Your roundup of the best vegan events this weekend: March 23 – 25

There's plenty of vegan-friendly events happening around Australia this weekend!Are you ready for an action-packed, vegan-friendly weekend complete with markets, festivals, cooking classes and BBQs? With so many events happening across Australia this weekend, there’s bound to be something you and your omni mates will enjoy!

Queensland

QLD – Vegan Twilight Markets – West End
The vegan twilight markets are back! Brissy vegans, prepare yourself for an evening of cruelty-free food, drinks and shopping. These markets have become so popular they recently switched from a monthly event to a fortnightly one. What better way to round-out your weekend than sampling vegan goods with your pals?

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Corner of Boundary Road and Russell Street, Brisbane QLD
Info: Via Facebook

QLD – Fox & Moon’s First Birthday – Rothwell
Brisbane’s first 100% vegan and cruelty-free tattoo studio is celebrating its first birthday this Sunday! Head down to the studio and enjoy vegan foods, market stalls, live music, and maybe even get yourself inked if you’re feeling it… The possibilities are endless!

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 9:00am
Venue: Fox & Moon – 7/727 Deception Bay Road, Rothwell QLD
Info: Via Facebook

New South Wales

NSW – Alive: Plant Based Festival – Gosford
This epic biannual event is back! Bring your picnic rug and enjoy the live music and good vibes at Alive festival. There’ll also be a range of vegan products on offer, from fresh produce to fashion and beauty. Entry is free and your furry friends are welcome!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Kibble Park – Mann Street, Gosford NSW
Info: Via Facebook

NSW – Plant Based Cooking Class – Byron Bay
Plant-based chef and health coach, Adam Guthrie, is hosting a day of practical learning to inspire your vegan journey. Adam will show you how to prepare delicious, healthy and convenient meals – whilst improving your health and healing your body. You’ll also have a chance to sample the delicious plant-based meals created!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Byron Bay
Info: Via website

NSW – Delightful Vegan Festival 2018 – Maroubra
Another biannual festival for NSW’s vegans is happening this weekend! Join skilled chefs and hundreds of volunteers for a fun-filled day to promote wellbeing and cruelty-free cuisine at the Delightful Vegan Festival. Food on offer will include vegan spring rolls, burgers, mac and cheese, carrot cake, and so much more!

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: AuGuang Maitreya Cultivation Centre – 1120 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW
Info: Via Facebook

Australian Capital Territory

ACT – Canberra Harvest Festival 2018 – Acton
Hosted at The Environment Centre, join the Harvest Festival for a day of organic food made from entirely local produce. Local producers will be showcasing their seasonal harvests, and community organisers will be conducting a free sustainable living workshop.

There will also be live music, a kids fruit and vegetable growing competition, and awesome prizes to be won! While this is not a solely vegan event it does promote local produce and sustainable living. Lucky Stars Sanctuary Inc are also hosting a meet and greet with two of their resident piggies, Moby and Babe!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Canberra Environment Centre – Corner of Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT
Info: Via Facebook

ACT – Brunch at Magic Kitchen – Canberra
Head on down to Magic Kitchen to connect with like-minded individuals who love good vegan food, art, music, and sustainable living. Magic Kitchen offers a delicious plant-based menu including crepes, cakes and beverages!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Canberra Magic Kitchen – 21 Gilruth Street, Canberra ACT
Info: Via Facebook

ACT – Vegan Sunday at the Fish Shack – Canberra
Vegan Sunday at the Fish Shack is back! Enjoy a smorgasbord of delicious vegan eats, with 10% of profits being donated to Canberra Animal Save (CAS). You can be assured that cross-contamination won’t be an issue as at The Fish Shack; precautions will be taken to ensure no animal products will be used.

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 11:00am – 7:30pm
Venue: The Fish Shack – 87/105 Petrie Plaza, Canberra ACT
Info: Via Facebook

Victoria

VIC – World Day to End Fishing – Melbourne
Melbourne Fish Save invites you to join World Day To End Fishing. Their aim is to raise awareness about the stark reality facing our oceans. By the year 2048, experts predict oceans will be void of most sea life. This awareness event will feature guest speaker Pete Singer, and an evening light-show with dancing and video installations. Join us to stand in solidarity for our oceans!

