The past four decades have witnessed the Festival of India blossom into one of Toronto’s most dazzling, head-turning summer events. We are excited to announce that the 46th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha yatra) will be taking place on July 14 and 15, 2018.
The event will begin with a euphoric parade down world-famous Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then will shift to Toronto Centre Island, for two days of festivities.
The festival is open to the public and free for everyone. Get more information by checking the links inside the menu above.
Pre-festival 12-hour kirtan
Date & time: Friday, July 13, 2018 – 10am to 10pm
Location: Hare Krishna Temple – 243 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON
Transit: Rosedale Subway Station (10 min walk) / Dupont Subway Station (12 min walk) / Bay Subway Station (15 min walk)
Chanting, drumming and dancing! Festival of India is thrilled to announce that we will, once again, be holding a 12 Hour Kirtan Festival on Friday, July 13, 2018! Come spend the day at the historic Hare Krishna Temple for an incredible 12-hours of chanting the famous Hare Krishna mantra. Featuring chanters from Switzerland, USA, India, Canada and more, this amazing experience is not to be missed!
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11am – 2pm
Toronto Island Centre
Saturday, July 14 from 12pm – 9pm
Sunday, July 15 from 12pm – 5pm