The Shimla summer Festival consists of a huge association of men and women who gather and celebrate the advent of summer. It is a celebration of the bounty of the harvest, and the festivities honour the advent of the summer. The crowds sing and dance in gratefulness to the glory of God. They offer thanks for the rich harvest and the golden crop and also requests God for a repetition of the same bliss on the following year.
The Shimla Summer Festival is a Spread out over five days; This year it begins from June 2 and goes till June 7 at an open space called The Ridge at the middle of the hill city.
The events are truly enjoyable and there is something to suit the talent of every individual. The festival is a gala of musical performances, cultural attractions, folk performances, local handicraft exhibitions, as well as with quirky activities like fashion shows, dog shows, stalls that sell artisanal ware and serve up local cuisine
There is a sports tournament with a variety of activities for both children as well as adults. Colourful flower shows are organized. Every day, a famous personality is called to perform on the stage.
Other events include photography competition, poster-making competition and a fashion show that showcases the talent of local designers. The unique thing about this fashion show is that it showcases folk dresses.
School children also take part in the activities full of enthusiasm. There are numerous competitions in the festivities that serve to amuse and entertain the kids. To showcase their talent and skill, various cultural and fun acts are put up by them at the summer festival.
This fun event is a non-ticketed event so anyone who is present here can attend it. people can enjoy watching the performances and enjoy their time shopping from all the amazing stalls.