A festival to celebrate Indian culture is happening in St. Paul this weekend

There will be tons of food, Bollywood music, and a bazaar.

If you've ever wanted to visit India, this weekend is your chance to do it – without a passport. 

The India Association of Minnesota is hosting its 44th annual IndiaFest – which has the tagline "experience India in a day" – on the grounds of the State Capitol Saturday. 

The event is free and open to all Minnesotans, and promises to be "bigger and better than ever." 

There will be food from six Indian restaurants in the Twin Cities; live Bollywood music; a bazaar where people can shop for traditional Indian clothing and accessories; exhibits detailing the traditions and diversity of India; and other activities like a parade, henna, face painting, giveaways, cricket, yoga and meditation, plus more. 

IndiaFest will also highlight Indian culture through performances by internationally acclaimed Indian classical dance groups. Here's a preview of "Bibriti" by Ananya Dance Theatre, which will perform during the dance showcase. 

If you go

IndiaFest 2017 is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol in St. Paul. 

The event is free, and so are rides to the event on Metro Transit (download a bus or light rail pass here). 

For more information about the event, click here

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