Bringing a Splash of Spiritual Culture to Toronto!

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 next year’s festival – the 44th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) will be taking place on July 16th and 17th, 2016.

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 Centre Island for two days of festivities expected to draw close to 40,000 people.

The festival is open to the public and free for everyone. Get more information by checking the links inside the menu above.

Festival Information

12-hr Kirtan

Friday, July 15th 2016 from 10am – 10pm


Saturday, July 16th 2016 from 11am – 2pm

Note: Parade will be starting at Yorkville Ave instead of Asquith this year. Click the directions button below to get more information

Centre Island

Saturday, July 16th from 12pm – 9pm
Sunday, July 17th from 12pm – 5pm

Experience Festival of India

Check out our key performers for our Arts & Culture Showcase and learn more about our esteemed pavilion guests below.

Perfromers at Arts & Culture Showcase

Pavillion Guests


Due to a very busy summer tourist season in Toronto, along with a large Microsoft Conference happening in the city, many downtown hotels are fully booked, or have very high rates. For this reason, the Festival of India has secured a partner hotel near the Toronto Airport. Click the button below for more information

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