Previously scheduled for April 5, 2020

Join us *date TBD* at the County of San Diego Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a FREE vegan party, celebrating the vegan lifestyle through food, drinks, goods, information and more! With free admission, this event is open and inviting for vegans and vegan-curious folks alike.

Please follow us on Instagram at @SDveganFest and Facebook at San Diego Vegan Festival to stay up on breaking news, vendor and speaking announcements, and joyful reminders.

Want to join us as a vendor? You can apply using our Festival Vendor Application. Our goal with this–and every–event is to offer a very affordable vendor fee to help our nonprofit cover fees associated with the venue, rentals, permits, etc. You may also be interested in our monthly event First Friday Night Market.

Thank you to our
wonderful sponsors!

Maya’s Cookies is a San Diego based, woman-owned vegan business serving up award winning cookies nationwide through mail-orders and at local farmer’s markets.
Plant Power Fast Food is an all-vegan fast food chain born out of San Diego serving award winning burgers and stealing hearts across southern California.
VEAUUX creates commercial imagery for brands driven to make an impact. Founded by a passion for visual storytelling and rooted in positive psychology, VEAUUX provides full-scale photo production and art direction — for the good of humankind.

If you would like to support this effort to bring a full-scale festival to San Diego, our nonprofit would be extremely grateful for your support. Donations can be made in several ways. Vegan in San Diego, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit; any donations made are tax deductible.


Plant Power Fast Food
By Rosaline
Chicago Not Dogs
Donna Jean
Double Batch Co
Eat Love
El Veganito
Flavors of East Africa
Garlic & Tahini Egyptian Kitchen
Harmless Eats
House of Bao
La Cocina Torres
Leo’s Kitchen
Mama’s Tamales & Pupusas
Nomad Eats
NoW Sushi
Pupusas Latin Food
Rafikiz Foodz
Sabor Piri-Piri
Stellar Cafe
The Brazilian Guys
Trilogy Sanctuary
Urban Remedy
Veg’n Out
Veggie Fam
…and more to be announced!

Maya’s Cookies
Cocobella Creamery
The Donuttery
Madre Churros & Cacao
Rawsome Delights
Snopel’s Bakeshop
SPLIT Bakehouse

Domaine Sante
Heartwork Coffee Bar
Kombucha Cares
Whalebird Kombucha
…and more to be announced!

North Coast Organics
Farm Animal Refuge
The Underground Faction
Vegan Power Co
Botko Foods
Compassonate Paws Jewelry
Earthwell Refill
Eco Chic Salon
Horseracing Wrongs
Inferno Farms Hot Sauce
Lick It Lollipops
The Loose Leaf
NoHo Candle Co
Sea Shepard Conservation Society
Seva Foods
Thistle + Cork


12:00PM — Effective Methods of Vegan Advocacy

  • Demetrius Bagley, Producer of Vegucated and Vegan Mashup
  • Mychael McNeeley, San Diego vegan activist
  • Rachel Hosler, San Diego vegan activist
  • MODERATOR: Carly Morales, founder of Vegan in San Diego

1:30PM — Thriving on a Vegan Diet

  • Matt Ruscigno, registered dietician
  • Dr. Raymond Berdugo, family care physician
  • Chris “CJ” Julian, San Diego vegan
  • Tracy Childs, PlantDiego
  • MODERATOR: Michelle May, Seva Foods

3:00 PM — Life as a Vegan Animal Rescuer

  • Jennifer Sale, Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary
  • Kohleun Adamson, San Diego House Rabbit Society
  • Jordan, co-founder of Farm Animal Refuge
  • MODERATOR: Matt, co-founder of Farm Animal Refuge


Maya’s Cookies
Plant Power Fast Food
North Coast Organics
Grossmont Center
Lightwork Projects