VegMichigan

What We Do


VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in its 18th year of operation and is focused on promoting the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a vegan diet. VegMichigan welcomes both meat-eaters and vegans alike to all of our events.

  • VegFest is the largest one-day vegan event in Michigan held every April. Our annual event attracts over 5,000 attendees.  The event is held at Michigan’s premier convention center, The Suburban  Collection Showplace in Novi. Over 150 food and other specialty vendors are on hand showcasing vegan, cruelty-free, and fair-trade products and services. Expert and celebrity speakers talk about the benefits of a vegan diet.Previous speakers include Alicia Silverstone, Daryl Hannah, and Piston Great John Salley. There are also free cooking demos, a kid’s area, and much more!

 

  • SummerFest is a free festival held every August featuring live bands, free carnival games, and all of your favorite summer foods. Over 2,000 people attended our 2017 festival. The SummerFest showcases the huge variety of great-tasting vegan food options available with over 40 food and other specialty vendors on hand.

 

  • Cooking Classes teach attendees the basics of vegan cooking from our informative and entertaining instructors. Our cooking classes are held on a monthly basis at a variety of Whole Food Market locations.  Attendees get to enjoy samples of the prepared dishes. The 90-minute classes are either free to the public or a low-cost fee of $5. Our events calendar has a list of upcoming classes. We would also be happy to do a cooking class for your group or organization.  Give us a call at 877-778-3464 to inquire.

 

  • Educational Courses cover a variety of topics from the environment to how a whole foods plant-based diet can help prevent and possibly even reserve some chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. New curriculum is currently being developed and more information will be posted regarding these course offerings in early 2018.

 

  • Dinner Club is a fun way to support restaurants that offer vegan options and, at the same time, enjoy an evening seeing old friends and making some new ones. VegMichigan believes that it is important to offer a mix of both educational and social events.  Check out our events calendar to learn about the next dinner club.

 

  • Library Displays feature books, information, and other resources that are available to patrons who are interested in learning about the many benefits of a plant-based diet.  The displays are put up at a new location in libraries each month throughout metro Detroit.  These beautiful displays highlight various topics regarding the benefits of a vegan diet and are seen by thousands of people each month.

 

  • Vegan Food Tastings are offered free of charge or at a low cost to universities, offices, and places of worship. We have found that one of the best ways to convince someone to move towards a vegan diet is to have them try great tasting vegan food. We normally work with student groups or VegMichigan members who want to introduce friends, family, classmates, or co-workers to vegan food.