Events in Goa

With the Christmas and New Year right around the corner, Goa currently is packed full with parties and people looking to be a part of epic parties. Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most loved and celebrated festival in the state and we expect to be a part of not just epic parties but cozy events where we can be with our families and celebrate the beautiful day.

If you're looking for a fun place to be or a good Christmas event to be a part of in Goa, well we have just the thing for you! Purple Martini in Goa is throwing a big Red Christmas bash were you can get a mix of fun, family and party.

Red Christmas at Sunset Point, Anjuna

For the Red Christmas celebration, Purple Martini is pulling out all the stops of fun and enjoyment. On the day of Christmas, these guys are throwing a three-fold bash where you can immerse in three wholly different kinds of Christmas experiences.

Purple Martini has come up with a lunch with live sitar rendition, a chill and romantic evening with saxophone and finally a night with live music & DJ. With these events Purple Martini has come up with a full package deal, a subtle lunch session offer on food and more for people who want to immerse in the festivities with family and friends and are looking for a more chill time.

While the evening will suit those the most, who're looking for a more immersive evening affair to share with a loved one, maybe have an early romantic dinner. For those who can think of nothing better than to be a part of a late night party, shake a leg, groove to the electric beats, the live DJ night at Purple Martini is exactly what is needed.

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Purple Martini's Red Christmas bash is exactly what you need this Christmas, especially with the many events that are happening at the venue. We would highly recommend heading here for lunch and enjoying the various offers on food and beverages as well as the subtle ambience.

Make sure to make your bookings in advance as the place is generally overbooked.

Date: December 25, Wednesday

Timing: Live Sitar Lunch 1pm - 4pm | Sundowner evening with live Saxophone 4pm - 7pm | Live DJ Night 7pm - 1am

For Reservations Call : 91-9871900995 or RSVP on Facebook

Venue: Purple Martini at Sunset Point, Anjuna

With the New Year right around the corner, Goa is 'the' place where everyone wishes to be or is rushing off to. The party capital of the country is undoubtedly one of the most fun places to be at during the year-end and this time around, it seems the fun ain’t stopping anytime soon. If you too are looking for a fun time surrounded by the beaches and the surreal beauty of Goa, we have just the thing for you.

Satellite Beachside, happening at the Anjuna Beach in Goa, is one of the hottest parties in town, that you can still be a part of! The tickets for the 4-day music festival are available and you just cannot miss out on it.

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We all know that everyone around the country has been making New Year plans for Goa, since the end of last year but most of the places here are already overbooked by now. Hence, finding last-minute arrangements will be a tough one. So if you have been looking for someplace where you can be at when the ball drops on 2019, the Satellite Beachside fest at Anjuna Beach, Goa is just where you need to be.

This 4-day musical and comedic extravaganza is one of the finest festivals happening in Goa right now.

This event will begin with an initial day of fun and music at Anjunadeep Open Air show, on December 27th. Here, performances by Edu Ibernon, Nox Vahn, Marsh, Westseven, Browncoat, Zeeqar and Vridian will be waiting for you.

After that, the real fun will spread over a 3-day extravaganza! International artistes such as Ash Roy, Browncoat, Funkagenda, Fur Coat, Mashter, Nikhil Chinapa, Nosh and SJ, Pearl, Quistek, Tohin Mehta, Ankytrixx, Arjun Wagale will be performing their sets here.

The best part? One pass will allow you to attend all four days of this epic fiesta and that is some offer you cannot decline!

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So what are you waiting for? Secure your New Year's plan and enjoy an extended holiday in the tropical paradise with a musical evening to look forward to. Book your tickets to the event today!

Date: December 27-30

Tickets: ₹2,112 onwards

Venue: Larive Beach resort and Bar Anjuna, Orzan Beach Little Vagator

2019 is coming to an end, we are on the cusp of 2020 and just cannot wait for the awesome parties and events to finally begin. If you're a party animal like us, we're sure you'll be looking for party to head to with your pals. What better way to celebrate the beginning of a new decade and the glorious end of one than to be in Goa, surrounded by lush nature and as a part of an epic night.

Sunburn After Dark is the biggest After Party happening in Goa, this New year and if you're looking for fun, you just can't miss this!

What's the buzz?

