TOP 10 EVENTS IN GOA YOU SHOULD NEVER MISS OUT!

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Goa – the land of extravagant and lavish events with the utmost vibrant and enthusiastic crowds has the best of festivals for all the tourists to attend. The mesmerizing beaches, the ravishing churches and laid back lifestyle of Goa are always craved by everyone to experience at least once in their lifetime. And what if the month you decided to head to Goa has some exuberant events to attend as well? It’s undoubtedly like a cherry on the top. Don’t you think? Well, here we tried to incorporate the best fun-filled events for the frolic feels of the State of Goa. Make sure you attend each of them without fail to experience the best of Goa.

The top 10 Popular Events that take place in Goa which you surely don’t want to miss are as follows :

SUNBURN

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EVENTS IN GOA | Sunburn

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Sunburn is the most awaited festival for the new year celebrations. This is held on the Vagator beach which is an amazing party destination. Sunburn is considered to be the finest vibrant EDM (Electronic Dance Music) event of the country, India. The event hosts the best Indian and International DJs annually. If you are a big fan of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Sunburn is the place for you. This multi-staged venue offers an extravagant choice of dance, music, and entertainment.

GOA CARNIVAL

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EVENTS IN GOA | Goa carnival

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Goa Carnival is one of the grand events that take place in Goa. Goa Carnival marks the dawn of Lent. The astounding celebration of this event began from the age where Portuguese ruled the land of Goa. During the Portuguese rule, Goa Carnival was painted with the Portuguese essence while today Goan influence rules the event. To gain a better insight into the Goan culture, don’t miss out on the short plays that take place during Goa Carnival which beautifully depicts the same. Also, dance, music, and entertainment are the untold fun of Goan events which one should never miss out on.

GOA ARTS AND LITERARY FESTIVAL

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EVENTS IN GOA | Goa Arts and Literary Festival

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Are you a connoisseur of art and literature? Then don’t you dare miss out on the Goa Arts and Literary Festival which has numerous opportunities for you to learn, enjoy, and experience the best of this faculty. There are several programs that can keep you hooked for hours to come. For instance hearing out renowned poets, authors or musicians, checking out panel talks, attending lectures or debates, and so on. Many holiday tour packages provide an abundance of activities for you to do in the Goa Arts and Literary Festival which will surely keep you engaged and excited.

GOA INTERNATIONAL LATIN FESTIVAL

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EVENTS IN GOA | Goa International Latin Festival

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Do you seek terpsichorean pleasure? Goa International Latin Festival will definitely leave you thrilled. For avid salsa enthusiasts, there are a plethora of national and international performances awaiting you to witness. Salsa along with other Latin dance forms such as Bachata or Zouk is also performed. Along with several parties, you can attend workshops and competitions held during this time.

THE FEAST OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER

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EVENTS IN GOA | The feast of St. Francis Xavier

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The Feast of St. Francis Xavier is a must-attend event if you are planning to visit Goa in the months between November and January. The Feast of St Francis Xavier begins on November 21 and ends around January 2. This is one of the popular cultural festivals of the State of Goa. The extravagant carnival is the highlight of this feast.

GOA FOOD AND CULTURE FESTIVAL

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EVENTS IN GOA | Goa food and Culture festival

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Goa Food and Culture Festival is the best event for gourmet. This five-day festival becomes a stage for all the food aficionado’s from homemakers to professional chefs where they showcase their high culinary skills at food stalls all on the shores of beaches. This is your best opportunity to hop onto the best Portuguese and Goan cuisines.

THE GRAPE ESCAPADE

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EVENTS IN GOA | The Grape Escapade

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The Grape Escapade is the largest wine festival of India that brings all the restaurateurs, hoteliers, and wineries under one roof. Along with the extravagant sumptuous wine, you can also keep your taste buds busy with the wide range of food items available here. It’s been almost 10 years that Goa Tourism Development has been hosting this event.

SAO JOAO FESTIVAL

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EVENTS IN GOA | Sao Joao Festival

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Sao Joao Festival is also one of the prominently celebrated events of the State of Goa. Sao Joao Festival is dedicated to St. John, the Baptist. During this festival, all the youth across Goa rejoice by jumping into ponds, streams, and wells to retrieve the gifts thrown by the villagers. This is one of the well known Christian feasts of the State of Goa.

GOA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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EVENTS IN GOA | Goa International Film Festival

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Goa International Film Festival is annually held in the month of November. Goa International Film Festival is one of the glamourous events held in the country itself. Several Bollywood entities along with National and International artists hail to Goa specifically to visit this event. This is a wonderful opportunity for all the movie buffs out there.

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ LIVE FESTIVAL

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EVENTS IN GOA | International Jazz Live festival

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International Jazz Live Festival is one of the most famous winter events that take place in Goa. Live music performances by Jazz legends from all corners of the world. If you are a fan of Jazz, don’t miss out on this breathtaking opportunity that is knocking on the doors.

Goa hosts a plethora of events throughout the year and we have just mentioned the top 10 events held in the State of Goa. Even though timings and dates of the events for the current year might have been postponed or even certain events might have got canceled, remember there is always a tomorrow. Hope the years ahead may be fruitful enough for you to be able to experience these events someday. You could check the dates and timings of each event online which is available without any glitch.

If you want to share your experiences while you attended any events in Goa, you can always let us know in the comments section.

Chanchal Vinod

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