There are over 20 festivals taking place this month, and here’s Part I of the best of the best. You can watch some great movies, buy some crafts, listen to music or even eat some soup at these 12 fabulous festivals. So which one will it be?

Indulge Valentine’s Carnival

InnerChef is organising a street style dessert festival with pop ups throughout the city, where you can get some fantastic meringues, cakes, cookies and more through their cookie cupids. The largest Valentine Carnival will have food trucks coming together along with a selection of dessert and pastry makers from Delhi. We are looking forward to being super entertained with their comedy hour, dance performances, sufi and indie rock band performances, tarot card stall, games and a totally exciting photo booth.

When: 14 February

Where: Ansal University, Golf course Road, Sec 54 Gurgaon

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Surajkund International Crafts Mela

surajkund-2 13 Fabulous Festivals & Fairs to Attend in February: Part ISurajkund Mela is something we keep going back for every year and this time is no different. It is a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage in an ambience that reminds us of childhood fairs. The theme state this year is Telangana, and you will also get to see some stunning Sri Lankan handlooms and handicrafts.

When: 1 – 15 February

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 Ishara Puppet Theater Festival

This is the 14th anniversary of the annual puppet festival organised by the Ishara Trust, being held at two locations in the Delhi NCR region {and one in Chandigarh}. It is a celebration of the art of storytelling through the medium of puppetry, storytelling and enchantment.

There are a variety of programmes you can look forward to and many kinds of puppets, like Marionettes, glove puppets, masks and rag dolls.The shows promise fascinating tales, musical performances and dance.

When: 5 – 14 February

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Asian Hawkers Market

asian-hawkers 13 Fabulous Festivals & Fairs to Attend in February: Part IAfter its huge, successful debut at Select CITYWALK last year, Asian Hawkers Market is back for it’s second edition presenting Thai, Chinese, Japanese and south-east Asian fare. You’ll get a range of sushi, yakitori, momo and more. We have pan-love for pan-fried and pan-Asian!

When: 12 – 14 February

Find out more here.


Featuring a floating market that’ll have a magical theatrical experience and a line-up worthy of very inappropriate girly fantasies, U/A brings you Farhan Akhtar, Boyce Avenue, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Abish Mathew, Tanmay Bhat and more. You can learn to play the ukulele or build a solar-powered mini car.

You can hula hoop, slackline, paint faces or just go and register for the event here.

When: 13 – 14 February

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Mini Palate

palatemini-copy 13 Fabulous Festivals & Fairs to Attend in February: Part IThree days of eating are ensured with the Mini Palate this Feb. Eat there or get your meal doggy-bagged at 70 food stalls, comprising 30 well-established restaurants. There will be proper seating amidst the pleasant outdoors, and 40 stalls comprising popular dessert brands as well as home bakers, so we’re hoping you won’t miss out on this one.

When: 12 – 14 February

Find out more here.

India Design ID

Asian Paints India Design ID is bringing together multifarious brands, people and exhibits at India’s definite design week. Find designers meeting and exchanging ideas and ideologies, brands showcasing what they have up their sleeves, and register for the symposium for some expert tips and tricks.

An initiative by Ogaan, the event will promote young designers through product displays and creative installations.

When: 12 – 14 February

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Organic Living Festival

12249860_1488735401433747_2427366581374278260_n 13 Fabulous Festivals & Fairs to Attend in February: Part IDevang House is known for doing these wonderful socially conscious and healthy festivals. This time you can catch an all day organic farmers market, organic bakery, cooking demos, integrative health consultations, crafts fair, yoga classes, art lessons, Urban Farming Workshop with Edible Routes and Conscious Clubbing.

When: 13 – 14 February

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 The GIG Carnival

The GIG Carnival is being curated by Gourmet Planet and the Incredible India campaign. This is a three-day carnival curating everything gastronomical, artisanal and musical, and bringing it to you at JLN Stadium.

There will be three entertainment stages with over 30 artists! Also look out for traditional natural perfumes of Kannauj, Rogan Art from Gujarat, Stone Pottery from Meghalaya, Jamdani work from Benaras, silver filigree work from Orissa, mask making from Majuli, leather craft from Pondicherry, amongst a host of other traditional handicrafts. And did we forget? Cuisine from all over the country.

When: This event is now over

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Whisky and Cigar festival

whisky 13 Fabulous Festivals & Fairs to Attend in February: Part IWith over 40 premium whiskies and cigars on show and to sample, you can welcome Glenfiddich {21, 18, 15, 12}, Balvenie, Glenlivet {25, 21, 18, 15, Founders Reserve and 12}, Royal Salute 21, Old Pulteney, Balblair, Cardhu, Oban, Tomatin, Avalan Solicit Bourbon Cask from Taiwan, Penderyn Red Flag from Wales, Teerenpeli Kaski from Finland, Booker Noe’s Bourbon and Mackmyra Preludium 06 from Sweden. Phew.

The cigars you can try are rare beauties like Beenacudo, Padron, Bespoke, Campessino, Costa, Cipriano, Toscano, Belmore, Davidoff, Gurkha, CDR, Samana, Capaduro, Palmar Arriba to name a few. There will be lots of snacks going around; basically this promises to be a boozy affair.

When:This event is now over

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Spring Food Festival

This is a day-long food festival with food stalls run by members of Sisters Of The People, a wing of Servants Of The People Society-Delhi Branch {an NGO started by Lala Lajpat Rai in 1921}. The stalls have cuisine from all over the country, bakes, pickles, preserves, and are competitively priced. There will also be games, books, rides and a giant wheel for the kids.

When: This event is now over

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Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival

Kathakar 13 Fabulous Festivals & Fairs to Attend in February: Part IIn its fifth year, Kathakaar, is an international storyteller’s festival, organised by Nivesh and the IGNCA with support from the British Council and the National Museum Institute. The festival this time aims to provide a platform that will revive the oral tradition of storytelling by bringing a wide range of renowned storytellers together. Catch the likes of Tim Ralphs, Emily Hennessey and Giles Abbott coming together to take you on a wonderful journey.

When: This event is now over

To sign up, check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here.

Auto Expo

The Auto Expo is here and we hope you have your tickets booked, because they have hundreds of mean machines you can look out for. The Mustang by Ford deserves a visit, as does the BMW stall.

When: This event is now over

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here.


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