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India Live 2017

  • Downtown Vancouver - on Granville St between Georgia St & Smithe St 700 Granville Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1E4 Canada (map)

Save the date! SAFA's INDIA LIVE returns to Granville on Saturday, August 19th

Vancouver, BC - It's that time of year again! The South Asian Family Association (SAFA) is gearing up for its signature annual Summer festival, INDIA LIVE, which is taking place Saturday, August 19th on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. It starts at 12 pm and wraps up at 8 pm. This event is FREE for the public and utilizes music, song, dance and visual arts to highlight our intercultural community. There is also a vibrant vendor marketplace that features cultural wares, clothing, gifts and delicious snacks. Family fun for everyone!  SAFA is excited to announce our headlining artist this year is Mankirt Aulakh!

“We are delighted to invite everyone to come join us for SAFA’s annual celebration of art, culture and history in downtown Vancouver. The festival is open to all ages and backgrounds and attendance is free of charge! India Live is always a fun and eventful afternoon for the whole family and this year we will be showcasing cultures from all around the world. Stop by and try some delicious food from around the Indian subcontinent and stay for the Bhangra dance party to end the evening!" – Jasroop Grewal, SAFA President

The festivities will start at 12 pm with a great line-up of local performers, including: DJ A-Slam; Shaimak; Xtreme Steps; Tejasvita; Zumba Dance; Juggie Hundal; Cinnamon Sandhu; Sanya Dhingra; Vancity Bhangra; Shez Khan; a Lion Dance; Ground Zero; Learning Stars Dance Academy; Yasmina Bollywood Dancers; Andaaz Entertainment; and Shan E Punjab. There will also be a fashion show by Armaan. This year's SAFA scholarships will be presented to the recipients on stage. Decibel Entertainment will DJ and our MC for the afternoon will be Mandeep Patrola. Turban tying will be provided courtesy of the Sikh Riders of Canada. Headliner Mankirt Aulakh will take to the stage at 6 pm. For more details contact Event Coordinator Rina Gill 778 688 4973 SAFA would like to thanks its sponsors: the City of Vancouver, the Province of BC, and Fortis BC. ☆☆☆ A special thanks as well to our media sponsors:

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Get ready for this year's India Live by reliving last year's festival through our photo gallery of India Live 2016!

Earlier Event: August 11
Bollywood Under The Stars 2017
Later Event: June 8
Parent Appreciation Dinner