With the warmer months starting to make hints of appearances, the Adelaide atmosphere always takes a subtle but definitive shift around this time of year. Adelaidians begin to look forward to sunny strolls down North Terrace, exhilarating bike rides along the River Torrens and of course, festival season! The areas of lifestyle and health also come to mind, with more revealing clothes being a survival necessity for the Adelaide summers.
What a perfect time to talk about an event that combines both the famous festival culture of Adelaide and the subject of health. We're talking about Vegan Festival Adelaide!
After a successful event last year, Vegan Festival Adelaide is back in Victoria Square on Saturday 7th November, with plenty planned for all our Adelaide vegan lifestyle-lovers! This year promises to be bigger, better and healthier than ever, with a whopping 8-10k patrons expected to attend.
Run by a group of dedicated volunteers, the festival aims to educate people in a fun and involving way with the festival not solely for those who live a vegan lifestyle. One of the volunteer event organisers, Grace Love, says the event will have a strong focus on recycling and environmental issues. 'Our focus will be on green policy this year' she says, 'including recycling and green initiatives.'
Turning Victoria Square into a cruelty-free realm full of raw treats and organic products that won’t hurt your conscience, Vegan Festival Adelaide has a packed schedule, with surprise guest speakers to be announced. 'The main speaker is a surprise for now!' says Love. Ooooh, enticing!
This year, the organisers of Vegan Festival Adelaide are promising big things, with vegan lifestyle personalities and over 80 stalls (with over 30 of them being vegan food stalls. Y.U.M). There will also be kids entertainment, demonstrations, live music and more vegan information than you can poke a carrot stick at.
The festival aims to bring all South Australians to the event, with a goal to educate in the benefits of veganism and living a compassionate and healthy lifestyle. With so much entertainment, information and fun (not to mention an abundance of cruelty-free treats to munch on), there's really something for everyone! So gather your chia seeds and guilt-free consciences for a (hopefully) sunny and vegan-filled day in Victoria Square!
For more information visit the Vegan Festival Adelaide Facebook Page.
Cover image provided by Vegan Festival Adelaide, all other images by Rachel Darling