PLEASANTON -- A free daylong yoga festival featuring exercise sessions, musical performances and other entertainment is scheduled Saturday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

The Dharma and Yoga Fest will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the fairgrounds, at 4501 Pleasanton Ave., event organizers said.

The festival is being presented by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, a national social organization that promotes the Hindu faith and culture. It is to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk who came to U.S. to address the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893, said group member Mani Keeran.

The organization's East Bay chapter is based in San Ramon, Keeran said.

Bollywood singers and dancers with perform throughout the day. Speakers are expected to deliver lectures about Hinduism and yoga philosophies.

The event is open to all, Keeran said.

In addition to free admission, there is no charge for parking and free food will be available.

For details, visit www.dharmaandyogafest.org/eastbay.

Chris De Benedetti covers Pleasanton. Contact him at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.