IndiaFest 2024

Status : Upcoming
STATUS
Upcoming
START DATE
2024-08-17 11:00:00
END DATE
2023-08-17 21:00:00
VENUE
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155
CONTACT INFO

For queries about any of the areas of the festivals, please email us at these handles:

For Exhibit booths: if.booth@iamn.org
For Cultural Participation: if.cultural@iamn.org
For Food booths: if.food@iamn.org
For partner org queries: if.outreach@iamn.org
For student awards: if.scholarships@iamn.org
For volunteer sigup: if.volunteer@iamn.org

VENUE LOCATION
Google Map

Welcoming our community for IAM’s signature event of the year. This event celebrates India’s Independence Day.

It is one of a kind open air, free-for-all event that is organized by IAM at the MN State Capitol Grounds. The event sees anywhere upwards of 20,000 visitors who enjoy the multiculrutal booths on display, delectable Indian cuisine put up by our restaurant and food truck partners, colorful Bazaar selling Indian handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.

A large cultural stage has a variety of entertaining group performances put forth for the attendees by our local Asian Indian community groups spanning all age groups, through the day. The event culminates with Bollywood Night from 7-9pm, when the stage is lit up and the ground converts into an open dance floor.

Kids Games & Entertainment is another key area that sees a lot of foot traffic through the day.

One of the key highlights of the event is the flag hoisting ceremony and student achievement awards handed out in the middle of the day, in the presence of several elected State and Federal officials.

Metro Transit would be providing free transit passes for the event on August 17th from 9AM to 11PM, sparing the attendees the parking hassles in and around downtown St Paul.

For those interested in setting up their booths at the event and those interested in registering for group performances on the cultural stage, here are the registration links:

  • Exhibit booths and Parade Participation – Please register to secure your exhibit booth and parade participation. Registration deadline date: June 30th, 2024 – Booth Registration Link
  • Cultural events participation – Please register your group. Registration deadline date: July 7th, 2024, Cultural Registration Link
  • Volunteers – Please register to be a volunteer at IndiaFest. Registration deadline date: July 31st, 2024. Volunteer Sign-up Link
  • Food Vendors – Restaurants and caterers are invited to register their business at the IndiaFest by June 30th,2024. Food Vendor Registration link
  • Bazaar – Small businesses, please register if interested in setting up a booth to demonstrate your offering or service to a broader community. Application deadline date: June 30th, 2024, Bazaar Booth Registration Link
  • Student Achievement Awards – High school students are encouraged to apply. Application deadline date: July 25th, 2024 Student Scholarship Registration Link