montreal indian food festival

Discover the flavors of India and its incredible culture this summer at the FREE Indian food festival – the Montreal Festival of India, aka Ratha-Yatra.

This is an open invitation to all Montrealers to experience Indian culture at its best. The 41st annual Festival of India in Montreal will help to promote multiculturalism through music, food, and fun.

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It all starts with a parade in Montreal’s hip neighborhood, The Plateau. Expect lots of vibrant colors on the huge floats, in addition to the pulling of the 40 ft cart, musical performances and dancing. It’s a real party!

There will be henna and facial decoration, as well as meditation and yoga workshops, ayruvedic massage, a South-Asian bazaar, and dance and theater exhibitions.

Montreal Festival of India / Henna tattoos
Photo by Evan Clark 

The parade will make it way through The Plateau. It begins on St-Laurent Blvd. at the corner of Milton. The parade will then end near the corner of Park and Mont-Royal Avenues. The festivities will then shift to Jeanne-Mance Park.

Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to enjoy free vegetarian Indian food. Additionally, there will be many family activities for all ages.

Montreal Festival of India

  • When: July 6 – July 7, 2019
  • Where: Jeanne-Mance Park

For more details, visit their website.

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