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Mark your calendars with these just-announced festival dates

The second half of the year is evenly split between quiet months and busy periods for arts and culture events. With this handy list of confirmed dates between July and December, you can make sure you don’t miss your favourite festival in 2022.

AUGUST
Bengaluru International Short Film Festival
What: Film
Where: Bengaluru
When: Thursday, 04 August to Sunday, 14 August 2022

Covelong Classic
What: Multiarts
Where: Chennai
When: Friday, 05 August to Sunday, 07 August 2022

Mukta: The Voices of Women Today
What: Music
Where: Mumbai
When: Friday, 05 August to Sunday, 07 August 2022

Dance Bridges
What: Dance
Where: Kolkata
When: Thursday, 11 August to Monday, 22 August 2022

Satellite Beachside
What: Music
Where: Goa
When: Friday, 12 August to Sunday, 14 August 2022

Ritu Rangam
What: Film
Where: Barasat, West Bengal
When: Saturday, 13 August and Sunday, 14 August 2022

Shoonya – Festival of Nothingness
What: Multiarts
Where: Pushkar
When: Saturday, 13 August to Monday, 15 August 2022

The Whistle Flea
What: Multiarts
Where: Pune
When: Saturday, 13 August and Sunday, 14 August 2022

Delhi Art Week
What: Visual arts
Where: New Delhi
When: Wednesday, 24 August to Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Beat Street
What: Food and Culinary Arts, Music
Where: New Delhi
When: Friday, 26 August to Sunday, 28 August 2022

Freedom Festival
What: Music
Where: Bengaluru
When: Friday, 26 August to Sunday, 28 August

SEPTEMBER
Ballet Festival of India
What: Dance
Where: Online
When: Saturday, 03 September and Sunday, 04 September 2022

Indiegaga
What: Music
Where: Khozikode
When: Wednesday, 07 September

Bangalore Business Literature Festival
What: Literature
Where: Online
When: Tuesday, 13 September to Saturday, 17 September 2022

AF Weekender
What: Visual arts
Where: Multi-city
When: Friday, 23 September to Sunday, 25 September 2022

The Outback Festival
What: Music
Where: Leh
When: Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 25 September 2022

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
What: Music
Where: To be announced, Manipur
When: Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 25 September 2022

Ziro Festival of Music
What: Music
Where: Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
When: Thursday, 29 September to Saturday, 02 October 2022

The audience at Ziro Festival of Music. Photo: Mohit Sharma
The audience at Ziro Festival of Music. Photo: Mohit Sharma

OCTOBER
Rajasthan Kabir Yatra
What: Music
Where: Multi-city, Rajasthan
When: Saturday, 02 October 2022 to Saturday, 09 October 2022

Jodhpur RIFF
What: Music
Where: Jodhpur
When: Thursday, 06 October to Monday, 10 October 2022

India Art Festival
What: Visual Arts
Where: New Delhi
When: Thursday, 13 October to Sunday, 16 October 2022

Khushwant Singh Literary Festival
What: Literature
Where: Kasauli
When: Friday, 14 October to Sunday, 16 October 2022

India Craft Week
What: Arts and Crafts
Where: New Delhi
When: Thursday, 20 October to Sunday, 23 October 2022

NOVEMBER
IAPAR Theatre Festival
What: Theatre
Where: Pune
When: Tuesday, 01 November to Sunday, 06 November 2022

Dharamshala International Film Festival
What: Film
Where: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
When: Thursday, 03 November and Sunday, 06 November 2022

Ranthambhore Music & Wildlife Festival
What: Music
Where: Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
When: Friday, 11 November and Saturday, 12 November 2022

All Living Things Environmental Film Festival
What: Film
Where: Panchgani, Maharashtra
When: Thursday, 17 November and Sunday, 20 November 2022

Indian Photo Festival
What: Photography
Where: Hyderabad
When: Friday, 18 November to Monday, 19 December 2022

