Our annual event is the largest South Asian gathering in North America. Held during the Summer in the heart of downtown Ottawa, this Annual Festival is open to the public and attracts crowds from diverse cultural backgrounds.About
What to expect
TD Virtual SouthAsianFestival 2021
In 2021, OSACA will conduct a virtual festival so that SAF can be held in a Covid safe manner. We believe this best reflects the values of OSACA to put the safety, health and well-being of the community and families first.VSAF
What we bring
Barrier free access
All our family friendly events encourage access to allow cultural exploration, discovery, dialogues, discussions and workshops for everyone to access and enjoy in a barrier-free setting.
SouthAsianFest brings you the arts, entertainment, music, dance, workshops and demonstrations of all kinds. The cultural content entails canada’s top artists and a sprinkle from across the globe.
We love showing what Ottawa can do! From our Art Exhibition to the MirchMasalaMela, we’re all about showcasing local talent.
All SouthAsianFest events are focused on bringing family-friendly fun to our nation’s capital. So everyone can enjoy!
2019 Mela Schedule
Friday, August 09 2019 // 7 PM
SPLASH! Dinner & Dance Boat Cruise
(799 RUE JACQUES-CARTIES)
Sunday, August 11 2019 // NOON
Your Free Ticket to Cricket
Watch a Live Match, Learn Cricket, & More!
Monday, August 12 2019 // 5PM - 7PM
Women of Influence
A Panel of Inspirational Women Speakers
“Hunsdeep Rangar invited me to participate in South Asian Fest, an event of which he was very proud. Later, he would invite me on his famous local Ottawa radio show. His purpose in all of these things was to bring the South Asian community together, introduce other Canadians to that community and to raise money for local charities.”
Thank you to