Vegan Festival Adelaide 2017
10am - 9pm Saturday 28 October
10am - 4pm Sunday 29 October
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, Adelaide
Join us this year for the Vegan Festival Adelaide 2017. The Festival welcomes everyone from Vegans to the 'V Curious'. Check out the jam-packed programme and get all the details to help you have an awesome time during the Festival weekend. Read on or follow the quick-links below to prepare for the Vegan Festival Adelaide!
Click here to see the Programme
Click here to see the Stall List
Click here to see the Festival Map
$5 entry fee each day
- Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed, responsible adult
- Carers admitted free upon presentation of Companion Card
- V.I.P. Breakfast event is charged separately
The venue is accessible to prams, wheel chairs and other mobility aids. Accessible facilities are available.
Vegan Festival is an all-weather event and will go ahead rain or shine (and it will shine!). Remember to drink plenty of water and wear a hat and sunscreen. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Get the latest forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Please note: Bags will be inspected by security upon entry. Patrons can leave the event and re-enter as many times as they would like throughout the day - ask for a re-entry stamp at the gate. The Event Manager reserves the right to refuse entry. Guests cannot undertake any fundraising, busking/performing, or flyering/pamphleting; nor interfere with plants, water fixtures, or any other installation within the venue. Any guests doing so will be required to leave. Refunds will not be given to those who are refused entry or required to leave the venue. The Event Manager reserves the right to change the programme without notice. Refunds will not be given for programme changes.
Proceeds from the festival go to the GIVE Foundation and to cover organisational costs.
The Festival is located in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, a beautiful open space in the heart of Adelaide. Enjoy the Festival and all of Adelaide from this venue, with hotels and restaurants a short walk away. We encourage guests to consider and use means of transport to minimise the environmental impact of the Festival.
Adelaide is easily navigated on foot and the Festival sits at the very centre of the city.
Get walking directions here.
Adelaide is a cycle friendly city with dedicated cycle lanes on many roads within and leading to the CBD.
FREE BIKE PARK: The festival offers bike parks to accommodate more than 50 bikes, located adjacent to both the North and South entrances.
ADELAIDE FREE BIKES: Sponsored by Adelaide City Council, Adelaide Free Bikes can be found in 20 locations around the City, as well as a special node at Vegan Festival North Side entrance if you’d like to zip around town and explore Adelaide. You'll need your current driver’s license or passport to hire.
Bicycles (with lights) can be booked for multi-day hire directly through Bike SA, either by phone or email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find all the information you need on the Bike SA website or give them a call on (08) 8168 9999.
Get cycling directions here.
Bus and Tram
Adelaide has an extensive bus network that services the city, its suburbs, and surrounding towns and villages. A tram service also runs through Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga from the Entertainments centre (north of the city) to Glenelg beach (south of the city). The tram is FREE between South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre, the Victoria Square Stop is included in the FREE zone.
Full timetables and journey planner for both buses and the tram can be found here.
The free City Connector bus offers a hop-on and hop-off service to the City and North Adelaide. Bus route 97A is an anti-clockwise loop connecting the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site to the new one, while 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, and 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas. Services operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.
For timetables, route details and real-time information click here
The World's first solar electric bus, Tindo (the Kaurna Aboriginal word for ‘sun’), may also be available as a free service during the Festival weekend.
Adelaide Railway Station is 15 minutes walk from the Festival and receives local and interstate trains.
Full timetables can be found here. Walking directions from the Station to the Festival can be found here.
Traditional Taxis: Catch at the rank or book in advance
Several companies keep Adelaide mobile. Taxi stands are available north of the Festival, near Rundle Mall.
For bookings, try:
Adelaide Independent Taxis, Suburban Taxis, or 13CABS.
Eco-Caddy: For the trip too far to walk and too short to cab
Eco-Caddy transport passangers around the CBD and North Adelaide in a fleet of bamboo-bodied rickshaws (hybrid-electric passenger tricycles) operated by well-trained, fit, courteous, and knowledgable local riders (Caddies). These taxis are faster, cleaner and more charismatic than any other form of public transport offered in the city. The rickshaws are unmatched for safety and swiftness (capable of average speeds of 20-25km/h) and use the city's bike lanes to commute. Find out more here
Parking is limited. There is no parking available on site and little in adjacent residential streets. Large car parks are available around the city.
UPark’s Convenient City Parking locations are just minutes away from Vegan Festival Adelaide. To view the closest UPark or to pre-book your parking see here.
For alternative locations and prices see here.
Carpooling / ride-sharing is a great sustainable way to get to events. There are a few online platforms that can help put you in touch with other fans heading in the same direction as you! Note, these services are not affiliated with Vegan Festival Adelaide and you should determine their suitability for your needs independently.
Ridevu: an online service where you can connect and share with other users specifically travelling to Vegan Festival 2017. Check out our listing to share a ride.
Coseats: Carpool to Vegan Festival with Coseats by using their online form to share your ride or catch a lift with someone from anywhere in Australia.
There will be two ATMs at the Vegan Festival near the main gate. They are provided kindly by Ross Taylor from ifATM. However, we recommend coming prepared as they can become quite busy at peak times. EFTPOS facilities will also be available at some stalls.
Security will be on site all day and night during the event as well as before and after the festival.
Lost and Found
During the festival, please report any lost property to the Information Booth. Any found items will be left onsite until Sunday, after which they will be held at the festival office for approximately 3 weeks (Contact email@example.com). Thereafter, valuables will be taken to the Adelaide Police Station and the remaining items will be donated to charity. We believe good karma is part of the Vegan Festival experience, so if you find any valuables please do the right thing and hand them in! The Event manager takes no responsibility for lost or damaged property.
