Deepavali - Indian Festival of Lights
Saturday October 14 to Sunday October 15
Cattle Paddocks, Parramatta Park, Parramatta
Australia's biggest and best Deepavali Festival, organised by Hindu Council of Australia, is coming to Parramatta Park for two days of festivities on 14 and 15 October. An event not to be missed!
Event times are 3pm - 9pm on Saturday 14th October and 11 am - 9 pm. on Sunday 15th October 2017.
This is extravagant family event where Sydneysiders wait all year long to come, see and experience musical and dance performance, various competitions, kids rides for all age groups, and sumptuous food served by Sydney’s best and chefs and restaurants.
The Indian Festival of Lights, is the most widely celebrated festival of the people from the Indian sub-continent and across the whole world. Deepavali means rows of lights, it is the festival symbolising victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Though there are many mythological explanations to this wonderful festival, however, in the current world what the festival of lights really stands for is a reaffirmation of hope, a renewed commitment to friendship, religious tolerance, spreading the word of peace and harmony and above all, celebration of “simple joys of life”. The Hindu Council of Australia, a national body representing all Australian Hindus (over 300,000), has been celebrating this festival of lights for the past 15 years in Australia.
Tickets are $6 per person (FREE for children under 12 years old). Pre-purchase your tickets online today!
Changed traffic conditions
Please note, Parramatta Park will have changed traffic conditions over the weekend. The Park will be partially car-free for this event on Saturday 14 October and completely vehicle-free on Sunday 15 October, with no vehicles allowed entry into the park. Pedestrian access remains unrestricted.