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Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights 2022


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Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights 2022 returns on Sunday, 16 October 2022, Michael Fowler Centre, 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

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At a different venue, this year's festival is smaller but will also be sweeter and vibrant.

With non-stop cultural entertainment planned for the whole family, come and sample the colours, tastes and sounds of India and South-East Asia.

The festival's vegetarian food stalls will tickle your taste buds and we may also have some pre-packed food for you to take home.

Browse through retail stalls selling Indian clothes, jewelry and colour your hands with henna at various stalls about the centre.

Children can entertain themselves and learn new skills with the Indian lantern making activities.

Be entertained with traditional, contemporary, folk, fusion performances from regional and national performers.

Celebrations will conclude with colourful fireworks display along the Waterfront from 8.45 pm (subject to weather conditions).

More activities and details to be announced over the next few weeks.

Want to participate in this year's Wellington Diwali Festival?

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The focus of the festival this year is on contributing to social and cultural inclusion, social cohesion, and celebrating ethnic diversity. The festival plays an important cultural and social role in our wider communities.

Due to venue capacity, there will be limited stalls at the new venue this year. Find out more details about stalls, requirements and performances in each of the individual forms below.

Food stall Application (limited stalls available)

Deadline to submit application: Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Retail stall application (limited stalls available)

Deadline to submit application: Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Performer registration

Deadline to submit application: Friday, 23 September 2022

If you have questions, send us a message and our team members will contact you.