Date: Friday 23rd March
Time: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Vegan Sausage Sizzle – Fitzroy
Lamb Care Australia is hosting a vegan sausage sizzle to raise much-needed funds. The community group will soon receive its first orphaned lambs for the year, and require support to cover veterinary costs and ongoing care for these newborns. If you’re in the area, call into The Cruelty Free Shop in Fitzroy for a vegan sausage or two.

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: The Cruelty Free Shop – 124 Johnston Street, Fitzroy VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Vegan BBQ – Brunswick
Not near Fitzroy? Never fear, Paws of Love Animal Rescue and Paws of Love Cats and Kittens are also hosting a vegan BBQ to raise funds. Head on down to Bunnings in Brunswick to stock up on your DIY equipment, grab a vegetable sausage, and help out a worthy organisation!

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Bunnings – 415 Sydney Road, Brunsiwck VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – The BIG Easter Rally – Melbourne
Join Melbourne Cow Save and Melbourne Chicken Save in educating the public about how Easter food affects our animal friends. To be part of this family friendly event meet outside H&M at 12:00pm.

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Banquet at Power Plant – Templestowe
Power Plant, a much-loved vegan restaurant, will now be open for dinner! To celebrate their new evening dining service, Power Plant are hosting a 5-course banquet of vegan foods designed for sharing. Enjoy!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: Power Plant – Corner of James Street and Part Street, Templestowe VIC
Info: Via Facebook

VIC – Plant Based Cooking Class – Smiths Gully
The Beet Retreat are offering a 3-hour cooking class to teach you how to create vibrant, healthy vegan foods, from predominantly organic produce. Whether you’re just beginning your plant-based journey, or a veteran vegan, you’re sure to learn some expert tips from host Jan Saunders.

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: The Beet Retreat – 1/55 One Tree Hill Road, Smiths Gully VIC
Info: Via website

VIC – Raw Food Taster Workshop – Northcote
Want to learn how to make delicious raw treats? Rainbow Nourishment are hosting a taster workshop for people with little experience preparing raw food. Your hosts will explain the key ingredients and equipment needed, and demonstrate how to create a variety of raw meals. You’ll also receive an e-book with all the recipes, so you can prepare raw treats for your loved ones at home!

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Shook Iku – 120 High Street, Northcote VIC
Info: Via Facebook

South Australia

SA – Dominion Demonstration #2 – Adelaide
Join Animal Rights South Australia for their second demonstration promoting the release of Dominion. Dominion is an Australian documentary exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture. It features footage from hidden cameras, along with revealing drone shots. Animal Rights SA will provide signs, leaflets and other literature, so you can be a ‘silent’ participant or engage directly with the public.

Date: Friday 23rd March
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA
Info: Via Facebook

Western Australia

WA – EnviroFEST – Whiteman
Discover how to be more ‘green’ at EnviroFESt this weekend. Head along to Whiteman park for a fun, family-friendly day celebrating sustainable living and conservation. You’ll be able to browse a range of displays, participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, and purchase a range of sustainable and holistic products.

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Whiteman Park – Lord Street, Whiteman WA
Info: Via Facebook

WA – Tour of Greener Pastures Sanctuary – Waroona
Bring along fruit or vegetable donations (and your closed in shoes) to enjoy a morning tour of Greener Pastures Sanctuary. Learn about how this local organisation rescues and cares for animals, and meet the furry residents!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Greener Pastures – 33 Wealand Road, Waroona WA
Info: Via Facebook

WA – Raw Food Class – Australind
The Holistic Enthusiasts are hosting a raw food class! Your hosts will reveal how raw foods can heal your body, and explain how you can incorporate these ingredients into everyday life. All recipes are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free – along with being plant-based and vegan friendly!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Glenfield Drive, Australind WA
Info: Via Facebook

WA – Pot Luck in the Park – Perth
Grab a plate to share and head on down to Kings Park to meet some members of Perth’s vegan community. Plant Powered Perth are hosting a picnic in the park and they’d love to see you there!

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Kings Park – Fraser Avenue, Perth WA
Info: Via Facebook

WA – Vegan Raw feast – Dianella
Celebrate health and wellbeing at the Vegan Raw Food Fest! Receive information about how to prepare delicious raw foods and watch a short film about the benefits of plant-based foods. There will also be a lucky door prize to take home!

Date: Sunday 25th March
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Open Heart Wellness Centre – 6 Lynmouth Street, Dianella WA
Info: Via website

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