Baisakhi is celebrated with a great deal of feasting, bhangra dancing, folk music, and fairs. The area surrounding the Golden Temple in Amritsar becomes carnival-like.
The Baisakhi fairs (melas) are organized all over Punjab, and are a festival highlight for many people. Locals dress up in their finest clothes, and sing and dance. There are races, wrestling bouts, acrobatics, and folk music. Numerous stalls selling trinkets, handicrafts, and food add to the color.