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IndiaFest to feature food, music, dance

August 18, 2016

 

MILWAUKEE - Vibrant traditional dress, authentic Indian cuisine, and classical to contemporary music and dance come together to celebrate Indian culture at the free IndiaFest Milwaukee.

It’s from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Humboldt County Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave.

In its fourth year, the outdoor festival focused on India has seen an audience of about 28,000.

“There is no better way for families and friends to learn about Indian culture,” said Purnima Nath, president of Spindle India, a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization and the event’s organizer and producer.

The event opens with a welcome ceremony observing the 70th Independence Day of India. Music and dance performances will illustrate various cultures in the Indian states.

Some of the best restaurants from the Milwaukee and Chicago areas will offer a variety of items. Additional vendors will offer unique products from colorful exotic arts, clothing, and jewelry to temporary hand-painted Henna designs.

Visitors may take pictures in front of popular Indian landmarks on display.