The Gerrard India Bazaar BIA conducts various events all through the year to celebrate a variety of South Asian and Local festivals. All our events are open for everyone and FREE.
FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA
The Festival of South Asia embraces multidisciplinary arts and foods from all the countries in South Asia. Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Performances and Live Music emanates from the stage all weekend. The Festival of South Asia showcases the culture of the South Asian community with live entertainment on stage including dancing, fashion shows, and authentic South Asian cultural programs reflecting Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, Bengali and Sri Lankan cultures. And of course, you can’t go to this festival without experiencing the exotic South Asian cuisines served up by the local restaurants. If you can’t fly to South Asia come attend this festival and experience a slice of the culture.
Experience BollyYoga (yoga with Bollywood dancing)
Have the kids participate in Cloga (Clowning with Yoga)
Buskers, storytelling, face painting, there’s something for everyone
Pav Bhaaji, Channa Batura, Bombay Burger, Masala Fries
Dahi Kachori Puri, Vada Pav, Kathi Roll and Royal Faluda
Samosa, Pakora, Aloo Tikki, Paneer Tikka, Nan Kebab, Biryani
Keeping with Canadian values of multiculturalism and to showcase the rich vibrant arts & culture of Gerrard India Bazaar. Baisakhi festival promotes the development of social & cultural values that would preserve our heritage. Vaisakhi essentially marks the arrival of the harvesting season and this one day festival is much associated with fanfare, exuberance and thus truly a festival of unity, integrity, colors and brightness. Join us to celebrate & welcome harvesting festival season of Punjab with your family and friends. Load of entertainment with DJ &Live music, Mehindi tatoos, Spicy Dosa competition, Rangoli demonstration, Punjab village set up, Free food sampling, attractive prizes and giveaways And much more stay tune!!!
Bhangara Dance, Gidha dance, Bollywood dance
Indian Folk dance
Music Kids activities, Baisakhi Story telling & Crafts
Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is one of the most important holiday on the Hindu calendar. It’s the winning over the good over the bad, over the evil. You will see it on the stage – dancing and singing – and in the food. Diwali is celebrated with great fervour and gaiety all over India as it marks the return of Hindu god Lord Ram to Ayodhya in northern India after he defeated Ravana, the powerful king of Lanka. Legend says millions of lamps were lit when Lord Rama returned after 14 years of exile in forests and after he defeated Ravana. Diwali is also celebrated in honour of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that Lakshmi showers her blessings upon those homes that are clean and well lit.
Look forward to the sweets, lights and being with your family
22 kt. Jewellery
Christmas on the Bazaar
Celebrate Christmas on the bazaar with your family and get great shoping deals, hot chocolate, carols and Santa!
Rhodes Jam 2017 - Street Party
Its a Street Jam Party!! Presented by Gerrard India Bazaar, Hosted by The Flying Pony Cafe.