1300 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94701
Founded in 1983, the annual outdoor celebration grows larger every year. Vendors come from as far as Kathmandu. The Himalayan Fair offers a wide variety of award-winning stage performers (for adults and children). The entertainment features a range of international groups performing traditional music and dance with vibrant ethnic costumes as well as some well-known world music groups like Ancient Future and Riffat Sultana.
Fairgoers will be treated to classical Odissi dance by Jyoti Kala Mandir; Bollywood dance, local Bhutanese and Tibetan community groups presenting dance and music and the traditional offerings by two local dance schools.
The Fair also offers access to non-profit organizations and current news concerning the Himalayas and related charitable organizations.
Since 1983, the Himalayan Fair has raised over $300,000 from gate donations and raffle sales and all the proceeds have gone to build schools, support orphanages, pay Teachers and support over 50 organizations abroad. Raffle tickets can be purchased as you enter the fair and additional donations are appreciated and all go to charity.