The countdown has begun! The BNZ Auckland Diwali Festival 2023 returns to Tāmaki Makaurau this November with two incredible days of live music, dance, and mouthwatering Indian treats.
Mark your calendars because it’s a free, family-friendly event you won’t want to miss!
The BNZ Auckland Diwali Festival 2023 takes its inspiration from Diwali or Deepavali (row of lights), an important and ancient Indian festival celebrated throughout India and in Indian communities around the world.
It's FREE to attend and features a variety of traditional and contemporary Indian performances, food stalls and art & craft displays, with the addition of yoga workshops this year. It’s the perfect event to head along to with family and friends.
Embrace the spirit of Diwali and join us on 4 - 5 November at Aotea Square & Queen Street.
Click here to find out more information the BNZ Auckland Diwali Festival.
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
Come along and enjoy two days of amazing dance & musical performances across a range of styles on three different stages, and hear incredible music showcasing Indian culture and Auckland's diverse Indian communities.
FOOD & CRAFT STALLS
Set your sights on mouth-watering vegetarian food, vibrant arts and various craft stalls that will bring Queen St alive.
FREE YOGA WORKSHOPS
Free Yoga workshops run by reKKha Yoga - an initiative which re-introduces yoga to the mainstream in its culturally & spiritually authentic and respectful form with a strong focus on accessibility for every type of body and any body.
CHALK IT UP!
View rangoli chalk designs in Aotea Square made by local artists.
Location can be found on the Festival Map.
FIREWORKS ON SUNDAY NIGHT
On Sunday, 5th November, the festival will close with a spectacular fireworks display from the Aotea Centre rooftop.
(approximate time: 8:50pm)
THE TERRACE AND CONTAINER IN THE SQUARE
Container in the Square will be open Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November from 12pm – 9pm with a special Auckland Diwali Festival menu.
The Terrace will be closed on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November but will have a special Diwali menu available in the lead up to the festival from Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November.
Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here.