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Festival of Chariots | Brisbane CBD

1 October, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Festival of Chariots
Head to King George Square on Saturday 1 October 2022 from 11:30am and take in the spectacle that is the Festival of Chariots!
Festival of Chariots, or Ratha Yatra as it is traditionally known, is a ‘celebration of love’ depicted by the pulling of chariots by the community at large. The parade is accompanied by singing, dancing and a colourful display of traditional India. This festival is open to everyone FREE of charge.
Join the parade where the community jubilantly pulls the hand-drawn cart in joyous celebration. Experience a cultural presentation of various art forms performed by the best local artists. Relax and experience peace and tranquility, interspersed with vibrant renditions of traditional and fusion dance, song, drama and philosophy, all in an open summer air theatre.
An oasis of fun and educational activities will be available at the Kids stall while you enjoy the festival. 
  • The Parade leaves King George Square at 11:30am
  • The festival at King George Square will run from 13:30pm-3:30pm.


1 October, 2022
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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King George Square
Brisbane, QLD Australia + Google Map