Indian Summer Festival July 4-13

The Indian Summer Festival returns to Vancouver from July 4-13. Much more than your typical arts festival, Vancouver’s Indian Summer is about culturally-rich collaborations and fostering an open, thought-provoking dialogue between Canada and South Asia. Topics range from exploring cultural identity to what makes for a ‘happy city’. Experts from our local community and abroad share their insights on wellness through mediation, laughter yoga and ayurveda workshops; while chefs, dancers and musicians enliven our senses through an exploration of South Asia’s finest art and cuisine.

There are a few food related events and these include:

Opening Gala, with Vikram Vij:

A culinary tour of South Asian cuisine curated by Vikram Vij

Thursday, July 4 @ 7:30pm

WHERE Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden • 578 Carrall St, Vancouver

Celebrate the first day of Indian Summer with festival artists, patrons and special guests. Vancouver’s gastronomic guru Vikram Vij curates a culinary tour of South Asia featuring multiple food stations by well-known Vancouver-based South Asian restaurants, offering dosas, momos and other rare-to-find delicacies, all paired with fine beverages including award-winning wines from Volcanic Hills and Kalala.

CBC News Vancouver’s meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe will be broadcasting her segment live from the gardens that night. Plus live performances by internationally acclaimed band Rajasthan Josh, and percussionist/DJ/beat-boxer Rup Sidhu.

Eat, sip and wander through the jewel that is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, all the while mingling with Vancouver’s best and brightest. This is an enchanted evening not to be missed!

Dinner by Starlight, with Vikram Vij and Sanjeez Kapoor:

Dinner at a secret location, revealed to ticket holders only, prepared by Vikram Vij and special guest Sanjeev Kapoor

WHEN Friday, July 12 @ 7pm

WHERE Secret Location (revealed to ticket holders only)

TICKETS $350/seat & $3000/table of 10

For the complete schedule of events and to buy tickets,  Indian Summer festival’s box office is now open at

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