2018 Events

check out all the amazing fundraisers that we've had this year!

Join us for an elevated contour of classic comfort food from the U.S. and Japan.  The renowned Chef Alford of Bulhaup Lab and Chef Brasch of green/nami, reunite for a culinary mash-up of suprises and delight. Each course paired and complemented with the valleys favorite beers from the award-winning local, HUSS brewery.  Come enjoy wonderful conversation, amazing food, and beer!

A portion of the profits will be donated to Trans Queer Pueblo.  Here is what Trans Queer Pueblo is all about:  "We are an autonomous LGBTQ+ migrant community of color who works wherever we find our people, creating cycles of mutual support that cultivate leadership to generate the community power that will liberate our bodies and minds from systems of oppression toward justice for all people. As LGBTQ+ migrant community of color we propose a world where: Our families are respected and integrated into an LGBTQ+ migrant community with the power to define its own path and raise its voice across society. Our community is an integral part of a pueblo which is powerful and self-sufficient, with full rights and wellbeing, and celebrates the diversity of all people, without borders or phobias. We live in fellowship, free from any and all systems of oppression." 

This event is organized by SouthWest VegFest.  SouthWest VegFest is a local, volunteer run, 501(c)3. Our mission is to raise awareness about how awesome it is to be vegan. Throughout the calendar year, we organize high-interest events to raise funds for local organizations. In November we host the Valley’s BEST vegfest with proceeds going to a national organization. Follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) @swvegfest.


Join Us

at 27 Tattoo Studio in Phoenix


Sunday, September 9th 12-7pm

for the most amazing fundraiser of the year!

Here's how it's all going down:

Four of the amazing artists from 27 Tattoo Studio will be tattooing from 12-7pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018. 

Each artist will create and offer a flash sheet of artwork depicting veganism, animals, and of course elephants (we'll post these on our social media in August)! The sessions will be first come first served.  If you want to get a piece done you will put your name on a list under the artist you prefer, and they will note the flash tattoo they want. Once all artists’ appointments are full the sign-up list will be closed.

The price of each piece, ranging from $80-$350, will be donated to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennesse. Please tip your artist for their time, art, and generosity! 

There will be lots of fun going down during the event. Raffle, food, artwork, SWVF merch, temporary tattoos, and more will all be available at The Gallery at Skyline Lofts just a few feet away from 27 Tattoo Studio. 

Not in the Phoenix area and want to participate?  Studios across the US are participating too! 

Scapegoat Tattoo in Portland

Gristle Tattoo in Brooklyn

Ashley Thomas Tattoos in Utah

and more!

Come crawl down 7th Street in Phoenix, Arizona and taste all the amazing food and drinks this amazing street has to offer. 


Your ticket gets you a bite of tasty food at each participating location.  All bites will be plant based and amazing!  Drink and food specials may be offered at these amazing restaurants too! 


Bring your friends, your family, and have an awesome time discovering what these local vegan/vegetarian/vegan-friendly businesses have to offer.

Participating Businesses Include:

Mother Bunch Brewing

Positively Frosted



Urban Beans

Pomegranate Cafe

Pizza Heaven

A percent of each ticket purchased will be donated to Aimee's Farm Sanctuary located in Gilbert, Arizona.  Aimee cares for rescued cows, horses, goats, pigs, chickens, roosters, bunnies, and many more loving animals.  Check out the amazing work Aimee is doing HERE.

SouthWest VegFest will have a Bake Sale at the Vegan 90's Prom presented by Zen Nights!!! 

We will have our favorite treats for sale donated by our favorite amazing local vegan bakers/bakeries such as Nami Vegan Sweets, Positively Frosted, the Fluffy Vegans, and more!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 is going to be super rad!  

Come rock the night away at The Nile Theater in downtown Mesa, AZ!

stay tuned for more awesome events.

Can't make it to one of our FUNdraisers,

but want to help us keep SWVF amazingly FREE?  Make a donation now!