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.

Event Ideas Are Welcome!  Please send us your suggestions.

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.  We hope to see you in the near future!

NJveg upcoming events:


Socially Distanced, Masked Walk + Takeout #6
Saturday September 26, 1pm
Hillsborough/Montgomery & Somerville NJ

The sixth in this series will be at Sourland Mountain Preserve in Hillsborough & Montgomery (view park brochure).  Hikers will have a choice of a loop of ~5 miles that includes a moderately strenuous climb, or a shorter and easier loop of ~2 miles.  Afterward we’ll get takeout from Turf Surf & Earth in Somerville.  Rain date is Sunday September 27.  Appropriate social distancing and mask are required, limited to ~10 people.

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


Members-only Socially-Distanced Picnic in Raritan Township
Saturday October 3, 1pm

Arnie’s house (address to be provided), Flemington, NJ 08822

Join NJveg for a socially-distanced picnic!  Chairs will be available, but bring everything else you need — all food, drinks, place settings, and if desired, a small table.  The host is respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event, and that no shoes be worn in the house (this is an outdoor event, but there is an indoor bathroom).  Rain date is Sunday October 4.

Space is limited.  Please RSVP to NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice) by 10/1.


Socially Distanced, Masked Walk + Takeout #7
Saturday October 10, 1pm (tentative)
TBD, Monmouth County

The seventh in this series will be at TBD.  We’re looking for suggestions for both the hike or walk and restaurant.  Rain date is Sunday October 11.  Appropriate social distancing and mask are required, limited to ~10 people.

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


Online Meetup #4
Sunday October 18, 7pm

Another opportunity just to say hello, or chat for a while.  One topic for discussion:  favorite easy-to-make vegan recipes.  A Google Hangouts Meet link and dial-in info will be sent to all who RSVP.

Please RSVP to NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text).


Socially Distanced, Masked Walk + Takeout #8
Saturday October 24, 1pm (tentative)
Watchung Reservation, Union County and TBD (any suggestions?)

The eight in this series will be at the Watchung Reservation.  Hikers will have a choice of the ~11 mile perimeter trail, or a shorter distance to be decided by the participants.  Rain date is Sunday October 25.  Appropriate social distancing and mask are required, limited to ~10 people.

As of this hike, we’ll have covered all 8 counties in central NJ!

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


Socially Distanced, Masked Walk + Takeout #9
Saturday November 7, 1pm (tentative)
Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield (Burlington County) and Properly Fueled, Bordentown

The ninth in this series will be at the Crystal Lake Park.  We’ll plan on a hike of ~3-4 miles.  There are several steep trail segments, but hikers can opt out of these.  Rain date is Sunday November 8.  Appropriate social distancing and mask are required, limited to ~10 people.

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


Additional events planned or in the works, post-pandemic (venue suggestions needed):

  • Educational outreach (volunteers needed)
  • Volunteer work days
  • Meetups at vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants
  • Vegan potlucks (and game parties)
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Catered gourmet vegan meals
    • Rowan College Burlington County Culinary Arts Center, Mt Holly (TBD)
    • Lady and the Shallot, Trenton (TBD)
  • Historic tour/hike or walk/other activity and lunch/dinner
  • Speakers

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.