May 21

Festival of Joy

Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Klyde Warren Park

Description

This festival, also known as Ratha Yatra or Festival of the Chariots, is celebrated in many other global city centers including New York's Fifth Avenue and London's Piccadilly Circus, and promises to bring a vibrant celebration of South Asian spiritual heritage and culture to the Arts District. The event begins in the park, with a parade procession. Participants will pull the large, colorful chariot along Flora Street, accompanied by the singing of ancient Sanskrit mantras and the sounds of traditional musical instruments. After the procession returns to the park the main stage will feature non-stop classical music and dance performances. There will also be a variety of cultural and educational exhibits including traditional crafts and cooking demos, yoga and meditation instruction, face painting, mehndi (henna tattoo), traditional dress-up, ethnic street food stalls, and a free vegetarian feast provided by Kalachandji's.

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Klyde Warren Park
1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Suite 403
Dallas, TX 75201
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