‘Ye sheher nahin mehfil hai, ye Dilli hai mere yaar’- these lyrics from the title track of Delhi 6 has rightly captured the essence of the capital city. Delhi is not just a city, it is an emotion that stays forever with every person who has ever lived here.
What makes this city truly amazing? It is the art, culture, age-old monuments, colorful festivals, and food culture of this city, which is highly influenced by the multicultural people that reside here. Delhi offers its residents plenty of fun things to do throughout the year like cultural events and food festivals that make it unique and interesting.
Here is a list of upcoming food & music events in Delhi that you shouldn’t miss.
NASVI Street Food Festival
One of the best food festivals in Delhi, it brings together 150 food stalls and about 300 mouthwatering cuisines from all across India. If you are a huge street food lover, this festival will take your love for street food to a whole new level. Along with food, this festival offers several fun activities and entertaining musical performances.
When: Around November or December
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Great Indian Food Festival
Another remarkable food festival that will take your taste buds on a heavenly ride of flavors and spices from different states of India. If you have a strong affinity for spicy food and enjoy it more than anything else, this is the food festival you must attend. Quite easy on the pocket, this street food festival offers everything from Amritsari Kulche and Mumbai’s Vada Pav to Delhi’s Paneer Tikka.
When: Between November to January
Where: Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi
Asian Hawkers Market
If you like to relish Asian cuisines like dim sums, sushi rolls, and pork buns, then you shouldn’t miss the Asian Hawkers Market that is held every year in Delhi in Select CityWalk mall. It offers the best of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Southeast Asian cuisines along with music performances and merchandise and jewelry stalls. This 3-day market is perfect to plan a memorable get together with your friends and family.
When: Twice a year, February & October
Where: Select CityWalk, Saket, New Delhi
It is a 3-day festival held in the Qutub complex in Delhi that showcases the cultural art forms of the country. This festival draws national and international attention towards the classic structure of beautiful Qutub Minar, the most celebrated monuments of the country. Various cultural events are held as a part of the festival where Indian classical music experts and folk musicians deliver outstanding performances. The regional food stalls are also set up at the Qutub complex that serves delicious cuisines of Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and the Northern states of India.
When: During October or November
Where: Qutub Complex, Mehrauli, Delhi
Delhi International Jazz Festival
Indian Council for cultural relations organizes the Delhi International Jazz Festival that attracts jazz lovers to this musical heaven form all over the world. This 3-day festival brings bands together from France, Israel, Spain, Taiwan, Mexico, Korea, and India that creates magic with spectacular performances. Tap your feet and feel the music in your veins while witnessing the magic happening right in front of you.
When: Beginning of the March or the end of September
Where: Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, Delhi