Bay Area Vegan Events!
2017 Bay Area Events!
Oakland VegFest on Saturday, May 20th at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater
The Oakland VegFest is a free festival that brings the local community together to celebrate vegetarianism: an animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. Oakland has exploded as the most vegan-friendly city in the Bay Area. And it’s free?! I cannot wait to attend and support the local businesses who care for and love animals as much as I do!
Farmed Animal Conference the weekend of June 2nd at Animal Place in Grass Valley
Join Animal Place and fellow activists for their second annual Farmed Animal Conference: Food Justice for All. Animal Place’s Farmed Animal Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience! Workshops are hosted inside pastures, in barns, or at their education pavilion. Let this event inspire you to put your compassion into action for both nonhumans and humans and work to achieve food justice for all! Some of the speakers include author Carol J. Adams, Professor Dr. Linda Alvarez, Documentary Filmmaker Keegan Kuhn and author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
Sonoma County Veg Fest, Saturday, August 12th at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
The 4th annual SoCo VegFest will once again be celebrating healthy and ethical eating. Sonoma County’s full-featured, indoor-outdoor celebration of compassionate, healthy and environmentally responsible living is one of my favorite vegan festivals! They feature knowledgeable speakers, delicious food, refreshing drink, dozens of local and bay area vendors, professional cooking demonstrations, lots of free samples, and an awesome kids room with a full schedule of activities for families. Children under 13 are free.
Farm Sanctuary Twilight Tour, Saturday, September 9th at Farm Sanctuary in Orland
You won’t want to miss this tour of the sanctuary that includes inspiring presentations by Gene Baur and Susie Coston and a cocktail hour featuring vegan cheese, wine and appetizers. There’s no better way to indulge in the vast array of delicious, plant based snacks available than in the tranquil presence of the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary. Come and enjoy compassionate food and company, and show some love to the rescued farm animals we are so fortunate to know. This is one of my favorite places to visit!!
World Veg Festival, Sunday, October 1st at the SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park
For 18 years the San Francisco Veg Society, which was founded in 1968, has been organizing the World Veg Festival to educate and inspire more people about the benefits of plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical, and sustainable living. It will be held in the gorgeous Golden Gate Park and will bring together vegetarians and vegans, as well as curious non-vegetarians and flexitarians, to celebrate World Veg Day, featuring plant-based nutrition experts, dynamic speakers, cooking demos, great veg products that the whole family can enjoy. The World Veg Day has been recognized in SF since 1988 and has been celebrated annually for the last 29 years! OMG! That reminds me that I graduated from high school 30 years ago!