2022 Vegan Events + Festivals Across Canada


As we come into warmer weather, and slightly less restrictive measures, markets, festivals and exhibits are opening back up!

We’re happy to be adding to our Vegan Festivals and Events across Canada for 2022 as we get word! Keep checking back to see what’s coming to your area, and be sure to tell us about any we’ve missed!  


April 17th
Vegan Easter Brunch - Toronto
Come out in your Sunday Best and enjoy some Vegan food from Melanated Vegan's new cookbook!

May 7th
Vegan Street Market - Toronto
If it’s anything like previous years this will be a Vegan Street Market like no other! They’ll be bringing the very best Vegan vendors from across North America for two days, and admission is FREE!

June 4th + 5th
Planted Expo - Vancouver
Canada’s LARGEST plant-based event of the year! Over 200 Vegan edible and lifestyle businesses, all in one place! And a stage packed with insightful, informative and inspirational speakers from around the World! 

June 25th
Mississauga Vegfest 2022 - Mississauga

Mississauga Vegfest is the place for everyone from foodies, animal and earth lovers, to the health-conscious. All are welcome to explore the life of animal-free alternatives to benefit humans, animals and the environment!

June 30th
Vegan Crepes Dessert Event - Vancouver 
Meatless Meetup found a late night place that boasts the ONLY vegan crepes in the city! Join us for this evening dessert event. 

June 30th
Vancouver’s Vegan Night Market
- Vancouver
Canada’s first 100% plant-based night market will finally relaunch on Thursday nights from 6 pm to 10 pm this summer! A delicious vegan-food-fueled party where you can drink while you shop from local plant-based businesses. There will be a ton of brands to explore both inside and outside the newly revamped Waldorf Hotel.

July 14th
Vegan Pizza in the Park - Vancouver 
Hosted by Meatless Meet-up, this outdoor event is at Mount Pleasant Park where guests can enjoy Vegan Pizza with like-minded individuals!

July 17th 
Vegan Food Festival
-  Hamilton
A family-friendly day to discover powerful natural remedies and taste delicious plant-based food crafted by local community partners

July 28th 
Mediterranean Vegan Feast - Cooking Class - Port Moody
Looking for new vegan recipes? Chef Valentine will present delicious delicious and refreshing dishes inspired from the Mediterranean region

July 31st 
Toronto Black Vegan Fest - Toronto
A Vegan Fest of delicious African and Caribbean Foods! The 2nd Annual Toronto Black Vegan Festival is an opportunity for you to enjoy vegan meals and delicacies with unique African and Caribbean flavours. Skincare and other health products/services developed and sold by African/Caribbean entrepreneurs will also be available. 

August 6th
Vegandale - Toronto
North America’s Fastest Growing Vegan Festival. Expect an epic party with live music, contests, art installations, vegan clothing, merch, and over 100 food and drink vendors from across the continent! 

August 20th
Burlington Vegfest - Burlington
Burlington is having their very own VegFest - a celebration of Vegan food, Vegan businesses and Vegan culture. With a goal of inspiring our community to choose Vegan, Burlington VegFest brings together diverse vegan businesses, internationally recognized speakers, cooking demos and great music in a family-friendly event set on the backdrop of Lake Ontario. The free event is on Saturday August 20, 2022 from 10AM to 7PM at Burloak Waterfront Park. 

September 10th
Vegfest Calgary - Calgary
Vegfest 2022 will be an unforgettably fun-filled day with celebrations of all the wonderful things a vegan lifestyle has to offer, while also being respectful, inclusive, and kind to everyone.

October 2nd
The Vegan Fashion Show
- Toronto
This charitable event showcases vegan collections from multiple designers and brands on the catwalk. Also enjoy vegan vendors, musical guests, raffles, photo walls, and plant-based leather material displays. 

October 8th/9th
Montreal Vegan Fest
- Montreal 
Running October 8 and 9 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, is for anyone and everyone who wants to explore, taste, and learn more about being vegan. The festival will have local vendors on-hand to explain the advantages of choosing vegan as well as informative workshops on the vegan regime

November 5th
Vegan Marketing Success Stories - Book Signing
- Vancouver
Vancouver author Sandra Nomoto will sign copies of the world’s first vegan marketing book, Vegan Marketing Success Stories at Friend & Faux which is located under Vegan Supply in Chinatown.

November 5th
International Vegan Film Festival
- Ottawa
Presented by Wicked Kitchen, IVFF is featuring an in-person screening on November 5 and online screenings running from November 7-21. The in-person Ottawa screening will show two Feature films, “SLAY” and “Eating Our Way to Extinction,” in the afternoon and 13 short vegan-themed films in the evening. The evening session will also include the 2022 IVFF award announcements.

November 5th
Introduction to Raw Vegan - Cooking Class by Cozymeal™
- Toronto
Phenomenal food and incredible company await you at the chef's table! Join Cozymeal’s upcoming cooking class Join “Introduction to Raw Vegan” with Chef Angela for an intimate 2.5-hour culinary experience and 4-course meal.

November 6th
Plantbased Wonderland & Book Signing with Sandra Nomoto
- Squamish 
Come out and listen to Sandra Nomoto talk, sell and sign her upcoming book and get some tasty samples and some awesome plant-based goodies, food brands, and more! Sample Vegan Brands like RVegan Tour, Mindful Fud, This is Oome, Stormy's Rawnola, Kula Foods & Gusta Foods!

