Cultural in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Ganesh Chaturthi

Mumbai gets totally swept up by this 10- to 12-day celebration of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh. On the festival’s first, third, fifth, seventh and 11th days, families and communities take their Ganesh statue…
Film in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Kashish-Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

South Asia’s and India’s biggest LGBTQ film festival shows a mix of Indian and foreign films; in 2018, 140 films from 45 countries were featured, including 33 LGBT+ films from India.
Literature in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Times LitFest

The Times LitFest is an annual playground for writers of all ilk; it's held at Mumbai's famed Bollywood film and recording studios, Mehboob Studio.
Music in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Mumbai Sanskruti

This free, two-day celebration of Hindustani classical music is held on the steps of the gorgeous Asiatic Society Library.
Art in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Getting bigger and more sophisticated each year, this two-week-long art fest sees tons of performances and exhibitions.
Music in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Elephanta Festival

This two-day classical music and dance festival fills the caves of Elephanta Island with festive celebration.
Film in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival

New films from the subcontinent and beyond are screened at the weeklong MFF at cinemas across Mumbai.
Cultural in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Nariyal Poornima

This Koli celebration marks the start of the fishing season and the retreat of monsoon winds.