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11 Vegan Events Happening This Spring

Get your food fix from the Southeast to the Northwest!

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Get your food fix from the Southeast to the Northwest!

Looking for a chance to devour delicious plant-based food while in the company of other veggie lovers? Hop to these vegan events happening nationwide this spring! From Miami to Seattle, this roundup has you covered.

International Vegan Food Festival

Orlando, FL

April 29, 2023

With fifty vendors, the International Vegan Food Festival will celebrate international fare vegan style! Enjoy Ethiopian favorites like misir wot alongside Guyanese corn soup and Indian samosas. This event, which is hosted by Orlando Bearded Vegan, will take place on April 29 in Downtown Orlando.

Vegan food at International Vegan Food Festival

Courtesy of International Vegan Food Festival

Dayton Vegan Spring Market

Dayton, OH

May 7, 2023

Sprouting Dreams, a mobile food business that organizes community events in Dayton, is celebrating its fourth year of promoting plant-based and sustainable choices in the community through the Dayton Vegan Spring Market. Enjoy an array of delicious plant-based food trucks at this iconic regional event. The event will take place Sunday, May 7 from 12-4pm.

Dayton Vegan Spring Market flyer

Courtesy of Dayton Vegan Spring Market

Plant-Based Weekend

Miami, FL

April 29, 2023

Smorgasburg Miami, Miami’s largest outdoor food market, is hosting its second annual Plant-Based Weekend from April 29 to 30, showcasing 12+ guest vendors serving an array of vegan dishes. The event will also feature a sourdough breadmaking class, tarot card readings, crystal reiki healing, essential oils, a plant whisperer demonstration, and live music by local artists.

Group of people at Smorgasburg Miami

Courtesy of Smorgasburg Miami

Midwest VegFest

Fairfield, IA

May 13, 2023

Bring the whole family to Midwest VegFest, Iowa’s iconic plant-based festival, on May 13! With activities starting at 11am and running ‘til midnight, there will be no shortage of good food, interesting speakers, and music. All earnings from the tickets and silent auction will go toward supporting Golden Magnolia Sanctuary, which is a community center and vegan soup kitchen.

Midwest VegFest poster

Courtesy of Midwest VegFest

Vegandale Chicago

Chicago, IL

June 10, 2023

Don’t miss the 7th annual return of North America’s biggest vegan festival, Vegandale, at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois! With over 100 vegan vendors from around the world, the event will host vegan food, drinks, interactive art, and music. Mark your calendars for June 10 to join the fun!

Person holding vegan food at Vegandale

Courtesy of Vegandale

Vegan Street Fair NYC

New York, NY

May 20, 2023

Vegan Street Fair is an all-ages, yearly celebration of vegan food, where local vegan-friendly vendors gather to offer bite-sized portions of plant-based goodies. Attendees can sample small portions all day long or go all in on larger items. The choice is yours! This event is free to enter and perfect for families.

People enjoying vegan food at festival

Photo by Foster Wilson & Brian Leah

VeganFest Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

May 21, 2023

Prepare your taste buds for Sarasota’s very own VeganFest—a family-friendly event taking place on May 21. Adults can enjoy flavorful vegan food while perusing various booths, as children release their energy through ring toss, coloring, life-sized Jenga, and more! Enter their drawing for a chance to stay at Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, California.

Person serving vegan food at festival

Courtesy of VeganFest Sarasota

Vegan Women Summit

New York, NY

May 18-20, 2023

Are you a girl boss in the plant-based industry? If so, registering for the Vegan Women Summit is a must. Network with like-minded women between engaging panels and visits to the VWS Compassionate Marketplace (a selection of nearly 100 plant-based, sustainable, and animal-free vendors in food, fashion, beauty, and technology). Vegan Women Summit will take place May 18-20.

Women speaking at Vegan Women Summit

Courtesy of Vegan Women Summit

Michigan VegFest

Detroit, MI

June 4, 2023

Did someone say samples? That’s right, enjoy tasty bites from 20 vendors while browsing rows of nearly 100 vegan booths at the Spring VegFest in Detroit, Michigan. Celebrate plant-based lifestyles while watching live cooking demonstrations and shopping ‘til you drop at the sustainable shopping booths around Eastern Market. Spring VegFest will take place on June 4.

Person holding vegan food at VegFest

Photo by Joe Maroon

Seattle VegFest

Seattle, WA

May 13-14, 2023

Seattle VegFest is back on May 13 and 14 at a new, larger venue: the Washington State Fair Events Center Pavilion in Puyallup (with free parking!). Join the fun and taste over 500 different food samples, watch cooking demonstrations by chefs from all over the country, listen to the latest nutrition information from medical doctors, and learn about healthy food. Don’t forget to bring your own reusable bags to collect giveaways and purchases. And be sure to check out the medical seminar for physicians and medical students focused on plant-based diets. Volunteers are welcome too!

Person serving juice at Seattle VegFest

Courtesy of Seattle VegFest

Family Day at Farm Sanctuary

Acton, CA

May 13, 2023

Get away from the hustle and bustle of life by spending Mother’s Day weekend caring for animals at Acton, California’s Farm Sanctuary. Family Day, which will take place on May 13, will feature free walk-around time to view the animals on the property plus an adorable vegan high tea with sweet and savory delights. There will also be a create-your-own mini garden station! All guests will walk away with a Farm Sanctuary keepsake mug!

People petting pig at Farm Sanctuary

Courtesy of Farm Sanctuary

Allison van Tilborgh

Allison van Tilborgh

Allison is a digital media consultant, writer, and aspiring vegan-feminist scholar living in the Orlando, Florida area. She’s the founder of The Sanford Vegan, a vegan media brand, through which she connected with VegOut. As an early reader of VegOut Magazine, she dreamed of one day putting her own writing on the national stage (spoiler alert: that dream came true!). Allison loves experimenting with plant-based cooking and reading up on the latest trends in veganism and animal rights scholarship.

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