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The 3rd Annual Chicago Veggie Pride Parade

Be a part of history - Join the Third Annual Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP 2014)!

Parade with us to celebrate the Healthy Vegan/Vegetarian Lifestyle! Featuring guest speakers, a costume contest, and tons of fun, the Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP) will be a wonderful all-encompassing event to support local vegans and vegetarians, as well as to raise awareness in the general public about the benefits of a plant-based diet. We encourage everyone, vegans or not, to come and walk, socialize, learn, and of course celebrate the Veg lifestyle with us!

We welcome all supporters of a plant-based diet in the greater Chicago area (and in the entire Midwest) who would like to give or receive support in their choices, whether they are based on Ethical, Environmental, Health or Spiritual reasons. The mission of the parade is to unify the voices of everyone who sees an advantage to a plant-based diet and wishes to share and promote it. This unified voice will help to make a stronger impact  on promoting a plant-based diet and  will bring public attention to the global importance of our food choices. Let us all unite and inspire others to join us!

Please visit the official CVPP website at for additional info.

For more details, important legal notice, time table, and for pre-registration (which will expedite your on-site registration), please RSVP on the Official CVPP event page:[masked]

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  • Amy S.

    Awesome event, I thank all organizers!!!!

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • Vadim

    Thank you Ken, Jess, and everyone for your kind words. The event was a statement to strengthen our veg*n community and spread veg*nism in the public. Thank you to all of you for being part of it!
    I posted an extended version of my speech here: I only use about half of it at the event.
    For event photos check out CVPP Facebook page:
    I look forward to see all of you at our upcoming events and especially ChicagoVeg 5th Anniversary (that I just posted:!

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • Jess

    It was a beautiful day for such a wonderful event! Thank you so much to Vadim and all the volunteers who helped make it so great!

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Ken

    Beautiful day, everything came off perfect.
    AND Thank you Vadim! for that thoughtful, & smart speech

    2 · June 1, 2014

  • Don

    It looks like I'll be a little late. Does anyone know the route or will it be kind of obvious once I get there?

    May 31, 2014

    • LeoLin B.

      You can find the route at otherwise you can join us afterwords at grove 5 for the speakers and all the after parade events!

      May 31, 2014

  • Ella

    Too bad that food vendors cannot participate ... are there any other vendors participating (e.g. books, cosmetics, etc)?

    May 30, 2014

    • Vadim

      Ella - It will be no vendors, only exhibitors, speakers, costume contest, and other activities at the event. Hopefully people may donate enough money at the event so next year we could spend a few extra thousand dollars for the next year permit that may include vendors!

      1 · May 30, 2014

  • LeoLin B.

    We are excited to announce that the first 200 event attendees will receive vegan jerky, compliments of Fake Meats (!
    Due to the event permit restriction we won't have any food vendors at the event (samples only). If you are concerned about getting hungry please feel free to bring your own food to eat at the event location (as long as you clean up after yourself!).

    May 29, 2014

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