IndiaFest 2022

India Association of Minnesota (IAM) will hold its annual IndiaFest at the Minnesota State Capitol grounds on August 13, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

IndiaFest celebrates the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India. A FREE event open to all, this year’s festival is bigger and better than ever with internationally acclaimed Asian Indian dance and theater groups based in Minnesota.

The spacious State Capitol lawn will be set up with delectable Indian cuisine from local restaurants, a variety of Indian dancers, foot-tapping live Bollywood music, exhibits, cultural displays, and an Indian bazaar.

This year festival attendees will be able to Experience India in a Day to learn about India and its history, see colorful Indian sarees and turbans, enjoy great food, music and dance.!

Highlights of the Festival

  • Food: Enjoy delicious cuisine from popular Twin Cities Indian restaurants. 

  • Cultural Performances: Some of the most popular Indian dance and theater groups based in Minnesota will perform at this year’s event. Immerse yourself in colorful Classical, Semi-Classical, Bollywood and regional group performances. 

  • Exhibits & Parade: Visit booths with decoration, traditions, and culture from various regions of India, showcasing the diversity of India. Experience the display of diversity in India at the Parade.

Register here for exhibit booth and/or to participate in parade
  • Activities: Fun activities for adults and kids. Enjoy henna or face painting, chess, or learn some skills in yoga and meditation. 

  • Bazaar: Shop for traditional Indian clothing, jewelry and accessories. See here how you can register for a booth to sell merchandise or promote your business.

  • Raffle Drawing: Giveaways from local Minnesota-area retailers  

  • Student Achievement Awards: Five awards to recognize High School students given at the event. Applications must be received by June 24th, 2022.  For further information, please visit

July 9th Consular Camp: The Consulate General of India, Chicago

The Consulate General of India, Chicago in collaboration with India Association of Minnesota  is bringing back the Consular Camp to the Twin Cities.