Diwali at Dandenong Market

Published : September 18, 2017




​Sunday 22 October


On Sunday 22 October, Dandenong Market is celebrating the Festival of Lights with a fun day of free entertainment for the whole family (from 10am - 4pm).

Visitors to the market can enjoy traditional live music and Bollywood-inspired performances. There will also be a delicious array of food trucks and stalls to help you indulge. Visitors to the Market can experience traditional Indian customs with free henna hand painting. 

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

 

Event information

What:  Diwali Family Day
Where: Dandenong Market. Corner Clow and Cleeland Street, Dandenong.
When:  22 October 2016
Time:  10am – 4pm
Cost:  Free entry, no booking required
 

Food stalls

To be confirmed.

Dandenong Market is currently seeking food trucks and stalls for this event, if you are interested in applying, visit our Festival and Events Leasing page.

 

Performers

10am - 10:45am: Sikander
Sikander are a Melbourne-based outfit concocting globally-flavoured grooves, with elements of cinematic atmospherics, psychedelia, and bass culture into a groove-laden sonic spread. Stylistically, Sikander is influenced by Dub, Dancehall, leftfield House, Psychedelia, West African poly-rhythms, and the Folk sounds of the Indian subcontinent. 

11am – 11.45am: Bollydazzlers
Bollydazzlers dancers specialize in floor performances, exuberant, upbeat & professional entertainers. Dressed in Bollywood dazzling costumes their dancers will set the dance floor alight & will create an ambience of pure visual delight offering guests an energetic night of colour and beauty, filled with spectacular entertainment.

12pm – 12.45pm: Gatka martial arts demonstration
Gatka is a traditional South Asian form of combat-training in which wooden sticks are used to simulate swords in sparring matches. It is considered to be a spiritual as well as a physical exercise and includes repetitive swinging and twirling movements with swords, shields and staffs.

1pm – 1.45pm: Bollydazzlers
Bollydazzlers dancers specialize in floor performances, exuberant, upbeat & professional entertainers. Dressed in Bollywood dazzling costumes their dancers will set the dance floor alight & will create an ambience of pure visual delight offering guests an energetic night of colour and beauty, filled with spectacular entertainment.

2pm – 2.45pm: Giddha folk dance
Giddha is a popular folk dance demonstrating grace, elegance and flexibility. The Giddha folk dance is deeply rooted in Punjab culture and is believed to be inspired from the ancient ring dance. Bright clothes, rhythmic clapping, and traditional folk songs blend in to transform the dance into a spontaneous display of joy.

3pm - 3:45pm: The Fifths
The Fifths were formed in 2012 as a natural amalgamation of music-crazy individuals eager to leave their distinct mark as musicians. The Fifths blend a unique range of classical, modern, alternative and experimental Indian and international music. Like their influences, their sources of inspiration too are varied, ranging from Mozart to the Chilli Peppers to A R Rahman to Pandit Jasraj. For the Fifths, it is all about the music!

 

Free activities

Free henna hand art

Turban tying

Fox FM Hit Squad visiting 12pm - 1pm

 

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