The major festivals celebrated in Chikmagalur are –
- Maha Shivaratri – A festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- Ganesh Chaturthi – A festival where Lord Ganesh – the elephant headed God (who is also the son of Lord Shiva) is worshipped.
- Navrathri – A 10-day Hindu festival, where Goddess Durga is worshipped.
- Deepavali – The festival of Lights; India’s most popular and widely celebrated festival.
- Naga Panchami – Where snakes are worshipped and offered milk; a tribute to Snake deity/God.