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Bring your appetites! This festival serves up the broad spectrum of South Asian cuisine, ranging from best-loved dishes to new and unique regional tastes. The festival also features song, dance and cinematic Bollywood classics.

 

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Roti making competition for Men

5:30pm

Food

A competition for men to make a maximum number of rotis in two minutes.

International Marketplace

6:00pm –12:00am

Shopping

Shop for delightful treasures from the four corners of the globe!

World Café

6:00pm –12:00am

Food

Waterfront's summer food hotspot offers delicious cuisine from around the world.

National anthems led by Phool Kumar Shashtri

7:00pm

Music

National anthems sung by children.

Bollywood Hungama – Devika Mathur

7:30pm

Music

One of the most popular personalities in the South Asian community.

Chef Sanjeev Sethi of the Host Restaurant

8:00pm

Food

The Hosts’ menu contains the sum of Chef Sanjeev Sethi's 30-years experience as a chef. It is a passport that will give you access to an unparalleled culinary experience, one that will take the art of Indian cuisine to a new level.

Kiran Ahluwalia

8:00pm

Music

Ahluwalia expresses her muse through ghazals and Punjabi folk songs with beautiful artistry and smoldering intensity.

RSVP

8:00pm

Theatre

The Punjabi Arts Association of Toronto is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that presents issues of relevance to the South Asian immigrant community through the performing arts.

Jay Deala and Deep Jandu

9:00pm

Music

The urban desi phenomenon known as Jay Deala is ready, set and poised to take his rightful place as the first mainstream hip hop artist from the Indian community in years.

JoSH

9:30pm

Music

The first Canadians to ever win MTV India and Pakistan's album and song of the year, JoSH has sold over 2 million records worldwide. More information can be found at www.planetjosh.com

The World Renowned DJ A.P.S.

11:00pm

Music

Ajay Paul Singh - better known as "The World Renowned DJ A.P.S." is one of the most downloaded and requested DJs around the globe!

My Bindi.com Comedy Night

11:00pm

Theatre

Get a taste of some of the hottest South Asian comedians around!

Kid's Guide to Harbourfront Centre

10:00am – 9:00pm

Family

An interactive discovery walk for kids around the Harbourfront Centre site!

International Marketplace

12:00pm –12:00am

Shopping

Shop for delightful treasures from the four corners of the globe!

World Café

12:00pm –12:00am

Food

Waterfront's summer food hotspot offers delicious cuisine from around the world.

Redpath Acts of Sweetness

12:00pm

Family

Join us for children’s crafts in the Redpath tent all weekend long.

Rhythm Theme

1:00pm

Dance

A performance mixing Bharatha Natyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchuppudi and Kathakali – all various forms of Indian dance.

Kulwant Singh

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Family

Intertwining his love of Sikhi and culture with his love of art.

Art Challenge and Exhibition

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Family

Craft

UNITY IN DIVERSITY – Art challenge for children aged 5 to 16 years.

Free canoe rides!

1:00pm

Family

Enjoy free canoe rides in our Natrel pond.

Golgappa Eating Competition

1:30pm

Food

Two groups have to consume a maximum numbers of Golgappa. At the end of two minutes, the winners will be announced. Yummy!

Avalla

2:00pm

Music

A unique representation of today's artistically inclined Punjabi youth brought together by the universal language of music.

Chef Umang Dutta

2:30pm

Food

Onkar Singh

3:00pm

Music

A much sought-after vocalist and composer trained in East Indian classical music.

RSVP

3:00pm

Theatre

The Punjabi Arts Association of Toronto is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that presents issues of relevance to the South Asian immigrant community through the performing arts.

Dosa Eating Competition

3:30pm

Food

A competition to see who can eat the most amount of Dosa in two minutes – Yummy!

Chef Sanjeev Sethi of the Host Restaurant

4:30pm

Food

The Hosts’ menu contains the sum of Chef Sanjeev Sethi's 30-years experience as a chef. It is a passport that will give you access to an unparalleled culinary experience, one that will take the art of Indian cuisine to a new level.

Devendra Mishra

6:00pm

Theatre

A poetry recital and beautiful kavi sammelan!

Chef Satvinder Singh

6:30pm

Food

Colours from the land of Gujrat, India: Swar Gunjan

7:30pm

Music

The Indian Musical Institute founded by renowned vocalist and musician Pramesh Nandi of Mewati Gharana.

Hum Tum

8:00pm

Film

A romantic comedy from the film director Kunal Kohli.

Parichay

8:00pm

Music

Dandiya

9:00pm

Dance

The traditional folk dance form of Vrindavan, India.

The Internationally Acclaimed RDB & Nindy Kaur Performing Live

9:30pm

Music

These British born Sikh brothers have radically pioneered the style of British bhangra music by remoulding it into a raw, urban sound.

DJ Publicity

11:00pm

Music

My Bindi.com Comedy Night

11:00pm

Theatre

Get a taste of some of the hottest South Asian comedians around!

Kid's Guide to Harbourfront Centre

10:00am – 6:00pm

Family

An interactive discovery walk for kids around the Harbourfront Centre site!

International Marketplace

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Shopping

Shop for delightful treasures from the four corners of the globe!

World Café

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Food

Waterfront's summer food hotspot offers delicious cuisine from around the world.

Redpath Acts of Sweetness

12:00pm

Family

Join us for children’s crafts in the Redpath tent all weekend long.

Kulwant Singh

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Family

Intertwining his love of Sikhi and culture with his love of art.

Art Challenge and Exhibition

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Family

Craft

UNITY IN DIVERSITY – Art challenge for children aged 5 to 16 years.

Blindfolded taste competition

1:00pm

Food

Come taste your senses, as you’re blindfolded and challenged to recognize tastes from the palette of South Asian cuisine!

Free canoe rides!

1:00pm

Family

Enjoy free canoe rides in our Natrel pond.

Chef Guru Shreshtha

1:30pm

Food

Chef Guru Shreshtha from Nepal trained at the Bombay restaurant in Toronto and is now the chef and the owner of Guru’s Chili Chinese Cuisine.

Colours from the land of Gujrat, India: Sonal Vala

1:30pm

Music

Presenting singer, composer and music teacher Sonal Vala.

Stand Up Comedy by Jatin

2:00pm

Theatre

A hilarious show by comedian Jatin.

Chef Sandeep Oberoi

2:00pm

Food

Chef Guru Shreshtha

2:30pm

Food

Chef Guru Shreshtha from Nepal trained at the Bombay restaurant in Toronto and is now the chef and the owner of Guru’s Chili Chinese Cuisine.

Shahid Ali Khan

3:00pm

Music

A Canadian singer of the Qawwali genre, popular in North America and worldwide.

Chubby Bunny Competition

3:00pm

Food

A recreational game that involves the placement of increasing number of Indian sweets into one's own mouth – and stating a phrase that is intended to be difficult to utter. Funny!

Chef Sanjeev Sethi of the Host Restaurant

3:30pm

Food

The Hosts’ menu contains the sum of Chef Sanjeev Sethi's 30-years experience as a chef. It is a passport that will give you access to an unparalleled culinary experience, one that will take the art of Indian cuisine to a new level.

Dhoom 2

4:00pm

Film

Action packed thriller sequel from Director Sanjay Gadhvi.

Chef Sandeep Oberoi

4:00pm

Food

Shan-e-Punjab

5:00pm

Dance

A proud dance team a part of the Canadian Punjabi Dance Academy.

Chef Satvinder Singh

5:30pm

Food

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