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Celebrate culture at India Fest 2024


India Fest returns after a five-year hiatus. The celebration will include dancing, vendors and food.

India Fest returns after a five-year hiatus. The celebration will include dancing, vendors and food.

Get ready for fashion, food and dance when India Fest returns to downtown Fort Myers.

India Fest 2024 will bring a taste of South Asia to Southwest Florida on Saturday, April 6.

The event happens at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater. It returns after a five-year hiatus.

India Fest has expanded to include an assortment of food and drink vendors, boutique shopping, a fashion show, live dance performances and a DJ rocking the riverfront stage.

The event’s grand finale is a Holi Color Play, a traditional celebration of spring’s onset in which attendees throw handfuls of colorful powder on each other.

“India Fest is a vibrant celebration of culture and tradition,” said Renuka Devacaanthan, president of the India Association of Fort Myers. “It’s important for those with Indian heritage to stay connected with their roots, but also for the greater community to understand and appreciate the diversity here in Southwest Florida.”

India Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, 2101 Edwards Drive in Fort Myers. Advance tickets are $8 through March and $10 when purchased in April or at the gate; children 5 and under are free. To purchase tickets, register as a volunteer or sign up as a cultural program participant, visit IAFtMyers.org/India-Fest.

COURTESY PHOTOS

COURTESY PHOTOS

Sponsorships opportunities start at $350 and include tickets, public recognition and program advertising; vendor opportunities start at $500. Contact India Association Treasurer Aditi Maheshwari at 239-530-8085 or aditi.maheshwari@iafortmyers.org for more information.

Proceeds from India Fest support local charitable causes, cultural events and college scholarships. ¦

Celebrate culture at India Fest 2024

Celebrate culture at India Fest 2024

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