We had a marvellous time last year. Can't wait for this year! 1pm is the best time to go because there is more food to choose from than at the beginning. Also, some people may want to stay forthe parade, which does not start until later in the afternoon.
This is an actual meetup, not simply an announcement of an event, so we will wait for you on the street corner for a few minutes. We won't be able to all walk around together, though, so we'll break up into small groups.
Vaisakhi is a huge annual Sikh celebration and parade.
In many ways Sikhism is a beautiful religion in that it specifically focuses on the freedom and equality of all people. Women, for example, have entirely equal status with men in this religion.
To celebrate Vaiksakhi, besides the parade, business and families set up tables on the street and graciously offer free vegetarian food to strangers. As far as we know, there is never meat offered at this event. The love and graciousness with which the food is often offered is something to experience. And the food is good! Some food is vegan but not all. Ask first if you want to be sure.
The streets are packed with people and there is lots to see--music performances, dancing, the parade and people watching are the main highlights.
Don't expect to get close with a car. The streets will be packed with people.
We'll have a memorable experience checking it out. Can't wait!