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Listed below are the main Art and Cultural Events, Festivals, Shows, Concerts and Activities in Mumbai in 2014.

 

JANUARY 2014: Main Events and Cultural Festivals in Mumbai

 

 

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
January Techfest – Asia’s Largest Science and Technology festival 3 Jan to 5 Jan, 2014 IIT Bombay, Powai Techfest
Kabir Festival Mumbai – Folk, Classical and Blues Music, lectures and Films, celebrating works of Kabir and other Bhakti and Sufi poets. 8 Jan to 12 Jan, 2014 Multiple Venues around Mumbai Kabir Festival
One World Many Musics – Showcase of contemporary and traditional Indian Music. 10 Jan to 11 Jan, 2014 NCPA One World Many Music
Mumbai Wine Tasting Festival – Indian and International wines. 11 Jan to 12 Jan, 2014 Radio Club, Colaba Mumbai Wine Festival
Mumbai Marathon 2014 19 Jan, 2014 VT (CST) to Bandra – Worli Sea Link Mumbai Marathon
Filmfare Awards – One of India’s oldest Hindi Film Industry Award Ceremonies. End Jan Reliance Mediaworks, Filmcity Filmfare Awards
Aadi Anant: Festival of Indian Music – Annual Indian Music Festival at NCPA Jan, 2014 NCPA Aadi Ananr

 

Mumbai Marathon takes place in January from VT (CST) to Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

 


FEBRUARY 2014: Arts Festivals and Major Festivals in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
February “Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014. It is the second largest Arts Festival in the World.Event categories at KGAF are Children, Dance, Film, Music, Workshops, Heritage Walk, Visual Arts, Literature, Food, Theatre, Street Events, Stall” 1 Feb to 9 Feb, 2014 Kala Ghoda, South Mumbai Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
“Indian Derby – This is India’s richest horse race. It is also known as McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby. Other important horse races at Mahalaxmi Race Course are Indian 1000 Guineas, Indian 2000 Guineas, Indian Oaks and Poonawalla Breeder`s Multi-Million” 2 Feb, 2014 Mahalaxmi Race Course Mahalaxmi Race Course
Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) for Documentary, Short and Animation Films 3 Feb to 9 Feb, 2014 NCPA MIFF
Stage Right – Inter-school theatre competition where a 20 minute play in enacted by Mumbai students. 6 schools qualify for the finals on the second day. 1 Feb and 2 Feb, 2014 NCPA Stage Fright
Mahindra Blues Festival – Asia’s largest Blue’s festival which invites legendary Blue’s Guitarist and bands to Bombay. Artist include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Doyle Bramhall II, Jimmie Vaughan, Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Zac Harmon, Soulmate (from Shillong) and Mumbai city’s Warren Mendonsa (Black Strat Blues). 15 Feb and 16 Feb, 2014 Mehboob Studio Mahindra Blues Festival
Elephanta Festival of Indian Dance and Music Mid Feb Elephanta Caves
Symphony Orchestra of India Concerts – Western Classical Music concerts by India’s first fully professional symphony orchestra. Mid Feb NCPA Symphony Orchestra of India
Mumbai International Boat Show – This luxury boat show is gaining significance after the Mumbai Port Trust’s decision to open a Marina. End Feb Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)
Wassup! Andheri Festival – Andheri’s cultural festival. Entry is free. End Feb Chitrakoot Grounds, Andheri West Wassup! Andheri Festival
Poonawalla Breeder`s Multi-Million – One of the five most important horse races at Mahalaxmi Race Cource. The other four are Indian 1000 Guineas, Indian 2000 Guineas and Indian Oaks. End Feb Mahalaxmi Race Course Mahalaxmi Race Course

 

 

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014 at K Dubash Marg (near Fort), Mumbai.

 


MARCH 2014: Theatre and Music Festivals and Events in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
March Living Traditions – Folk traditions from different regions of India. Indian Folk songs, stories and music. Early March NCPA Living Traditions
Vasant – 3 day Gujarati Theater Festival. Festival aims to showcase offbeat, exciting and inventive side of Gujarati theatre March, 2014 NCPA Vasant
Arties Festival India – Chamber Music played by talented young musicians. This is a collaboration between NCPA and Gauthier Herrmann. March, 2014 NCPA Arties Festival India
Femina Miss India Beauty Pageant 2014. The first three winners of Miss India represent India at Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International End March Mehboob Studio Femina Miss India
Indian Oaks – One of the five most important horse races at Mahalaxmi Race Course. The other four are Indian 1000 Guineas, Indian 2000 Guineas and Poonawalla Breeder`s Multi-Million End March Mahalaxmi Race Course Mahalaxmi Race Course

 

Horse Racing at Mumbai's Mahalaxmi Race Course.

