The streets are decorated and everyone is in a carnival mood. There are street performances with tribal participation, Buddhist religious functions as well as monastic dances. There are indigenous games and sports held to showcase the talent of the local youth. Exhibitions of handloom and handicrafts are held during the festival. Apart from all these, films and documentaries are shown and photography and painting exhibitions are also held. In the evening, cultural and music and dance shows are also held. The stage lights up with performances from artists from different Arunachali tribes. Last year in 2017, Tawang Festival was awarded the title of “Best Cultural Festival” and the “Best Tourist Destination”. Another special event is the yak dance.
Food is a special part of any festival. Traditional food, delicacies and local liquors of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh like Adi, Nyishi, Apatani and Monpa are found at the festival. Although not famous like Ziro Music Festival or Hornbill festival, Tawang Festival is gradually gaining prominence.