Shimla Summer Festival is the most awaited festivals of Shimla which welcomes the summer season in the serene and calm environment of this vigilant hill station. It is the world-renowned capital of Himachal Pradesh and enthusiastically celebrates the annual Shimla Summer Festival every year. This vibrant festival, lasting for many days, typically takes place in either May or June and commemorates the onset of the new season. The summer festival has the full backing of the local government and its related agencies invariably assuring its grand success.
Shimla Summer Festival depicts the perfect picture of rich cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh. The festival has been organized each year by the Shimla Administration Officials since 1960. The mesmerizing festival is organized at the Ridge of Shimla in May end or early June. The festival essentially entails a series of fun-filled activities and events like musical performances, family games, live theatre and recitals, fashion shows, talent competitions, magic displays, and cultural programmes. Many a time celebrities and famous personalities are invited to lend an inimitable touch to the pleasant goings-on. Children are, as can be discerned, particularly cared for with many activities and functions meant especially from them.
Shimla Summer Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and grandeur. The festival allures national and international tourists from distant places to enjoy rich tradition and natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh.
The festival in stores many attractions for its visitors in the form of cultural performances, exotic Himachali cuisines, local handicrafts exhibitions, star concerts, Fashion Shows, Dog show, Flower Shows, different competitions etc
Splendid cultural performances during the festival include performances of local youth along with folk singers and dancers of Himachal Pradesh. Along with this, esteemed dignitaries of the entertainment world also perform fabulously during the gala period of the festival.
Truly, there is something to delight every man, woman, and child who attends the festivities – and they reciprocate the excitement by participating in their thousands. During the festival’s entire stint, the whole capital city resembles a cornucopia of colour, music, mirth, and bonhomie – another wonderful reason to visit Shimla.