Sunburn After Dark is bringing to Goa, six of the hottest parties, at six of the most coveted location, spread over 3 days of excitement, fun and frolic. Sunburn Goa is undoubtedly 'the biggest' event and the biggest music festival that takes place in the country. People from around the world come to Goa to spend their holidays lazing under the majestic sun and relishing the Goan splendour.

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These after parties are few of the most coveted events where you can not only take the high of the festival but also find a place where you'll be able to extend the party.

The after dark parties will take place at Owl- Calangute, Hammerzz- Baga, Sunburn Beach Lounge (Bombay Adda)- Vagator, Marbela- Morjim, Antares- Vagator and Re:Fresh-Morjim.

The best part about the whole affair is that the tickets start from ₹1,500!

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What better way to celebrate the end of the year and of a whole decade than by sipping on some fire AF cocktails, listening to great music and grooving till your feet give up! So go on, buy your tickets now and lock in the plan for your early New Year celebrations.

Date: December 27, 28, 29 | 10 PM onwards

Tickets: ₹1,500 onwards | Get yours here

For venue and more information check out- https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/sunburn-goa-afterdark-parties/ET00117936

With movies playing an important role in popular culture, the art of movie-making is something we're all familiar with. We live and breathe cinema, we fall in love with the characters, connect to them and feel a distinct familiarity with them, falling in love with the film itself.

If you're someone who loves films, cinematography and the art of capturing a fleeting, yet pristine moment on screen, you know and look at film festivals as your Mecca. Have you fallen so irrevocably in love with cinema and feel that there's no getting out of it? If your answer is yes, then you surely need to be a part of the International Film Festival of India happening in Goa from November 20.

50 splendid years of celebrating Indian & International cinema

A still from the Hindi classic Sholay

The International Film Festival of India is an old and long standing celebration of everything cool that cinema has to offer us. Starting as the first international film festival of India as well as Asia, IFFI has made a long journey.

This year marks the 50th anniversary for IFFI, hence the year will feature over 200 best films from 76 countries, along with 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in home-made section. The 50th IFFi will open and close with Italian films, starting off with Goran Paskaljevic's ‘Despite the Fog’ and closing off with Mohsen Makhmalbaf's ‘Marghe and Her Mother’.

While a special screening of Amitabh Bacchhan's classic 'Sholay' will become a centre point of attraction for the festival, cinema legend Rajnikanth will be honoured as the special icon of the festival.

More power to Women

Isabella Huppert

The festival has made a visible effort to commemorate and distinguish the females of cinema. French actor Isabella Huppert will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award while 50 films of 50 women Directors from all around the globe will also be screened at the festival, according to recent report by AIR.

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If you happen to be at Goa enjoying the beaches, laying along the shore or are on a lookout for something interesting, the festival is a must visit. The beauty of Goa, the tropical vibes and the beaches should be excuse enough to make you jump at the opportunity and enjoy cinema at its purest.

Date: 20-28th November, 2019

Register here to become a part of the festival and know more about the venue, master classes and other things.

Goa is a city which is known for too many good things, which would take us a whole day to list down but one of the things which we're massively proud of is Pride De Goa!

Sexual inclusivity and empowerment have been a challenging concept in our society but with the recent abolition of Section 377 and the enforcement of LGBTQ+ rights, it has been an uphill journey!

‘Pride’ means a lot of things to different people- for some, it's a time for celebrations and for others, a period of reflection. The LGBTQIA+ community has been going strong through all the thick and thin and it’s time for us all to show them our love too!

What’s Happening?

Initiated by Goa Rainbow Trust, the 3rd edition of Pride De Goa is taking place on the 9th of November and the route will be Panjim Promenade to Miramar Beach, 3:30 PM onwards.

Why you should be here?

Everyone, regardless of age, sexuality or their gender identity, should come forward in this march and join hands to spread the word of love all around! This walk will be marked in the history of Goa as a powerful yet peaceful initiative, towards lending a helping hand to those in the closet.

This act of support will probably encourage ‘closeted’ beings, who haven’t come to terms with their identity yet and it will prompt conversations towards a better understanding of the concept. Goa pride walk started in October 2017 and with the overwhelming responses they've been receiving, this 3rd edition just had to happen!

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Gather up your buddies and head over to this pride walk because even one step towards the cause can contribute in wholesome amounts! You’ll never know who might be needing your support and spreading kindness, comes free, right?!

So does acceptance BTW!

