Auckland Diwali Festival

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October, noon to 9pm, Aotea Square

Celebrate the best of Auckland’s vibrant Indian culture at the annual Auckland Diwali Festival!

From noon to 9pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, Aotea Square will come to life with the sights, sounds and flavours of India.

Tens of thousands of Aucklanders of all ages turn out each year for the Auckland Diwali Festival. It’s a celebration of Auckland’s ethnic diversity and a chance to enjoy and experience traditional and contemporary Indian culture in its many exciting forms.

The festival is free to attend, alcohol-free, smoke-free and family-friendly. Enjoy dance and musical performances, workshops and kids’ activities, plus sample the flavours of India fresh from a host of street food stalls. The festival finishes with a bang on Sunday night with the Barfoot & Thompson Fireworks Finale.

Check out the full festival programme.

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​​Auckland Diwali Festival highlights

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