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India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) is the oldest and one of the leading Indian-American organizations in New England. It serves the Indian-American communities in the Greater Boston area - Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Learn more

IAGB is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization (tax identification number 04-6151879) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible.

India Day Festival 2018- August 19th @ Boston City Hall Plaza

The celebration this year will take place on August 19th at the Boston City Hall Plaza. Event has FREE entry for all.  Several local vendors and exhibition booths will be available throughout the day displaying Indian clothes and jewelry, henna art and other services. A variety of delicious Indian cuisine by One World Cuisine. Some specialties this year include hyderabadi bowl, chaat house, kathi rolls, dosas, street food, jalebi junction, falood and sugarcane juice.

Event Schedule:

  • 11.00 AM - Event Begins
  • 11:30 AM -  Meditation and Yoga @ the Plaza (Led by Dev Lingadevaru and Dhanashree Ramachandran respectively)
  • 1:00 PM - Fun Games for All Ages (entry on the spot)
  • 3:00 PM - Live Dhol Tasha Lezim Performance
  • 3:05 PM - US and Indian National Anthems
  • 3:1o PM - Cultural Performances (from classical to Bollywood and everything in between)
    •  Youth Excellence Awards
    •  IAGB Distinguished New Englander: Hall of Fame Awards
  • 7:00 PM - Live Bhangra Performance
  • 7.30 PM  - Open DJ

Communting & Parking

The Boston City Hall Plaza is a sprawling open venue, which boasts easy access to transportation via commuter and subway as well as easy access local Boston attractions.

Subway/commuter train :

  •  Government Center station - Serves MBTA's Green and Blue lines.  You can walk right into the plaza as you exist the station.
  •  Haymarket station -  Serves the MBTA's Green and Orange lines, and is located at the corner of Congress and New Sudbury streets. The Boston City Hall Plaza is just right in front of Haymarket station; cross the Congress street and walk right into the plaza.
  •  State Street station : Serves MBTA's Orange and the Blue lines. Just 2 minutes of walking to the Plaza.

Parking Information

  •  We have partnered with State Street Garage(3 mins walk to the Plaza) with discounted event parking rate for the whole day. The discounted rate is NOT AVAILABLE at the garage entrance. It is REQUIRED to reserve your parking spot online in advance using this link:
    Discounted Event Parking Online
  • Street parking is free on the weekends. There is a plenty of street parking available in the downtown, around the Plaza. Come early get to your best spot.
  • There are a number of garages very close to the Plaza with special weekend pricing. Some of the very close garages with special pricing include Center Plaza Garage, Government Center, etc.
  • You may also use mobile parking apps, such as SpotHero, to reserve the parking spot in advance at a discounted rate.

Food & Exhibitors:

  • One World Cuisine will be serving up delicious Indian food all day long. A huge variety of food will be available from Hyderabadi fare to street food to sumptuous desserts. Vendors and Exhibition booths will be ready by 11:30 am.

Photo Booth: 

  • Among other fun things, we will also have a India Day Photo Booth. Hope you all are ready to make some memories! IAGB T-shirts will also be available at a nominal price.

If you have any questions, please contact us at iagb@iabg.org. Look forward to seeing you all there!!

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