vegan vendor talking with a potential customer about their product from a booth at the planted expo in vancouver

Vegan Festivals, Events, & Expos Worth Traveling to in 2024

If you’re a veteran vegan, you probably remember when the thought of a fully vegan event (or even a vegan-friendly one) was laughable! 

Thankfully, those days are long gone! 

Today, it’s not uncommon to hear about Vegfests and meetups popping up in rural towns or giant vegan expos taking over huge venues like the London Olympia or Javits Center in NYC!

Attending vegan festivals or expos is not only an excellent opportunity to eat your heart out, but also a great way to meet new people (we can all use more veggie friends, am I right?) or promote your own products. But the real icing on the cake is when you can plan to attend one of these all-star events with traveling to a new city that you’ve always wanted to check out — that’s the best vegan adventure in my book!

So, before you start making your travel plans, you’ll want to check out this lineup of fantastic vegan festivals, events, and expos around the globe taking place through 2024!

Vegan Festivals & Events in The US & Canada in 2024

SEED Food & Wine Festival

When: January 18-21, 2024
Where: Miami, FL
Tickets: $25 – $495 
Head to Miami for a week-long adventure of vegan food and fun! You can participate in an epic burger battle throughout the week, listen to inspiring speakers, enjoy brunch and yoga, and much more. In addition to the festival, Miami also has a stellar vegan food scene — if you’re looking for a reason to get out of the cold, this is it! 

packed room of people inside of an industrial space in miami for the seed food and wine festival
Credit: SEED Food & Wine Festival

Vegan Block Party

When: April 27, 2024
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Esplanade Park
Tickets: $10 (kids 10 and under are free)
Get ready for a fun summer vegan BBQ party and a vegan fall festival in South Florida! These two epic events will feature loads of food trucks and food vendors, plus live music, workshops, a kid zone, and beer! Everyone is welcome whether you’re a vegan or just veg-curious!

Vegan Street Fair 

When: March – November, 2024 (see website for exact dates for each city)
Where: Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Oakland, Denver, Austin, & Las Vegas
Tickets: FREE!
This fantastic vegan festival originally started in Los Angeles (don’t miss our vegan travel guide to LA) and has now grown into eight other cities (pop the champagne and throw the confetti)! The family-friendly event features a literal ton of vegan food vendors — make sure you come very hungry! The good news is that all of the vendors offer small portions for $4 or less, so you can accomplish a lot of eating! On top of food, you’ll also find clothing, personal care products, and more.

An LA street packed with people and lined with vegan vendors at one of the vegan street fair events
Credit: Vegan Street Fair

Vegandale Festival

When: June – December, 2024 (see website for exact dates for each city)
Where: Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Chicago & The UK (new for 2024)
Tickets: $9 – $40
No matter which city you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time at Vegandale! This one-day festival draws in a massive diversity of vegan businesses from around the US and now, The UK! You’ll find vegan cheese, fried chick’n, and everything in between. In addition to food, there are wellness products, specialty cocktails, craft brews, live entertainment, and more. If you head to the NYC festival, don’t miss my lineup of vegan-friendly hotels to book!

vegan fried chicken sandwich held by a women in front of a pink background with white daisies at the vegandale festivale
Credit: Vegandale

Vegan Night Market

When: Every Tuesday from April – October
Where: Wollman Rink in Central Park
Tickets: FREE
New York City has a fabulous vegan scene and it just got even better with the addition of this summer vegan market! Every Tuesday night from 4-10 PM you can sample yummy vegan eats, listen to live music, and more! This is the first vegan market in NYC and I hope not the last!

The Vegan Women Summit

When: May 9-10, 2024
Where: Los Angeles
Tickets: $349 – $745
Get ready to feel inspired! This event is jam-packed with vegans from all industries and backgrounds who are ready to take over the world and make it more sustainable and kinder. The event features a full day of powerhouse speakers, networking opportunities, and more! If you’re looking to get in front of some of the world’s leading vegan business leaders, here’s your chance! Of course, we’ve got a Vegan Guide to LA to help you plan the whole thing!

Pride Vegan Night Market

When: June 22-23, 2024
Where: Portland
Tickets: FREE
These fun-themed markets feature a diversity of vegan food and fun! You’ll find everything from traditional Mexican Conchas to handmade earrings! The events are free, but they suggest a $5 donation to support a local charity. If you go, don’t miss out vegan travel guide to Seattle!

a packed room with people and vendors inside of a rustic event space in portland for a vegan night market event
Credit: Vegan Night Market

VegFest Michigan

When: June 2, 2024
Where: Detroit’s Eastern Market
Tickets: FREE
Could I really leave my hometown off this list?! VegMichigan has been growing this fabulous festival and 2023 looks to be even bigger and better! Visitors can shop and eat till they drop from over a 100 cruelty-free vendors. Another bonus, Detroit’s Eastern Market is also a can’t miss activity when you’re in town.

