[alert type=white ]These events are now over.[/alert]Don’t use this Independence Day as an excuse to sit at home and watch TV. While many stores may be shut, there are plenty of activities for you and your children to indulge in.

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Tree Plantation Drive 


Delhi Seed Bank, a project developed by environmentalist Pradip Krishen, the Conservation Education Centre (CEC) and ‘Delhi I Love You’, will plant 1,000 native trees. Held at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, each participant also gets a native sapling to take home.

Locality: Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: 15th August 2015

Age Group: 5 and above

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Heritage Transport Museum


Try your hand at kite flying, go for a horse or a camel cart ride, get creative with pottery or mural making, or best of all, paint a car! Don’t forget to check out the special exhibit – a 110 cc bike which has travelled all over the world to spread awareness on peace and AIDS.

Locality: Taoru Village, Manesar

Date: 14 – 16 August 2015

Age Group: All

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NeverEnuf Garden Railway


NeverEnuf is a miniature world of scale model trains laid out over 20,000 sq ft. On Independence Day, they will have Djembe drums and kite flying; you can also try your hand at remote-controlled boats in the wharf, or even operate a miniature train or car.

Locality: Manesar

Date: 15 August 2015

Age Group: All

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Teej Rakhi Mela 

Celebrate Teej, rakhi and Independence Day all at once in Dilli Haat, with a wide variety of attractions including camel rides, swings, puppet shows and rangoli making. There are also cultural programmes scheduled for each evening.

Locality: Janakpuri

Date: 15 – 18 August 2015

Age Group: All

For more details, click here.

Epicentre’s Independence Day Carnival


Epicentre’s carnival has emerged as one of the highlights of Independence Day celebrations in Gurgaon. This year promises to be full of fun as well with kite flying, a magic show, theatre, street food, kid’s activities and a lot of carnival games. A special attraction for kids is the Gilly Gilly Zill Zilly by Prince Sil and Roshni from Kolkata.

Locality: Sector 44 Gurgaon

Date: 15 August 2015

Age Group: All

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Kite Flying at DLF Promenade


Two traditional kite flyers from Old Delhi, Jamaluddin and Aminuddin, who have represented India in many international festivals, will be flying almost 100 kites on a single string. Members of World of Talent will be playing.

Locality: DLF Promenade, Nelson Mandela Road

Date: 15th August 2015,

Age group: All

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Music and Kites Festival


This two day extravaganza at King’s Park Street has kites, food stalls, band performances and theatre shows. Entry is free but prior registration is required.

Locality: Raja Garden

Date: August 14 – August 15

Age group: All

For registration and other details, contact: +91  9717824232, +91 9212480030.

Kite Festival in Gurgaon


Tara Adventurex Farm has a great day planned with a DJ, food stalls, games and other activities. Don’t stress about buying kites before the event, as kites and string will be available free of cost at the venue.

Locality: Tara Adventurex Farm, CRPF Camp Road, Sector 62 Gurgaon

Date: 15 August 2015

Age group: All

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