Afro-vegan festival comes to Montreal with plant-based dishes and cooking demonstrations

Calling all plant lovers looking to spice up their lives! On September 18, the first edition of the Montreal Afro-Vegan Festival takes over Parc Jean-Drapeau to celebrate local African culture with a focus on plant-based lifestyles.

From Senegal, Gambia to the Caribbean and beyond, you can embark on an exotic culinary journey and taste sweet and savory dishes prepared by five different black-owned plant-based vendors.

Several artisans will sell products including clothing, bags, fans, shoes, organic cosmetics, afro hair accessories, paintings and even “superfood” blends for your smoothies.

In addition to serving a delectable menu, this event promoting Afro-veganism gives you the opportunity to deepen your vision of the environment by talking with professionals and discovering alternative health practices such as naturopathy. , massage therapy and Afro yoga.

There will be four cooking demonstrations so you can learn about African meatless cooking and work some of that magic in your own kitchen. At the farmer’s market, you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the island of Montreal according to organic standards.

On top of all that, the music lineup is made up of four DJs aiming to bring tropical heat to the dance floor, including DJ Reign, DJ Ju!ce, KidCrayola and Bobby Payne B2B Jerry Magic.

There will be a playground, a coloring and make-up workshop for the youngest festival-goers.

Montreal Afro-Vegan Festival

Price: $16.50 (Free for children under 12)

When: September 18, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: Jamaica Pavilion, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC


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