Saturday, April 27, 2024
Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX 75201

Bring in the spring with a colorful celebration of joy!

Join us for a fun-filled day of bright colors, beautiful flowers and a free vegetarian feast, along with riveting music, dance and interactive holistic living and cultural activities.

Ratha Yatra Parade

This re-enactment of the famous Ratha Yatra parade, also celebrated as the Festival of Chariots, is rooted in ancient India’s bhakti or devotional tradition. It has been observed annually for more than 3,000 years in the holy city of Jagannatha Puri in Orissa, India, making it the world’s longest-running street festival.

It is celebrated in major city centers around the world, including New York City’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus.

Parade Route

  • Parade begins at Klyde Warren Park then proceeds southeast on N. Harwood towards Flora
  • Turns left on Flora and heads 6 blocks to Routh
  • Turns right on Routh towards Ross
  • Turns right on Ross Ave towards N. Harwood
  • Turns right on N. Harwood back to Klyde Warren Park
Ratha Yatra Parade

Activities

Children’s Activities

11AM – 6PM

Have a day full of laughter and games for the entire family – arts and crafts for children of all ages.

Taste of India

11AM – 6PM

Taste the Festival of Joy in the delicious, authentically Indian foods prepared with love. Includes North Indian, South Indian, and Class Indian Street Food.

Ask A Monk

11AM – 6PM

Harmonize the inner joy in your heart through the secrets of India’s philosophy and meditation practices. Open Q&A sessions with practicing monks.

FREE Feast

1PM – 2PM

In the customary Indian tradition of feeding guests, join us for a free feast that will be served out at 1 PM.

Yoga in the Park

11AM – 6PM

Join some of Dallas’ leading yogis for yoga in the Park.

Henna Designs

11AM – 6PM

Head on over to the Henna booth and have beautiful designs hand drawn on your body.

Ayurveda Health

11AM – 6PM

Learn more about this holistic approach to health that allows you to become a balanced, vital, happy
person by eating the right foods for your body type.

Try a Sari or Turban

11AM – 6PM

Wrap yourself in a traditional sari or try on a turban and feel like Indian royalty.

Map & Activities

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

  • 12:30 PM

    Kuchipudi Dance

    Kuchipudi Kalakshetra
  • 12:45 PM

    Bharatanatyam Dance

    Natyom Dance Academy
  • 1:30 PM

    Manipuri Dance

    Rinku Bhattacharya Das, Jagannath Lairenjam and group
  • 2:00 PM

    Garba Folk Dance

  • 2:15 PM

    Indian Classical Music

    Amie Maciszewski & Sangeet Millennium Ensemble
  • 3:15 PM

    Dhol (Drum) Presentation

    Shivam Dhol Tasha Pathak
  • 3:30 PM

    Odissi Dance

    Natraj Odissi Kalamandir​
  • 4:00 PM

    Live Kirtan

    Kirtan is a Mantra. Music. Meditation. A journey to joy. Bring the mind in the alignment with body and heart. An experience that transform the heart and enriched your life. An open mind and your voice is all required.
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YOGA IN THE PARK SCHEDULE

  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM

    Hatha Yoga

    with Gopali Devi
  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM

    Ashtanga Yoga

    with Erin Patton
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM

    Ashtanga Yoga

    with Dean Hollingsworth
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM

    Kundalini Tantra

    with Kirsten Joy Burch
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM

    Alignment Yoga

    with Jenna Love
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM

    Ashtanga

    with Yogi Nataraj
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