20 Upcoming Cultural Festivals In India That You Can Attend In 2020
Want to attend some of the biggest festivals in India this year? Here is a list of upcoming festivals in India that you can mark on your calendars and attend if you wish to do something exciting in 2020. You’re welcome.
1. Delhi Comedy Festival
Date: 3rd January 2020
Location: Kamani Auditorium, Delhi
If you want to enjoy an evening full of laughter and fun, Delhi’s largest comedy festival featuring some of the finest home-brewed comedians is exactly where you need to be.
2. International Kite Festival
Date: 14th-16th January 2020
This colorful festival attracts kite fliers from across the globe. Come and join the fun and frolic mood of Jaipur and celebrate the pleasure and excitement of flying kites with your loved ones.
3. Jaipur Literature Festival
Date: 23rd-27th January 2020
Location: Diggi Palace, Jaipur
This festival is described as one of the ‘greatest literary shows on Earth’ that has also become a global literary phenomena. Over 2000 influential speakers and over a million book lovers from various parts of the world come together to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
4. ELP Food & Music Fest – Eat Love Party
Date: 1st-2nd February 2020
Location: DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
If music and food are on top of your ‘priority list’, this international music and food festival is where you need to be. Some of the biggest names of the music, food and comedy industry will come together to give you an unforgettable and wholesome experience like never before.
5. Sula Fest
Date: 1st-2nd February 2020
Location: Sula Vineyards, Gat 36/2, Govardhan Village, Nashik, Maharashtra
Sit back and enjoy a weekend full of great music, food, shopping and unlimited wine at the Sula Fest in Nashik. Also, don’t forget to stomp on grapes, camp under a sky full of stars, witness breathtaking sunrises, enjoy foot massages and much more for a memorable weekend.
6. Arth: A Culture Fest
Date: 7th-9th February 2020
Location: Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, Delhi
Want to learn more about the cultural diversity our very own country has to offer? If yes, here’s your chance to listen to world famous panelists, participate in mind-boggling workshops and talks on everything related to culture, religion, ancestral roots and much more.
7. VH1 Supersonic
Date: 7th-9th February
Location: Mahalakshmi Lawns, Pune, Maharashtra
This is your one-stop destination for live music acts, art, competitions and much more. Join the Superfam this year and celebrate the unanimous love for music that will completely change your taste in music.
8. Delhi Music Festival
Date: 14th-16th February 2020
Location: Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
If you enjoy fashion shows, music events and exhibitions, this festival in Delhi is apt for you. Several artists from the music and fashion industry will come together to give a mind-blowing experince like no other.
9. International Yoga Festival
Date: 1st-7th March 2020
Location: Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh
If yoga is your way of life, this event is perfect for you. Leran the ancient science of health and wellness from professionals to attain harmony of body, mind and soul with yoga techniques that help in detoxiying and purifying one’s body, mind and soul.
10. Indian Hip Hop Festival
Date: 8th March 2020
Location: New Delhi, Bhavbhuti Marg, Ajmeri Gate, New Delhi
This is one of the best underground street dance battle festivals in India where more than 300 participants take part and dance their heart out to impress the judges who come all the way from Paris.
11. 8th Delhi International Film Festival
Date: 21st-26th March 2020
Location: Central Park and Films Division Auditorium, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Are you a movie buff? Well, if love watching movies from across the world, this film festival is for you. Previously, more than 50 countries and their movies were showcased at the event. Even independent filmmakers and artists can enlist their short films at the film festival to win exciting prizes.
12. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Date: 20th-24th May 2020
Location: 41, Liberty Cinema, Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra
In an effort to mainstream queer issues through cinema and arts, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival invites participants to submit their LGBTQIA + themed films every year. There are more than 180 films that are also featured in the festival that attracts top line Bollywood celebrities, prominent filmmakers and media personalities.
13. Ziro Festival of Music
Date: 26th-29th September 2020
Location: Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
If you’ve always wanted to attend a music festival in a picturesque valley, head to Ziro for the best musical experience. Some of the best indie acts from around the world and leading folk musicians from Northeast India will be performing to give you a soul-stirring experience.
14. Kullu Dussehra Festival
Date: 25th-31st October 2020
Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Kullu Dussehra is one of the most extravagant, colorful, cheerful and lavish festivals of Himachal that attracts around 5 lakh tourists from around the globe every year. Attend this magnificent festival amidst the enchanting and mesmerizing beauty of the mountains for a satisfying experience.
15. Jodhpur Music Festival
Date: 29th October-2nd November 2020
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Love fusion music? Join this 5-day long music festival in Jodhpur that is aimed at providing a platform to several musicians who portray the fusion of Indian and International music.
16. Pushkar Camel Fair
Date: 22nd-30th November 2020
Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan
This is undoubtedly one of the most popular festivals in Rajasthan where you’ll get to witness different types of traditional rituals and customs that the local people follow, which can prove to be an enriching experience for you. Traditional folk dances and music, puppet shows, magic shows, exhibitions, camel sports and bridal contest competitions are also organized.
17. India Art Festival
Date: 26th-29th November 2020
Location: Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Delhi
This contemporary art fair is organized for dialogue and collaborations between art galleries, art dealers, art buyers, artists, interior designer, architects and art connoisseurs who interact with each other under the same roof. This event provides a good platform to independent artists to get discovered also.
18. Tapped – Craft Beer, Food & Music Festival
Date: 24th November 2020
Location: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Maharashtra
Want to spend your day sipping on crafted beer and listening to some awesome music? Head to this event in Maharashtra to enjoy and laze around with our loved ones. What say?
19. Hornbill Festival
Date: 1st-10th December 2020
Location: Kohima, Nagaland
This festival is specially organized by the Nagaland Government to promote inter-tribal communication and display the diversity of the state. You can also checkout exhibitions, sales of traditional and authentic artefacts, beauty pageants, dances and wrestling matches that are organized during this event.
20. Echoes of Earth
Date: 7th-9th December 2020
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Get ready to go back into the wilderness for a weekend of music, art and culture with Echoes of Earth. There will be live DJ sets, workshops, art installations and market stalls set up inside the magical woodland to give a memorable experience.
Which festival do you want to attend in 2020?