After 23 increasingly successful editions of the India Fest, few people in Utah County are ignorant of the fact that, once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. You can have India right in the middle, of all places, … Spanish Fork!
Over 4,000 people attended last year’s celebration, thanks to the enthusiastic increase of promotional efforts on the part of the organizers, the majestic, overlooking presence of the Krishna temple at the festival site, and a natural amphitheater that can accommodate thousands.
Set around the Rajastani style, multi domed temple, the eight acre festival site will feature world class entertainment, cuisine, a gift shop, art, photography, cultural exhibits on India, a gala pageant of the epic Ramayana, the burning of a 20’ high ten-headed demon named Ravana, and spectacular fireworks.
5:30 pm Rasika Kumar and dancers from the Abhinaya Dance Company (Madhav Vissa, Anjana Dasu, Priya Patel, Divya Patel, and Pia (Priyanka) Mishra ) will grace the India Fest with their presence. Abhinaya’s Founder and Artistic Director, Mythili Kumar, will also be appearing in a special performance.
Delicious hot multi-course meals of Indian curry with home made cheese (paneer), blueberry hallava, spicy Bengali rice, and giant lentil chips (papadams) will be served throughout the evening. There will be Indian drinks such as Peach lassi, and Nimbu pani, as well as sweets and pizza for the less adventurous.
Oktoberfest Halle located in the Snowbird Event tent is chock full of music, dancing and traditional German cuisine. Enjoy a bratwurst and sauerkraut and apfelstrudel and more. Kids young and old can enjoy face painting, caricature artist, inflatable rides, the world champion YO-YO MAN, a zany clown, music, balloons and more!
Der Marktplatz Vendors from around the region peddle their wares.You will find many unique gifts. Shop early for the Holidays. Located at the entrance.
BDSI is a program of the Bountiful Davis Art Center and was started as an art festival in 1974. The distinctive program of international performances was added in 1988. The roots of the festival are grounded in the arts and it remains a showcase for artists. The international and cultural performances were included to give local residents a unique entertainment and educational experience that stands out as an exciting addition to the community and is unequaled by any other art and cultural program in the state.
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BDAC Summerfest Bountiful Davis Art Center 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010 (801) 295-3618
The Ogden Chili Cook-Off and Fiesta celebrates the diversity and commonalities of the Ogden and Northern Utah communities. We would like to invite you to participate in a Community and Cultural Celebration.
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th and the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. Latino/Hispano communities honor those who fought for and won their freedom then, and who continue to do so now, with a day of Fiesta, delighting in the richness of the foods, arts, crafts and music that they enjoy.
We are bringing the community together with Ogden’s First Annual Chili Cook-Off, inviting local Fire Fighters and Law enforcement agencies to compete in our “Five Alarm” special category. The Fiesta will be featuring performances by local children’s groups, school groups and professional musicians and visual artists. And providing local vendors an opportunity to display and sell various textiles, arts & crafts and food representing various cultural groups throughout the Ogden/Northern Utah area. Enjoy a Vintage Car Show (Car Show Entry Forms attached below), Fashion Show displaying local boutique wares and unique local designer clothing lines.
The day will end with a concert performance by Del Castillo. “This Austin, Texas-based band has developed a huge regional following through their unique merger of flamenco music and rock. Since forming in 2001, the sextet has won a total of 10 Austin Music Awards, while also touring with Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli and Willy Nelson.” Del Castillo has also performed in the soundtracks for “Spy Kids 3D: Game Over”, “Kill Bill, Vol.2” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.”
The event will also include community outreach to young local artists for the creation of the signature artwork to commemorate the event. As well as intern opportunities for local college students to learn and participate in various aspects of the event production.
In accordance with our company mission, we are pleased to announce that a percentage of the net proceeds raised at this event will benefit Weber State University Scholarship Foundations and Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College.
This husband-and-wife team, both professors at Tianjin Conservatory of Music near Beijing, have mastered the art of playing the ancient Chinese instruments of qin and xiao.
Wang plays several instruments, including the di, xiao, xun, sheng, and hulusi. Over the past two decades, he has conducted master classes, performed solo recitals, and played with contemporary music ensembles in Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Japan, Poland, Hong Kong, and the United States. He was honored at the International Jiangnan Sizhu Music Competition in Shanghai in 1987.
Li Feng-yun is an expert on the qin, China’s most ancient instrument, which in 2003 was registered by UNESCO as one of the masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. She earned an undergraduate degree in pipa and qin performance and has won numerous awards in qin performance, including the National Guangdong Music Competition, International Jiangnan Sizhu Music Competition, and the Hangzhou Qin Invitational.
Imagine Ballet Theater (IBT), an Ogden-based ballet company in residence at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, is proud to present an evening of traditional Spanish dance with Calo Flamenco: Ballet de Martin Gaxiola.
Calo Flamenco not only shows audiences the powerful and passionate dance form, but also the many vibrant and charged aspects that go hand in hand with the dancing: the music, singing, and costumes that accompany the dancers on stage create a vivid scene of Spanish culture and life.
Artistic director, Martin Gaxiola, created Calo Flamenco in 2003, and the group has toured extensively throughout the United States with great success, including such dance hubs as New York City. With over 15 talented dancers and musicians, Calo Flamenco stands as one of the largest professional flamenco companies in the nation.