Cultural in 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…
Music in Mumbai

Elephanta Festival

Formerly on Elephanta Island, this classical music and dance festival now accommodates more people on waterfront Apollo Bunder.
Music in Mumbai

Mumbai Sanskruti

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

Kashish-Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Excellent annual event in May, with a mix of Indian and foreign films; in 2016, 182 films from 54 countries were featured.
Art in Mumbai

Kala Ghoda Festival

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

Nariyal Poornima

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

Mumbai Film Festival

New films from the subcontinent and beyond are screened at the weeklong MFF.