Diwali - also known as the 'Festival of Lights' - is Wellington's local Indian and South East Asian communities' most vibrant cultural celebration.

Call for stallholders and performers

Applications are open for performers and stall holders who wish to be part of Diwali 2019. 

You will find more information and application forms on the CATNZ website. 

More information

Dancers at Diwali Festival.

Dancers at the festival


The lighting of lamps at this ancient Hindu festival symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and the renewal of life.

Diwali festival 2019

Sunday 24th November 2019

TSB Arena and Shed 6 
Gold coin entry

Bring along the whole family to sample the colours, sounds, tastes and spicy aromas of India.

Highlights of the festival include:

  • delicious Indian vegetarian food stalls
  • traditional and contemporary dance, music and fashion
  • arts, craft and henna stalls

Enjoy eight hours of non-stop cultural entertainment from local, regional and international artists showcasing traditional, contemporary, folk, fusion and the much loved Bollywood and Bhangra performances.