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

Three dancers on stage in traditional brightly-coloured dress.

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 2021

Wellington Diwali Festival will return on Labour weekend.

Ä€hea | When 1.30pm – 9pm, Monday 25 October 2021
Ki hea | Where TSB Arena and Shed 6 | View on Google maps
Te utu | Cost Gold coin entry

Highlights of the festival will include:

  • delicious Indian vegetarian food stalls
  • traditional and contemporary dance, music and fashion
  • arts, crafts, henna and information stalls.

For performers and stallholders applications, go to the Communities Action Trust website.

Wellington's Diwali celebrations are organised by our friends at the Communities Action Trust, and proudly supported by Radio Tarana, The Lion Foundation, and the Indian Weekender.  

Sponsor logos Communities Action Trust (largest), The Lion Foundation, the Indian Weekender, Radio Tarana,