Taste of Soul NC @ Durham Central Park
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Experience the Ultimate Cookout. Taste of Soul NC will feature Food Trucks, Merchandise/Information Vendors, Kids Activities, Live DJ and more. Free to attend and Open to the Public.

Triangle Vegfest @ Durham Armory
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day

Triangle Vegfest is coming back to Durham with more vendors than ever to accommodate growing interest in plant-based diets and lifestyles. Saturday, August 18, will consist of a series of panels and lectures and Sunday will feature hundreds of food, clothing, and other vegan and animal welfare vendors from all over the country. Ethiopian food from Florida, soul food from South Carolina, veggie dogs from Maryland plus local favorites, Soul Cocina, Earth to Us, Taylor Street Sweets. There will be everything from clothing to skincare and a variety of information from animal welfare nonprofits. Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, one of the largest farm animal rescues in the region, is presenting at this year’s Vegfest.

The festival is free with suggested donation of $5 and the first 200 in line on Sunday will receive a goodie bag with coupons and samples and will be held at the Durham Armory and part of Foster Street will be closed to accommodate more vendors and festival goers than years past.

In addition to vendors, there will be speakers and cooking demos Saturday and Sunday at the Durham Armory and Durham Convention Center. The speaker schedule is as follows:

10am – 11am: Body Shaming Panel with JL Fields and Andy Tabar
11:15am – 12:15pm: Bad Ass Vegan with John Lewis
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Gene Baur
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Leilani Münter
3pm – 3:45pm: Queenie
4 – 5:30pm – Sanctuary Panel with Lenore Braford, Denise Bitz, and Kayla Rae Worden

11:30 – 12:30 – Kat Moss Mendenhall Riders
12:45 – 1:45 – Nelson Campbell
2 – 3 – Ron Labez Gandiza
3:15 – 4:15 – Dr. Janardhan Srinivasan