Mahindra Kabira Festival
What: Music
Where: Varanasi
When: Friday, 18 November to Sunday, 20 November 2022

Comic Con
What: Multiarts
Where: Bengaluru
When: Saturday, 19 November and Sunday, 20 Nov 2022

International Film Festival of India, Goa
What: Film
Where: Goa
When: Sunday, 20 November 2022 to Monday, 28 November 2022

DECEMBER
India Bike Week
What: Multiarts
Where: Goa
When: Friday, 02 December and Saturday, 03 December 2022

Jashn-e-Rekhta
What: Literature
Where: New Delhi
When: Friday, 02 December to Sunday, 4 December 2022

Bangalore Literature Festival
What: Literature
Where: Bengaluru
When: Saturday, 03 Dec and Sunday, 04 Dec 2022

Bangalore Literature Festival. Photo: Festival team - Bangalore Literature Festival
Bangalore Literature Festival. Photo: Festival team – Bangalore Literature Festival

Echoes of Earth
What: Music
Where: Bengaluru
When: Saturday, 03 Dec and Sunday, 04 Dec 2022

India Art Festival
What: Visual Arts
Where: Bengaluru
When: Thursday, 08 Dec to Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

16mm Film Festival
What: Film
Where: Mumbai
When: Friday, 09 Dec to Sunday, 11 Dec 2022

Comic Con
What: Multiarts
Where: New Delhi
When: Friday, 09 December to Sunday, 11 December 2022

DGTL
What: Music
Where: New Delhi
When: Friday, 09 December and Saturday, 10 December 2022

DGTL
What: Music
Where: Mumbai
When: Saturday, 10 December and Sunday, 11 December 2022

SteppinOut Music Festival
What: Music
Where: Bengaluru
When: Saturday, 10 December and Sunday, 11 December 2022

Kochi-Muziris Biennale
What: Visual Arts
Where: Kochi
When: Monday, 12 Dec 2022 to Monday, 10 April 2023

Serendipity Arts Festival
What: Multiarts
Where: Panaji, Goa
When: Thursday, 15 December to Friday, 23 December 2022

Sunburn
What: Music
Where: Vagator, Goa
When: Wednesday, 28 December to Friday, 30 December 2022

Disclaimer: All dates have been sourced from organisers and are subject to change.

Stand on the Street, curated by Aruna Ganesh Ram. Serendipity Arts Festival 2017
Stand on the Street, curated by Aruna Ganesh Ram, at Serendipity Arts Festival 2017. Photo: Serendipity Arts Foundation

JULY
Utopian Dystopia
What: New media
Where: Kochi
When: Saturday, 02 July to Saturday, 09 July 2022

Mahindra Excellence In Theatre Awards
What: Theatre
Where: New Delhi
When: Thursday, 07 July to Sunday, 10 July 2022

NCPA Bandish: A Tribute To Legendary Composers
What: Music
Where: Mumbai
When: Friday, 15 July to Sunday, 17 July 2022

DRIFT (Dharamsala Residential and International Festival for Theatre)
What: Theatre
Where: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
When: Saturday, 16 July and Sunday, 17 July 2022

LiveBox Festival
What: Music
Where: Bengaluru
When: Saturday, 16 July 2022

Bangalore Queer Film Festival
What: Film
Where: Bengaluru
When: Friday, 22 July to Sunday, 24 July 2022

Art Song Festival
What: Music
Where: Mumbai
When: Friday, 22 July and Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Raindrops Festival of Indian Classical Dance
What: Dance
Where: Mumbai
When: Friday, 22 July and Saturday, 23 July 2022

Khazana – A Festival of Ghazals
What: Music
Where: Mumbai
When: Friday, 29 July and Saturday, 30 July 2022

Manifest Dance Film Festival
What: Dance
Where: Pondicherry
When: Friday, 29 July to Sunday, 31 July 2022

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