Top 25 Reasons to Get Your VegFest Tickets Today
1) Our Best Location Ever
2) The largest "Green" Building in MI
3) Fabulous Food Court
4) Enjoy the Detroit River Walk
5) One of a Kind Vegan Shopping
6) 10 Presentations to Choose From
7) Humane Society Huron Valley KidZone
8) Exciting New Vendors
9) Tons of Free Samples
10) Talk to Dr. Michael Greger
11) Three Delightful Cooking Demos
12) Additional Auditorium Seating
13) Dr. Kahn and Marc Ramirez
14) Pistons Legend, John Salley
15) Really Nice Bathrooms
16) Safe and Secure Parking Onsite
17) Take People Mover and Park for Free
18) Beautiful Views of Downtown
19) The Michigan Humane Society
20) Barn Sanctuary's Dan McKernan
21) Healthy Bowls and Smoothies
22) Comfort Foods and Desserts
23) See Old friends & Make New Ones
24) The Grand Ballroom is Gorgeous!
Plus, the Detroit Free Press has listed VegFest as one of the
Nour Danno
Health Coach & Author
Amelia Hughes
Michigan Humane Society
Quiana Broden
 Cooking With Que
Dr. Joel Kahn
Cardiologist & Author
Dan McKernan
Barn Sanctuary
50 Restaurants in the Food Court, Shopping, Nonprofits
Grand Riverview Ballroom, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 10:30am - 5pm
Enjoy New Vendors + All Your Favorites!
We're so excited to welcome a dozen new vendors to VegFest this year, including; Detroit Vegan Soul, Good Cakes and Bakes, Green Leaf Getaways, Holy Oats Granola, Iteration Squared, Karma Spices, North Coast Organics, Plum Health DPC, Squash the Beef, Taste of Ethiopia, Unburger Grill, and Water & Wheat Vegan Meats!
Please Support our VegFest Sponsors
Radical Plants is vegan specialty foods company started by Melissa Heath, a six-year vegan, and her childhood friend, Lynn Shippey, who is making great strides toward her vegan goal! With both of their kids and Melissa’s husband, Wes, this team has been working to provide healthy, affordable snacks that are so delicious even carnivores love them. Radical Plants launched with Superdip, a plant-based, gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free dip that has no sugar, no preservatives and is made with non-GMO soy. Superdip comes in 3 flavors: Basil Alfredo, Chipotle Lime and Better Than Ranch. 

Quiana "Que" Broden is a renowned vegan food blogger that has 15 years of experience in the food service and entertainment industries as a personal chef and food connoisseur, respectively. Her mission is to teach people how to EAT TO LIVE by introducing more plant-based meals into everyday lives. The Kitchen by Cooking With Que cafe opened last year at 6529 Woodward Ave. in Detroit and is open for lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11am-2pm and features a Friday evening "community wind down" from 4pm-8pm.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, March 1 @ 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, March 5 @ 6:30pm-8pm

Sunday, March 15 @ 2pm-4pm

Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30pm-8pm

Friday, March 20 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sunday, March 22 @ 2pm
St. Patty's Vegan Buffet
Sunday, March 22,
The Old Shillelagh
349 Monroe St., Detroit
Join VegMichigan for a special Metro Detroit Meetup with our friends at The Old Shillelagh to enjoy an all-vegan St. Patty's lunch buffet on Sunday, March 22 at 2pm. Cost is $15 per person, payable at the event, menu includes: 

  • House Salad with Vegan Thousand Island and Italian Dressings
  • Rolls with Vegan Spread
  • Root Vegetable Stew
  • Vegan Shepard's Pie
  • Vegan Fish and Chips
  • Vegan Bread Pudding
You must RSVP on the VegMichigan Metro Detroit Meetup Page. We look forward to seeing you there!
Continued Success Spreading the Plant-Based Message
Last month, VegMichigan hosted three Plant-Based 101 presentations in Shelby Township, Trenton, and Southfield. Attendees enjoyed free vegan food samplings from Unburger Grill and the presentations were very well-received with more than 75% saying they would move toward a plant-based diet.

VegMichigan has a lineup of amazing speakers available to give presentations on the myriad benefits of a plant-based diet and can tailor the focus of the presentation to your needs. If you're interested in bringing a presentation to your workplace or to a community center or library in your area, email .

In addition to our free and low-cost presentations, VegMichigan sets up plant-based learning displays at different libraries around Michigan every month. Check our online calendar for details on upcoming displays and events.
Shifting Away from Traditions That Cause Harm
Sometimes we can be frustrated by the lack of empathy and progress we see among those we're closest to or the stereotype of vegans that persists . But a recent article in Psychology Today reminds us that by empathizing with the reasons people hold on to their traditions and cultural customs so closely, including eating animals, we can become a more compassionate society. 
Joaquin Phoenix Uses Oscar Speech to Promote Compassion
In a surprise Oscar acceptance speech last month for his award for Best Actor for playing the lead in Joker , Joaquin Phoenix talked about our disconnect from the natural world and likened the use of cows for their milk to all injustices. He used his platform on national television to implore humans to refrain from our "egocentric worldview" by considering the environment, and all sentient beings, and being a voice for "the voiceless." Watch his speech here .
The very next day, Joaquin Phoenix partnered with Farm Sanctuary to save a cow and her newborn baby from slaughter. Watch the heartwarming video here . For more information on the link between dairy cows and the beef industry, check out this article in The Washington Post .
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VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization focused on promoting the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a vegan diet. We work to educate the public by offering a wide range of activities for learning and socializing