Deepavali 2016 Celebrations in Perth

Diwali Mela 2016 at HBF Arena


Diwali Mela 2016 on Saturday 15 October 2016 from 12 pm to 9:30 pm at HBF Arena, Joondalup. Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free Family event. Spectacular Fireworks display at 8:30pm. All are welcome.

Entry Tickets: $10 (pre-purchase from or from leading Indian grocers) $15 at the Gate.

Diwali Mela will have a number of food stalls serving authentic Indian snacks and a wide variety of dishes. The non-food stalls consists of traditional Indian dresses,Henna, Banking and Mortgage services, Spiritual stalls and display of a number Indian small entrepreneurs.

The cultural programs include live bands, songs, dances and performances for all ages. Stage performances include Indian and multicultural artists.

A range of entertainment for children and adults are planned.

To hire a stall in Diwali Mela, please book online and pay by credit card on

To perform at Diwali Mela 2016, register your interest at

Swan Festival of Lights


The Swan Festival of Lights will set the Perth foreshore alight with a multitude of colours, rhythms and flavours from 23 – 30 October, 4.30pm – 9.30pm at Elizabeth Quay.

The unifying theme of ‘light’ is used to bring together and celebrate Western Australia’s cultural diversity through dance, music and cuisine. The timing of the Swan Festival of Lights coincides with the Indian festival of Deepavali (Diwali), while popularly known as the “festival of lights”, spiritually it means “the awareness of the inner light”.

This year sees the event at a new location, with activities around the Elizabeth Quay inlet, with an amazing line up of Indian food and drink, local and international music and dance performances, workshops and activities for the family including camel rides, outdoor cinema and floating lamps in the inlet.

The evening will conclude with a celebration of light in the night sky with a fireworks display. Event is coordinated by Annalakshmi Cultural Centre of WA Inc and Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya, and supported by the MRA. Visit for more information.

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