Realizing the American dream, while honoring the strong roots and culture from the country of origin – This is the motto of Festival of Globe (FOG) India Day Fair and Parade being held from August 18thand 19that 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA. Organized by Federation of Indo Americans (FIA) of Northern California, this largest celebration of democracy coincides with India Independence Day. This year FOG continues the celebrations and tradition that has been part of Fremont culture for past 26 years.
In FOG India Day Parade and Mela thousands of people are expected to join and enjoy this largest celebration of democracy. There will be cultural programs, free health fair, Food Fest, kid’s corner, and biggest ever grand parade with famous Bollywood celebrities Tusshar Kapoor, Tanishaa Mukerji, Manoj Tiwari and others. People can visit, eat, and shop at over hundred booths. The admission is FREE for Mela and Parade for both the days.
India Day Fair will show case some of the best presentations in dance and music. This year, there are multiple categories of dance performances. Over 100 local dance groups will compete in Classical, Folk, Bollywood, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and others. Each category winner will be awarded with a prize. Contestants will participate in their age groups, divided in 5yrs – 11yrs, 12yrs – 18yrs, and Adults.
Fair will feature a surfeit of delicious cuisines, ranging from different regions of India. North Indian, South Indian, Savory snacks will be served by over 20 food booths organized by the best known restaurants and caterers in the Bay Area.
Grand Parade boasts of over 50 floats representing a wide cross section of community, ranging from Indian regional cultural communities to Bay Area organizations. Parade runs through sections of Fremont areas and is a spectacle to enjoy. Roads are blocked to facilitate the smooth and comfortable viewing of the parade. This has become a ritual for families to spend a summer Sunday, watching their favorite celebrities and enjoy the Fair.
This year India celebrates 72ndIndependence Day. FOG India Day Fair and Parade coincides with India’s Independence celebrations. This provides an opportunity for the community to celebrate the event and appreciate the value of freedom, both in their country of origin – India as well as oldest democracy and land of dreams – USA.
Tusshar Kapoor is the star attraction and “Grand Marshal” in the parade this year to engage and entertain the community. Tusshar has acted in many blockbuster movies in the recent past including Golmaal Series.
Dr. Romesh Japra, Founder and Convener FOG (Festival of Globe), said, “Over the past 25 years, FOG has made great strides in including all parts of community and carrying out its mission to help communities better integrate. ”
- FOG India Day Mela / Fair – FREE Entry
Saturday & Sunday August 18th– 19th2018, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
- FOG India Day Parade – FREE Entry
Sunday, August 19th 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
FOG (Festival of Globe) Extravaganza 2018, August 15-19, 2018
|FOG Movie Fest||Aug 15 – 17, 5 – 10 p.m.||AMC Mercado, 3111 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054|
|FOG Wellness Summit||Aug 18, 5 – 10 p.m.||India Community Center, 525 Los Coches St., Milpitas, CA|
|FOG Fashion Fest||Aug 18, 7 – 8 p.m.||India Community Center, 525 Los Coches St., Milpitas, CA|
|FOG Wellness Post Expo/Health Fair||Aug 18-19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.||39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA|
|FOG Food Fest||Aug 18-19, 10 – 6 p.m.||39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA|
|FOG India Day Mela/Fair||Aug 18-19, 10 – 6 p.m.||39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA|
|FOG India Day Parade||Aug 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.||39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA|
|FOG Idol||Aug 19, 2 – 3 p.m.||39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA|
Visit www.FOGsv.org for more details.