Annual Vegan Picnic Potluck on Thanksgiving Day at Rancho Park, West LA

  • November 28, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • Rancho Park

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****Please note that this event is promoted in many places and is likely to have hundreds more attendees than the RSVP's here would indicate. There may be similar events posted. Please be assured that the annual Vegan Thanksgiving Day Potluck Picnic will continue at the same Rancho Park location as it has been at for more than 20 years.****

*****PLEASE INVITE your friends.  Non vegans are welcome and encouraged to attend.******


Los Angeles' biggest vegan potluck event of the year, a tradition that is more than two decades old. Hundreds of people attend annually.

Join us for a peaceful, turkey friendly Thanksgiving. Come share some delicious food, connect with beautiful people, and enjoy the outdoor environment. There will be music, live performances and an open mic. Feel free to bring drums, other musical instruments, a frisbee or a ball to toss. It's a great place for children. Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.


Except for the vegan dish you bring, this is a free event. (remember to bring your own plate/bowl, cup, eating/serving utensils, etc.)

***Please bring a vegan dish to share that will serve at least 8-10 people and that is ready to serve.  Vegan means no eat, fish, eggs, dairy or honey- No animal products at all. ****

Organic, chemical free, GMO free foods are encouraged.  Both cooked and raw vegan food is welcome.  There will be a space designated for raw food.  Please be conscious to place your dish there only if every ingredient in your dish is 100% raw (pasteurized foods, commercially canned and most jarred food are not raw). 

Please bring an ingredient list to help those of us with allergies.



We start gathering at 11AM, have a beautiful opening circle at noon, then we begin our feast!


Enter Park at the north entrance on Motor Avenue (the first entrance south of  Pico Blvd).

When you enter the park, there is a parking area on the left. 

Drive passed this parking area and follow the road to the next parking area which is a few hundred feet down. 

Walk to the picnic tables across the grass and behind the baseball field.
"VEG" signs will be posted to point the way.

(There is another picnic area at the far end and close to the parking lot, this is not our picnic area).



Plan your trip:

The closest holiday bus stop is at Pico Blvd/Motor Ave on the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus route 7.

Los Angeles Metro:

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus:

Culver City Bus:
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You are welcome and encouraged to help coordinate the Vegan Picnic on Thanksgiving Day in Rancho Park. We will have a live planning meeting on October 5th at 10AM.  Here is a link to the event on Facebook:

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  • Tony

    There were over 200 people there at the start of the opening circle and many more people came throughout the afternoon. I don't know exactly how many people were there, but some are estimating between 300 - 400 people came to the Rancho Park Vegan Potluck Picnic on Thanksgiving day this year!

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Debbie E.

    Better every year! Well organized.

    2 · November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, I look forward to seeing you all. Is there anyone who can give me a ride from Hollywood however?

    November 21, 2013

  • Tony

    Here is a flyer if anyone wants to print it out and distribute it to help advertise the event:

    October 5, 2013

  • Zoe M.

    An RSVP is not necessary to attend this free and open event: just show up.

    September 26, 2013

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