Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium is the largest stadium in Odisha owing to its field area. Many big matches like the Ranji Trophy, Kalahandi Cup and many more are organised here. The famous Kalahandi Utsav is also organised here every year.
The Kalahandi Utsav is held on January 14 and goes on for four days which showcases several finest sculptures and handicrafts done by people from all over the country. Many cultural events are held during the Utsav which adds to the attraction of Kalahandi during winter. People visiting Kalahandi in January can enjoy in the Kalahandi Utsav.