World Vegan Day Events in the US and Around the WorldSarah Hornik
World Vegan Day takes place annually on November 1, marking the start of World Vegan Month. It’s a special day for vegans everywhere – a wonderful opportunity to celebrate veganism and raise awareness.
Here are some fun World Vegan Month events going on in the US and around the world. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to stop by!
Miami, Florida: Seed Food & Wine Festival
Seed Food and Wine is the premiere plant-based food and wine festival in the US, with 200+ exhibitors, 10,000+ attendees, 40+ celebrity plant-based chefs and 30+ vegan experts, athletes, authors and celebrities. Special events include the Veggie Burger Battle and a cruelty-free high fashion show! So, if you’re looking for a week-long adventure where you can sip, savor and experience conscious, sustainable plant-based living, this is the place for you.
When: November 1, 2017, 7pm to November 5, 10pm
Where: American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida, USA
Learn more: Visit the Seed Food and Wine website
Boston, Massachusetts: Boston World Vegan Day March for Animal Rights
Boston World Vegan Day March is a peaceful way of spreading the word about veganism and raising awareness of the cruel practices of the animal agriculture industry and the effects it has on our planet. Anyone who supports animal rights is welcome to join the march.
When: October 29, 2017, 12pm-2pm
Where: Brewer’s Fountain, Boston Common, Charles St, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Learn more: Visit the Boston World Vegan Day March Facebook page
Manchester, UK: Manchester Vegan Fest
Hosted by the Vegan Organic Network, this festival is offering a wealth of stands displaying a variety of vegan products, alongside talks, workshops, cooking demos and live music. Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just interested in learning more about the vegan lifestyle, this is the place to be!
When: November 11-12, 2017, 10am-5pm
Where: Britannia Sachas Hotel, 12 Tib Street, M1 1 Manchester, UK
Learn more: Visit the Manchester Vegan Fest website
Southampton, UK: Southampton Vegan Festival
It’s Southampton’s first vegan festival, and everyone is invited! This fun-filled weekend features a wide variety of stands displaying vegan food, apparel, cosmetics and more. Also scheduled are talks and documentary screenings, cooking demos and other activities, and even a dedicated kids’ zone.
When: November 4-5, 2017, 10:30am-17:30pm
Where: Oceana, Southampton, UK
Learn more: Visit the Southampton Vegan Festival website
Florence, Italy: World Vegan Day Firenze 2017
Italy, vegan food, great wine, talks, art exhibitions, workshops and cooking demos, including one on how to make egg-free pasta… what’s not to like? If you happen to be in the area, don’t miss this 2-day event.
When: October 31 – November 1, 2017
Where: Istituto Alberghiero Buontalenti, Via San Bartolo, Cintoia 19 / a, Florence, Italy
Learn more: Visit the World Vegan Day Firenze website
Istanbul, Turkey: World Vegan Day Conference
This year, the Vegan & Vegetarian Association of Turkey will be holding its second annual conference, featuring vegan food tastings, art exhibitions, stands, a panel session with special guests, and live music. The event is free, but you must register in advance through the website.
When: October 28, 2017, 11am-8pm
Where: Wyndham Hotel, Kalamış, Istanbul, Turkey
Melbourne, Australia: World Vegan Day Melbourne 2017
A free family event featuring food stands, live music, cooking demos, fashion, a kids’ area and even vegan speed dating! Everyone, vegan or not, is invited to celebrate World Vegan Day and learn more about every aspect of the vegan lifestyle. We don’t know about you, but we’re just about ready to jump on a plane!
When: November 12, 2017, 10am – 7pm
Where: Flemington Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia
Learn more: Visit the World Vegan Day Melbourne website
If none of these events are in your area, be sure to check if there are any local World Vegan Day happenings going on nearby. You can also use this special day as an opportunity to celebrate with your vegan friends, or help spread the word to those who aren’t yet – invite them to a vegan restaurant or have them over for some vegan pizza!
Happy World Vegan Month. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
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