Festival of India 2021 to be Part of Charlotte SHOUT! This Fall

Charlotte SHOUT! is a multi-week cultural festival designed to showcase the Charlotte community by celebrating its creativity and innovation through art, music, food, and ideas. Located primarily in Uptown Charlotte, SHOUT! features curated programming by Charlotteans born here, and also those who have immigrated from many other countries and call Charlotte home. This year Charlotte SHOUT! will be held from September 17 – October 3, 2021. The Festival of India, held annually in Charlotte, was cancelled last year for the first time in 25+ years, due to the pandemic. This year, the organizers chose to team up with Charlotte SHOUT! to present the Festival of India under its umbrella over the weekend of September 25 – 26, 2021. "One of the challenges about doing our Festival of India this year, has been our continued struggle with gauging visitor sentiment on attending big events, particularly in closed settings," the organizers said via an email. After officials for both organizations decided to collaborate this year, it was decided to do the Festival of India at Gateway Village in uptown Charlotte, because it offers better social distancing options.

According to Festival of India organizers, "The facility is a unique venue with both open and covered spaces, with CLT Shout planning to build a large stage with state-of-the-art sound system. It also offers lots of creative flexibility in reconfiguring our exhibits and also allows appropriate levels of social distancing for visitors. This will be a marquee event for CLTShout that day, and we are excited about this collaborative endeavor."

For developing details, visit IndiaFestival.net or CharlotteShout.com.