Vegetarian Events and Celebrations

Veggie Events Around the World

Vegetarian Events, Festivals and Celebrations around the world! Click on the logo to visit the sponsor’s home page. Click on the arrow at the right of each box to learn more. If you know of some we missed, just send the link to Enjoy!

Great American Meatout – March 20 The Great American Meatout is the world’s largest and oldest annual grassroots diet education campaign. Every spring, thousands of Meatout supporters educate their communities and ask their friends, families, and neighbors to pledge to “kick the meat habit (at least for a day) and explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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April – New York City Vegetarian Food Festival Early April – just started in 2011. 2012 was great so we sure hope it will continue to be annual!


April 22 – Earth Day Some will remember the original Earth Day on the March equinox decades ago. Many celebrations are moving to an Earth MONTH in April, which is even better! Dare we hope for taking care of Mother Earth year round?!


April 21-29 and more – Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Raise money for your cause by promoting delicious, cruelty-free food! Register at this site and get helpful promo info.


Veg Week UK 2013





Last week of May – Vegetarian Week UK National Vegetarian Week in the United Kingdom is the last week of May annually. Visit them at


Hug A Vegan Day





End of September – Hug A Vegan Day PETA2 sponsors Hug-A-Vegan Day. Until 2013 it was Hug-A-Vegetarian Day and lots of colorful tshirt designs were available. Veganism is more in keeping with their mission. Learn more by clicking the logo.


World Vegetarian Day






October 1 – World Vegetarian Day North American Vegetarian Society’s kickoff of Vegetarian Awareness Month. Click on the logo to visit their site.


October Unprocessed 2013








October UnProcessed Thanks to Andrew Wilder of for starting this challenge in 2010. Learn about eating unprocessed food for the month of October. Click on the picture to sign up!


IVU World Veg Congress 2013







October 4-6 – IVU World Vegfest The 41st Congress of the International Vegetarian Union meets in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013. Location varies around the world. Click on the logo to learn more about their work.


Food Day

October 24 is Food Day in the United States Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy,
affordable, and sustainable food. Click on the logo and enter your zip code to find area activities from biking, 5Ks, lectures, workshops, markets and more!


End of October – Central Florida VegFest Central Florida’s huge vegfest in Orlando is usually the last Saturday in May. Click on the logo to visit their site.