The Veg Society of DC (VSDC) is an educational nonprofit organization promoting the tremendous benefits of vegetarianism through education, community-building, and social activities. VSDC welcomes people wherever they are on the path to an all-plant, vegan diet and lifestyle.

Creating communities for your health, the animals, and the planet since 1927.

News and Updates

VSDC wishes our members and friends the best for a prosperous, peaceful, and compassionate 2018!

Activities and Events

For the VSDC calendar of upcoming events, click here

MAJOR Past events

Life-Affirming Thanksgiving: THU, Nov 23

The VSDC Life-Affirming Thanksgiving is an annual event that brings together vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians to enjoy compassionate and healthy, vegan food in a wonderful and warm social setting.  The gala and celebration of VSDC’s 90th Anniversary was held Thursday, November 23, from 12-4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Md.  PLEASE CLICK HERE for information


DC VegFest 2017: Sat, Sept. 2


DC VegFest is a spectacular, FREE, all-vegan festival in our nation’s capital that features cooking demonstrations, speakers, live music, free food samples, over 130 exhibitors and more!  It was held at the Yards Park (near Nationals Stadium) on Saturday, September 2nd, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. Founded in 1997 by the Veg Society of DC, this annual celebration is now organized by Compassion Over Killing.  The event had a children’s activity area and is dog-friendly (dogs kept on a leash). More info at: DC VegFest


May 13 (Sat) & May 14 (Sun): VSDC is excited and proud to be a Partner with the DC Green Festival and encourages all our members and friends to attend!! VSDC can also use help at our booth in volunteer shifts on Sat and Sun so we can reach thousands of people with our important message that a plant-strong, vegan diet & lifestyle is vital for environmental sustainability. Green Festival® is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event – a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. It offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

For discounted admission and for VSDC to receive a contribution for every person that purchases a ticket to the festival, please go to the DC Green Festival link here and click on the “TICKETS HERE” icon. Enter this special promotional code XDC177Z4T and choose “Bill Back $5 Ticket”. We’ll see you there!

pcm-massive-wave-fb-1-430x287April 29 (Sat): Join VSDC and the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors at the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate! Hundreds of thousands of people will converge in Washington DC, at a critical time to march for our climate and our future.

VSDC cooking classVSDC organizes community-building activities each month to include include African-American networking group, LGBTQ group, children’s playgroup, book club, restaurant visits, singles group, cooking classes, our annual vegan Thanksgiving feast, and more. Our events are open to members and non-members.

Learn more about our activities and events

Why Should You Join VSDC?

By becoming a member, you’ll be supporting the work VSDC does to educate the public about the benefits of an all-plant, vegan diet. You’ll also receive our award-winning newsletter, VSDC News, and discounts at local restaurants and businesses.