Saturday Aug 17

Festival of India Council of Indian Organizations

The Council of Indian Organizations (CIO) of Greater Philadelphia presents a Festival of India each year in August at Penn’s Landing. This popular annual event is held to celebrate India's Independence Day and has been very successful in portraying the vibrant Indian American community in the Greater Philadelphia area. Now in its 20th year, the Festival of India reflects many facets of the local Indian-American diaspora and provides a colorful panorama of art, music, dance, and cuisine. Thousands of people come every year to enjoy this day of free, fun-filled entertainment for the whole family.

For vendor information, please contact Lalitha Setty at 610-457-3169

PECO Multicultural Series sponsored by PECO KYW Newsradio – CBS 3 and The CW Philly - Metro

Transportation

Directions

FROM THE NORTH
Take I-95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/ Washington Avenue). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Penn’s Landing). 

FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Penn’s Landing). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Penn’s Landing). 

FROM THE EAST
From Ben Franklin Bridge Stay in the right lane. At the end of the bridge, make a quick right on the 5th Street Exit. Follow 5th Street to Spring Garden Street, and make a right. Follow Spring Garden Street 5 blocks to Columbus Boulevard. Continue another ¼ mile and the Great Plaza will be on your left. Enter on left at Market Street (Penn’s Landing) or Walnut Street.

FROM THE WEST
Take 76 East to the Central Philadelphia Exit (676 East/Vine Street Expressway Exit). Follow  676 East to 95 South (Chester/ Philadelphia Int’l Airport). Follow 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue). Follow directions from the north.

BY BUS
Septa Bus Routes 21 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza. Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. From there head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be on the right.

BY RAIL
Take the Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to the Second Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be straight ahead. 

Parking

Columbus Blvd and Market St.
Open 24 hrs
$12 Monday - Thursday
$15 Friday - Sunday
Columbus Blvd and Walnut St.
Open 24 hrs
$12 Monday - Thursday
$15 Friday - Sunday