Auckland Diwali Festival 2021

Saturday-Sunday 30-31 October 2021 
Aotea Square and Queen St

Experience and celebrate traditional and contemporary Indian culture at this hugely popular free, family friendly festival featuring bright lights, energetic dance performances, Indian delicacies and a spectacular fireworks display on the Sunday night.

Where is the festival?

Come and celebrate at Aotea Square and Queen Street, Auckland Central

When is the festival?

Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October 2021

How do I get to the festival?

It's best to use public transport, ride share (taxi) or cycle or walk to the festival.

Get involved

Become part Auckland Diwali festival 2021 as a performer, stallholder or sponsor. 

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Applications now open for performers

The deadline for performer applications is Friday 6 August 2021. 

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Keen to sponsor Auckland Diwali Festival?

Get in touch with us below 

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Applications now open for all stallholder sites

The deadline for stallholder applications is Sunday, 8 August. 

About the Auckland Diwali Festival

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Diwali - The Festival of Lights

The Auckland Diwali Festival takes its inspiration from Diwali or Deepavali (row of lamps), an important and ancient Indian festival celebrated throughout India and in Indian communities around the world.
Colloquially known as ‘The Festival of Lights’, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life.

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History

Since 2002, the Auckland Diwali Festival has grown to be a hugely popular, free, family friendly event showcasing traditional and contemporary Indian culture and Auckland's diverse Indian communities.
It is now produced by the region's cultural and economic agency, Auckland Unlimited, on behalf of Auckland Council and with founding partner the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Gallery

Check out the highlights of New Zealand’s premier Indian cultural festival in the heart of Auckland.