February in India marks the end of winters as the warm air takes over the country with immense festivals and events. The rich cultural heritage of India is needless to mention and if you are travelling to India or planning to travel to the next state, the month of February has variety and excitement to go in your itinerary.

Indian Derby Weekend


The event is one of the biggest events in the social calendar of horse riders and lovers. Mumbai attracts many spectators towards the quality horse racing on the most lucrative racetrack in India. The prestigious Derby weekend takes place annually during February, often on the first Sunday of the month.

Date : February 6-7, 2016
Location : Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Keshav Rao Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai



Presented by the clothing label VERO MODA, it is India’s gourmet world music festival. Sula erects a special tent city for the festival goers with a megamix of amazing music, wine, drinks, food, fashion and shopping. VERO MODA is the presenting sponsor of the fest and will be launching its Spring Summer Collection 2016 which will be an additional treat with plenty of surprises in store for the festival goers.

Date : February 6-7, 2016
Location : Sula Vineyard amphitheater, Nashik, Maharashtra
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To know more about the event, follow SulaFest ’16

India Bike Week


Named as the great migration to Goa, the event is the biggest biker carnival in the country. The fourth edition of bike week has biker custom bike buildoffs, gigs, parade on the roads, Hard Enduro Challenge, Heritage Bike Concourse, National Stunt Championship Competitions, film festivals and loads of beer for the riders.

Date : February 19-20, 2016
Location : Vagator, Goa

To follow your biker instincts and be a part of the gang, follow India Bike Week ( IBW )

Goa Carnival


To reflect the rich tradition, the carnival marks the culture that date backs to the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa. The carnivals adds the charm to the Holiday Season celebrations with parades, processions, floats, music, feasting and masked dances. The carnival is conducted before the lent starts for the Christians.

Date : February 6-9, 2016
Location : The carnival moves from the cities of Goa, viz. Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa

To dance with the locals and enjoy the Goan aura, follow event at Goa Carnival Festival : 6th – 9th Feb 2016

Mahindra Blues Festival


Every February, the festival rolls in Mumbai and brings closer all the Blues artists from all around the world for a soul-stirring and guitar-rippin musical phenomenon. It is considered as Asia’s finest and largest Blues Festival. Founded in 2011, it is entering the sixth year and has been instrumental in bringing the best Blues line-up to the country.

Date : February 13-14, 2016
Location : Mehboob Studio, Bandra, Mumbai
Website : Mahindra Blues

To know more about the event, follow Mahindra Blues Festival


Kala Ghoda Arts Festival


Hosted by the Kala Ghoda Association, the festival is a crowd puller for the creative minds under open air exhibition space and stage show. The street festival includes, exhibitions, crafts, dance, music, special events for children, seminars, heritage walks and theater. The festival focuses at drawing attention towards the development by various initiatives. The theme for this year is ‘Watermark’. It is open to all and free of charge.

Date : February 6-14, 2016
Location : Kala Ghoda Art Precinct, Fort, Mumbai

To be a part of the event, follow Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016


Sufi Sutra International Sufi Music Festival


It is the celebration of music, peace, harmony, brotherhood and world culture. It will have participants from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Hungary, India, Scotland, Portugal and USA. The festivals brings together the folk musicians from all over the world.

Date : 5th to 7th February, 2016 Kolkata and 10th to 12th February, 2016 Goa.
Location : Rabindra Sadan and Nandan campus in Kolkata and Kala Academy in Goa


Taj Mahotsav

Organised by UP Tourism in order to boost tourism in India, this carnival boasts of world renowned folk, arts, crafts, Mughal culture and local cuisines. Chargeable at Rs. 10 for Indian visitors and free of charge for the foreign nationals, the festival is located on the site where the artisans who built the Taj Mahal once lived.

Date : February 18-27 each year
Location : Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Follow the event and avail discounts on stay at Taj Mahotsav, Bonfire Hostels, Agra


Jaisalmer Desert Festival


It is one of the most exotic festival on Rajasthani folk and culture. The visitors can experience camel parades, camel races, turban tying competitions, polo matches, finest moustache competition, puppeteers and traditionally dressed locals from the state. The venue can be reached by a SUV or a camel safari.

Date : February 20-22, 2016
Location : Sam Sand Dunes 42 K.M. from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Be a part of the rich cultural heritage and follow event at Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2016




It is the annual public opening of the Mughal Garden at President’s residence. Tulips are the main attraction, with nearly 10,000 blooms. Roses are also featured prominently, with more than 120 varieties. The garden remains open for about a month and is a great place to visit if different aspects of Delhi has to be enjoyed by the traveller.

Date : Yet to be disclosed
Location : Mughal Gardens, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi

To all the travellers, tourists and hippies, I hope the list is well sufficed and if not, feel free to add more events in the comments below. We will be glad to update the list for you.

With Armed Forces background, Aarohi has been a passionate traveller and writer, instinctively. With formal education and work experience in physiotherapy, hospital management and public administration, she chose to write professionally with All Events in City. Her interests are travel shows, philosophical mockery, watching art movies and following comic strips from Zen Pencils. She is a freelance writer, travel blogger and loves interviewing people on Twitter through our #HappeningCity series.

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