Over the last two decades, interest in plant-based diets has been on the rise. Take a peek at the menus of the hottest new restaurants or assess your social circle, and it’s clear — there’s been a significant increase in the number of people who identify as vegan or vegetarian.
As plant-based diets become more popular, the community seeks more ways to connect, discover new things, and further educate the world about going meat-free. Since the earliest vegetarian festivals in the ‘80s and ‘90s, more continue to pop up in cities worldwide. With tons of talks, performances, activities, and vendor stalls, these festivals are fun for people on any diet.
Here are nine annual vegan festivals that are worth checking out if you’re interested in plant-based lifestyles.