Various fairs and different types of cultural programs are organized here which effectively demonstrate the wealthy cultural heritage of the Vizag District.
1. Visakha Utsavisakha Utsav
Visakha Utasav is celebrated Every year in the month of January and is organized by the Tourism Department of Andhra Pradesh.
2. Rishikonda Beach Festival
Rishikonda Beach Festival will celebrated at Rishikonda Beach of Visakhapatnam from 22nd to 25th December with With food stalls, crafts and cultural exhibitions, the festival has a lot of foot fall through many locals and tourists across the state.
3. Lumbini Festival
This festival is organized by the state government in the honor of the Buddhist civilians of the state illustrates and commemorates the age old Buddhist tradition and culture flourishing in India for centuries.
Chandanotsavam or ‘Chandana Yatra’ is a festival celebrated every year in the month of March or April. This religious fiesta celebrated in the honor of Lord Vishnu is held at the Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple of Simhachalam.
4. Navy Day
Navy Day Visakhapatnam celebrates on 4th December every year which commemorates the deadly attack carried out by the Missile Boats of the Indian Navy on the Karachi Harbor on 4th December 1971 during the Indo-Pak War. Navy Day appeals a lot of people and family households and the employment from ENC and Indian Navy is one of the major reasons for such sort of a diverse cultural existence in the city.
5. ISKCON Utsav
During the Dussehra Holidays, the ISKCON Utsav is celebrated and organized by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness.
6. Vijay Diwas
Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 16th December every year commemorating the historical victory of India over Pakistan in the 1971 Indo Pak War. Being one of the important occurring’s of growing India, the win over Pakistan is celebrated in much homage to the martyrs of the war.
7. Visakhapatnam Music Festival
Celebrated for two days mainly aiming at the promotion and propagation of the ethnic culture of Visakhapatnam and the traditional Carnatic music, the music festival brings a lot of artists, performers on the same stage sharing views and collaborating in the future endeavors.