Goa Heritage Festival 2024, organised by Department of Tourism, Government of Goa, is set to take place from May 24th to 26th, 2024. The three-day festival promises an immersive experience at the Saligao Football Ground from 6pm onwards.

The Goa Heritage Festival aims to showcase the diverse cultural heritage of Goa, offering attendees a unique opportunity to experience the essence of the state’s traditions through various artistic expressions.

Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director Tourism & Managing Director GTDC stated: “The Goa Heritage Festival represents a beautiful fusion of tradition and creativity, where every performance echoes the lively essence of our state. At the Goa Heritage Festival, we honour this heritage by showcasing the timeless beauty of Goan culture in all its forms. From the graceful movements of our traditional dances to the tantalising flavours of our authentic cuisine, each experience is a celebration of the customs and practices that have been passed down through generations. It’s a chance for us to reconnect with our roots, to reflect on the values that have shaped our identity, and to share our rich cultural heritage with the world.”

The inaugural day of the festival will feature captivating performances by acclaimed bands Sky High and Pure Magic. Locals and tourists will get the opportunity to witness traditional fashion show. The festival will also highlight traditional dances by the renowned Kanta Gaude Group, highlighting Goa’s distinctive ethnic attire. Adding to the cultural extravaganza, the group will present mesmerising traditional dance performances.

Day two promises an enthralling lineup of live music, headlined by Goa’s Pride Hema Sardessai. Dynamic performances by LYNX and Tidal Wave will further captivate the audience, providing a blend of contemporary sounds and Goan musical traditions. Concluding the festival on a high note, day three will showcase performances by 24K India, Truly Yours, and Archies, promising an unforgettable musical experience for all attendees.

In addition to the stellar musical performances, the festival will offer a range of cultural activities, including traditional dance, mimicry, and comedy acts. Locals and tourists can also indulge in the rich literary and visual arts scene at the festival’s book stalls and photo gallery. Furthermore, food enthusiasts can delight in the flavors of Goa at the traditional Goan food stalls, offering an array of authentic delicacies.

The Goa Heritage Festival serves as a platform to celebrate Goa’s vibrant cultural heritage and foster a sense of community among residents and visitors alike. The Department of Tourism, Government of Goa, invites all enthusiasts of art, culture, and tradition to join in this grand celebration.


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