On Saturday, February 29, 2020, the PHX Vegan Food Festival, presented by Davisson Entertainment, returns to downtown Phoenix for its fifth anniversary season. Brand new for this year’s festival, the event is expanding from a strictly daytime event to an all day and nighttime festival. Additionally, the VIP window of time is expanding from one hour to two hours.
The PHX Vegan Food Festival will once again be held at Margaret T Hance Park. Admission for VIP ticket holders will be from 10 a.m. to noon and general admission will run from noon until 10 p.m. The event will feature more than 100 vegan and vegan-friendly vendors, including food trucks, restaurants and packaged food and non-food products, and several no-host bars will be located throughout the site featuring vegan-friendly wine, beer and cocktails.
Other highlights for the family-friendly festival include demonstrations and presentations by chefs and vegan experts, a kids’ area with activities, crafts and entertainment, and live art demonstrations and performing art presentations. There will also be a Zen Zone featuring yoga classes, as well as two stages featuring a full day of live and local music. Into the evening, the festival site will transform into a more adult-oriented, after dark event with energetic music, lawn games, electric light shows, LED and glow performers, and UV black light activated chalk art and face paint.
The PHX Vegan Food Festival will showcase more than 100 of the state’s most beloved vegan and vegan- friendly restaurants, food trucks and vendors, as well as some out of town favorites. Restaurants, bakeries, food trucks and food and beverage artisans will be selling their delicious creations. In addition, product and service vendors will be showcasing and selling their vegan-friendly offerings, including household products, health and wellness items, and clothing and accessories. A sampling includes Freak Brothers Pizza, Simon’s Hot Dogs, Hot Bamboo, Peanut Butter Americano, Kelly’s Croutons, Giving Tree Café, Udder Delights, Positively Frosted, and OHi Food Co.