Festival celebrating India’s independence coming to San Jose

A large festival celebrating India’s independence, and the Indian-American community in the Bay Area, is set for its annual gathering in San Jose this weekend.

SWADES, as the event is known, bills itself as the “Largest Indian Independence day celebrations in the Bay Area.” The event is free to attend and will feature concerts, dancing, a parade, and Bollywood performers.

According to organizers, this year’s SWADES will be the first with a food festival section featuring food from 12 different regions in India.

SWADES is set for the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 397 Umbarger Rd. in San Jose. Entrance, through Gate F at the fairgrounds, is free.

The event is Saturday, August 3rd, and runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, and to reserve a ticket, click here.