Celebrate Diwali in Minneapolis

Join us in the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on October 27th, 2019. Explore our events, enjoy delicious food, or shop at one of our authentic Indian markets.


From music and dancing to shopping and tasty food, find out how you can celebrate Diwali in Minneapolis!

Diwali at the Midtown Global Market

October 12th, 2019
Midtown Global Market

You can enjoy a variety of Indian vendors, dancing courtesy of the Ragamala School Student Ensemble. There will be henna with Minneapolis Mehndi & Henna, “lighting of the glow sticks” and traditional storytelling of the origin of Diwali, dining specials at Hot Indian and children’s crafts. Lots to do for the whole family!

Kid's Diwali Celebration

October 19th, 2019
BAPS Swaminarayan Temple

At the BAPS Children’s Diwali Celebration, the traditional rituals are combined with patient explanations and hands-on learning to engage a younger audience. Children participate in events ranging games to making small oil lamps which symbolize the triumph of light over darkness.

Grand Diwali Celebrations

October 19th, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center

Join the Hindu Society of Minnesota for their annual grand Diwali Celebration! Purchase tickets today.

Campus Diwali at UMN

October 22nd, 2019
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Join the U of M for an interactive exhibition and presentation around Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Learn about the meanings behind the traditions of this ancient celebration and experience peace through practicing mindfulness and mediation with your fellow students. Reserve your spot today!


Celebrate Diwali in Minneapolis with authentic Indian cuisine. Check out some of our favorites below! Beware: your mouth may start to water.


Getting your hands dirty in the kitchen? Check out these Indian markets to pick up all of the spices, produce, and pantry items you might need.