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!  We hope to be able to have outreach, volunteer days, and dining events in the relatively near future.  In the interim, please send us your suggestions for walks/hikes + takeout, online activities, and anything else.  Let us know what events you are interested in.  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 Walk + Dining – Middlesex County
Sunday July 25, 1pm

The 25th in our series will be a walk on the Middlesex Greenway (map) in Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge.  The trail is 3.5 miles one way.  (There are several options:  walk 7 miles roundtrip, walk for a while then turn back, or arrange a carpool to walk one way only.)  We’ll start at the Middlesex Ave, Metuchen end of the trail.  Dining at TBD – let us know your preference.  Rain (or excessive heat) date Saturday August 1.

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


Socially Distanced Hike/Walk + Dining
Saturday August 7 or Sunday August 8 (tentative), time TBD
Location TBD

The 26th in our series may be at one of your favorite trails or restaurants.  South Jersey anyone?  Let us know what you’re interested in!  Rain (or excessive heat) date TBD.

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


Socially Distanced Hike/Walk + Dining
Saturday August 21 or Sunday August 22 (tentative), time TBD
Location TBD

The 27th in our series may be at one of your favorite trails or restaurants.  North Jersey anyone?  Let us know what you’re interested in!  Rain (or excessive heat) date TBD.

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


Maurice River Cruise
Saturday August 28, 4pm
Millville, NJ 08332

Join us for a scenic 2-hour, 40-minute boat trip with Maurice River Cruises (29 Ware Ave, Millville, NJ 08332).  Captain Dave guarantees eagle sightings, and we’ll see osprey as well.  We’ll also view the Victorian waterfront houses in historic Mauricetown.

Optional pre-cruise dinner at Wildflower Earthly Vegan Fare (501 N High St, Village on High, Millville, NJ 08332) and/or after-cruise takeout from Vegans Are Us (636 E Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360).  

Only 18 seats available.  We expect this to sell out, so consider purchasing soon.  Until 7/26, tickets will only be available to NJveg members.  NJveg members $18, non-members $22 (+ processing fee).  Purchase tickets here.


Socially Distanced Hike/Walk + Dining
September TBD, time TBD
Location TBD

The 28th (and 29th, 30th, …) in our series may be at one of your favorite trails or restaurants.  Let us know what you’re interested in!  Rain (or excessive heat) date TBD.

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


Educational Outreach – Red Bank Street Fair
Sunday September 12, 11am-5pm
Red Bank, NJ 08822

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 preferred/voice).


Socially Distanced Picnic
Saturday September 25, 1pm
Raritan Township (Flemington), NJ 08822

Join NJveg for a socially-distanced picnic!  Rain (or excessive heat) date Sunday September 26.

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


Educational Outreach – Somerville Street Fair
Sunday October 3, 11am-5pm
Somerville, NJ 08876

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 preferred/voice).


(Tentative) Educational Outreach – Westfield Street Fair
Saturday October 9, 11am-5pm
Westfield, NJ 07090

Registration tentative pending enough volunteers.  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 preferred/voice).


Educational Outreach – Jersey Pride Celebration
Sunday October 10, Noon-7pm
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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 10:15am) and packing up (to about 7:30pm).

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


Additional Educational Outreach

NJveg is restarting our educational outreach!  We’re hoping to have a table at numerous events, and need volunteers.  Know of potential venues?  Please pass them on.

At these events, NJveg answers questions and provides free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (usually an hour before events) and packing up (to 30 minutes after events).

We can’t staff our tables without you, so please consider volunteering for one or more events.  Help NJveg spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health — to potentially hundreds of people at each event!  Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering.  We’ll look into signing up for events if we have the help.
 
If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).  Unable to volunteer?  Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us pay for event fees (which can run $90+), supplies, and literature (click the Donate button at NJveg.org).  Thank you!


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 – preferred/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.