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

A vegan woman enjoying her weekend in the sun!No matter where you are around Australia, there’s an awesome choice of exciting vegan events happening this weekend. There’s vegan cooking classes, music festivals, picnics and even a feast of sizzling Southern comfort food to enjoy!

Sydney vegans can partake in an empowering women’s leadership series; vegan parents in Melbourne can enjoy the opportunity to meet other plant-based families; whilst Tassie vegans can indulge in St Patrick’s Day festivities with a plant-based twist. Cheers to the freaking weekend!


QLD – Veganluck in the Park 

Macintosh Island Park features beautiful waterfalls, lakes and birdlife, whilst being conveniently located just near Surfers Paradise. This Saturday, come along to enjoy the great outdoors and join Veganluck in the Park! Bring a plate to share, meet fellow vegans and relax in a beautiful natural setting. Don’t forget to BYO recyclable utensils and a picnic rug!

Date: Saturday 17th March
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Macintosh Island Park, QLD
Info: Via website

New South Wales

NSW – Plant-Powered Women Leadership Conference Series

The Plant-Powered Women Leadership Conference is designed to equip vegan women with the confidence, knowledge, and motivation to create meaningful change in our world. The first of its kind in Australia, this Saturday’s event will introduce a number of inspiring vegan speakers. The event will also offer a delicious vegan lunch, with incredible networking opportunities!

Date: Saturday 17th March
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Venue: Karstens Sydney – 111 Harrington Street, Sydney NSW
Info: Via Facebook

NSW – Volunteering at Little Oak Sanctuary  

Little Oak Sanctuary is asking for volunteers throughout March, to assist with animal care and daily operations. Little Oak offers sanctuary to animals in need, whilst providing cruelty-free educational programs. If you can lend a hand to this worthy non-profit organisation, please contact 

Date: Sunday 18th March
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Little Oak Sanctuary – Braidwood NSW
Info: Via Facebook

NSW – Fermenting Vegetable Class 

Cornersmith Cafe (Marrickville) is hosting a hands-on workshop, designed to teach you everything there is to know about fermenting vegetables! Vegans and omni’s alike can develop an understanding of the history and health benefits attached to fermentation. You’ll also get the chance to make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, and fermented vegetables in a relaxed and hands-on environment.

Date: Sunday 18th March
Time: Fermenting 9:00am, Pickling and Chutney 2:00pm
Venue: Cornersmith Cafe – 314 Illawarra Road, Marrickville NSW
Info: Via website


VIC – Vegan Down South – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Enjoy a smokey, southern-fried home cooking vegan hoe-down, in celebration of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018! This event is boasts a smorgasbord of sizzling vegan foods, perfect to share. You can expect vegan fried ‘chicken’, red beans and rice, hot rolls and all the trimmings!

Date: Saturday 17th March
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm OR 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: THE B.EAST – 80 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Introduction to Plant-Based Living 

New to plant-based living, or have loved ones you’d like to share the lifestyle with? The Introduction to Plant-Based Living will offer valuable insights into the sustainable and natural ways to rejuvenate, revitalise, and detox your life. The workshop promises plenty to learn, and a smorgasbord of delicious vegan food to sample!

Date: Saturday 17th March
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: RawSatya – Windsor, Melbourne VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Animal Activist Collective – Weekly Outreach

If slaughterhouses had glass walls… As part of their weekly efforts, the Animal Activist Collective will be displaying Australian slaughterhouse footage to the public, in the hopes of evoking change. New and experienced activists alike are welcome to help educate the public by holding screens, signs, and engaging curious members of the public in conversation. Everyone is welcome to stay for dinner afterwards, too!

Date: Saturday 17th March
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Lord of The Fries – Swanston St, Melbourne VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Chocolates Galore! 

Join in a fun-filled class of making raw chocolate, just in time for Easter! RawLove will be sharing the secret to their most decadent, nutritious, and simple raw chocolate recipes. You’ll be able to prepare dairy, gluten, refined sugar free, vegan and paleo chocolates. Take home some delicious cruelty-free sweets, as the perfect Easter gift!

Date: Saturday 17th March
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: RawLove – 760 Hawthorn Road, Brighton East VIC
Info: Via website

VIC – Vegan Parents Australia Meet-Up

Looking to met some like-minded vegan parents? Vegan Parents Australia are hosting a meet-up in Melbourne to assist! This Sunday from 12 midday, join together for a picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens Rose Pavilion. Feel free to bring a vegan dish to share, and don’t forget your picnic blanket!

Date: Sunday 18th March
Time: 12:00pm
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens – Rose Pavilion – Melbourne VIC 
Info: Via Facebook

South Australia

SA – Lunch at Vegetarian Delight 

Adelaide Vegans are hosting another regular lunch, this time at Vegetarian Delight in the Southern Cross Arcade Food Hall. Adelaide Vegans bring vegans together for networking and social gatherings, and support new vegans in their journey! The group also welcomes vegetarians who are transitioning towards veganism.

Date: Sunday 18th March
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Vegetarian Delight – Southern Cross Arcade Food Hall, SA 
Info: Via website

SA – Dogapalooza 

Dogapalooza is celebrating its 5th Birthday on the lawns of Orphanage Park, with Australia’s first dog-friendly, blues and roots mini-music festival! The event is 100% volunteer run, with profits going towards animal rescue and advocacy organisations. There will be a vego BBQ, and guests are also welcome to BYO snacks and beverages.

Date: Sunday 18th March
Time: 10:30pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Goodwood Orphanage Park – Mitchell St, Adelaide SA
Info: Via Facebook


TAS – St Patrick’s Day Vegan Cooking

Prepare for some Irish fun this St Patrick’s Day, with vegan cooking lessons at Otis Beanery! Learn to prepare: Guinness stout pies, colcannon, lucky leprechaun spinach dip with shamrock chips, and Selkie green smoothies. The workshop includes hands-on learning, printed recipes of the dishes, and food to take home!

Date: Sunday 18th March
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Otis Beanery Kitchen, Moonah TAS
Info: Via website

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