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Source: Auckland Council

Auckland Diwali Festival is back, and there are more ways to celebrate this year!

Taking place from 27 October to 14 November, there are more than 100 events and experiences taking place at numerous local venues across the region.

Take part in Auckland Diwali Festival by attending events and experiences at a community venue near you.

The full line-up of free, family-friendly events and experiences can be viewed at

Celebrations will be taking place at more than 30 community venues, region wide, including:

  • Ellen Melville Centre – Friday 30 October
  • Warkworth Town Hall – Friday 30 October
  • Te Oro Glen Innes – Saturday 31 October
  • Avondale Community Centre – Saturday 31 October
  • Papatoetoe Town Hall – Friday 6 November
  • Wesley Community Centre – Saturday 7 November
  • Nathan Homestead – Saturday 7 November.

Take part in cooking, dance, music and craft workshops on a variety of topics, see art and light installations, try your rangoli colouring skills, make diya lamps, DIY henna, hear classical music, try Bollywood and belly dance as well as more contemporary Bollyrobix classes.

Seven much-loved films will be played across key venues including Bride and the Prejudice, Lion, Yesterday, and Life of Pi.

Three free-entry panel discussions will explore women empowerment (Ellen Melville Centre, 30 October), modern-day arranged marriages (Te Oro, Glen Innes, 31 October), and being comfortable being Indian (Auckland War Memorial Museum, 8 November).

Auckland’s landmarks will also be lighting up in celebration of Diwali, including a rangoli-inspired show by Vector Lights on the Harbour Bridge. 

Brought to you by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, with Major Partner Harcourts.