Sunday 19 November 2023
11am - 3pm
Get ready for an electrifying Diwali Festival like no other – right here at Dandenong Market! Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Indian culture through a sensory extravaganza of entertainment, arts, crafts, and a mouth-watering array of flavours. It’s the most dazzling day on our calendar, as the Festival of Lights illuminates your world on Sunday 19 November from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Our free indoor family-friendly celebration is a cherished tradition at Dandenong Market, embraced by friends from all corners. As the day unfolds, our market will burst into life with high-energy bhangra dancing, inviting you to groove to the rhythms of Bollywood in colourful workshops. But it doesn’t stop there, we will have Beyond Nirvana playing your favourite Bollywood tunes. Adorn your hands with the intricate beauty of authentic henna art, and savour a world of rich, diverse flavours from our renowned street food vendors. And let’s not forget the sweets – because Diwali isn’t complete without them.
But there’s more! The Terrace will be brimming with food trucks, serving up their delectable Diwali fare, whilst rocking to Diwali beats with our live DJ on The Terrace. And for the true connoisseurs seeking the city’s finest biryani, Café Marketto is your destination. Dandenong Market is home to “one of Melbourne’s BEST Biryanis,” and the word is spreading like wildfire. Discover the authentic delights of Café Marketto’s Hyderabadi dum biryani, perfected by the culinary magic of Lucknow and Hyderabad. For those in relentless pursuit of “the best biryani in town,” you’ll instantly fall in love with its rich, whole meat flavour and unmistakably authentic spiciness. Be forewarned: this irresistible dish flies out the door every Market day, a true crowd pleaser. Come and taste for yourself why people are making cross-town journeys for this unmissable authentic dum biryani.
Our Diwali celebration promises to be a kaleidoscope of bright colours, pulsating energy, and dynamic entertainment. You don’t need 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!