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Thank you for visiting Dandenong Market for Diwali in 2023. Check back in 2024 for updates on our next event.



Get ready for a Diwali celebration that will ignite your senses and immerse you in the rich tapestry of hindu culture like never before, all at Dandenong Market!

On Sunday 19 November from 11AM to 3PM Dandenong Market will transform into the epicentre of Diwali festivities. The Festival of Lights promises to be the most dazzling day on our calendar, offering a sensory extravaganza of entertainment, arts, crafts, and a delectable array of flavours.

This free, indoor, family-friendly celebration is a beloved tradition at Dandenong Market, uniting friends from all corners of Melbourne. As the day unfolds, the market will burst into life with high-energy bhangra dancing, inviting everyone to groove to the rhythms of Bollywood in colourful workshops. And that’s not all; Beyond Nirvana will be playing your favourite Bollywood tunes live.

Adorn your hands with intricate henna art and savour a world of rich, diverse flavours from our renowned street food vendors. Diwali simply wouldn’t be complete without indulging in an array of sweets.

But there’s more! The Terrace will be bustling with food trucks serving up delectable Diwali fare while rocking to Diwali beats with our live DJ. For true biryani connoisseurs, Café Marketto is your destination. Dandenong Market proudly hosts “one of Melbourne’s BEST Biryanis,” a culinary sensation that’s capturing hearts and taste buds across the city. The authentic delights of Café Marketto’s Hyderabadi dum biryani, perfected by the culinary magic of Lucknow and Hyderabad, will instantly captivate you with its rich, whole meat flavour and unmistakably authentic spiciness.

Our Diwali celebration promises to be a kaleidoscope of bright colours, pulsating energy, and dynamic entertainment. No need for a plane ticket to experience this extravaganza; just come for the entertainment and stay for the food!

Don’t miss Dandenong Market’s spectacular Diwali celebrations! Join us for a day filled with free activities, free entertainment, and hassle-free parking. Most importantly, arrive hungry – because we’re about to take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey!



Let’s take a look at the colourful and captivating line up:

From 11am:        DJ Ash (on The Terrace)

11:15am:      Beyönd Nirvāņa Music – Bollywood music group 

12:15pm:     BollyDazzlers 

1:00pm:      Beyönd Nirvāņa Music – Bollywood music group 

2:00pm:    Rhanje Bhangra – Boys Bhangra team from Melbourne, who aim to celebrate the richness of their Punjabi culture!

We know you’re counting the sleeps until our Diwali celebration at Dandenong Market!

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