India is a country of billion people of diverse cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. The Festival of India showcases the diversity of cultures and heritages including the different arts, crafts, languages and cuisine.
Dance performances - a medley of classical and modern fusion and Bollywood beats, in costumes of diverse styles and colors - will be at Belk Theater.
Special exhibit on Indian food - about the composition of balanced diet and key ingredients of Indian cooking; food experts onsite to answer questions about Indian cooking, recipes, spices, and flavors.
On Trade and Tryon Streets to 4th and 5th Streets - Food vendors will offer savory samosa chaat, delicious chicken biryani, refreshing mango lassi, rice crispy (dosa), and other North and South Indian cuisines.
Other activities include kids art competition, yoga demonstrations, saree demonstrations, henna tattoos and more.