8 vegan fiestas dishing up this year

Various, UK

Being vegan is still a big dill with brilliant events lined up for spring and summer says Atreya Mukerjee

April 20, 2024

Despite what recent headlines say, the UK’s vegan community is thriving. We've hand-plucked eight tasty events and venues across the country. Our smorgasbord of experiences will tickle your taste buds and cultivate your commitment to a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. Avo good time at these plant-powered shindigs! 🥑

Swansea Vegan Winter Fair

4th February 2024  

Swansea is all set to host its first ever vegan winter fair and you’ve got all the right reasons to check this out. Whether you're already embracing a plant-based lifestyle or are intrigued by the reasons behind its rising popularity, the fair will feature a diverse selection of vendors. These include products such as plant-based food and beverages, eco-friendly household products, cruelty-free cosmetics, and handcrafted items. Psst, the entry is free!  

York Vegan Festival

​​17th February 2024

Get ready to try some fresh Vegan Vfish n Chips, mouth-watering vegan Middle-Eastern wraps, sandwiches and burgers, and be spoilt for choice deciding between the array of sweet indulgences all under one roof. Now, that’s just a little teaser, there’s plenty more in store at the upcoming York Vegan Festival. We’re talking cheese, crafts, candles, charity merchandise, clothing, and free samples.

Leicester Vegan Festival

2nd March 2024  

Back for its 6th year, the annual Leicester Vegan Festival is set to hoist the greenest of green flags in the heart of the city. With 70+ stalls, including a huge selection of cooked and raw foods, pies, cakes, chocolates, sandwiches and salads, this all-day festival is going to be a delightful experience. You will also find beauty and skincare products, candles, cheeses, jewellery, crafts, and healthy treats, along with lots of free samples. In addition to the culinary delights, the Leicester Vegan Festival typically hosts engaging talks, workshops, and live demonstrations on various aspects of veganism, health, and sustainability.

Scottish Vegan Festival

7th April 2024  

The Scottish Vegan Festival will bring together seasoned vegans, those curious about plant-based living, and those interested in a sustainable lifestyle at an all-new venue in Edinburgh. Food stalls, informative sessions by experts, and demos, this festival is packed with the a to z of the vegan world. Hot and cold food, cosmetics, campaigns, and plenty of volunteering opportunities. The highlight of this festival is that all profits will be donated to Farplace Animal Rescue - a no-kill animal sanctuary.

Reading Vegan Fiesta

20th April 2024

The annual Reading Vegan Fiesta needs a space in your spring bucket list for all the hot vegan savouries, artisanal stalls, and gourmet delicacies that they’re bringing to you. Envision yourself in that perfect colourful breezy attire under the bright blue sky listening to some live musical gigs whilst you cater to your gluttony vegan desires.

Plymouth Vegan Market

27th April 2024  

Lush green grass for you to sit on, socialise, and get all those beautiful shots for the gram whilst enjoying a vegan fair like never before. The Plymouth Vegan Market is gearing up to showcase the best vegan brands and businesses. Treat yourself to vegan street food from around the world and then browse through a handpicked selection of zero-waste household products, cruelty-free skincare and ethical fashion brands. Remember to save some space for sweet bakes and cheese.

North Wales Vegan Festival

15th June 2024

Thinking of planning a perfect summer outing? The North Wales Vegan Festival promises a whopping 60+ delectable food stalls, global food caterers along with exciting and inspirational talks and workshops running throughout the day. From cakes to clothing, skincare and beauty to juices and smoothies, expect to spend an entire day exploring a variety of delicious and cruelty-free dishes. We also hear they’ll have amazing cruelty-free products, many of which you won’t even find in supermarkets.

Bicester Vegan Campout

26-29 July 2024

A weekend of camping, camaraderie, and celebration of the plant-based lifestyle, the world’s largest vegan camping festival is returning for its 7th year. Known for its inclusive atmosphere, attracting vegans from all walks of life, you’re in for a relaxing camping experience with some great live entertainment, workshops, vegan food markets, and plenty of networking opportunities with like-minded individuals. 2024’s entertainment line-up includes comedians Lee Mack and Simon Amstell, musicians Kate Nash and Macka B, drag artist Bimini, and broadcaster Chris Packham.