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VeganFest Riga 2018 – Latvia

August 12, 2018


Plant yourself a better life! Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia.

Everyone is welcome at the Vegan Festival — not just vegans and vegetarians, but also people transitioning to a vegetable diet, as well as those who believe it is definitely not for them. You might not become a devoted vegan, but what we can guarantee is a great day spent in great company.

Last year’s first Latvian Vegan Festival was attended by over 5000 people. The organizers of Vegan Festival 2018 are prepared for even more attendees – the event is set to take place on the spacious, sunny grounds of the Botanical Garden. The festival will happen on a Sunday, providing families and friends with an excellent opportunity to spend the day and the evening together. Festival organizers promise a friendly atmosphere, good music, useful workshops, a rich and varied marketplace and, of course, excellent food. Just like last year, all activities at the Vegan Festival will be free.

We believe that the best choices are based on knowledge. That’s why we have planned the Vegan Festival so that people of all ages and lifestyles can enjoy it, and will leave better informed, well-fed and uplifted.

Veganism does not mean rejection of the pleasures of life. Quite the opposite – it is a true adventure of never-ending discoveries. Get inspiration from workshops led by excellent Latvian chefs, confectioners and recipe authors, and make your life brighter!

What’s it all about?

  • Lectures and talks from extraordinary personalities, interesting new facts, intellectual games and other workshops for curious minds.
  • Masterclasses by talented cooks, tips and recipes — get acquainted with vegan food at the festival, bring the recipes home and enjoy them every day!
  • Great music for different tastes, artistic performances and other kinds of entertainment all day long.
  • This is a perfect opportunity to not only purchase quality vegan cosmetics, clothes and healthy food, but also to meet and talk to their producers.


Tram 1, 4 to the stop Botāniskais dārzs. Tram 5 to the stop Baldones iela.

Trolleybus 9, 25 to the stop Botāniskais dārzs.

Bus 4, 21, 30, 37, 38, 39, 41, 46, 54 to the stop Botāniskais dārzs.

Minibus 237, 238, 241, 244, 263, 270 to the stop Botāniskais dārzs.

Latvian Vegan Festival is produced and organised by the Dzīvnieku Brīvība (Animal Freedom) society. This is the largest movement for animal rights in Latvia. Since the establishment of Dzīvnieku Brīvība in 2012, we have stuck to our goals — to secure the right of animals to live in dignity and not in suffering.

We are an independent non-governmental organisation. Our day-to-day work, as well as the memorable events we put on, are organised by dedicated activists and supported by donations from our supporters.


Animal Freedom Latvia
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University of Latvia
Botanical Garden, Kandavas Street 2
Riga, Latvia
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