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Diwali Festival Dandenong

  • Dandenong Market Cnr Clow & Cleeland St, Dandenong, Victoria 3175 Australia (map)

Diwali Festival Melbourne

Dandenong Market is celebrating the Festival of Lights with a fun day of free entertainment for the whole family.



There will also be a delicious array of food trucks and stalls to help you indulge in the best street eats from the Indian subcontinent.

Visitors to the market can enjoy traditional live music and Bollywood-inspired performances and take part in traditional Indian customs including sari wrapping and henna hand painting.

All Diwali activities and performances are free. Sundays at the Market include free parking.

For sponsorship opportunities for 2018 please email or call 0410 369 727 for a sponsor pack.

Entertainment Schedule

10am: Sikander
Melbourne-based outfit concocting globally-flavoured grooves, with elements of cinematic atmospherics, psychedelia, and bass culture into a groove-laden sonic spread

11am: Vishver Rangayathanaya
Sri Lankan traditional and folk dancing including up-country (Udarata or Kandian), low-country (Pahatharata) and Sabaragamu

12pm: Cathy Lee Danceworks
Cathy Lee Danceworks will wow audiences with a variety of dance styles.

1pm: Variations 

Variations will get your hips shaking with their fusion of Indo-western Bollywood and Bollywood classic tunes.

2pm: Bollydazzlers
Bollydazzler dancers are exuberant, upbeat and dazzling to watch. Dressed in colourful Bollywood costumes, the Bollydazzlers set the stage alight with energy, style, grace and a lot of fun.

3pm: Bhangra Regiment Melbourne
Established in 2012, The Melbourne Bhangra Regiment (MBR) share a goal, to showcase the widespread and colourful culture of Punjab in not just Melbourne itself.


Free activities

Free henna hand art

Free sari wrapping

Stay tuned for Festival News

Festival Supported by

Earlier Event: 2 September
Curry Festival
Later Event: 11 November
Diwali at Bunjil Place