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  • Hindu Temple Tour

    Explore the beautiful worship spaces of local Hindu and Jain faith communities. The Hindu Temple of Minnesota is partnering with Community Education to offer this FREE tour as part of PeopleFest!, a community-wide celebration of culture. Community members are invited to drive themselves to the temple in Maple Grove, where they will be greeted by a member of the PeopleFest! Planning Committee and the Temple Manager, who will provide the group with a tour and briefly share a bit about the religion (tours are educational in nature). This is a unique opportunity to learn about other religions first-hand, in a friendly and inclusive environment. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Come with questions; respectful inquiry is encouraged!
  • IndiaFest Field Trip

    Join us for a FREE field trip to IndiaFest in St. Paul! SouthWest Transit is partnering with PeopleFest!, Eden Prairie’s community-wide celebration of culture, to offer a free round-trip ride to the India Association of Minnesota’s (IAM) annual festival held at the Minnesota State Capitol grounds on Saturday, August 14. IndiaFest celebrates the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India. The event is open to every Minnesotan and will feature performances by Indian dance groups, delectable Indian cuisine from local restaurants, foot-tapping live Bollywood music, exhibits, a parade, cultural displays, an Indian bazaar, and activities for people of all ages! Participants are responsible for getting to SouthWest Station, located at 13500 Technology Dr in Eden Prairie, by 10:40 am for a 10:45 am departure. Upon arrival at IndiaFest, you will be welcomed and introduced to the layout, festival activities, and schedule of events. Then enjoy exploring all that IndiaFest has to offer! The bus will depart the Capitol grounds at 2:45 pm, with an estimated arrival back in Eden Prairie around 3:30 pm. Participants must ride the bus both ways. Space is limited to 46 people, and pre-registration is required. Save your spot today! Additional information: The bus is wheelchair accessible. Contact Molly Patil at to reserve an accessible spot. Please note a $5 no-show fee will be charged to those who reserve a spot and do not attend. Cancellations must be made by noon on August 12 to avoid this fee. While transportation and most IndiaFest activities are free, you are responsible for all other expenses (food, arts and crafts, etc.).