Vegan Summerfest

When: July 10-14, 2024
Where: Pittsburg, PA
Tickets: Pricing is dependent upon accommodations; you’re able to stay on campus at The University of Pittsburg at Johnstown, PA.
The Vegan Summerfest in Pittsburgh is an annual gathering that celebrates plant-based living and is an amazing educational vacation. The conference brings together world-renowned speakers to discuss all of the different elements of a vegan lifestyle. In addition to the talks there are also cooking classes, delicious food, morning walks, yoga, and more.

VegFest Colorado

When: July 27 & 28, 2024
Where: Denver, CO
Tickets: $15 – $80
For two days, the Colorado vegfest takes over downtown Denver! Your ticket gets you loads of free samples, access to speakers, and plenty of terrific vegan things for purchase! In addition to the vegfest, the group behind the vegfest recently launched a vegan night market on the third Thursday of every month that features a mountain of vegan food (this event is food only). After enjoying the festival, be sure to check out all of the amazing vegan restaurants in Denver, too!

Veggie Fest

When: August 10 & 11, 2024
Where: Danada South Park, Lisle, IL
Tickets: FREE
Come check out one of North America’s largest vegan foodie and wellness festivals, happening over two days! Here you’ll find a diverse array of cuisine — Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, and more. While enjoying the eats, you can check out cooking demonstrations, listen to expert speakers, take part in yoga classes (maybe after you eat), shop through countless vendors, and more! The event is approximately 30 minutes from the vibrant veggie scene in Chicago!

Black VegFest

When: August 17, 2024
Where: Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: FREE
This Brooklyn-based vegfest is celebrating its sixth year and seeks to tie Black liberation with animal rights and plant-based living. The event features over 40 Black and BIPOC vegan vendors with everything from food to art. 

VegTO Fest

When: September 21-22, 2024
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Tickets: FREE
The Toronto Vegetarian Association organizes this two day festival that brings together over 200 exhibitors offering a variety of vegan foods, products, and other plant-based wonders! The festival is free to attend and includes a range of activities such as workshops, cooking demonstrations, talks, book signings, and panel discussions.

Vkind Experience

When: November 8 & 9, 2024
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Tickets: $75+
This one-of-a-kind experience will take guests on a global plant-based culinary journey. Using cutting edge AI and the culinary magic of some of the best vegan chefs the massive event (set to takeover the 35,000 sq. ft. Magic Box venue) will feature food, sights, and sounds from every continent. There hasn’t been a vegan event quite like this before!

colorful promo image for the vegan vkind experience event in LA

Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Expos in the US & Canada

Planted Expo

When: March 23-24, April 20-21, & June 1-2, 2024
Where: Toronto, Seattle, & Vancouver
Tickets: varies for exhibitors vs. attendees
This is Canada’s largest plant-based expo and it recently expanded to the vegan-friendly Seattle! All three expos include over 200 vendors as well as informative speakers, and of course, plenty of tasty things to sample.

people sitting in chairs in front of a stage with large letters that say planted expo with a man on stage giving a presentation
Credit: Planted Expo

Natural Products Expo West

When: March 12-16, 2024
Where: Anaheim, CA
Tickets: varies for exhibitors vs. attendees 
This vegan-friendly expo focuses on the growing market of natural foods and products. Whether you’re looking to check out new products or have a product you want to get in front of a new audience, this is a fabulous expo. 

The Animal & Vegan Advocacy Summit (AVA)

When: May 16-19, 2024
Where: Washington, DC (there are also events in Asia and South America)
Tickets: varies for exhibitors vs. attendees 
The event is designed to empower advocates and organizations to enhance their impact through knowledge-sharing, networking, and exploring innovative strategies for creating systemic change. The summit covers topics such as effective advocacy techniques, food systems change, and social justice. The summit brings together over 800 advocates and activists from around the globe.

Plant-Based World Expo

When: September 11-12, 2024
Where: New York City
Tickets: This is a trade-only event
This huge plant-based expo takes over NYC’s Javits Center with over 4,000 attendees and thousands of fantastic products. If you want to check out new and exciting products, come here! This expo is for retailers, buyers, investors, companies, and industry professionals. 

Vegan Festivals & Events in Europe in 2024

Veggie World

When: March – December, 2024 (see website for exact dates for each city)
Where: Wiesbaden, Karlsruhe, Zurich, Dusseldorf, & Munich
Tickets: tickets vary based on location
If you’re planning on visiting any of those cities, you don’t want to miss Europe’s largest vegan trade fair while you’re there! These vegan events seek to show that a vegan lifestyle is not only sustainable and ethical, but also fun! You can check out meat alternatives, sweets, cheeses, clothing, cosmetics, and more.

a women giving a vegan cooking demo with a hot pan steaming with veggies at veggie world expo
Credit: Veggie World

The Allergy & Free From Show

When: June 22-23, 2024
Where: London
Tickets: FREE
This unique even features a full vegan and vegetarian section to their show to ensure that participants can easily find and explore all of the new products and companies. The event also features vegan speakers like BOSH! founders, philanthropist, activist and world-record holding athlete Heather Mills, & more.

