Upcoming Event: Understanding Racial Injustice: Speaker Series
Tuesday, July 7th, 7pm
  • IndiaFest

  • India Association of Minnesota

    IndiaFEST 2020

IndiaFEST 2020

virtual event

The India Association of Minnesota (IAM) invites you to join its annual IndiaFest event - a celebration of the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India. This FREE event is open to all Minnesotans.

Given the COVID situation and guidelines from the State, IndiaFest 2020 will be a virtual event.

We have a unique format this year with an extended festival spread over multiple weeks starting on American Independence Day, July 4th through Indian Independence Day on August 15th.

Prelim Highlights of the 2020 festival

  • Flag Hoisting: Pay respects to the United States and India - world's two largest democracies - with unfurling of flags and singing of national anthems

  • Cultural: Immerse yourself in colorful Classical, Semi-Classical, Bollywood and regional solo and group performances

  • Exhibits: Visit booths with decoration, traditions, and culture from various regions of India, showcasing the diversity of India

  • Activities: Fun virtual activities for adults and kids 

  • Bazaar: Shop for traditional Indian clothing and accessories

  • Student Scholarships: Five student scholarships to be given at the event. Submit application here

  • Food: Enjoy delicious cuisines from Twin Cities Indian restaurants

Schedule - by Week

July 4th - American Independence Day
  • July 17th - Corporate Connect

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Kick-off and Overview
    Keynote Speaker: Topic - Pandemic & Racial Justice
    Panel Discussion
    Cultural performance
    Closing


  • August 1st - Cultural Performance Day

    Time: TBD
    Kick-off
    Exhibits
    Cultural - Community performance
    Kids Activities
    Food - IndiaFest Special Menu by Restaurants
    Bazaar - IndiaFest Special Product Promotion by Vendors
    Closing
  • August 8th - Cultural Performance Day

    Time: TBD
    Kick-off
    Exhibits
    Cultural - Community performance
    Kids Activities
    Food - IndiaFest Special Menu by Restaurants
    Bazaar - IndiaFest Special Product Promotion by Vendors
    Closing
  • August 15th - India Day

    Time: TBD
    Indian Independence Day Kick-off
    Flag hoisting
    Parade
    Chief guest and other elected official address
    Student achievement awards
    Food - IndiaFest Special Menu by Restaurants
    Bazaar - IndiaFest Special Product Promotion by Vendors
    Closing

To submit your interest in any of the areas, please fill the participation form

All questions should be directed to indiafest@iamn.org and an IAM representative will respond within 48 hrs

Submit Application for Student Achivement Award here

Applications must be submitted by August 3rd, 2020, All questions should be directed to iamscholarship@iamn.org and an IAM representative will respond within 48 hrs
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Minnesota Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

IAM Events

 
 

Connect India: Feb 1st, 2020

Connect Asia: May 29th, 2020 (Cancelled)

Festival of Nations:

Apr 30th - May 3rd, 2020 (Cancelled)

Flint Hills Family Festival:

May 30th, 2020 (Cancelled)

International Yoga Day:

Jun 21st, 2020

Understanding Racial Injustice: Speaker Series (1 of 4):

Jul 7th, 2020

IndiaFest: Culminating on Aug 15th 2020 (virtual celebrations, beginning on Jul 4th)

Golf Tournament:

Sep 12th, 2020

Non-Violence Day:

Sep 26th/Oct 3rd, 2020

Dhanyawad: Dec 5th, 2020