Ananda Mela is the largest festival in the Northwest showcasing the diversity of incredible India. For the year 2018, it will be held on July 28th and 29th.It is a FREE outdoor festival held at the Redmond City Hall campus, drawing around 20,000 attendees over a glorious summer weekend. Many cultures. Many art forms. Many cuisines. Many regions. Many languages. Many gods and goddesses. Many landscapes. Many colors. So diverse yet so united. So ancient yet so modern. So grand. So majestic. So mysterious. That’s incredible India. Enjoy the innovative fusion of rock guitar with rhythmic dhol at Indanation's concert-- performing for the first time in the United States! Dance to the ultra-modern electronica and Celtic-Bhangra fusion of Delhi 2 Dublin!! Enjoy evergreen Indian songs of diverse genres at Chai Tea Latte's concert! Relax with the eclectic fusion of Indian classical music and jazz, brought to you by Yogi and the Yoginis!! Many more performances, visual art exhibition, demonstrations, displays, magicians, juggler, children’s activities, pony rides, community organization booths, and irresistible shopping opportunities to engage all attendees from start to finish! Ananda Mela is conducted by the Vedic Cultural Center (http://www.vedicculturalcenter.org) under contract from the City of Redmond. The festival offers vast marketing potential for diverse businesses through sponsorship opportunities. The Ananda Mela is a practical demonstration of building community and bridges with the greater American society. We are seeing a dynamic awakening of the Indian community of Seattle replete with its many talented artists. This will be demonstrated by the variety of high quality performances at the festival. Teachers of Indian arts from the greater Seattle area will bring their hundreds of students to display their talent. Ananda Mela is a result of planning and discussions with the Redmond Arts Commission, following adoption of their Strategic Plan. Come with your family and friends, and enjoy a free weekend of the best of India’s joyful culture!