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Shimla Summer festival

(Last Updated 16 May, 2023)

  • Dates :

    01/06/2023 - 09/06/2023

  • Location :

    Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla Summer Festival is one of the top reasons tourists visit this famous place in India. It is celebrated for 10 days with great enthusiasm by locals and tourists from all over the world. For 10 days, the entire town becomes a cornucopia of music, joy, and bonhomie. In fact, one of the best times to visit Shimla is during the Shimla Summer Festival, which is celebrated every year in May/June to welcome the arrival of summer in this picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh. The festival is an amalgamation of some of the best talents in the country from different walks of life. The spirited festivities and celebrations during Shimla Summer Festival include performances by renowned singers, musicians, artists, and local folks.

The festival's star attraction is the performance given by artists coming from different parts of the country. One gets to see some outstanding performances by music artists and dance performers. Events and competitions such as photography competitions, dance competitions, local handicraft exhibitions, fashion shows, family games, live theatre, poster-making competitions, and live music performances by famous singers and artists showcase the local culture, spirit, and art of Shimla, the pride of Himachal.

Shimla Summer Festival 2023 Dates

Shimla Summer Festival was first celebrated in 1960, and since then, it has become an annual affair that celebrates the culture and folk art of Shimla. This year it will be celebrated in early June.

Gurdas Mann, Niladhari Devnath, Keka Ghosal, Swaroop Khan, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Anand Raj Anan from the singing fraternity, and famous comedians Sudesh Lehri and Krishna have been invited to attend the festival this year. In the past, Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, and Asha Bhonsle have graced the festival with their presence and performances.

Where is Shimla Summer Festival Celebrated?

The location of the Shimla Summer Festival is historical. The ridge area is often barricaded in the evening when the main events occur, and the general public access the venue via the Mall Road. For the concern of the general public's safety, the entire ridge is placed under electronic surveillance.

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