July and August are peak festival season, but it’s not just about live music; for those fond of food, why not take a trip to one of these amazing vegan festivals…
Our Vegan Weekend – Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July
A not-for-profit camping event, hosted on Hever Camping Site in Kent, Our Vegan Weekend will feature talks from Joey Carbstrong, Hench Herbivore, Fiona Oakes and more, while Dj Deccy, Paula Curtis, Ishod and others will be sparking up the atmosphere with live music. Whether you’re a traditional camper or upper class ‘glamper’, head over to Our Vegan Weekend’s website for tickets.
Vegan beer fest – Saturday 14th July – 11am to 8pm
Hosted by Fat Gay Vegan, the popular London Vegan Beer Fest is returning for its 6th annual show, with a huge selection of vegan street food and refreshing plant-based beverages. Held in Hackney Downs Studios, the London event will welcome brewers from all over the UK, alongside avid vegan foodies. Early bird tickets are £5.
Stroud Summer Vegan Fair – 22nd July – 10am to 4pm
Following the success of the first Stroud Vegan Fair in January, the sparkling summertime event is back. With over 80 stalls, talks and demonstrations running throughout the day, there’s plenty to explore, taste and buy. Held in the Subscription Rooms, on Stroud’s George Street, the vegan festival includes not only hot and cold food, but cruelty-free clothing, accessories, craft, and health and beauty bits. Entry is £3, under 12’s is free.
Coventry Viva Vegan Festival – Saturday 4th August – 10:30am to 5pm
Held at the Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, the Viva! Vegan Festival will feature a selection of ethical gifts, clothing and cosmetics, alongside 80 vegan-friendly food stalls, an outdoor area brimming with food trucks and gazebos, and even a children’s bouncy castle! Tickets are only £3, and under 16s are free.
Vegan Nights – 2nd August
Proven popular with people of all ages, Vegan Nights has returned to London’s Old Truman Brewery. Bringing together amazing plant-based foodies such as the Arancini Brothers, Biff’s Wing Shack, Cupcakes and Shhht, Elusive Juice and more, the party-style atmosphere of Vegan Nights will guarantee that you have a great time and great food. Early bird tickets are available online for £5.
PlantBased Live – 8th and 9th September
In our humble opinion: the best vegan food event of the summer! The first ever PlantBased Live show will host over 150 exhibitors; amazing talks from experts across food, health and wellbeing; live kitchen demonstrations and a bountiful array of delicious plant-based food. Held at London’s famous ExCeL, tickets are available online or on the door, with options for a one day or two day pass, while children under 16 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.