It’s that time of the year again. As India celebrates her birthday, so do we as Indian Americans, right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This year also happens to be the 25th year of FIA in Bay Area. Huge celebrations have been ongoing for the whole week and the grand India Parade is on this Sunday, Aug. 13. Everyone is invited!

Festival of Globe (FOG) Extravaganza is a 9-day jubilant celebration starting from Aug 5th to 13th, 2017 in the Silicon Valley and will include FOG Movie Fest, FOG Awards, FOG Music Fest, FOG Summit, FOG Fashion Fest, FOG Food Fest, Famous India Day Fair and Grand Parade. This year promises to attract a large gathering in the Bay Area.

Festival of Globe events:

FOG MOVIE FEST will feature short films, documentaries, and feature films submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world.  FOG Movie Fest will be held from August 5th – 12th at Century at Pacific Commons, Fremont, Calif.

World Premiere – “Yeh Hai India,” Red Carpet, Meet and Greet will be held on Aug. 12.

FOG AWARDS is a premier show with unique recognition for global achievers that selects the winners from movies submitted from more than 20 countries. The host of celebrities from Bollywood, Hollywood, Latino World, Europe, China and Far East, top movie makers, independent movie makers, NFL players, and investors are expected to attend the event.

FOG Awards will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7:00pm at ICC, Milpitas.

Youth Empowerment is the main theme of FOG 2017. There will be Youth Innovation Fest, Freedom Fighters Reflections Contest and FOG Idol to empower and encourage youth.

FOG SUMMIT is proud to have Panel Sessions on the most relevant and pertinent topics that impact us all. FOG will be at Facebook Headquarters with track on Emerging Trends in Media & Entertainment on Aug. 11, with world renowned speakers and celebrities.

FOG FASHION FEST will be held on Aug. 12 at ICC, Milpitas. As part of FOG Extravaganza, it will feature international models, designers and show stoppers.

FAIR (MELA), a cultural epiphany, kid’s carnival, health fair, and bazaar includes more than 100 dance groups showcase their talents and compete for the honors to be called best dance group in Bay Area. Two-day Fair with over 200 booths depicts and exhibits art, crafts, ethnic dresses, literature, fashion and design will be held in Fremont, Aug. 12-13, from 10 am to 7 pm.

This festival coincides with India’s Independence Day celebrations and has many popular and well sought-after segments such as health fair, grand parade, kid’s talent programs, cultural programs representing cross section of India and it features best of offers for Indian community. Free Health Fair run by over 100 Health Professionals screens for heart diseases, cancer, osteoporosis, eye problems, dental disorders and other diseases.

GRAND PARADE will be showcasing and exhibition of culture, creativity, reflections and traditions. This year, celebrities from Hollywood, Bollywood and rest of the globe will be luminaries riding more than 100 open cars along with over 50 colorful Floats.

The grand parade will be held in Fremont, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 13, from 11am to 1pm.


FOG Movie Fest: Aug 5 – 12, Century at Pacific Commons, Fremont

FOG Awards/Red Carpet: Aug 12, India community center, Milpitas, 7 -10 pm

FOG Fashion Fest: Aug 12, India community center, Milpitas, 7 – 10 pm

FOG Summit: Aug 11, Facebook campus, Menlo Park, 5 – 7 pm

FOG Health Fair: Aug 12, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 10 – 1 pm

FOG Food Fest: Aug 12 and 13, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 10 – 7 pm

FOG India Day Mela/Fair: Aug 12 and 13, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 10 – 7 pm

FOG India Day Parade: Aug 13, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 11 – 2 pm

Real Estate Expo: Aug 12 and 13, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 10 – 7 pm

Freedom Reflections Contest: Aug 13, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 3 – 6 pm

Youth Innovation Contest: Aug 13, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 3 – 6pm

FOG Idol: Aug 13, 39439, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, 3 – 6 pm

The Federation of Indo Americans (FIA) of Northern California (FIA) is a Fremont based 501-C(3) umbrella organization (Non-Profit Tax id #77-01-77823)