Following is a list of the most popular vegan festivals in North America. Our tours visit some of them, or I can plan a trip for you to any of these cities.

There are numerous vegan festivals occurring throughout the year, and short trips of 3-5 days can be arranged around them, while trying out local vegan restaurants and enjoying interesting sites at the same time. A sampling:


PHX Vegan Fest, Phoenix AZ February
Texas VegFest, Austin TX April
Nashville VegFest, Nashville TN April
Michigan Veg Fest, Novi MI April
Baltimore Veg Fest, Baltimore MD April
Seattle VegFest, Seattle WA April
Berkeley Vegan Earth Day, Berkeley CA April
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, New York NY May
New England VegFest, Worcester MA May
Charlotte VegFest, Charlotte NC May
NOLA Veggie Fest, New Orleans LA May
Cleveland VegFest, Cleveland OH May
Bluegrass VegFest, Louisville KY May
Albany Veg Fest, Albany NY June
Asheville VeganFest, Asheville NC June
Mad City Veg Fest, Madison WI June
Pittsburgh Vegan Festival, Pittsburgh PA June
Red and Green VegFest, Albuquerque NM July
VegFest Colorado, Golden CO July
Compassionfest, Hamden CT July
WNY Veg Fest, Buffalo NY August
Veg Food Fest, Toronto ON September
Hudson Valley VegFest, Poughkeepsie NY September
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival, Charlottesville VA September
Erie VegFest, Erie PA September
DC VegFest, Washington DC September
Chicago VeganMania, Chicago IL October
Lex Veg Fest, Lexington KY October
New Jersey VegFest, Morristown NJ October
Low Country VegFest, Hilton Head SC October
Boston Veg Food Fest, Boston MA October
Triangle VegFest, Raleigh NC October
World Veg Festival, San Francisco CA October
Portland VegFest, Portland OR October
Fargo Moorhead VegFest, Fargo ND October
Central Florida Veg Fest, Orlando FL October
Triad VegFest, Greensboro NC November
Atlanta Veg Fest, Atlanta GA November
Tampa Bay VegFest, Tampa FL November


There are also numerous vegan festivals in the Los Angeles area throughout the year.

Here are some longer trips that can be taken to some places around the world!

For longer trips of at least one week, a sampling of some of the exciting cities with vegan festivals around the world include:

Brighton UK February
Sydney Australia March
Prague Czechia March
Bristol UK May
Vienna Austria May
Budapest Hungary June
Tulum Mexico July
Berlin Germany August
London England October
Warsaw Poland October
Glasgow Scotland December



There are numerous cities and countries that are very vegan friendly, and all of these places make for wonderful sightseeing as well:

  • Catskills area, New York, home to several animal sanctuaries
  • Philadelphia PA
  • Barcelona Spain
  • Mallorca Spain
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand

Recently many hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts around the world have sprung up, catering especially to vegans. Many offer cooking classes and grow their own organic vegetables. These locations are usually in scenic, off-the-beaten path areas. Traveling as a small group, while sharing transportation expenses and camaraderie, is a wonderful way to travel.

If you’d like to travel to any of these places, we will be glad to help you! Write us:


Would you believe that even Brazil can be vegan-friendly?

Contact me for information on an amazing 9 day tour to Brazil, all activities and most meals included, for $1,682 per person.

You’ll visit Rio de Janeiro, eco retreats in the countryside, connect with locals, and spend time in nature via hiking and kayaking.



I’m excited to let you know that now even several cruise lines can accommodate vegans well. The most exciting development is from Oceania Cruises. These smaller ships (about 1,000 passengers) navigate to just about any part of the world you’d like to visit. Their vegan menu includes 250 different dishes! Start dreaming here:

This is by no means a complete list!

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