The 27th Festival of India will take place Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 12 to 8 p.m., at Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte.
Admission is $6 at the gate or $5 online. Admission is free for kids under age 10.
The festival includes:
- Traditional dance
- Bollywood dances
- Visual arts
- Souvenir Bazaar
- Indian Food Court
- School exhibits
- Kids’ art pavilion
- Henna tattoos
- Sari draping
- Turban tying
There are performances outside all day, and you’ll also find multiple food vendors and souvenir vendors outside, along Tryon Street, which is closed to traffic during the event. There’s no cost to enjoy the outside performances.
Inside Belk Theater, enjoy dance performances on the main stage. In the lobbies you’ll find art exhibits, and interactive activities like turban tying (for $1), henna tattoos (for $3) and sari wearing (for $2.) To enjoy the indoor activities, you’ll need to purchase a ticket. The prices of these activities are from 2022 and might change for 2023.
Designated parking garages are Bank of America Center Parking Garage (150 N. College Street or 290 E. 5th Street) and 7th Street Station Parking Garage (224 E. 7th Street or 225 E. 6th Street.) When you’re at the Blumenthal, buy an exit pass for $5.
Check out this list of the biggest fall festivals and Halloween events in Charlotte (or just keep reading for a list of upcoming festivals.)