Events Galore: Bhubaneswar denizens spoilt for choice

Events Galore: Bhubaneswar denizens spoilt for choice

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Capital is witnessing a plethora of events on the sidelines of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup and denizens are spoilt for choice. The 2nd edition of .FEST has begun and so also concurrent programmes, amplifying the festive mood of citizens and tourists amid the hockey carnival.

The road between Housing Board Square and Ram Mandir has come alive with Bhubaneswar hosting the second edition of the festival at Idco Exhibition Ground. .FEST was crafted wherein F stands for Food, E stands for Entertainment, S stands for Stories – Bhubaneswar Festival of Storytelling (BhuFesSto) & Lastly, T stands for Trails – under the brand name Ekamra walks. It consists of 3 different trail groups – Food Trails, Nature Trails & Museum Trails.

Bhubaneswar Live
The event, which began on January 15, will be held from 7 pm to 10 pm every day till January 24. The first day saw performances by singer Guru Randhawa, actress Disha Patani and K-pop band Blackswan featuring Odisha’s Shreya Lenka.

International Food Festival
The International Food Festival also began at the exhibition ground on Sunday. There are 35 stalls, including six international stalls where people will find culinary delights from 16 different countries and 24 states.

Sisira Saras
The rural fair ‘Sisir Saras 2023’ is being held at Baramunda field in Bhubaneswar and will continue till January 29. People can visit the fair every day from 11 am to 9 pm. A total of 350 stalls have been set up by more than 600 rural producers from across the country this year.

Mukteshwar Dance Festival
The festival is being organised by the Culture Department in association with Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi and is being held between 6 pm and 8.30 pm.

Olly’s Land
The state government has opened an entertainment park in Bhubaneswar since January 10. People can visit the entertainment park from 3 pm-10 pm. Only those who have booked their tickets can visit the entertainment zones in Bhubaneswar on the days when matches will be played. Entry will be free on non-match days. Upcoming non-match days in Bhubaneswar: January 18, January 20, January 21, January 26, and January 28.

Annual Flower Show
The two-day Annual Flower Show, 2023 was held at Botanical Garden of Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC) in Bhubaneswar on January 14 and 15 where a total of 15 firms and thirty nurseries exhibited the ornamental plants through plant bazaars.

XIM-Bhubaneswar Fest
A live performance by music director-composer duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani was held at Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar on January 15. It was for the second time that the duo set the ‘Xpressions’ stage on fire with their scintillating performance. Meanwhile, the students witnessed the musical night with Olly Esse and DJ Zephyrtoneduring Sunburn Campus on January 14. XIM also hosted a laugh riot with stand-up comedian Karunesh Talwar on January 13.

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