The major festivals celebrated in Udipi are -
- Krishna Janmashtami – A (Hindu) festival marking the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.
- 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.
- Navratri (a 10-day Hindu festival, where Goddess Durga is worshipped).
- Deepavali – The festival of Lights; India’s most popular and widely celebrated festival.