Auckland Diwali Festival

Auckland Diwali Festival – Sat 17 & Sun 18 Oct, noon to 9pm, Aotea Square

Tens of thousands of Aucklanders of all ages turn out each year for the Auckland Diwali Festival.

The festival is a celebration of Auckland’s ethnic diversity and a chance to enjoy and experience traditional and contemporary Indian culture in its many exciting forms.

This alcohol-free, smoke-free festival is family friendly. It offers festival goers the chance to see live dance, music, puppet and theatre performances, see exhibitions and attend workshops, including workshops for kids, along with storytelling, amusement rides and games. This is Auckland’s largest vegetarian festival, where people can sample the flavours of India fresh from a host of street food stalls.

The event is rounded off with a fireworks display on Sunday evening.

The full festival programme will be available in October.

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​​Auckland Diwali Festival 2014 highlights

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