Saturday|November 9|3 pm to 6 pm

Are you someone who has had enough of the boring hotel rooms, with their tea kits, dull colours and that weird hotel smell? If dull charmless hotels have made you gloomy and you're looking for something fun, we have just the thing for you!

This houseboat in Goa will take you over the Mandovi river, where you can stare at the night sky and spend a night over water. So watch the world go by, say buh-bye to your dull AF hotel room for the night and get rowing!

The scenic natural beauty and the calm

When in Goa, you cannot steer away from the serenity and the natural beauty that the state has to offer. Everything about Goa is splendid- its pristine white beaches, its hills, rivers and the overall stunning landscape. Though revered as the party hotspot of the country, Goa does not lack when it comes to breath-taking views and awe-inspiring landscapes.

This house-boating extravaganza introduces you to the naturally beautiful side of Goa. The overnight houseboat trip includes dinner, a private room, an open deck you can hangout at, dinner, breakfast and brunch!

The boat cruise is the perfect excuse to escape in the wilderness with that someone special and have a relaxing, romantic time away from the bustle of the city.

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This boat cruise is perfect for people who're looking for a hideout away from the noisy city. The boat has a quaint old-world charm and would transport you to a completely different realm. Clock-out from the daily bustle of life and let the moonlight and gentle tides of the river rock you back and forth into a completely different world.

Register for your houseboat here.

In our fast pace lives pausing and taking a moment for ourselves may seem to be impossible, yet it is quite necessary. A break in the routine is crucial to break the monotony, to clear our heads and provide for a much needed change. Laughter in such a scenario is not only needed, it is also the most effective. So, if you've been wanting to pause time and steal a few precious moments for yourself, do it while laughing your heart out.

Biswa mast aadmi and AIB fame Rohan Joshi are coming to Goa to knock our socks off and make us roll on the floor, laughing!

Savour the pause with Black Dog Easy Evenings

A drink in hand, a few jokes to laugh about and good company to cherish is undoubtedly the best way to unwind. And who better to laugh along with, than India's favourite comics- Biswa Kalyan Rath and Rahul Joshi.

The men are without a doubt some of the most captivating entertainers and they know exactly how to move a crowd.

Known for the 'Pretentious Movie Reviews', Biswa is known for his awkward body language, his astounding content and the relatable joke telling skills. The man can make a joke about bananas sound interesting and that is something you can seldom find in a comic. While Rohan Joshi is known for his stint with AIB, the comedy sketch and the self deprecating brand of humour he so effortlessly masters.

Both the comedians are masters of their craft and a show with them is better than any 1+1 offers we've ever seen.

Just the thought of the two men doing their magic and making us LOL is getting us pumped up and we cannot think of a better way to spend an evening.

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If you're looking to have a fun time like you've never had before, this show is a must visit for you. Buy the tickets, get your funny on and get ready to head to comic event of a lifetime. Get your tickets now!

When: Sunday, October 20 | 8 PM onwards

Tickets: ₹499 onwards | Get your tickets here

Venue: Favela: Bar and Kitchen, Near Calangute, Baga Road, Baga, Goa

Goa is undoubtedly the number one party place in the country. There's no denying the fact that Goa is a happening place and people from around the world come here just for that. With the Goa season in full swing, we're sure that you too have those mandatory Goa plans. So if you're looking to have a mind-blowing splash in the state, we have just the thing for you!

The tickets for the biggest musical fiesta, Goa Sunsplash 2020, are live and if you're looking to have a party in the state, this isn't something you should miss out on!

Peace, Love, Unity and Reggae

Reggae is known as the chillest and the most melodious music genres out there. It's been known to not only bring people together but provide a scope for gentle rebellions and soulful music. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear and many artists like them have popularized the genre, bringing together people of different ethnicities.

Goa Sunsplash is a celebration of reggae- of the undying beauty and spirit of the musical genre. Hence, the festival is a 3 day extravaganza which brings together music lovers, wellness enthusiasts and people who are more inclined towards a holistic living experience.

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Happening at the stunning sun-drenched beach of Ashwem in Goa, the festival will bring together like-minded individuals who are looking to have a chill time. The festival is a great pick-me-up and a wonderful way to unwind. So, if you have been planning to head to Goa in January or just want to attend the festival, now is the time to book your tickets.

Date: Friday, January 10th

Tickets: ₹2,999| Book your tickets here

Venue: Por Do Sol, Ashwem Beach, Ashwem Village, Goa