Accessible toilets will be located alongside the main toilet block on south side of Victoria Square. There will be disability accessible toilet. Please see the festival map for specific locations. Cleaning company will be hired to manage the toilets at all times during the event. We will try our best to keep these as clean as we can but please understand during peak periods there may be some delay.
There are a number of drinking water fountains set up around the park, locatable via the map, so bringing an EMPTY refillable bottle with you is a great idea. Otherwise only SEALED bottles of water will be allowed into the park.
There will be clearly signed water stations for pets located around the venue.
Seating and Shading
There is going to be a lot of seating available as well as sufficient shading for patrons. We recommend bringing hats and sunscream regardless as bigger crowds are expected this year.
Bins and Recycling
Bins for General Waste, Recyclable Waste, and Organics will be available. We ask that these are used correctly as they form a major part of the ZERO WASTE initative.
There will be First Aid Kits available at the Information Booth.
First Aid volunteers will also be present at all times during the festival. First Aid will be on-site during the festival. If you need medical assistance report directly to Security Team or VF Info Booth team member who will help you
Vegan Festival will have sunscreen available for free to patrons at the Information Booth thanks to Natio. Natio kindly provided Vegan Festival patrons with their Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+ . Bringing your own sunscreen is also recommended. Don't forget to wear a hat too!
Wheelchair and Pram Access
There are easily accessible ramps in the park lands as well as wheelchair friendly toilet.
What to bring
• Valid photo ID
• Sealed AND/OR Empty water bottle
• Hat and Sunscreen
• Clothes to suit the weather (The Festival will go ahead no matter the weather. Check the 7 day weather forecasts here.)
• Sun glasses
• Personal camera
• Portable phone charger
• Low deck-chair, bean-bag, or picnic rug for seating
• Small beach sun-shade
What NOT to Bring
• Tall chairs
• Glass (including bottles and food containers)
• Remote control aircraft/cars (including drones)
• Professional cameras#
• Selfie sticks
• Audio recording devices#
• Circus equipment (e.g. Fire twirling equipment)
• Weapons, fireworks, and illegal substances, bad attitudes, nasty stuff
*Umbrellas are a safety concern. In case of rain, we recommend a light rain proof jacket/poncho with a hood. Small, flat parasols can be brought for personal sun protection if desired.
#We encourage you to take pictures with personal cameras and to share your good times on social media. However, professional-grade still and video cameras, audio recording equipment CANNOT be allowed on site due to copyright and is a requirement of our artists' performance contracts. We request guests respect the artistic and intellectual property rights of the performers. A professional-grade camera is any camera with a detachable lens.
Alcohol, Smoking, and Other Drugs
Alcohol cannot be brought into the festival. However, there will be a vegan alcoholic-beverage zone. This will be closely monitored by security with a 60 person capacity at anytime. Alcoholic drinks must be consumed within the zone only.
Adelaide Vegan Festival is a NON SMOKING event. With a re-entry stamp, guests can exit the event to smoke in city designated areas
Illegal drugs are not permitted on site under any circumstances. Patrons suspected to be under the influence of drugs will be asked to leave the venue. Prescription medication is permitted
Children and Pets at the Festival
Vegan Festival Adelaide encourages guests to bring the whole family to the festival, children and pets! However, no child minding or animal care services are available.
We recommend that children carry parent contact details and be told to report to the Information Booth if they get lost. If a lost child arrives at the Info Booth, volunteers will alert festival security. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Prams and Strollers are welcome at the festival. However, we recommend avoiding the crowds directly in front of the stage. Please utilise the dedicated Nappy Disposal Bins located at the toilets stations, these bins are part of the zero waste-to-landfill policy.
Please keep pets on a leash at all times and bring pet litter bags. Water stations at the venue can be used for pet drinking water. Remember large crowds can be daunting for our four legged friends, so please look out for their safety and wellbeing.
- Quest of Franklin -
Quest on Franklin is offering an exclusive 10% discount on accommodation for attendees of the Vegan Festival Adelaide 2017
Quest on Franklin provides luxury apartments at the heart of Adelaide CBD. A variety of apartment types exist to accommodate customer needs, including flexible bed configurations to accommodate group bookings. All apartments have in-room safes, complimentary Wi-Fi, and gymnasium access. A complimentary pantry shopping service is available upon request and a large selection of quality local restaurants offer chargeback facilities. Lift access is available to all apartments; we also have dedicated disability access apartments.
Apartment options include:
- One, two, and three bedroom apartments with full kitchen, private laundry facilities, lounge and dining areas
- Studio (open plan) apartments with kitchenette and use of shared laundry facilities
Don't miss the chance to win a 2 night stay at the Quest on Franklin. Raffle tickets will be available during the Festival weekend.
- Mantra on Frome -
Mantra on Frome is offering a 10% discount on accommodation throughout October during SA Tourism's October Events 2017.
Located in Adelaide’s salubrious East End, this hotel is within walking distance of Rundle Mall, Rundle Street dining precinct, and the CBD.
Our Studios and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are all comfortable and spacious, with private balconies adjoining most rooms. And just to make your time in Adelaide a little easier, our 24-hour reception, secure parking, express checkout, tour desk, and in–room internet access are all at your disposal. Mantra on Frome, the ideal base for Adelaide visitors who want proximity to everything.
For full details see here.
Please visit MantraHotels.com
Please quote FRM17 when making your booking.
Vegan Festival Adelaide/GIVE Foundation Limited respects and values the privacy of our customers and we are committed to protecting your personal information. All information provided is kept confidential and is collected by a secure database not accessible to the public.
When required by law to disclose personal information, Vegan Festival Adelaide complies as is appropriate.
As this is a public event, photographers and media will be on site and broadcasting throughout the weekend.
For further information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org