The Festival of the Chariots is a divine celebration jammed packed with fun!

It begins with a beautiful parade filled with happy people singing, dancing and playing musical instruments, joining together from all walks of life to celebrate. Three gigantic carts are pulled through the streets of Santa Monica and down the Venice boardwalk. It is truly a sight to see!

At the festival sight in the heart of Venice Beach, you will find plenty of wonderful entertainment including musical and dance performances on two separate stages. There are also children’s activities, educational exhibits, and sumptuous food, including a free feast. We hope to see you there!

Main Stage

11:00 Temple Bhajan Band – Kirtan – Ecstatic chanting

12:30 Chariots arrives at festival site

12:50 Welcoming address by MC Naikatma das

1:00 Odissi Dancers directed by Nandita Behera

1:30 Bharat Natyam Dancers directed by Viji Prakash

3:00 Karnamrita Dasi and Friends – Kirtan – Ecstatic Chanting

4:30 Prema Rasa Music – Kirtan with Magical Harp & Flute

5:30 Mayapuri’s – Kirtan – Ecstatic Chanting

6:30 Departure of the Deities from the festival

7:00 Festival ends

Small Stage

12 pm – Boston Kirtan

1 pm – Gandharvas

2 pm – Temple Bhajan Band

3 pm – Nirantara and TK

4 pm – Global people Party

5 pm – Mighty Govindas