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The Festival of India

September 28 @ 11:00 am - September 29 @ 8:00 pm


Experience the vibrant culture of India right here in Virginia at the Festival of India! Since its inception in 1981, this eagerly anticipated annual event has captivated Virginians, drawing crowds from all over the state to the Greater Richmond Convention Center for two unforgettable days of music, dance, food, and culture.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of India’s diverse traditions and indulge in authentic regional cuisine, arts, crafts, and entertainment. From classical and modern Indian live performances to mesmerizing East-West fusion dances, the Festival of India offers a renowned cultural program that will leave you spellbound.

Savor the flavors of India with a wide array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, lovingly prepared by local Indian restaurants and families right before your eyes. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes like dosa, kachori, samosas, tandoori chicken, and delectable sweets.

Discover a treasure trove of Indian clothing, jewelry, movies, music, and more at the vibrant vendor stalls. Engage in a variety of activities for all ages, including crafts, henna, face-painting, and a thrilling cultural program competition showcasing talents of all ages, including the crowd-pleasing Bollywood and Bhangra dances.

The Festival of India is not just an event; it’s an opportunity to celebrate and explore the wonders of India’s rich heritage without traveling thousands of miles. Join us this year as we delve into the “Festivals of India” theme, featuring captivating dances, enlightening yoga demonstrations, and insightful lectures from experienced teachers. Visit the Walgreens booth, where their caring team will be ready to provide healthcare advice and administer immunizations, ensuring that your well-being is nurtured alongside the rich tapestry of Indian culture.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Corporate Sponsors, Volunteers, Participating Businesses, and all attendees who made last year’s festival a resounding success. We anticipate even greater support and participation this year. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience that brings India to your doorstep. See you at the Festival of India!


September 28 @ 11:00 am
September 29 @ 8:00 pm
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Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N. Third Street
Richmond, CA 23219 United States
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