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August 1, 2017 > Festival of Globe is the buzz in the Bay Area

Festival of Globe is the buzz in the Bay Area

Submitted By Ritu Maheshwari

Festival of Globe (FOG) Extravaganza is a 9-day jubilant celebration running Saturday, August 5 though Sunday, August 13 and will include Movie Fest, Awards, Music Fest, Summit, Fashion Fest, Food Fest, and the famous India Day Fair and Grand Parade. Last year was yet another record in community participation for FOG. Surpassing previous turnout records, this year promises to attract the largest ever gatherings in the Bay Area; over 200,000 people are expected to participate in the FOG Grand Parade.

FOG Movie Fest is home to the world's movies with the mission to empower and integrate global cultures and communities through film arts, performing arts, visual arts and folk arts. Held August 5 Ð 12 at Century at Pacific Commons in Fremont, the movie fest will feature short films, documentaries, and feature films submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. Movies from over 20 countries will be screened, many of them world premiers. Many filmmakers and stars will be attending for Q & A and red carpet.

The Awards show is a premier event with unique recognition for global achievers that selects winners from the submitted movies. A host of celebrities from Bollywood, Hollywood, the Latino world, Europe, China and the Far East, along with top movie makers, independent movie makers, NFL players, and investors are expected to attend the event Saturday, August 12 at the India Community Center in Milpitas.

Youth Empowerment is the main theme of FOG 2017. There will be a Youth Innovation Fest, Freedom Fighters Reflections Contest, and FOG Idol to empower and encourage youth. Let's get the millennials to join our crusade, and encourage all youth to come out and support this Initiative!

FOG Summit is proud to have panel sessions on the most relevant and pertinent topics that impact us all. FOG will be at Facebook Headquarters with ÒEmerging Trends in Media & EntertainmentÓ on Friday, August 11 with world-renowned speakers and celebrities.

This festival coincides with Indian Independence Day and has many popular and sought-after segments such as a free health fair, grand parade, kidsÕ carnival and talent programs, bazaar, and cultural programs representing a cross section of India. Over 200 booths will showcase exhibits, art, crafts, ethnic dresses, literature, fashions, and designs, and more than 100 dance groups will compete for the honor to be called the best dance group in the Bay Area. The two-day fair (mela) will be held in Fremont on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13.

On Saturday evening a Fashion Fest will be held at the India Community Center featuring international models, designers, and showstoppers.

The Grand Parade on Sunday, August 13 in Fremont will be showcasing an exhibition of culture, creativity, reflections, and traditions. Celebrities from Hollywood, Bollywood and rest of the globe will be luminaries riding in over 100 open cars with over 50 colorful floats.

Visit for complete event details.

FOG Extravaganza 2017
Saturday, Aug 5 Ð Sunday, Aug 13
Fremont, Milpitas, Menlo Park
(510) 491-4867


Movie Fest
Saturday, Aug 5 Ð Saturday, Aug 12
Century at Pacific Commons
43917 Pacific Commons Blvd, Fremont
Visit for complete schedule
Tickets: $9

Friday, Aug 11
5 p.m. Ð 8 p.m.
Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park
Tickets: $50

Health Fair
Saturday, Aug 12
10 a.m. Ð 1 p.m.
39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Food Fest, India Day Mela & Real Estate Expo
Saturday & Sunday, Aug 12 & 13
10 a.m. Ð 7 p.m.
39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Awards/Red Carpet/Fashion Fest
Saturday, Aug 12
7 p.m. Ð 10 p.m.
India Community Center
525 Los Coches St, Milpitas
Tickets: $175

India Day Parade
Sunday, Aug 13
11 a.m. Ð 2 p.m.
39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Freedom Reflections Contest, Youth Innovation Contest & FOG Idol
Sunday, Aug 13
3 p.m. Ð 6 p.m.
39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Fee: $10 per contest

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