Weekend Guide: Independence Day Edition – where to go and what to do!

For those of you who are staying in Bangalore for the long weekend and don’t have much planned, we’ve got a list of exciting things for you to do. From fun and interesting events around the city to Independence Day celebrations, we’ve got you covered!

13th August, Saturday

The Great American Beer Carnival

VH1 India and The Beer Dossier bring to you The Great American Beer Carnival, which aims to bring a little bit of the American summer to Bangalore. For example, the event states, “bringing down all that is Brooklyn to Bangalore, all that is Wisconsin to Whitefield and all that is Minnesota to Mahadevpura”

The carnival will feature a craft beer BBQ and beer games such as, beer pong, flip cup, beer chugging contests, bean bag toss, and plenty more!

Where: The Brew and Barbeque, Marathahalli
When: 7:30 pm onwards
How much: Rs. 300 onwards


BFlat Presents River Man Band

River Man Band is a Bangalore based band that specialises in their own original music, which is inspired by old school pop from the 90s and 80s. Added to this, their style also includes groove and funk.

Where: BFlat, 100 ft Road, Indiranagar
When: 9 pm onwards
How much: Rs. 400

14th August, Sunday

Bangalore Food Truck + Music Festival

This famous festival is back with a bang for Independence Day, as it’s their Freedom Edition! Check out all the details here and below are the food trucks that will be serving up some grub:

  • The Bite Club
  • Le Casse Croute
  • Ice Cream Buggy
  • Smoke Signal BBQ
  • Go Waffles
  • S.W.A.T
  • The Lalit Food Truck Company
  • The Rolling Chef

Where: New Indian Express Building, Queens Road
When: 11 am – 11 pm

15th August, Monday

Independence Day Brunch at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru

The hotel has planned a full day of awesome activities and celebrations that are perfect for the whole family. You probably don’t want to miss these features:

  • Tricoloured themed treats
  • Karaoke
  • Cooking classes
  • Games for the little ones
  • The hotel’s mixologists will be creating funky concoctions
  • For a one- of- a-kind initiative, The Lobby Lounge at the hotel will transform into a ginormous plate, which will display, wait for it – A 70 FT CAKE, made by the pastry tream. a 70 ft cake, guys!!!

Where: b Cafe, Shanri-La Hotel Bengaluru
When: 11 am – 11 pm
How much: Rs. 2299 ++ (Non-Alcoholic) & Rs. 3399 ++ (Alcoholic)

13th-15th August, Saturday-Monday

Spunk Your Creek – Dance and Beat Box Battles 

Wondering what on earth we’re talking about? Spunk Your Creek hosts the coolest and craziest battles amongst dancers and beat boxers. Their aim is to promote the hip-hop culture across India. The categories include Hip-Hop, Popping, Breaking, Bollywood and Beatboxing.

Saturday and Sunday will host the qualifiers, semifinals, and finals for all the categories, whereas Monday will host the ‘Krump Battles’ from qualifiers to finals.

Where: UB City, Vital Mallya Road
When: 1 pm onwards, all days
How much: Rs. 100 onwards

On that note, Happy Independence Day!