Where to celebrate Diwali in Melbourne




Where to celebrate Diwali in Melbourne:




NRISA Diwali

Sun 20 Oct Spirit of India Restaurant, 1 Oakover Rd., Preston, (off High St) 11.30 am start. Details Dr. Santosh Kumar 0411 136 612, www.nrisa.org


Diwali at Federation Square

21-26 Oct Celebrate India Inc will host Diwali in the heart of Melbourne. Highlights include festival launch aboard a fully decorated Diwali boat on Friday 18 Oct; a five-day free screening of Bollywood films at Fed Square; dance performances; a specially decorated horse carriage playing Indian music; bazaar; workshops, and interactions with mainstream sporting celebrities. Special event on Sat 26 Oct 12 noon – 9.30pm. Details Arun Sharma 0412 183 157, www.celebrateindia.org.au

Diwali dinner

Sat 26 Oct Wedding-themed Diwali celebration at Metropol Reception, Lvl 1, 370-376 Clayton Rd, Clayton. Details Amit Tuteja 0402 848 618


AIII Diwali

Sun 27 Oct From 11.30 am to 7.30 pm at Sandown Racecourse, 591-659 Princes Hwy Springvale. Details www.aiii.org.au


Wyndham Diwali

Sat 2 Nov A multicultural Diwali at Werribee Park 10.00am-8.00pm, featuring cultural show, food, fashion parades, fashion and jewellery stalls. Details 0432 161 933, www.wyndhamdiwali.org.au


Diwali at Benella

Sun Nov 3 The Benalla Indian community celebrates Diwali at a family-friendly community gathering in the grounds of the Swanpool Cinema, 11.30am – 2.30pm. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy refreshments from the cinema’s candy bar or from the Swanpool Store, and relax under the trees in the cinema grounds to experience traditional Indian music, dance and entertainment. Try your hand at rangoli, lantern making and decorative henna painting.

Details www.swanpoolcinema.com.au/festival.htm


PCV Diwali

Mon 4 Nov Princes Court and Reception, 2249 Princess Hwy, Mulgrave. 7.00pm sharp. Highlights include top-end DJ and dhol, professional dance performances. Details Tej Panesar 0421 380 700.


Ballarat Diwali

Sat 23 Nov Ballarat Showgrounds, featuring cultural events including Bollywood dancing and traditional plays, rangoli, food stalls, a market and fireworks. Details Amitabh Singh on 422 028 076




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