Schedule for India Fest in New Orleans

Thanks for New in NOLA reader @Restrass for tipping us off about India Fest tomorrow. Henna tattoos, sari-wearing lessons, music and dancing? Sounds like a good time.


Come to India Fest if you want to get a henna tattoo; fall in with a traditional Indian wedding procession; or learn the fine art of wearing a sari, a process that involves wrapping 6 yards of cloth into a wearable garment.

Kids can dress in Indian clothes for a photo session; or learn how to make cloth flower wristbands, threshold decorations and other Indian crafts. Storytellers will relate Indian folk tales (and read from Indian children’s books). You even can fly an Indian kite.

India Fest

What: Music, dancing, yoga classes, craft activities and food from across India will be showcased at a festival staged by the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

When: Saturday (May 11), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park.

Admission: $5 (free for museum members). For a full schedule of events, go to

Concert: The festival continues with a separate, by-admission performance from Arpan, a quintet of Indian classical musicians. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium at NOMA. Tickets start at $20. Call 504.606.5938 or email to purchase.

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