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Many Indian women dancing on stage at Fed Square in bright colourful saris for the Diwali festival

Victorian Festival of Diwali

This is a past event


Saturday 4 November 2023
11am - late


Main Square


Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

On Saturday 4 November, Fed Square will come alive with the most awaited, magical Diwali celebrations.

The Victorian Festival of Diwali invites all Victorians to join the festivities and enjoy the breathtaking cultural feast of folk, classical and contemporary dances, soul stirring live music, craft for children, dance workshop, henna, fun-filled interactive activities for the whole family, a bustling bazaar, delectable Indian cuisine and stunning fireworks display on the Yarra. There will be some unmissable surprise items for people to enjoy.

Along with the celebrations, they intend to raise awareness about mental health issues and raise funds for their charity partner Beyond Blue.

Low Waste Festival

Thanks to the closed loop system from Green My Plate, we are proud to say the upcoming Victorian Festival of Diwali will be a low waste event. All food vendors will be serving up their delicious food on the reusable Green My Plate plates and bowls which you then simply place into the pink bins within the venue. The team from Green My Plate will be continuously collecting the reusable plates and cups to then wash and recirculate, leaving a cleaner footprint, and diverting single-use food packaging from landfill.

The process is simple. Simply head to your choice of food vendor, order up, then place your reusable plate in the pink bin.

The plates will be reused over and over at events across Victoria. We encourage and thank everyone for doing their part and assisting us with making dishes, not waste.