FOI in Ballantyne with CIAF (Charlotte International Arts Festival)

Presented by the India Association of Charlotte with a strong partnership with Charlotte International Arts Festival, please join us for the 2nd day of Festival of India held at Ballantyne’s Backyard. Be ready for a day of cultural immersion and exploration in a beautiful outdoor venue of natural rolling hills and lush greenery. There will be a vibrant showcase of arts and crafts along with live workshops to learn some Indian dance moves. Indulge your senses in a vibrant array of flavors, aromas, and textures as you explore our diverse Indian cuisine, each offering a unique taste adventure. To add to the experience, for the first time, there will be a workshop for traditional rangoli, where visitors can make their rangoli and learn this ancient traditional art form that has adorned the front yards of houses and temples in India for centuries! One can also get their hands painted with intricate henna designs, or marvel at the luxury of trying on a silk sari!

  • When: Sunday, September 15, 2024, from Noon to 6 PM
  • Where: Ballantyne’s Backyard, 11611 N Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Admission is free, with free ample parking available. 

Key components of the event include: 

  • Dance performances 
  • Cultural exhibits 
  • Visual art gallery 
  • Henna Stations
  • Dance Workshops 
  • Rangoli Workshops 
  • Indian Food Court & Souvenir Bazaar 

 Key Contacts: 

For event details and updates, please contact the event lead, Manisha Kulshrestha at

Media inquiries can be directed to Himanshu Gupta at

We eagerly anticipate welcoming you and your family to a day of cultural exploration on the 2nd day of the Festival of India at Ballantyne’s Backyard!