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:


Early Dinner at Veganized and Walk

Sunday July 21, 4pm
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join NJveg for an early dinner at New Jersey’s top-rated vegan restaurant, at their new and much larger location, followed by an optional walk in a local park!

Menu:  http://veganizedfoods.com/our-menu
Please RSVP (required) by July 19 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Early Dinner at Ocean Organics and activity TBD

Saturday August 3, 4pm
21 S Hope Chapel Rd, Jackson NJ 08527

Join NJveg for an early dinner at this vegan restaurant!  Any ideas for a nearby activity either before or after?  Please let us know what you’d be interested in!

Menu:  https://oceanorganicscafe.com/jackson.html

Please RSVP (required) by August 1 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Vegan Potluck in Kendall Park
Saturday August 24, 4-10pm (rain date 8/25)

(address to be provided), Kendall Park (South Brunswick), NJ  08824

Enjoy an outdoor potluck and games at Jonathan’s house!  This event is co-hosted by Vegan in NJ!  

Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/709367496184715, or to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


Outreach – Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest
Friday September 20 – Sunday September 22
Lower Columbia Park, 411 Plainfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ  07922

  • 9/20, 6pm-8pm:  Evening Yoga
  • 9/21, 10am-noon:  Health & Climate Focused Educational Panels (NJveg president Steve Fenster will be participating!) and Children’s Dance Session
  • 9/22, 1pm-3pm:  Vegan Cookoff
More event info here

Outreach – Trenton Pop-up Vegan Market

Saturday September 21 [date changed from 9/22], 11am-5pm
Trenton Social, 449 S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08611

Event info and tickets:  https://www.facebook.com/events/364730964236853

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 5:30pm).

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


Outreach – Hightstown Harvest Fair

Saturday October 12, 10am-4pm
N Main St (Rt 33), Hightstown, NJ 08520

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 9am) 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).


Outreach – A Vegan Weekend with Avenue: Sunday Market

Sunday October 20, noon-5pm
Avenue Le Club, 23 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Hosted by Vegan in NJ.  Event info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2351470438428495

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 11am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

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 Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck and Game Party in Flemington
(tentative) Saturday November 30, time TBD

(address to be provided), Flemington, NJ  08822

Enjoy a post-Thanksgiving potluck and games at Arnie’s house!

Space is limited.  Please RSVP by 11/24 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).  After 11/24, please contact us to see if space is still available.


Additional events planned (venue suggestions needed):

  • Additional educational outreach opportunities – possibly including Red Bank (Sunday 9/8), Bound Brook (Saturday 9/14), Somerset (Saturday 9/28), Cranford (Sunday 10/13)
  • Restaurant outings, including Cava (Bridgewater), Cafe Con Leche (Newtown, PA), Cafe Diem (Toms River).
  • Potlucks
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Volunteer work day
  • Gourmet vegan meals
  • Hike and lunch/picnic
  • Historic tour/other activity and lunch/dinner

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.