Your roundup of the best vegan events this weekend: March 9 – 11

Vegan Australians can enjoy a range of events this weekendFundraisers, marches, carnivals, and even a vegan sausage sizzle at Bunnings! This weekend is jam-packed full of vegan adventures. We’ve rounded up the top vegan-friendly events to get you sorted for the weekend, (or long weekend if you’re living in Tasmania and Victoria!)

Queensland

QLD – BLUE The Documentary

BLUE The Documentary will be screening this Friday, at The Green Edge vegan grocer. Presented by the crew from Apex Harmony Campaign and Sea Shepherd, in conjunction with The Green Edge, this will be an evening to educate and inspire.

BLUE is described as ‘the story our generation needs to hear’.  BLUE depicts the true story of how industrial fishing and pollution is wreaking havoc on our oceans. Join the Sea Shepherd crew for a post-screening conversation about the individual and social changes we can each make, to protect the ocean and its wildlife.

Date: Friday 9th March
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: The Green Edge – Shop 2b 229 Lutwytche Road, Windsor QLD
Info: Via Facebook

QLD – Women Against Dairy Memorial Rally 

In honour of International Women’s Day, Coast to Coast Animal Friends are marching against the dairy industry. On Saturday, the team will be marching to bring attention to the plight of female dairy cows, the most oppressed females within the animal kingdom.

Come along and support ‘our sisters from another species’. Women are asked to wear WHITE for the march and there will be t-shirts available at the event. Men are also encouraged to support the march by wearing a BLUE shirt.

Date: Saturday 10th March
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm
Venue: E.E McCormick Place – Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 
Info: Via Facebook

QLD – Vegan Day Out in Brisbane

Cheap vegan eats, discounts and freebies… What more could Brisbane’s plant-based community ask for? The Vegan Day Out will be hosted this weekend, March 10th – 11th right across the country.

This will be an action-packed weekend, with local cafes and businesses in South Brisbane slashing prices, giving away delicious samples and offering special vegan menus.

Collect your map from the Cruelty Free Shop and enjoy all your favourite vegan treats at crazy good prices! With deals this good, why not bring your omni mates and show em’ what being vegan is all about?

Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 
Time: 9:00am Saturday & 10:00am Sunday
Venue: South Brisbane QLD 
Info: Via Facebook

New South Wales

NSW – Vegan Burger Night 

The Pure Melt Chocolate Lounge is hosting Mullumbimby’s first and only 100% vegan burger joint! Serving up delicious, organic, cruelty free, gluten free, and locally sourced burgers from 5:30pm, this event is an awesome way to kick-start the weekend.

Get the gang together and indulge in burgers that will have your omni mates saying, ‘I can’t believe this is vegan!’

Biome Eco Stores - Zero Waste, Toxin Free, Ethical Choices

Date: Friday 9th March
Time: From 5:30pm
Venue: Pure Melt Chocolate Lounge – 53 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby NSW
Info: Via Facebook

NSW – Vegan Day Out in Sydney 

For one weekend only, treat yourself to delicious vegan eats, discounts, and freebies! Collect your map from the Cruelty Free Shop and enjoy your weekend-long celebration of everything vegan!

Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March
Time: 9:00am Saturday & 10:00am Sunday
Venue: Glebe, Sydney NSW 
Info: Via Facebook

NSW – Vegan Carnival 

Expect South American dishes, live Brazilian music and latin dance hits at this fun-filled Vegan Carnival! Head on down to Anahata Massage and Wellbeing for some delicious South American cuisine made 100% plant-based. Meals will be fully vegan and chemical free, with some gluten free options too.

Date: Saturday 10th March
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Anahata Massage & Wellbeing – 117 Foveaux Street, Surrey Hills NSW
Info: Via Facebook

Australian Capital Territory

ACT – Plant Based Diets 

Want to reduce your risk of lifestyle disease, lower inflammation, achieve a healthier weight, and support the environment? If you’ve answered ‘Y’es’, this is the event for you!

Hosted by Linda Smilie, an accredited practising dietitian, Plant Based Diets will discuss the significant benefits of plant-based nutrition. We’ll look at the advantages both for our health and the planet.

Whether you’re just starting a plant-based journey, or you’re a veteran vegan who wants to ensure your nutritional needs are met, Linda will have the insights you’re looking for.

