Kala Ghoda festival is a cultural feast held in Kala Ghoda region in Mumbai. Read on to the major attractions which await you in Kala Ghoda.

Kala Ghoda Festival

Venue: Near Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Time: Every Sunday (from November to February)
Highlights: Arts & Crafts
Famous For: Dance and Music

One of the most prominent cultural events in Mumbai, Kala Ghoda festival is organised by the Kala Ghoda Association. This cultural feast celebrates varied art forms, including music, dance, theatre etc., and also involves seminars and workshops related to arts. The nine-day long festival is a prominent attraction for thousands of visitors from all over the country as well as from the world. Kala Ghoda festival is held annually in the months of January or February in the Kala Ghoda region of Southern Mumbai. Since its origin in 1999, the popularity of the festival has been growing, attracting plenty of tourists. The festival is also celebrated with an intention to draw attention towards the development of the area by improving the infrastructure of the region and restoring the beauty of the buildings and constructing people-friendly street furniture. Read further to know more about the Kala Ghoda festival and its major attractions.

Cultural Feast

The festival incorporates visual arts, music, theatre, dance, cinema, literature, lectures, seminars and workshops. You also see a culinary section where you come across brilliant display of Food Art along with demonstrations conducted by renowned chefs and experts. There is also a Literature section that incorporates book launches, poetry sessions, workshops etc. and conducts panel discussions with popular authors. The festival also includes music and dance performances by popular artists and groups belonging to classical, contemporary, Indian folk and international dance forms. The film section also organizes tributes to famous personalities. Kala Ghoda festival has plenty in store for kids, with the festival including plenty of fun filled activities. The festival also has some heritage walks that provide people an insight into the heritage and culture of Mumbai. In short, the festival presents plenty of events which reflect the rich history of art in Mumbai.

Street Festival
The Kala Ghoda festival is organised by Kala Ghoda Association, a non-profit organization. The festival is named after the blackish equestrian statue of Edward VII which used to be located in the fort area of Mumbai. Though this festival is renowned as art festival, its main highlight is that it is a street festival. The entry to the events is free of cost. Though the festival was restricted to the Kala Ghoda region earlier, it has now extended its reach to other regions with similar events also being held in Azad Maidan and Horniman Circle. The participants of the festival range from urban sellers to village artists. The whole region of Kala Ghoda transforms into a pedestrian square with paintings and sculptures displays. In addition to this, you get to know the history of various art forms from the popular masters of art. Dance and music concerts happen in the evening, for which the venue is set by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), David Sasson Library Garden and Jehangir Art Gallery. Awards for Indian films are given in an event organised by the Max Muller Bhavan.