists, including Ed Winters (Earthling Ed), Ryuji Chua and Anuradha Sawhney (ex-chief and head of PETA India). There are usually over 60 exhibitors and a programme full of activities such as conferences, talks, cooking demonstrations, workshops, live music and much, much more.

When is it?

15th-17th September 2023

How much is it?

Entrance is free.

Where is it?

Find them on the map:

A bunch of people stood in front of a sign that says Vegan Festival. They are at Satvik vegan festival in India
Photo credit: vgan.in

One of the oldest vegan festivals in the world, this vegan festival is held in India by the Satvik Vegan Society. This plant-based festival offers a 7-day retreat with fun activities, yoga (of course), meditation, healthy vegan food, music, dance and village visits. The festival focuses on showing how to live a simple & stress-free life, without targets and expectations.

When is it?

4th-5th November 2023

How much is it?

We believe entrance is free. For more information on how to register, visit their website here.

Where is it?

Find them on the map:

Someone dipping vegan quesabirria tacos into Mexican sauce at a vegan street food fair in the US
Photo credit: veganstreetfair.com

This is a great vegan food celebration that happens throughout the year in various locations across the US. Many local plant-based and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors gather to serve everyone healthy and tasty vegan food as well as cruelty-free and sustainable plant-based wares. Vegan Street Fair combines music, food, beer, apparel, games and rides.

When is it?

There are numerous events throughout the year

How much is it?

Free entry

Where is it?

E.G. Los Angeles, Oakland, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Las Vegas

Keep an eye on their website for locations of events. You can also find their weekly vegan market here:

The worlds’ largest and most international vegan festival will take place in Nottinghamshire, England. In the past it has featured world-famous stars like Russell Brand, Benjamin Zephaniah, Genesis Butler and Fiona Oakes. Vegan Camp Out offers live music, camping, talks, yoga and fitness classes, activism workshops and after-party events. 

When is it?

28th-31st July 2023

How much is it?

Adult tickets are £99 for a weekend pass and child tickets are £50 (children below the age of 4 go free).

Where is it?

Find Vegan Camp Out on the map here:

The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival + Symposium has been running for 11 years now and has a lot to offer! 

Featuring plenty of plant-based food, cooking classes, speakers, and much more.

When is it?

Keep an eye on their website for 2024 vegan festival announcements!

How much is it?

Starting from $30 for online pre-sale/ $40 Door

Where is it?

Find NYC Vegetarian Food Festival + Symposium on the map here:

Is one of your New Year resolutions to have a healthy balanced life? Then you shouldn’t miss this festival. In this plant-based event, you will meet vegan fitness experts, try delicious healthy foods and discover many forward-thinking brands. Balance Festival will help you to boost your health and well-being while having fun over a weekend.

When is it?

19th-21st May 2023

How much is it?

Adult tickets start out around £30 for early birds.

Where is it?

Find Balance Festival on the map here:

Celebrate your healthy and vegan lifestyle through this 2-day vegan festival in Australia. It is a fun-filled event with live music, plant-based cooking classes, guest speakers and a huge variety of vegan foods and beverages. It is a family and animal-friendly event where you will find activities for your kids and animal care services for your furry friends.

When is it?

10th December 2023

HOW MUCH IS IT?

 

We think it’s free

Where is it?

Find Vegan Festival Adelaide on the map here:

I know, Japan doesn’t sound like a vegan-friendly country at first. However, here is the biggest vegan festival for the foodie community in Japan. This plant-based event is held five times a year in three cities, namely, Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagoya. It serves tasty organic, healthy and raw vegan food and drinks on more than 70 stalls in each city. In 2019, more than 24,000 people joined Vegan Gourmet Festival and they are expecting even more attendees next year. 

When is it?

1st October 2023

How much is it?

It’s free

Where is it?

Find Vegan Gourmet Festival on the map:

Healthy Taste of Knoxville is on a mission to promote a plant-based diet through education and food.

Try out locally made vegan food and make to the most of all the free samples!

When is it?

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for 2023/24 announcements

How much is it?

Free admission

Where is it?

Find Healthy Taste of Knoxville on the map:

ZeGeVege takes over the beautiful Zagreb’s main square to bring you all the best in vegan food.

They offer healthy food, eco products, as well as live talks.

When is it?

1st-2nd September 2023

How much is it?

It’s free!

Where is it?

Find ZeGeVege on the map:

Make sure to check out our vegan travel articles for all your travel plans and let us know your recommendations.

Know of any more plant-based events or festivals?

If you have any plant-based events near you, feel free to add them in the comments below.

Merve Atilla

Merve Atilla

I have always been happy to be around animals. Growing up in a small town, I had opportunities to meet many animal friends. It took me a while to understand that eating or using them was a big contradiction but I became vegan in 2018. Since then, I have run 2 marathons, 3 half-marathons and became a rugby 7s player. I have a lot more energy and enthusiasm as a vegan. I love cooking delicious plant-based food and enjoying it with friends. I believe I inspired many people to eat more plants and have healthier habits. I will continue to spread the ‘peace starts on your plate’ message through my blog:

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