Special Events

The Ringling Museum presents  a three-day festival exploring the many cultures of India. Created in collaboration with local community partners, the festival will celebrate the performing and visual arts, literature, flavors and thought of historical and contemporary India. 

Friday, April 26, the festival will kick off with a Bollywood dance party in the Museum of Art Courtyard. DJ Pram brings his signature high-energy style to teach dance moves while scenes from classic Bollywood films are projected around the courtyard. Enjoy local Indian fare and beverages available for purchase and a special dance performance by Bollywood choreographer Rajat “Rocky” Batta.

Saturday, April 27, is a day-long program of cultural exploration, including a series of lectures from scholars speaking on various aspects of Indian culture; music and dance performances by community groups; art-making and other activities for families; and a market featuring local food and artisan vendors.

Saturday evening Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performs in the Historic Asolo Theater. The Hindustani classical music instrumentalist is a Grammy-winning artist and the creator of the Mohan Veena.  

Sunday, the Festival culminates with a free celebratory morning Hatha yoga event on Ca’ d’Zan terrace taught by an Isha Foundation yogi.

Phone Number
(941) 359-5700

Apr 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM to11:00 PM;
Apr 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM;
Apr 27, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM;
Apr 28, 2019 at 8:30 AM