Date: Friday 9th March
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: Weston Creek Community Centre – Meeting Room 1, Parkison Street, Weston ACT
Info: Via website

ACT – Vegan Day Out in Canberra

Enjoy vegan discounts, freebies, and samples from some local cafes in Braddon. Pick up your map from the Cruelty Free Shop and enjoy a weekend of delicious vegan goodness!

Animal Liberation ACT will also be hosting their first bake sale, in conjunction with the Vegan Day Out. Located just outside the Cruelty Free Shop, you can buy delicious vegan baked goods, and help raise much-needed funds for animal advocacy.

Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March
Time: 9:00am Saturday & 10:00am Sunday
Venue: The Cruelty Free Shop – 3/24 Mort Street, Braddon, ACT
Info: Via Facebook

South Australia

SA – Cube of Truth 

This weekend, Anonymous for the Voiceless will be holding another Cube of Truth demonstration. This will be a peaceful and static demonstration, similar to an art installation or performance.

The demonstration aims to trigger curiosity and public interest, with the goal of ultimately leading bystanders towards veganism. Demonstrators use a combination of standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversation, and provide signs and other outreach literature.

Date: Friday 9th March & Saturday 10th March
Time: Friday 6:00pm & Saturday 11:30am
Venue: The Pigs at Rundle Mall (Friday) & David Jones at Rundle Mall (Saturday)
Info: Via Facebook

SA – March Long Weekend at the Garden of Unearthly Delights 

Join Adelaide Vegan Connections at the Garden of Unearthly Delights this Sunday! This outdoor event is sure to offer lively conversation and activity; with drinks, dinner and live entertainment.

Date: Sunday 11th March
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Rundle Park, SA
Info: Via Facebook

Victoria

VIC – Dinner and Table Games 

For just $10, you can buy you a fun-filled evening of vegan food, drinks and table games at the Alchemist’s Refuge. Test your board game and card skills, with the opportunity to mingle with fellow vegans. Dinner orders from nearby restaurants can be arranged, so come along for an evening of non-competitive fun!

Date: Friday 9th March
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: The Alchemist’s Refuge – 328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC
Info: Via website

VIC – Vegan Day Out in Melbourne

Grab your map of local cafes and businesses in Fitzroy offering cheap vegan food, discount and freebies from the Cruelty Free Shop. The Vegan Day Out in Melbourne forms part of a larger event series, happening right around Australia this weekend!

Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March
Time: 9:00am Saturday & 10:00am Sunday
Venue: The Cruelty Free Shop – 124 Johnston Street, Fitzroy VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC –  Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Weekend warriors of Victoria rejoice! What has long been considered an Aussie weekend tradition can now be enjoyed without animal cruelty.

Thanks to the Animal Justice Party, Colac Bunnings will be hosting their first vegan sausage sizzle! Raffle tickets will also be on offer throughout the day, with the winner announced at 4pm.

Date: Saturday 10th March
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Colac Bunnings – 130 Bromfield Street, Colac VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Bein’ Green in Bendigo Festival 

The Labor Day long weekend offers the perfect opportunity for discovery in Bendigo. Enjoy Bendigo like a local with guided tours hosted by Bendigo Greens. This weekend’s itinerary also includes an art auction, bush walking, bike riding, a vegan cooking lesson and a plant-based feast!

Date: Saturday 10th – Monday 12th March
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Bendigo, VIC
Info: Via website

Tasmania

TAS – Cube of Truth

Anonymous for the Voiceless will be holding a Cube of Truth demonstration in Hobart again this weekend. Featuring animal exploitation footage, conversation, masks, signs, and outreach literature; the aim is to generate awareness and lead the public towards veganism.

Date: Saturday 10th March
Time: 10:30am
Venue: Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart TAS 

Info: Via Facebook

Western Australia

WA – Vegan Fundraiser, Sizzle and Bake Sale 

Perth Chihuahua Rescue is hosting a cruelty-free fundraiser at My Pet Warehouse this Sunday. All proceeds raised will go towards paying veterinary bills for rescue dogs. Vegan cakes, slices, and exclusive ‘Honey’s Bakehouse’ jam doughnuts will be on offer from 11am!

Date: Sunday 11th March
Time: 11:00am
Venue: My Pet Warehouse – 59 Forbisher St, Perth WA
Info: Via Facebook

Know of any upcoming vegan events? Fill us in on the details! Contact hello@vegannews.com.au or enter a submission online.

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