What We Do

VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in its 19th 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 Spring. Our annual event attracts over 5,000 attendees.  Over 150 food and other specialty vendors are on hand showcasing vegan, cruelty-free, and fair-trade products and services. Expert and celebrity presenters talk about the benefits of a plant-based 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!

  • Free Festival is an annual festival held every fall featuring live bands, free carnival games, and all of your favorite plant-based foods. 3,000 people attended our 2019 festival. The Free Festival showcases all of the most popular plant-based foods with over 40 food and other specialty vendors on hand.

  • Professional Presentations cover a variety of topics from the environment and ethics to how whole food plant-based diet can improve your health and even help prevent and possibly reserve some chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  

  • Cooking Classes teach attendees the basics of vegan cooking from our informative and entertaining instructors. 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. We would also be happy to do a cooking class for your group or organization.  Give us a call at 248.867.2155 to inquire.

  • 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 people try great tasting vegan food.