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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Diwali Fest in October

Various locations05 Oct '19 to 26 Oct '19 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Diwali Fest originated in 2004 as the Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival, and has since evolved to become one of the largest Diwali- themed events in the Lower Mainland. What started as a one-day, volunteer-driven event has evolved to the point where we are a professionally-staffed festival that has become a destination event on the City’s cultural calendar.

    At the core of Diwali Fest’s mandate is the objective of breaking cultural barriers and encouraging participation from all communities. The celebration and spirit of Diwali is truly universal. The message it engenders of promoting inclusiveness motivates the team to bring the festival to the Lower Mainland, as well as bringing the Lower Mainland to our festival.

    Diwali Downtown Surrey – Free or by Donation
    October 5 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Diwali Downtown is the festival’s main event and a key attraction for our festival sponsors, drawing thousands of attendees from all demographics for a South Asian cultural extravaganza. Diwali Downtown brings together the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture for the entire family. This year’s event will include music and dance performances, an Indian style bazaar (marketplace) featuring local crafts.

    Diwali Fest Cooking Class – Alloo Tikki Chaat
    October 13 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Food is a central part of Diwali celebrations. We’re getting into the Diwali spirit through some exciting and tasty cooking classes at the professional community kitchen at the Roundhouse.
    Learn how to make delicious traditional Indian street food appetizers. Each instructor led class includes a cooking demonstration, tasting and recipes.

    Diwali Downtown Vancouver – Free or by Donation
    October 26 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Diwali Fest returns for it’s 16th Annual Celebration of the Festival of Lights at Diwali Downtown Vancouver. This multicultural event features South Asian music and dance performances by local artists. The beloved Rangoli room will be back again – join us to create a room sized mosaic artwork!

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    Event Location Various locations
    Post Code: V3T 1V8

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