Sunday, 8 July 2012

40 years... and we’ve been smiling the whole time!

The past four decades have witnessed the Festival of India blossom into one of Toronto’s most dazzling, head-turning summer events. And this year the chariots and festivities roll into the city from July 14-15, 2012 – so be sure to mark your calendars and come visit the 40th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) for an unforgettable experience.

The event begins with a euphoric parade down world-famous Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then shift to Centre Island for two days of festivities expected to draw close to 40,000 people.

The festival is open to the public and free for everyone. This year's attractions include a pre-festival launch party at Yonge-Dundas Square, a free vegetarian feast, an award-winning arts and culture show, Yoga Meltdown - a spiritual yoga festival, a South Asian Bazaar, and much more!

The special pre-festival launch party at Yonge-Dundas Square will take place on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

The parade route and island festival grounds are all easily accessible by Toronto Transit.       


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