Vegan Camp Out

When: July 26-29, 2024
Where: Oxfordshire, UK
Tickets: £115 (weekend camping pass)
If you love camping and all things vegan, this event is for you! Vegan Camp Out is the world’s largest vegan camping festival drawing people from 40 countries (you’re bound to make a new friend or two)! Aside from camping, you’ll also enjoy live music, yoga, meditation, workshops, and some of the best vegan food in the UK!

a small vegan pizza held with one hand in front of a lineup of vendors and people in the background
Credit: Vegan Camp Out

Vegfest UK

When: August 24 & December 7-8, 2024
Where: London, & Bristol
Tickets: £5 – £8 
These are some of the largest vegan events in the UK! The events feature over 200 exhibitors, 100 speakers, and over 10,000 attendees. This is an excellent opportunity if you have a business or if you’re an individual and want to check out a ton of vegan products and services.

Don’t miss my lineup of vegan-friendly hotels in London before you go!

stacks of colorful paper guides to the vegfest uk events
Credit: Vegfest UK

Vegan Street Festival

When: July 27, 2024
Where: Hamburg, Germany
Tickets: FREE
The Vegan Street Festival in Hamburg, also known as Veganes Straßenfest, is an annual event that attracts over 15,000 people! Held at Spielbudenplatz on the famous Reeperbahn in the St. Pauli district, the festival features a variety of activities including cooking demonstrations, live music, classes, and numerous food and drink stalls offering a wide range of vegan delicacies.

Vegan Fest Catalunya

When: September 14-15, 2024
Where: Terrassa, Spain (30 minutes west of Barcelona)
Tickets: FREE
This massive outdoor vegan festival is coming back in 2023 to take over the beautiful Vallparadís Park with all things vegan and eco-friendly! The three day event is packed with interesting speakers, cooking demos, food trucks, music, and more. Last year, over 26,000 people attended, making them one of the largest vegan festivals in Europe!

the outdoor stage at the vegan festival catalunya in spain
Credit: Vegan Fest Catalunya

Zurich Vegan Festival 

When: September 17 – 22, 2024
Where: Zurich, Switzerland
Tickets: FREE
For one whole week, vegans take over Zurich’s bustling main train station and stuff it full of vegan food, products, fashion, wine, and much more! On top of all of the great eats and shopping, you’ll also enjoy a diverse lineup of entertainment, including live music and speakers. 

Vegan Expos in Europe

The New Food Conference

When: September 3-4, 2024
Where: Berlin, Germany
Tickets: €199 – €549
Hear the ways in which the global food industry is changing from international food experts, scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders in the alternative-protein sector.

Plant-Based World Expo 

When: November 13-14, 2024
Where: London, UK
Tickets: This is a trade-only event
This is the European version of the Plant-Based World Expo in NYC. 

Vegan Events & Festivals in Australia & South Africa

The Plant Powered Show

When: May 31 – June 2 & July 26 – 28, 2024
Where: Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa
Tickets: Approximately $10
You’ll find everything you need to live more consciously and cruelty-free at these plant-powered events! Over two days, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from top chefs, mixologists, and wellness experts, while enjoying a massive marketplace filled with food and drinks! While you’re in South Africa, be sure to check out all of the amazing vegan spots in Cape Town!

Vegan Picnic

When: 2024 TBD
Where: Adelaide, Australia
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a vegan picnic? For one day this vegan festival takes over the shady Rundle Park and fills it with loads of vegan products, food, cooking demos, and much more.

Vegan Campout Australia

When: 2024 TBD
Where: Glenworth Valley, Australia (an hour north of Sydney)
Tickets: $150
The popular UK festival is taking over Australia for the first time in 2023! The three day event will feature camping, live talks, yoga, afterparties, and all of the vegan food you could possibly eat!

Vegan Events & Festivals in Asia & The Middle East

These events still need to be confirmed for 2024 and I am searching for others, but I want to put them on your radar in case you’re planning to visit any of these destinations.

Korean Vegan Fair Seoul

When: Late summer, 2024
Where: Seoul, South Korea
Don’t miss my favorite vegan restaurants in Seoul if you go!

Vegetarian Festival Thailand (Nine Emperor Gods Festival)

When: October 2-11, 2024
Where: Bangkok & Phuket

Vegan Gourmet Festival 

When: September 29, 2024
Where: Nagoya, Kyoto and Tokyo

Vegan Fest

When: TBD
Tel Aviv, Israel
This event is billed as the largest vegan festival in the world — over 100,000 people attended the last event!

Resources to Find More Vegan Events & Festivals Near You

Now, this is by no means an exhaustive list, just some of the big vegan festivals and expos around the globe. There are plenty of others that are worth checking out. For more help finding events, always check the websites or social media outlets for your local veggie-friendly organizations, as well as Happy Cow, The Vegan Society, and vegan media outlets.

More Vegan Travel Planning Help

If you’re thinking about visiting some of these cities, make sure you don’t miss these guides and articles to help you plan your adventure!

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The Best London Vegan Travel Guide
A Complete Vegan Travel Guide to Edinburgh
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