Namaste! On July 30th and 31th, Redmond City Hall campus will play host to the 11th edition of Ananda Mela: Joyful Festival of India, presented to you by the Vedic Cultural Center (VCC) of Sammamish in collaboration with the City of Redmond. The founder and visionary leader of Ananda Mela, Harry Terhanian, and dozens of tireless volunteers of VCC have worked year-round to offer this beautiful festival to Redmond’s residents and visitors this weekend.
Ananda Mela aims to showcase Indian arts and culture with intricately crafted displays, entertainment on multiple stages, participatory activities and contests for everyone, informative and enlightening presentations, and other memorable experiences including tasty food and irresistible shopping. Festival grounds open at 12 noon. On the Ganga Stage and Yamuna Stage, you can witness and enjoy performances of a wide range of classical, folk, and popular dance and music traditions from different parts of India.
There are various programs and activities like Dance, Music, Cooking Contest, Henna Contest, Making Ganesha, Rangoli, Chess etc.,
Registrations are open now. Please register to participate in various events.
July 30th (Saturday) and July 31st (Sunday) from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Address: Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052
160th Ave NE & NE 90th St
160th Ave NE & NE 85th St
NE 85th St & 161st Ave NE
NE 85th St & 160th Ave NE
Ananda Mela - Joyful Festival of India is the largest festival in the Northwest showcasing the diversity of incredible India. Started in 2010, this year will mark the ninth anniversary of this event. It will be held on July 30th and 31st. It is a FREE outdoor festival held at the Redmond City Hall campus, drawing around 20,000 attendees over a glorious summer weekend. this festival has gained a lot of popularity in the culture scene of Northwest. With a full galore of cultural dioramas, performance arts on stage, demonstrations of ancient traditions, Vedic life style, delicious cuisine, Indian bazaar and much more, this event offers a unique, holistic experience to the audiences. This year Vedic Village at Ananda Mela offers an ancient wisdom from Vedic tradition to take a holistic approach to body, mind, and soul while protecting the delicate balance between these three dimensions of human evolution.Read more
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