March 29, 30 and 31----------University of Florida, Gainesville-------CONFIRMED
May 10 and 11----------University of Maryland, College Park-------CONFIRMED
May 28----------Alachua, Florida---Ratha-yatra and Visvambar Dasa/Vrinda devi dasi Vivaha Yajna-------CONFIRMED
June 6----------Jacksonville, Florida-------CONFIRMED
June 12----------New York City, New York-------CONFIRMED
June 18, 19 and 20----------Atlanta, Georgia---Panihati Cida-dahi Festival and Ratha Yatra-------CONFIRMED
June 26----------Baltimore, Maryland-------CONFIRMED
Submitted by: Ramcharan Dasa
Date: September 12th, 2009 (11 AM - 7 PM)
Ratha Yatra Location: Love Park, Philadelphia PA
Festival of India Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
* FREE VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FEAST
* Devotional Bhajans & Kirtan by HG Badahari Prabhu
* Yoga of Comedy by HG Yadunatha Prabhu
* Indian Classical Bharatnatyam Dance by Gopika and Anjali
* Indian Classical Odissi Dance by Shibani Patnaik
Experience Toronto's Kirtan here: Toronto Tunnel
This year marks the Seventh Annual Hare Krishna Rathayatra and Festival of India in Baltimore, Maryland, officially proclaimed Rathayatra Day by the Mayor of Baltimore. The event will take place on Saturday, May 30th at Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor from 12 Noon till 7pm.
From iskconnews.com By Madhava Smullen, February 8, 2009
When you think of Hare Krishnas, you may think of music, singing, dancing, sumptuous vegetarian feasts, and bright colors. It seems that for Krishna devotees, every day is a festival. And that’s barely an exaggeration. There are over forty major and minor festivals on the Vaishnava calendar honoring every saint and sacred event imaginable, and that’s not counting the Sunday Feasts put on every week for the public. But even that’s not enough – festivals are also one of our main methods of outreach, with devotees traveling cross-country to share their spiritual food, music and philosophy with others. So wherever you are, and whatever time of year it is, if you feel like attending a Hare Krishna festival – you’re likely to find one close to your location soon.
We’ve had many requests from all over North America for a “smaller” or “more economical” program. Starting this new year, 2009, the (Mini) Hare Krishna Festival will be available at a reasonable cost for programs at preaching centers, universities, parks, and other locations--- the front or back yard of your preaching center/home, or anyplace else where there is room for us to set up, yes, we can do it.
Here's an interview that BTG did with Jayananda Prabhu, about 30 years ago. This is a wonderful article that gives some of the history, and the origin of TRYP (Traveling Ratha-yatra Party), that became Festival Of India.
BTG: Jayänanda; how did you first get involved in Krishna consciousness?
Jayänanda däsa: I heard Srila Prabhupäda speaking in' San Francisco, and somehow I knew he didn't want to cheat me. So I just' wanted to work for him.