Chaitanya Cultural Center & Govinda’s Natural Foods restaurant celebrate a 5000 year old festival tradition commemorating the birthday of Sri Krishna. For Asian Indians worldwide this is the largest and most sacred event of the year!
What: “Krishna Fest 2012″ – Govinda’s Natural Foods hosts this colorful and ecstatic festival, complete with exotic entertainment for the whole family. We at Govinda’s are very excited to announce a wonderful collaboration between our staff at Govinda’s and artists within the local community will once again unite to bring to the Tucson community an opportunity to be mesmerized by the lavish entertainment that we will provide. There will be fire performances, intricate Indian dances, and cultural festivities. As always, there will be free food and plenty of children activities! We had a phenomenal turn out last year and we look forward to welcoming the public to our animal sanctuary and temple!
When: Thursday, August 9th from 7pm to midnight, 2012
Where: 711 E. Blacklidge Drive. (at First Avenue, 2 blocks south of Ft, Lowell) in Tucson. For more
information about the festival or to enquire about Govinda’s call (520) 792-0630 or log onto
Who: Hundreds of East Indians, Americans, guests and visitors from all over the state. All are welcome and there is no admission fee.
Special: Very visual with colorful traditional costumes, fresh flower decoration, cultural performers, and a free vegetarian feast and birthday cake. Photography is permitted and encouraged!
Contact: Sharon Cooksey – Director and Founder (520) 250 0299
Check out the lovely koi pond and bird sanctuary on the north side of the restaurant, which I visited as part of the 2011 Garden Pond Tour. And enjoy the delicious vegetarian food.