November 7th
Plant Based Desserts for the Holidays
- Abbotsford
Enjoy an evening sampling and learning to make some deliciously satisfying, plant-based desserts, while sipping on herbal teas and alternative hot drinks. Try all the new, sweet treats from our Families' Favourite Recipe Collection and learn how easy it is to make them - just in time for the Christmas Season! Bring a group of friends or family, and of course your sweet tooth!

November 9th
Vegan Vietnamese Dinner on The Drive - Vancouver
The 2nd meetup at Viet Family back by popular demand! At this new restaurant on Commercial Drive, tables of 4 will enjoy all Vegan versions of: veggie roll, fried dumplings, wok fried brussel sprouts, bu sai gon, beef pho, curry laksa, lemongrass chicken & dessert! 

November 20th 
A Vegan Egyptian Experience
- Edmonton
SIYEG is more than a cooking class; it’s community building, it’s female empowerment, and of course.... amazing food! Included in your ticket is a 3 hour event where you will participate in hands on cooking guided by your instructor, a full recipe package of all dishes prepared during your experience, a full meal enjoyed as a group at the end of the session and stories and insights shared by the instructor about her culture and the heritage of her food!

November 20th
Nooch- Benefit Dinner
- Windsor
A beautiful 4 course vegan meal consisting of  soup, salad, lasagna, cheesecake & wine! All proceeds will go directly to support the animals at Charlotte's Freedom Farm!

November 20th
A Very Merry Market - Toronto
A Vegan-friendly market, perfect for all your holiday shopping! Featuring local artists and artisans who make sustainable and earth-friendly gifts. Come hungry and pick up delicious food including vegan croissants, pies, baked goods, cookies and Mexican traditional foods. Tickets are $5 (kids under 12 are free) with all proceeds going to Animal Justice, whose team of compassionate lawyers and advocates fight for stronger legal protections for animals. 

November 23rd
Vegan Chinese Dinner
- Vancouver
Join Sun Bo Kong as they offer a delicious Vegan Chinese Dinner consisting of 2 appetizers and 8 entrees! Only $20 cash per diner, including tax & tip!

November 26th
Handmade Vegan Market
- Winnipeg
An all ages, free, mini plant based pop up in a lovely Brewery in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. Raffles in support of local charities, 20 artisans and lots of beer on tap!

November 26th 
The Vegan Little Christmas Market
- Edmonton
Let's support small businesses this holiday season! This event is vegan & eco-friendly - nothing made from animals or their by-products and all packaging is compostable! Proceeds will be donated to FARRM Farm Animal Rescue and Rehoming Movement.

December 6th
Holiday Cooking Class - Plantbase Classics
- Moncton
During this class, we’ll cover the importance of dealing with food intolerances, the benefits of a vegan and gluten-free diet, as well as meat-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free alternatives for all the Holiday classics dishes you might encounter! Aside from enjoying a class with like-minded people you’ll also get to enjoy a full meal at the end of the class, lots of leftovers to bring home, and a hand-out of the recipes we made that evening.

December 7th
Vegan Mexican Dinner
- Vancouver
Sazon is excited to introduce their new plant based menu, and we’re excited for the opportunity to eat Vegan Mexican food! DETAILS TBA. Tickers are $28 Cash, including tax and tip.

December 9th
Plantbased Holiday Canapes & Finger Foods
- North Vancouver
Request Vegan for this hands-on cooking class that gives you a good foundation in creating different canapes for your holiday entertaining. We will learn to work with pastry, cold canapes, fried canape, make quick breads and cold spreads. This class includes ingredients and instructions to prepare six different canapes. Lots of techniques to learn and food to taste.

December 11th
1st. Annual Toronto Black Vegan Holiday Market
- Toronto 
Enjoy festive vegan meals and delicacies with unique African and Caribbean flavours. Ranging from vegan versions of seasonal African/Caribbean ethnic foods and drinks, to new holiday creations that give North American fruits and vegetables an African/Caribbean twist of taste and texture. Cruelty-free skin care and plant-based health and wellness items developed and sold by African/Caribbean entrepreneurs will also be available. All ages welcome! 

December 15th
The Vegan Night Market - Holiday Party
- Vancouver
Vancouver's second annual Vegan Night Market-Holiday Edition at the infamous Waldorf Hotel turns outside into a winter veganland playground. 30+ plant based vendors featuring food, skincare, clothing, and more! Live DJ’s, zero waste wrapping, seasonal drinks and hot chocolates by bonfire! By donation of $5 or canned goods/clothing/pet food/toiletries for WISH Drop-In Centre Society. Outside: All ages. Inside: 19+

December 16th
Toronto Vegan Drinks - Toronto
Vegan Drinks is a social event for those interested in making new friends and meeting like-minded people. You don’t have to be Vegan to come, but only vegan food & drink are available. 7pm-10pm. 

December 17th
Plant-based Wonderland @ XMarket Rideau (The Bay)
- Ottawa
Come out to some tasty samples and some awesome plant-based goodies, food brands, and more!

December 20th
Plant Based Spanish Tapa’s cooking class
- Toronto
Learn to make authentic Spanish tapas—bite-sized dishes—in this interactive cooking class with Chef Mike. Each dish will be made with wholesome, plant-based ingredients. Guests are welcome to bring wine/beer to enjoy with the class.


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