Festival of Joy

Date/Time

May 21, 2022
11:00 AM until 06:00 PM

Location

Klyde Warren Park View map
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy,
Dallas, TX,

Additional Information

Description

The Festival of Joy is a beautiful and colorful celebration of Indian heritage and spirituality. With roots in ancient India and the bhakti tradition, the festival is celebrated in major cities across the world, including New York City’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus. It has been observed annually for more than 3,000 years in the ancient holy city of Jagannatha Puri in Orissa, India, making it the oldest street festival in the world.

Krishna, a Sanskrit name for God, has been away from His childhood home since He became King. When his best friends decide to visit His kingdom, they see him in His fancy royal outfits and feel He is a stranger. In their longing, they pick up the ropes that yoke the horses to His grand chariot and affectionately force Him to return home with them.

The 2022 Festival of Joy is celebrated this year on the World Day For Cultural Diversity. The event begins at 11:30am with a euphoric parade Dallas Museum of Art on Flora Street, through the Dallas Arts District and returns to Klyde Warren Park at 1:30pm for more festivities.

Highlights: The park’s main stage will feature non-stop classical music and dance performances with a variety of cultural and educational exhibits. Traditional crafts and cooking demos, yoga and meditation, face painting, henna and traditional dress-up in ethnic wear are just a few of the activities offered at the event. A free vegetarian feast, in addition Indian street foods are for sale as a total experience of India, right here in Downtown Dallas.

Admission is free. Register your attendance here. Visit the event website festivalofjoydallas.com for updates on parking and VIP guests.