The colorful state of Madhya Pradesh observes many fairs and festivals throughout the year. The long-established religious festivals of the Hindus, Muslims and other communities are celebrated in Madhya Pradesh very eagerly as those are observed in the rest of India. It is the tribal fairs and festivals of Madhya Pradesh which are a celebration of the cultural lifestyles of the colorful tribes of the place. The tribal festivals in Jhabua and Bastar are known for its cheerful festivities, drinking bouts and striking entertainment like cock fighting, candid dancing, etc.
Among the cultural festivals of Madhya Pradesh, the Khajuraho Festival of Dances and the Tansen Music Festival in Gwalior are significant celebrations of Indian classical dance and music.