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Festival of Globe Fair and India Independence Day Parade

Federation of Indo-Americans has presented the Festival of the Globe with a film festival and awards show, a fair and a parade spanning 10 days in San Jose and Fremont in August.

The mela (fair) and grand parade has bought more than 150,000 attendees on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16 at the intersection of Walnut and Mowry avenues in Fremont.

The fair has more than 150 booths with art, crafts, ethnic outfits and literature from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16.
Romesh Japra, founder of the Festival of the Globe, said, "We are going global this year to empower and integrate all cultures and communities. FOG creates various platforms and activities to champion social causes. FOG Awards will go a long way in building a vibrant and integrated culture across communities."

The San Francisco movie festival's mission is to empower and integrate global cultures through film arts, performing arts, visual arts and folk arts. The movie fest will feature short films, documentaries, feature films and music videos submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world.

The Festival of the Globe awards is a show that will salute more than 100 winners from movies submitted from more than 30 countries. Celebrities from Bollywood (Indian Hollywood), Hollywood, and other places around the globe will attend, according to organizers.

This festival coincides with the Indian Independence Day celebration and will feature cultural programs representing a cross section of India.

The grand parade has bought round out the events with more than 50 open cars and 35 floats on Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature a kids carnival, health fair and bazaar, with more than 80 dance groups showcasing their talents and competing for the honors to be called the best dance group in the Bay Area.
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