India Fest Milwaukee

Kipp Friedman

Milwaukee area photographer Kipp Friedman has shot thousands of images of other people’s joyous occasions - weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other parties and observances.  But it was his own vacation, far from the banquet rooms of Shorewood or Oak Creek, that inspired him to compile a photo book.

Spindle India, Inc.

Are you craving samosas? Do you need a place to wear a sari from your extensive collection? Or have you never eaten a samosa, and you don’t know what a sari is?

Whatever category you may fall in, the organizers of IndiaFest hope you come out to its fifth annual event at Humboldt Park in Bay View on Saturday, August 19, to celebrate, learn about, and experience Indian culture. The day-long festival combines food, music, and other performances.

Photo courtesy of Spindle India

The Consul General of India in Chicago, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, stated in a previous interview, that events like India Fest are important both to the diplomatic ties between our two countries and to individual communities like Milwaukee, where both Indians and non-Indians are able to come together 

Consulate of India/Chicago

This Saturday Humboldt Park comes alive with the sights, sounds, and delicious food smells of IndiaFest Milwaukee. The day-long event is celebrating its 4th anniversary this year, and among the many honored guests attending will be the Consul General of India in Chicago, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed.

IndiaFest Milwaukee

As the summer comes to a close in Milwaukee, many people are hoping to squeeze out as much summertime enjoyment as possible before heading into fall. This weekend in particular, many people will be flocking to festivals such as Irish Fest or the last few days of the State Fair. However one lesser known festival hoping to make an even bigger presence than ever before is Milwaukee's third annual IndiaFest.   

Contributor

We’re in the midst of ethnic festival season in Milwaukee. Events such as Polish Fest, German Fest, and Festa Italiana have already passed. Many are looking ahead to Irish Fest this weekend, or Mexican Fiesta next weekend.

Yogendra Joshi/Flickr

For many, it would not be summer in Milwaukee without our lineup of ethnic festivals.