Saturday, May 21 | 11 AM – 7PM
Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX 75201

Start the summer off with a colorful celebration
of ancient India’s culture and spirituality!

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

The Mystical Forest

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

A classic tale from ancient India, Mystical Forest explores the reunion of a young boy and an enchanting new friend. For adults and children!

Showtimes: 2:30 PM | 3:30 Pm | 4:30 PM | 5:30 PM

Children’s Activities

11AM – 7PM

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

Taste of India

11AM – 7PM

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 – 7PM

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

11AM – 7PM

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 – 7PM

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

Henna Designs

11AM – 7PM

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 – 7PM

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

Map & Activities

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

  • 12:30 PM

    Gujarati Folk Dance

    Garba is an Indian folk dance originated from state of Gujarat, Garba is a dance that honors, worships, and celebrates the feminine form of divinity. So presenting in front of you group of Dallas women performing Garba and Dandiya.
  • 1:30 PM

    Manipuri Dance

    by Rinku Bhattacharya Das
  • 2:00 PM

    Odissi Dance

    by Natraj Odissi Kalamandir
  • 3:00 PM

    Indian Classical Music

    by Amie Maciszewski & Sangeet Millennium Ensemble
  • 4:00 PM

    Bharatanatyam Dance

    by Praveena Vajja and Natyom Dance Academy
  • 5:00 PM

    Live Kirtan

    with Gaura Mani
Entertainment
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