This Fourth of July Weekend, join us for social events as we transport you out of this world! Start off the weekend at our Texas themed Carnival, where bigger is better! If you’re a new attendee, we’ll also be organizing a brief orientation-style event to help you acclimate to Convention. In the evening, watch YJA-ers from all over North America as they showcase their unique skills at our Talent Show competition and Artshowcase, Showdown in the South. After that, prepare for some exciting activities to make new friends that could last a lifetime! The following day, dress up in your most colorful kurtas and cholis and show off your moves at Garba for a magical time. But the weekend isn’t over yet; head over to our post-garba Mela to refuel with some delicious snacks and re-energize with games. Finally, dance the night away at our formal event that’s sure to be an unforgettable getaway. We can’t wait for you to join us this July!

Day 1: Friday, July 1nd

Welcome Carnival

Get ready to kick off the best Convention yet with a fun-filled carnival including inflatables, games, snacks, and more! Catch up with old friends and get ready to meet new ones. Dress code is casual and the carnival will go on throughout the first day until Opening Ceremony.

New Attendee Orientation

New to YJA? Nervous about attending your first Convention? Don’t fear, we have your back! YJA is excited to give a special welcome to new attendees by connecting them with other first-timers. We will provide an overview of the weekend, have a Q and A session, as well as run ice breakers so you can enter Convention with new friends! Dress code is casual for this optional event.

Talent Show

Do you sing, dance, paint, or possess a unique talent? This is your opportunity to shine and showcase your skills on the YJA Convention stage or through our art showcase! If you are interested in judging, emceeing, performing, or showcasing your artwork in this year’s Talent Show, please indicate your interest when you register so we can reach out to you soon. Audience members should dress to impress.

Interested in Applying: Apply Here!

Mixer

After celebrating the talents of our YJA community, it’s time to reconnect and meet new friends at this year’s mixer. Travel through different universes while hanging out with friends and bonding with some of your favorite YJA classics!

Day 2: Saturday, July 2rd

Garba

Missing Navratri season? Twirl your dandiyas into a magical night filled with dancing during the second night of Convention. Dress code is traditional Garba attire for ladies (i.e. Chanya Choli, Salwar Kamize) and traditional Indian attire for gentlemen (i.e. Kurta Pyjama, Sherwani, Dhoti/Kurta).

Mela

After dancing the night away to 12-step, what better way to decompress than eating delicious Indian snacks and transporting yourself to the royal streets of India. Eat some food and participate in some fun team games Social has planned for you!

Day 3: Sunday, July 3th

Formal

Get hyped up for the night we have all been waiting for! From 2000’s Bollywood classics to today’s Pop hits, we want to see you all break it down on the dance floor like you’ve never before. Dress code is formal or semi-formal attire - more details to come in the near future.

Please note that social events are subject to change.