The Spirit of Goa Festival 2019


Goa Tourism’s The Spirit of Goa Festival 2019 to be held from April 26-28, 2019


Goa Tourism is all set to organize  the second edition of The Spirit of Goa Festival 2019 from 26th April to 28th April in association with the Goa Feni Distillers & Bottlers.

The three day event revolves around Goa's  much loved Coconut and Cashew  in a variety of products, cuisine, beverages, handicrafts etc. showcasing the traditional aspects and the goodness associated with this produce including home grown spirits ranging from Feni, Urak, local beverage, liqueurs, homemade wines and more.

The Spirit of Goa Festival 2019 will also have live demos on distilling of the cashew juice into Goa's much relished heritage brew Feni. Besides authentic Goan food,  coconut and cashew will also be the key ingredients in the cuisine and beverages prepared and served during the three-day festival.

A cashew stomping competition will also be organized along with Masterclasses and cooking demos conducted by renowned professionals like Karl Fernandes - Professional Mixologist and Chef Avinash Martins & Tiz Martins who will showcase some authentic yet innovative Goan Cuisine.

  A variety of exciting programs, entertainment, workshops and competitions will be scheduled and loads of prizes and surprises  are set to enthrall the audience.  
The Spirit of Goa Festival Entertainment has been planned to bring out the musical spirit carved out in the hearts of every Goan. From timeless Konkani & Portuguese classics to modern day English Latin styles with jazz and funk rhythms. The festival line up boasts of well curated  large format ensembles with full brass sections never seen on stage before.
Day 1, Friday 26th April will see Valentinos perform alongside authentic and traditional Goan dances followed by the Take 5 Ensemble featuring over 15 musicians and singers getting together to put up a never before musical treat complete with a horn section, violin section, flute guitars, chorus singers and a number of lead singers

Day 2, April 27th Saturday will feature a young talented Goan music group Clay Jars featuring Goa’s youngest drummer with a fusion dance group called the ‘A UNIT that will tell stories on stage.

This act will be followed by The Coffee Cats Ensemble, featuring over 14 musicians and singers, playing with a full brass ensemble, along with, violins, cello etc. A mammoth stage performance indeed for the first time in Goa.

 Day 3, April 28th Sunday Will see Jazz Junction light up the stage with their Latin grooves and jazz funk, featuring guest singers from Goa & Portugal.

The Finale will be Goa’s very own legend, Lorna who will perform Live bringing a fitting closure to the three day festival.

The Festival will also feature a serenading live acoustic Brass Band on the grounds to add to the Spirit of Goa Festival 2019.

A giant digitally mapped screen will feature customized authentic Goan themed backdrops with full 3d animation, making it a visual treat for all the visitors. Parking around the venue will be arranged in a one way format with one entry and one exit. If parking is full, visitors are advised to use the Parade ground and the Traffic Police appeals to all car owners not to park their vehicles on the footpaths.