Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival


A super fun, plant-based festival on the Jersey Shore

When: Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14

The Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival is a three-day festival right on the boardwalk Atlantic City. The event features a Vegan Food Truck Festival, a Sports & Fitness Expo, a 5K on the boardwalk, a gigantic vegan food festival inside the hotel, as well as an after party and Sunday brunch. Past speakers have included RZA, ultra-runner Scott Jurek, a panel on food justice with Bryant Terry. The 2019 event features a podcast festival sponsored by Ming Chen and a Shared Universe Podcast Studio.

Atlantic City Vegan Fashion Show
Sustainable & eco-friendly fashions

Boardwalk Run & Plant-Based Sports & Fitness Expo
July 12 Sports & Fitness Expo, Boardwalk Run Packet Pick-up
July 13 AC Vegan Food Festival Boardwalk Run
Sponsors: The Peanut Principle

The Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival Boardwalk Run 5K features an amazing spread of gourmet vegan food for runners at the finish line and a unique route along the Jersey Shore on the world’s most famous boardwalk.

Atlantic City Vegan Food Fest Boozy Brunch
Follow Your Heart Vegan Brunch, 11-2

Sponsored by Follow Your Heart, Roots Hummus, Health-Ade Kombucha, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, the Peanut Principle and Root Nine Baking Co.

Atlantic City Vegan Food Truck Festival
Friday, July 12 from 2pm to 10pm
Sponsors: The Showboat Hotel

The first ever vegan food truck festival returns to the Atlantic City boardwalk for the second year. 20+ food trucks serving vegan food, featuring live music, fire eating and fun weirdness that can happen only in Atlantic City. This festival is combined with the packet-up for the AC Vegan Food Festival Boardwalk Run and also plant-based sports & fitness expo.

AC Vegan Food Festival Podcast Festival
Saturday, July 13
Features local and national podcasters, athletes, activists, environmentalists and business leaders from the vegan and plant-based community.
Sponsors: A Shared Universe Podcast Studio

AC Vegan Food Festival
Saturday, July 13 from 11am to 6pm
Sponsors: The Showboat Hotel

The main event, featuring 150+ vegan & plant-based food vendors serving up the best vegan food on the East Coast.

AC Vegan Food Festival After Party
Saturday, July 13 from 9pm to 12 midnight
Live music, fancy drinks and good times.

Atlantic City Vegan Food Fest Boozy Brunch
Sunday, July 14 from 11am to 2pm

Sponsors: Follow Your Heart, Roots Hummus, Health-Ade Kombucha, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, the Peanut Principle and Root Nine Baking Co.


Event Schedule

Friday, July 12th
2pm-10pm: Vegan Food Truck Festival (members and volunteers get in at 1pm)
2pm: Vegan Sports and Fitness Expo (members and volunteers get in at 1pm)
- Packet picket up for Saturday's 5k on the boardwalk

Saturday, July 13th
7:30am: Boardwalk 5k
11am: Vegan Food Festival Begins! (members and volunteers get in at 10am)
12pm: Vegan Speed Dating, Hetero Session
12pm: Live Podcast: The Bearded Vegans
1pm: Vegan Speed Friending
1pm: Live Podcast: VeganzDaHood
2pm: Vegan Fashion Show
3pm: Vegan Speed Dating, LGBTQ Session
3pm: Live Podcast: Ari Solomon (members and volunteers get in at 10am)
4pm: Vegan Speed Dating, Hetero Session
4pm: Live Podcast: Panel Discussion, Vegan and Trans: Navigating and Creating space, Visibility and Support in the Movement
5pm: Vegan Fashion Show
5:30pm: Harley Quinn Smith, keynote speaker
8pm: Vegan After Party at the Spirit Bar (members and volunteers get in free)

Sunday, July 14th
Outside on the sandlot next to The Showboat Hotel The Showboat on the Boardwalk

7:30am: Dog Walk
11am: Vegan Brunch!

Events in Red: In the Red Room on the Expo Floor (back by where the live music is)
Events in Blue: In the Carousel Room (directly across the hall from the main expo floor)
Events in Green: On the Main Expo Floor
Events in Purple: Outside on the sandlot next to The Showboat Hotel
Events in Orange: Outside the Showboat On the Boardwalk
Events in Pink: In the Hotel Lobby