6th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee #IndiaDayWI

IFM2018 Aug 18th - 360+ cultural participants, 10+ hours of entertainment, cousine & activities

Experience Essence of India

We do our best to give you an experience of India, like no other. Visually, aesthetically, experientially...right in the back yard of our own city. Smell the spices, listen to music, swing with the beats, savor some delicious mouthwatering Indian cuisine and tingle your taste buds with umpteen dishes to choose from. Learn about a culture through activities and exhibitions. Look around you for some surprises to give you a sense of locality. 

It's not about promotion of one celebrity... 

Come & Experience India like never before!

An admission FREE event that delivers quality service to the community to network, collaborate, learn; for better today and stronger tomorrow.


6th year of celebration & 1st official IndiaDay of Wisconsin

2 milestones achieved this year: 

(1) Governor Scott Walker declared Aug 15th as the India Day in the entire State of Wisconsin

(2) Travel Wisconsin collaborated with IndiaFest Milwaukee signifying major economic growth focus

Service Driven Attitude

Yes, we are focusing on volunteering and instilling the attitude of 'service' in individuals with a focus on youth engagement! And young generation also enjoys the work, being the helping hand for the bigger cause of bringing communities together. What are we  all learning? Passion, work ethics, delivery, quality and impact and much more.

IFM Got Talent - Making of Future Stars

Introducing IFM Got Talent - a genuine platform focused on the quality talent, who are enthusiastic, practicing, learning and dedicated to keeping tradition alive. 

Concerts & Cultural shows

We are about showcasing a 'culture', it involves more than promotion of a celebrity. You will experience 3 bak to back concerts - Ghazal & Raga Concert, Fusion of instruments concert, and Bollywood hungama music & beats by renowned international artists. ALL FOR FREE. Enjoy Dance Pe Dance Bollywood, indian regional presentations, presentations by local dance schools. And, this time we are featuring Nepal - our neighboring country. Enjoy!

Cuisine, Market & Activities

Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine from all over India - From Biriyani to Dosa to Samosa to Chai to Lassi. Tingle your taste bud, and come for more! Indian food is the best food. If you try once, nothing else will ever taste that good. We guaranty.

IFM2018 At a Glance

Women dancing in a South Indian dance form (from Kerala)

Program Highlights

  1. Introducing IFM Got Talent - Making of future stars
  2. Misty Trails (Fusion of Indian Instruments) by Indrajit Banerjee (Sitar), Indradeep Ghosh (Violin), Gourishankar Karmakar (Tabla), Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam)
  3. Rang-E-Ghazal by Sandip Bhattacharjee & Susmita Chakraborty
  4. Bollywood Hungama Beats by Ali Pervez
  5. Unity in Diversity - Our Unique Indian Fashion Show
  6. Featured love from Nepal Cultural Presentation 
  7. Bhagra, Dandiya, Dhol, DJ, Rangoli, Kids entertainment
  8. ...and much more!

Bharat Natyam - a south indian temple dance form originated in Tamil Nadu

IFM2018 Overview

11.00am Inauguration, Parade & Flag hoisting

12.00pm Dance Pe Dance Bollywood

01.00pm Welcoming Ceremony

01.30pm Regional Cultural Presentations

02.00pm IFM Got Talent

03.45pm Gurukul Presentations

04.30pm Fashion Show

05.00pm Magical Musical Evening with 3 back to back concerts (Rang-E-Ghazal, Misty Trails & Bollywood Hungama Beats)

Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, Mayor Steve Ponto, President Purnima Nath

Invited Guests

  1. Governor Scott Walker
  2. Ambassador of India to USA Navtej Sarna
  3. Consul General of India Neeta Bhushan
  4. County Executive Chris Abele
  5. Mayor Tom Barrett
  6. US Senator Ron Johnson
  7. US Senator Tammy Baldwin
  8. Secretary of State of Wisconsin, Doug LaFollette
  9. Air India Chief Malini Vaidyanathan
  10. ...many more

What Can You Expect in IFM2018

10+ Hours of Non-stop Cultural Programs with 360+ cultural programs participants

  • Introducing IndiaFest Got Talent
  • Parade
  • India's tricolor Flag Hoisting
  • Bollywood Music Dhamaka & Dance
  • Traditional Regional Music & Dance
  • DJ
  • Dhol
  • Kids entertainment
  • Rangoli
  • Chalk art
  • activities

Rang-E-Ghazal by renowned vocalist Sandip Bhattacharjee & Susmita Chakraborty

Fusion of instruments from the far east - Introducing Violin,  Sitar, Mridangam & Tabla. Experience new tunes of instruments like never before.

You will get to hear from top artists like Indrajit Banerjee, Indradeep Ghosh, Gourisankar Karmakar and Patri Satish Kumar 

Bollywood Dhamaka - Enjoy Bollywood music and dance beats like never before by internationally renowned Ali Pervez, who shared stage with Atif Aslam & Mika Singh.

It's an Experience

Authentic Indian Cuisine

  • Biriyani
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Dosa
  • Samosa 
  • Chat
  • Slushies
  • Ice Cream
  • Lassi
  • Much more

Activities & Engagement

  • Children's painting
  • Rangoli
  • Chalk art
  • Bouncy House
  • Exhibition
  • Tie a Saree
  • Many more things to do

Traditions & Culture

Look around you for some treats that visually stimulates you that tempts you to visit India....

Market Place

Buy your favorite piece of Saree or Shalwar Kameez. Like Henna? There will be plenty of opportunity to decorate your hands! Learn about product and services. Get a sense of the community.