New Jersey Vegan Events and Festival Info

Everyone is welcome at NJveg events:  vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious!  Our events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.

Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation.  If you’re not on our mailing list, you can sign up here.  If you use Google Calendars, add NJveg.org@gmail.com to see our events.

NJveg upcoming events:


Vegan Buffet, Meeting, and Skylands Fundraiser
Sunday March 1, Noon-2:30pm.
The Moth Coffeehouse, 42 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501

Join NJveg for our first (and brief!) annual meeting.  This will be a chance for us to share our ideas and visions for NJveg’s continued success in promoting a vegan lifestyle.  The Moth Coffeehouse (a vegetarian, vegan-friendly cafe) will be providing a vegan buffet!  Non-members are welcome, but cannot vote.

For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue!

  • menu includes dips, bruschetta, salad, mac & cheese (gf), beet burger sliders, Italian wedding cake, peanut butter fudge, coffee, and iced tea
  • free cookbook for at least the first 20 members purchasing tickets
  • contest (TBD) and door prizes
  • an opportunity for you to participate in determining future NJveg activities
  • a vote on NJveg trustees & officers, and on which animal sanctuaries or rescues for which to raise money

Don’t worry, this won’t be one of those long, boring meetings!  And did we mention a vegan buffet?

*** Tickets must be purchased by 2/25 and will not be sold at the door. ***
Get tickets here.  $25 (non-members $30), plus service fee.


Educational Outreach – Georgian Court University Wellness Expo
Saturday March 14, 11am-4pm
Casino Auditorium, 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We have enough volunteers for this event but need help with other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Educational Outreach – Mercer Green Fest
Saturday March 21, 11am-4pm
Rider University Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence, NJ 08701

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 4:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Members-only Vegan Potluck and Game Party
Saturday March 28, 5pm
Donna’s house (address to be provided), Jackson NJ 08527

Enjoy an early spring potluck and games!  The host is respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event, and that no shoes be worn in the house.

Space is very limited.  Please RSVP (required) by 3/22 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


5-course Gourmet Vegan Meal Catered by Lady and the Shallot
Sunday April 19, 1pm
Trenton Farmers Market, 960 Spruce St, Trenton, NJ  08648

This event is co-sponsored by NJveg and Vegan in NJ.  Lady and the Shallot is a completely vegan, gluten free, and nut free restaurant located inside the Trenton Farmers Market.  A 5-course gourmet meal is being put together by owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek.  Menu TBD.

Our 2 prior meals here in March & October 2019 were amazing and among the highlights of the year, and drew raves – including from one of our members, “The best meal I’ve ever had!”

Get tickets here.  NJveg members $40, non-members $48, plus service fee.

*** Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.
This will sell out (we’ve had to turn people away), so buy yours soon! ***

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to an animal rescue or sanctuary TBD.


Additional events planned or in the works (venue suggestions needed):

  • Vegan Potluck (with Vegan in NJ) in Neptune
  • Vegan Thali in East Windsor
  • Lunch at The Baklava Lady, Englishtown
  • Educational outreach – possibilities for spring 2020 are:
    • Red Bank Street Fair (Sunday 4/5, 11-5)
    • Hunterdon County Earth Day Festival (Saturday 4/18, 10:30-4)
    • Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair, Lincroft (Saturday 4/25, 10-3)
    • Raritan Street Fair (Saturday 5/9, 11-5)
    • Asbury Park Alive! (Saturday 5/16, 11-5)
    • Woodbridge Street Fair (Saturday 5/16, 1-5)
    • Metuchen Street Fair (Sunday 5/17, 11-5)
    • Jersey Pride Festival, Asbury Park (Sunday 6/7, 12-7)
    • Somerville Street Fair (Sunday 6/7, 11-5)
    • Bordentown City Green Fair (Saturday 6/13, 10-3)
    • Westfield Street Fair (Saturday 6/13, 11-5)
    • More, as dates are announced
  • Volunteer work days
  • Potlucks (and game parties)
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Catered gourmet vegan meals
    • Rowan College Burlington County Culinary Arts Center, Mt Holly (Fall 2020)
    • More, TBD
  • Historic tour/hike or walk/other activity and lunch/dinner
  • The first Trenton Vegan Fest!

Please let us know what you’re interested in.  Contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com  or  609-557-7077 (text/voice).


View our previous events here.

Below you will find our Facebook events calendar.

You may click on the events to RSVP.  We are sharing events all around the state of New Jersey.