Your complete Diwali Itinerary!

Diwali may still be two weeks away, but the festivities have already begun! For those unable to travel home to India this Diwali, fret not: there’s plenty of fun and excitement to be had right here in Melbourne! We’ve compiled the ultimate Diwali itinerary for you, jam packed with entertainment, amazing food, fun activities for the whole family and much, much more. Let’s come together this Diwali and banish all darkness from our lives, and allow positivity, love and prosperity to shine through!

Friday 14th October – Diwali Cruise
Where?: Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat, Pier VH08, 131 Harbour Esplanade Docklands
What time?: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Let’s kick things off with a beautiful cruise! Enjoy live music, dancing, and delicious food and drinks all while sailing on an elegant cruise ship! With so much masti and excitement, this is the perfect way to kick off your Diwali celebrations!

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Saturday 15th October – Festival of Lights – Melbourne Diwali Fireworks
Where?: Footscray Park, Footscray
What time?: 4pm – 9:30pm

This free event will dazzle and delight your family with a beautiful Diwali themed fireworks display! There will also be plenty of carnival rides, market stalls and food trucks to explore, as well as live performances and dancing. Fun for the whole family, this event is a must visit on your Diwali itinerary!

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Sunday 16th October – Northern Diwali 2022
Where?: City of Whittlesea, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang
What time?: 12pm – 10pm

Live in the far north and don’t feel like travelling all the way to the city centre for some Diwali fun? We’ve got you covered! Northern Diwali, held in South Morang, will feature loads of festivities and excitement with live DJs, fireworks, Bollywood dancing, rides, food stalls and much more! Trust us – you don’t want to miss this one!

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Tuesday 18th October – Diwali Rangoli
Where?: Brunswick Library, Brunswick
What time?: 4pm – 5pm

The kids are gonna love this one! Get together with the family and make some colourful sand rangolis on sticky templates to take home! Starting at 4pm, this event is perfect for primary to even high school aged students to experience a fun yet traditional activity after school.

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Friday 21st October – Diwali Gala Family Dinner & Dance
Where?: Receptions at Sapphire, 11 Soden Road, Bangholme, Springvale
What time?: 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Experience the festivities of Diwali with sophistication and class at the Diwali Gala Family Dinner & Dance! Offering a sumptuous three-course banquet with unlimited drinks, as well as live entertainment, games and fireworks, this incredible event is surely not to be missed! Be sure to dress in your finest sari and sherwani, as this event has a dress code of Indian attire.

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Saturday 22nd October – Diwali 2022 Cruise + Diwali @ Docklands
Where?: 111 Merchant Street, Docklands
What time?: 7pm – 11pm

After a sold out event last year, Victoria Star Cruises is back with a bigger and better Diwali cruise! Enjoy a delicious Indian buffet as well as top Bollywood dance numbers and DJ music all night, all while sailing with the wind in your hair. Don’t miss the fun and festivities and book yourself in today!

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Sunday 23rd October – Diwali Brunch
Where?: Horn Please, 167 St Georges Rd, Melbourne
What time?: 12pm – 3pm

A bottomless brunch with a Diwali theme? Yes please! Focusing on Indian food with a twist, Horn Please is holding a special brunch where you can sample some unconventional yet delicious Indian cuisine in a fun and chill atmosphere with your family. This is one event that foodies don’t want to miss!

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Saturday 29th October – Victorian Festival of Diwali
Where?: Federation Square, Melbourne
What time?: 10am – late

Looking for the biggest and boldest Diwali celebration in all of Victoria? This is it!
After 2 years, Celebrate India’s Victorian Festival of Diwali is finally back, bigger and better than ever! With tons of market stalls to explore, as well as traditional and contemporary live music and dance, arts and crafts, games, henna painting and a bustling bazaar full of authentic Indian street food, wrapping up with a spectacular fireworks display on the Yarra River, this is the quintessential Diwali event that you won’t want to miss! Best of all, we will be there as well! Come visit us and spin our wheel for a chance to win numerous prizes!

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Sunday 30th October – 21st Diwali Fair
Where?: Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough
What time?: 11:30 am – 9pm

What better way to finish up your Diwali celebrations than with an exciting fair? Experience hours of non-stop entertainment with DJ music, dance performances, and singing, as well as rides, food trucks, variety stalls and much more! With tons of family-friendly fun for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy, end this Diwali with a bang and add this event to your itinerary!

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With our excitement-packed Diwali itinerary, the fun will never stop this October! Check out all of these fantastic events and have a blast celebrating this Diwali together with your loved ones!
We hope to see you there!

It’s true – celebrating Diwali without your loved ones near feels incomplete. So why not book yourself a flight to India or book a trip for your loved ones to come visit you here in Melbourne, so you can enjoy all these fun festivities together? Check out our Flight Deals for the month of October and get yourself booked in to see your loved ones today!

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