Banganga Festival is held in early January, with classical music performances occurring within the Banganga area of Mumbai. Musicians come from all over India to perform over two days at the Banganga Tank, within the Walkeshwar Temple Complex.
Makar Sankranti is a popular Hind harvest festival celebrated by the flying of kites by many Indian families.
Mumbai Marathon is a relatively new charity event on the sporting scene in Mumbai, attracting leading athletes from all over the world. This late-January marathon features a series of different races through the streets around the city centre.
In early February, Mumbai International Film Festival screens some of the world's most notable documentaries, short films and animated films.
Kala Ghoda Festival occurs for nine days in early February and features an array of artistic celebrations including sculpture, concerts, literary events and theatrical performances within a number of parks around central Mumbai.
McDowell's Signature Indian Derby is a major horse racing event hosted at the city's Mahalakshmi Race Course. It dates back to 1942 and occurs early in the month.
Mumbai International Boat Show is a showcase of the latest boats and yachts of all sizes. At the Bandra-Kurla Complex, on the eastern side of the city in the late February.
Malhar Festival is hosted annually at St. Xavier's College and includes various performances, contests, displays and theatrical events.
Ganesh Festival (Ganesh Chaturthi) occurs in late August or early September. It’s a magnificent celebration held each year on the birthday of Lord Ganesha, who was actually part man, part elephant. This festival includes models, images and ceremonies all over Mumbai.
Dussehra (Durga Puja) involves the burning of hundreds of large models of the evil demon Ravana, along with plenty of dancing and partying.
Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Lights) fills the city of Mumbai with strings of lights and coloured paper lanterns during this popular Hindu celebration.
Prithvi Theatre Festival showcases performances from some of India's leading theatre groups. It takes place at the Prithvi Theatre, which is situated along Juhu Church Road.