Sunday 23 October 2022
11am - 3pm
Celebrate Diwali and the beauty of Indian culture through entertainment, arts and crafts, food and flavours at Dandenong Market. It’s the most colourful day on the calendar as the festival of lights shines brightly on Sunday 23 October from 11am-3pm. Join us for this Diwali celebration.
The FREE indoor family-friendly celebration is one of Dandenong Market’s most popular. The Market will come alive with high energy bhangra dancing, inviting visitors to try new moves in colourful Bollywood workshops, decorating hands with beautifully authentic henna and indulging in spicy, rich, flavourful and diverse Indian food from the Market’s own street food traders.
Experience one of the Market’s best kept secrets! Café Marketto is now home to “one of Melbourne’s BEST Biryanis.” The word is quickly spreading – that Lucknow and Hyderabad know how to prepare awesome Hyderabadi dum biryani. And, when it comes to dosas, you’ll love Downtown Punjab’s colourful version – after all, the dosa is regarded as one of the most popular Indian dishes. This is a conventional, savoury and mouth-watering South Indian delicacy that is highly acclaimed across the globe thanks to its taste, nutritional balance, flavours, colours and fascinating visual appeal.
Then, you’ll have to choose …. will it be the sweet crowd-favourite butter chicken from Downtown Punjab – or the unmistakeably (spicy yes!) but authentic butter chicken from Café Marketto?
Our Diwali celebration will be bright, colourful, dynamic and high energy. You don’t need the plane ticket – come for the entertainment and stay for the food!
Just don’t miss Dandenong Market’s Diwali celebrations! Free activities. Free entertainment. Free parking.
Let’s take a look at the colourful and captivating line up:
11am: Roving Indian princess and cricketer.
Then settle in for an afternoon of traditional dancing that is guaranteed to take you on a captivating journey: Bhangra, Bharatnatyam & Bollywood!
12pm: Bharatnatyam dance performance witness the spectacular footwork and mastery of abstract hand gestures and movements.
2pm: Get ready to Bhangra! Jalwa will burst on to stage with high energy beats to celebrate the richness of Punjabi culture.
2:30pm: Witness the colourful world of Indian dance, in a Bollywood spectacular.
We know you’re counting the sleeps until our Diwali celebration at Dandenong Market!