 


APRIL 2014: Art and Cultural Festivals and Events in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
April Mudra – Annual Indian classical dance festival. April, 2014 NCPA Mudra
Saz-e-Bahar – Indian Classical Music festival with diverse traditional Indian instruments. April, 2014 NCPA Saz-e-Bahar

 


MAY 2014: Main Events and Cultural Activities in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
May Ananda – Hindi theatre festival where original plays are performed. May, 2014 NCPA Ananda
Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – Indian and International Films related to Lesbian, Gay and Transgender themes. May, 2014 Cinemax (Versova), Alliance Française de Bombay Kashish – Queer Festival

 


JUNE 2014: Events and Shows in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
June Cheer! – Comedy Festival with stand-up performances, comic plays and workshops. June, 2014 NCPA Cheer! – Comedy Festival

 


JULY 2014: Music Festivals, Shows and Events in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
July Bandish – Indian Music Festival of Legendary Indian Composers. July, 2014 NCPA Bandish
India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) – One of India’s biggest Jewellery exhibitions which gives Indian and international buyers and sellers to meet and showcase their products. 17 July to 21 July, 2014 Bombay Exhibtion Centre, Goregaon East IIJS

 


Lakme Fashion Show is India's biggest clothes show for Fashion Designers.

 

AUGUST 2014: Festivals, Shows, Cultural Events in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
August Lakme Fashion Week – One of India’s premier Fashion Shows where some of India’s best fashion designers showcase their latest collection. Early August Grand Hyatt, Santacruz Lakme Fashion Week
Pratibimb Marathi Natya Utsav – Festival of Marathi Theatre. Aug, 2014 NCPA Pratibimb
Malhar – St Xavier’s College’s Annual College Festival is one of India’s oldest College festivals. 15 Aug to 17 Aug, 2014 St Xavier’s College, Dhobi Talao (Metro) Malhar
Independence Rock Festival – 2 day Rock Music Festival is among India’s oldest and biggest rock festival. August (date is flexible) Chitrakoot Grounds, Andheri West Independence Rock
August Dance Residency – One famous Indian Dance institute showcases their performces. Aug, 2014 NCPA August Dance
Ganesh Chaturthi 29 Aug to 7 Sept, 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi Mumbai

 


SEPTEMBER 2014: Concerts, Events, Festivals in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
September Mount Mary Bandra Fair 2014 14 Sep to 21 Sep, 2014 Mount Mary, Bandra West Mount Mary Bandra Fair
Symphony Orchestra of India Concerts – Western Classical Music concerts by India’s first fully professional symphony orchestra. Sep, 2014 NCPA Symphony Orchestra of India
Navaratri – 9 day Gujarati Song and Dance festival in honour of Goddess Amba (Durga). This is the time for Garba Rass and Dandiya Raas. 24 Sep to 2 Oct, 2014 All over Mumbai, especially Goregaon Sports Club, Kora Kendra Ground, Somaiya Navaratri

 

Symphony Orchestra of India plays Western Classical Music at NCPA, Mumbai.

 


OCTOBER 2014: Film and Dance Festivals and Major Events in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
October Mumbai Film Festival – In it’s 16th year, this is Mumbai’s largest film festiva with many international entries and participants. Oct, 2014 Adlabs Metro, Versova Mumbai Film Festival
Nakshatra – Indian classical dance performed by senior Indian classical dancers and choreographers. Oct, 2014 NCPA Nakshatra
Nave Valan – Marathi Film Festival Oct, 2014 NCPA Nave Valan
Diwali – After Lakshmi Pooja, families come to Marine Drive in the evening to burst fire crackers. Amazing sight at Marine Drive. 23 Oct, 2014 Diwali in Mumbai

 


NOVEMBER 2014: Festivals, Art Events and Main Activities in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
November Prithvi Theatre Festival Mid Nov, 2014 Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Prithvi Theatre Festival
Arties Festival India – Chamber Music played by talented young musicians. This is a collaboration between NCPA and Gauthier Herrmann. Nov, 2014 NCPA Arties Festival India
Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest – Mumbai`s international literary festival. Mid Nov NCPA, Nariman Point Mumbai Literature Festival
Contemporary Dance Season Nov, 2014 NCPA Contemporary Dance
Sama’a – Annual Sufi Music Festival Nov, 2014 NCPA Sama’a, Sufi Music
Jus’ Jazz – Jazz Festival that features international Jazz Bands Nov, 2014 NCPA Jus’ Jazz Mumbai
Centrestage – New plays in English and Indian languages. “Centerstage” has workshops and some plays are performed in the open. Nov, 2014 NCPA Centrestage, Plays
India Bridal Fashion Week – Leading Indian Fashion Designers exhibit their bridal and wedding collections. End Nov Grand Hyatt India Bridal Fashion Week

 


IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo Festival is Asia's largest College Festival.

 

DECEMBER 2014: Festivals and Major Events in Mumbai

MONTH MUMBAI EVENTS & FESTIVALS DATES VENUE MORE INFO
December Indian 1000 Guineas and Indian 2000 Guineas – 2 of the 5 classic races at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Race course. Dec, 2014 Mahalaxmi Race Course Mahalaxmi Race Course
Sangat Chamber Music Festival – Western Classical Music event organized by Mehli Mehta Foundation. Many international musicians play at the 3 day Sangat music festival. Sangat Chamber Music Festival was launched in 1996 and is an annual event. Mid Dec NCPA
India Art Festival – Modern and Contemporary Art Fair where Art Galleries and Professional Artists exhibit and sell their products. Dec, 2014 Nehru Center, Worli India Art Festival
Mood Indigo Festival – IIT Bombay’s Annual Cultural Festival. It is Asia’s largest college cultural festival” End Dec Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai Mood Indigo

 


 

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