Florida Festival of Chariots

Florida Festival of Chariots

Festival of Chariots is an ancient multi-cultural parade and Bhakti yoga wellness festival founded on the traditions of India. Bhakti yoga is the yoga of love.

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting exotic places, we have a treat for you. GET A TASTE THE EAST without leaving Florida! The event includes entertainment, live music, singing, dance, drama, healthy living booths, bazaar, yoga classes, healing arts workshops, and healthy vegetarian food.

Festival of Chariots is the world’s oldest known parade. The most unique feature is a huge 25 ft tall, brightly colored chariot ornately decorated with swans, lotus flowers, flags, and auspicious symbols. The chariot has 100 ft long ropes that are pulled by anyone who wants to join in, propelling the chariot along the beach. Riding on the Chariot is the Lord of the Universe, encouraging everyone to come together and celebrate life, peace, and well-being while uplifting our consciousness. Accompanying the parade is spiritually inspired kirtan music and dancing, backed by exotic drums and hand cymbals.

It’s an ecstatic, exciting event, a vision from another world!

The Founder/Acharya, His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada came to America in 1965 at the age of 70 and introduced the timeless tradition of the Festival of Chariots (known as Ratha Yatra) to the West. His vision was to inspire people from all walks of life towards a peaceful, spiritual society. The festival has attracted millions of people during its annual cel

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Lightner Museum

lightnerRelics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Historic Florida Militia

historic-militiaThe Historic Florida Militia (HFM) is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting re-created historic interpretive units and representing a number of cultures and time periods. "We are not street performers, we are educators. We are not parades, we are historic programs. This is not an exercise in free speech, this is an opportunity to educate. We are not promoting a political agenda, we are promoting the city's history through a practical and factual teaching method".

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

cultural-centerCCPVB is a non-profit 501(c) (3) arts organization located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida dedicated to providing a place for everyone in the Jacksonville region to create, understand and experience the arts. We bring the arts to our community through art exhibitions featuring local, regional and nationally known artist; art classes and workshops for children and adults; children's summer camps; and creative events that support educational programming. Our outreach programs serve children with disabilities, special education needs, and low income families.

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College

crisp-ellertBuilt in honor of Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert and her husband, Dr. Robert Ellert, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum offers Flagler College students and the Northeast Florida community a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art. As an educational resource for the College, the Museum exhibits regional, national and international artists, and provides opportunities for critical engagement and exposure to a variety of exhibitions and personal interactions with visiting artists. The Museum challenges students, the Flagler community and the public to cultivate individual creativity, critical reflection, historical consciousness and respect for the free exchange of ideas. In this spirit, the Museum also hosts public programs, including artist talks, readings, panel discussions and film series that provide a platform for vital interdisciplinary dialogue.

EMMA Concert Association

emmaThe general purpose of this corporation [EMMA] is to stimulate interest in classical music throughout St. Johns County, FL and to encourage interest in and to provide opportunities in classical music for the youth of the county.

The mission of this corporation is to produce a number of quality music and dance performances every year and to offer them at modest ticket prices to the residents of St. Johns County and tourists visiting or planning to visit St. Johns County.