2019 VegFest Line-up & other Vegan Events (Updated Sep 2019)

VegFests Canada | Toronto Veg Food Fest Harbourfront

The vegan community in Canada has been growing steadily in the past years and 2019 looks like an exciting year for us vegans. The release of the new Health Canada Food Guide with its major focus on fruits, vegetables and plant-based protein; mainstream media such as The Economist and Forbes declaring 2019 “The Year of the Vegan” and the general craze around the Beyond Meat and other revolutionary new products, are set to give veganism another huge boost.

Last year saw a whole bunch of new VegFests popping up all over Canada and we’re very happy to see many of them coming back for a second time this year.

What exactly is a VegFest?
It’s a celebration of all things vegan. While they’re open to anyone and certainly aim to attract vegans and veg-curious alike, everything sold at a VegFest has to be vegan! Usually, you’ll find a good selection of local vegan food trucks and a vegan market with all sorts of vegan companies showing off and selling their products.

VegFests are usually accompanied by music performances, speeches, and workshops. Many animal rescues, sanctuaries and animal rights organizations will also attend and tell you about their work and ask you to support them with a small donation or by signing a petition.

Are you pumped yet? Here’s our big list of all VegFests and vegan events scheduled for 2019.

Did we forget one? Please let us know in the comments.

 

Ontario

 

Veggie Fest Hamilton

When | May 4, 2019. 10 am – 6 pm

Where | Ancaster Fairgrounds

Admission | Free + free parking

Kicking off the official VegFest season in Ontario is Veggie Fest Hamilton. In its 6th year, this one is always a crowd-pleaser

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Veg Spring Market

When | May 5, 2019, 11 am – 6 pm

Where | Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto

Admission | Tickets necessary

Toronto’s yearly spring market powered by the Toronto Vegetarian Association.

Website

 

Mississauga VegFest

When | May 11, 2019, 10 am – 6 pm

Where | Port Credit Memorial Arena

Admission| Free

Mississauga’s VegFest is back for its second year and will be adding outside vendors due to the massive success of 2018.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Ottawa VegFest

When | Jun 1-2, 2019

Where | The RA Centre

Admission | $5 admission

A two-day VegFest in its 9th year with a total of 100 vegan vendors

Website | Facebook

 

VegFest Windsor

When | June 9, 2019

Where | Lanspeary Park

Admission | Free admission

Website 

 

The Sustainable Block Party + Pop Up Market

When | June 29, 2019

Where |  Organic Garage, Toronto

Admission |  Free

This exciting event will bring together influencers, media makers, the community and local companies for delicious vegan eats & drinks, sustainable shopping and a silent auction

Facebook

 

Kitchener-Waterloo VegFest

When | July 6, 2019

Where |  City Hall, Kitchener

Admission |  Free

Kitchener-Waterloo’s VegFest is back for a second year, taking place at a super central location in Kitchener: city hall.

Facebook

 

Sarnia VegFest

When | July 7, 2019, 11 am – 5 pm

Where | Canatara Park

Admission | Free

Sarnia’s outdoor VegFest is happening for the 3rd time this year. Besides food vendors, they also offer music, speakers and a dog love station.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Muskoka VegFest

When | Aug 10, 2018, 10 am – 6 pm

Where | River Mill Park, Huntsville

Admission | Free admission

Muskoka’s VegFest is back for its 2nd year and will take place in beautiful Huntsville, in the heart of cottage country.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Toronto Vegandale Fest

When | Aug 10, 2019, 11 am – 7 pm

Where | Fort York, Garrison Common

Admission | $10 – $20 admission

A vegan food & drink festival taking place in four North American cities. The Toronto edition features a great variety of local, national and international food vendors.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Toronto Vegan Social Popup

When | Sep 5, 2019 – 6:30 pm – 11 pm

Where | Lovechild Social House

Admission | $35

Website

 

Toronto Veg Food Fest

When | Sep 6-8. 2019

Where | Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Admission | Free admission

The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s biggest event of the year, the Veg Food Fest features more than 140 vendors and many many guest speakers.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Peterborough VegFest

When | Sep 15, 2019

Where | Millenium Park

Admission | Free admission

Happening for the 3rd time in 2019, Peterborough VegFest is a family-friendly festival in downtown Peterborough.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

VegFest Guelph

When | Sep 21, 2019 – 11 am – 5 pm

Where | Riverside Park

Admission | Free admission

It’s back! VegFests old location is still under construction, but they’ve found a new home at Riverside Park.

Website | Facebook

 

Eat Drink Thrive

When | Oct 19, 2019 – 10 am – 6 pm

Where | Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls

Admission | $5

Website

 

Durham Vegan Festival

When | Oct 20, 2019

Where | Abilities Centre, Whitby

Admission | Free

Website

 

VegFest London

When | Nov 19, 2019, 10 am – 6 pm

Where | Metroland Media Agriplex, London

Admission | $5 admission

A huge indoor festival happening since 2013, last year’s VegFest London attracted more than 7500 attendees.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

KW Vegan Christmas Market

When | Nov 24, 2019

Where | Descendants Brewery, Kitchener

Admission | $5 (suggested donation)

Organized by us, this will be KW’s first Vegan Christmas Market featuring 10-15 local vegan vendors. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Froghollow Farm Sanctuary.

Website | Facebook

 

British Columbia

What | Powell River VegFest

When | Aug 10, 2019

 

What | Kelowna Vegan Festival

When | May 26, 2019

 

What | VegExpo Vancouver

When | May 5, 2019

 

What | Vegtoria

When | July 20, 2019

 

What | Vancouver Vegan Festival

When | July 27, 2019

 

What | Vegan Market at Fort Langley

When | Sep 28, 2019

 

Alberta

What | VegFest Calgary 

When | Jun 15, 2019

 

Manitoba

What | Winnipeg VegFest

When | Sep 21, 2019

 

Nova Scotia

What | Halifax VegFest

When | Sep 22, 2019

 

Quebec

What | Montreal Vegan Festival

When | Sep 21 & 22, 2019

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