Pre-Festival

Festival of India Launch Party!

Date & time: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 12pm to 10pm

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square (southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas), Toronto, ON

Transit: TTC Dundas Subway Station

To kick off the official countdown to the 45th Annual Festival of India, a special day-long launch party will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square. The festival will include a cavalcade of activities, attractions and performances, including live art, vegetarian cooking demonstrations, free yoga classes, a South Asian bazaar, delicious food from Govinda’s, henna tattoos, face-painting, dress-in-a-saree booths, and more.

Also, be sure to stay until the evening to participate in an incredible, interactive mantra concert (kirtan) in which ancient sounds from the east will reverberate and grace Toronto’s busiest corner!


12-hr Kirtan

Date & time: Friday, July 14th, 2017 – 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 14, 2017! 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!