India Fest

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Nov 23
11:00am - 7:00pm
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street Virginia Beach VA 23451

Free Event

Ticketing Information:

FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING

A fantastic festival of food and culture! Admission is FREE and it is an event that you don't want to miss!

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Where else can you see traditional Indian and Bollywood dances, get fancy henna patterns inked on you, peruse Indian fashion and jewelry, and eat fresh samosas that are cooked right in front of you? At the annual India Fest, hosted by The Asian Indians of Hampton Roads (AIHR).

The 24th annual India Fest, hosted by the Asian Indians of Hampton Roads (AIHR), will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The event is expected to draw 10,000 or more attendees.

The local Indian community presents the event for Hampton Roads residents who want to experience the culture and heritage of India with art, culture, garments, dance and food from the Indian subcontinent.

Our objective is to act as a liaison and facilitate the involvement of people of Asian Indian origin in the mainstream of American social fabric, and to promote the cultural heritage of the people of Asian Indian origin,” said member Surinder Dhillon.

In past years, the event was held at Norfolk’s Scope, but the Virginia Beach Convention Center allows for free parking and a bigger space for the event, which has been growing each year, said AIHR president Mohit Gour. He estimated more than 8,000 people attended last year.

Over the years, it’s grown in terms of participation and vendors,” Gour said. “Community members, volunteers and sponsors are the pillars of the event.

New this year will be free raffles for iPads, early bird specials, health check booths and free food sampling, Dhillon said. Food is always one of the event’s main draws – from naan (Indian bread) to chicken curry to dosa, a crepe made out of rice flour.

It’s made fresh right in front of you and comes with potatoes and sauce on the side,” Gour said of the dosa. “It’s not spicy per se, and it’s one of the most popular dishes from the southern part of India.

The organizers added an international component to the cultural program last year with Polynesian dancers, Gour said. The Philippine culture will be showcased at Saturday’s event.

It gives an opportunity for other south Asian communities to be a part of it,” Gour said.

One of the big attractions is a photo booth where people can dress in traditional attire and take pictures, Gour said. There are also student talent competitions, including art, essay, poetry, Lego building. New this year: a science contest to inspire the next generation of scientists in Hampton Roads.

The Asian Indians of Hampton Roads is a nonprofit charitable organization, and proceeds from the event are used for various charities and disaster relief activities. Food bank donations will be accepted at the event.

AIHR invites Sponsors, Advertisers, Business Networkers & Exhibitors at India Fest 2019.

Event Features:

  • Bollywood Music & Dances,
  • Fashion Shows,
  • Indian Cuisine,
  • Indian Jewelry,
  • Designer Clothes,
  • Talent Contests,
  • Face Painting,
  • Yoga Demos,
  • Bhangra & Fusion Dances,
  • Exhibit Booths,
  • Advertisements,
  • Business Networking,
  • NETCON,
  • Indian Street Food.

Specials:

  • Local Charities,
  • Disaster Support,
  • Scholarships

AIHR invites Sponsors, Advertisers, Business Networkers & Exhibiters at India Fest 2018. Event Features – Bollywood Music & Dances, Fashion Shows, Costume Photography, Indian Cuisine, Indian Jewelry, Designer Clothes, Talent Contests, Face Painting, Food Bank Drive, Yoga Demos, Bhangra & Fusion Dances, Exhibit Booths, Advertisements, Business Networking, NETCON, Indian Street Food. Specials – Local Charities, Disaster Support, Scholarships.

Contact – Email – aihr.va@gmail.com Phone – 757-609-0016 Website – www.aihr.org

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EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

Disclaimer : All AIHR programs & events are subjected to change. AIHR reserves the right to alter, change or cancel any AIHR Program, Event or Initiative.
Please stay tuned with www.aihr.org or call 757-609-0016 for latest information.

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Authentic & Aromatic Indian food at INDIA FEST on Sat, Nov 10 2018. FREE ADMISSION
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Sunday November 11th, 2018

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Saturday November 10th, 2018

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Friday November 9th, 2018

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Will there be a schedule posted soon?

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Thursday November 8th, 2018

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Traditional Jewelries, designer costumes and Heena Art at INDIA FEST on Sat, Nov 10 2018. Free Admission. Connect with us at www.aihr.org

Wednesday November 7th, 2018

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Visit India Fest for designer jewelries on Sat, Nov 10 2018. Free Admission. Connect with us at www.aihr.org

Tuesday November 6th, 2018

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Tuesday November 6th, 2018

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Will there be a schedule posted?

India is a feast for the senses!

Millie Lee...wish you were here ☹️.

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Wednesday October 31st, 2018

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Thursday October 25th, 2018

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Eric Bell

We are super stoked to be part of this. Please join us on FB - for a follow and love. We will see you Saturday.https://www.facebook.com/strangecurrymusic

Kole Matheson cool

If Steve and I are both feeling well and still in town, I would love to go. But we will likely have to go out of town Friday to meet with realtors about my house. Are you and Jo going?

What time?? It says 6:30pm.

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