Festival to explore Indian culture

July 24, 2012 by  

Starting this evening and continuing over the weekend, July 27 – 29, the Ananda Mela Festival will be happening at Redmond City Hall at 15670 NE 85th Street in Redmond, Washington. This event will run 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm tonight, 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm tomorrow, and 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday.

The festival, organized by the Vedic Cultural center, is one of the biggest on the Pacific Northwest Coast and was created to showcase the culture and arts of India. Being staged outdoors at the renowned City Hall Campus, it is expected to draw more than 15,000 people, as it has done in past years.

There will be talented local artisans, live performances across several stages, and international touring artists who will entertain those in attendance. These will be several musicians and bands performing throughout the festival, as well as an Aloha Bhangra dance competition, with super prizes to be won each day. A trip to Hawaii is offered as the grand prize.

Over the course of the three-day event, guests will enjoy a variety of cuisines from all over India. There will be a number of vendor’s booths with displays and products. The children’s area will feature a magic show, contest, bounce structures, a treasure hunt, and much more to keep them entertained.

Poster printing and flyer printing may have been used to promote this rich cultural event to the public and surrounding area. Admission is free of charge. For more information, please visit the Vedic Cultural Center website or the Ananda Mela Festival website.