Festival of India spreads its wings to the Town of Matthews 

After two successful years of partnership with the Town of Matthews in their cultural diversity initiatives, we are excited to announce our 3rd Regional Festival of India @ Matthews. This is intended to be a one-day event in an open setting in downtown Matthews, with focus on live performances of Indian Dance forms in the Stumptown Park. Here are key details about the festival.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024, from Noon to 6 PM
Location: Stumptown Park, 120 South Trade St., Matthews, NC 28105
Admission: Free
Parking: Ample free public parking is available around the venue site.

The key components of the event include:

  • Dance performances
  • Cultural exhibits
  • Visual art gallery and kids' interactive art corner
  • Indian Food Court & Souvenir Bazaar
  • Henna Tattoos, Saree wearing & Turban tying

This event is organized by the India Association of Charlotte, in active partnership with the Town of Matthews, and is supported by grant assistance from the Arts & Science Council.

Key Contacts:
Overall Lead (FOI): Niketa Mittal niketamanish@gmail.com
Event Lead (Regional FOI @ Matthews): Manisha Kulshrestha mkulshres@gmail.com
Event Co-Lead (Town of Matthews): Melissa Johnson mjohnson@matthewsnc.gov

 

Key Information for Participants:

Registration for this event starts on February 6, 2024. To register, please contact the team leads as follows:

Please note that the FOI Website may not show the latest information or status about this event. For any details or questions, contact the event lead, Manisha Kulshrestha (Cell: 609-216-2485).

We look forward to seeing you all for a day of fun for the whole family in the charming setting of downtown Matthews!

The India Association of Charlotte (IAC) is a nonprofit, cultural organization established to serve the large Indian Community in and around  the Charlotte area. The goal is to help foster better understanding of Indian culture by the community at large. The IAC started as a small team in 1994; and has been very effective in catering to the cultural needs of over 4-5 thousand Indian families in the area. The IAC was established as an independent nonprofit organization in February 1995, IRS Registration EIN 56-1907586, and was granted a tax-exempt status in April 1999 under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. Government.

The core mission of the organization is to highlight and share the rich cultural diversity of the land of our birth with our friends and neighbors at large around the Carolinas. We also strive to educate the community about public policy issues of particular concern to our community.

The organization depends on individual and other voluntary contributions of time & money to pursue its mission and is guided by a volunteer board of trustees. Various activities sponsored by the organization are also accomplished by teams of volunteers. The organization currently organizes a number of activities during the year, with Festival of India being a very significant cultural event in the city.