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Festival of Lights - Diwali Celebrations


  • WHEN Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $5

Diwali, one of India’s most important festivals will be celebrated with food, music and art at Balboa Park.

The holiday commemorates the idea of light over darkness and Balboa Park will be decorated with traditional brass lamps as various cultural events take place throughout the day.

Get henna paintings at the Mingei, sample Indian food and hear music at the Organ Pavilion, and see folk dancers and traditional art at the San Diego Museum of Art.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. there will be a procession of 1,008 lights carried by women in saris, and the event concludes with a DJ-spun dance party.

Ticket includes admission to San Diego Museum of Art and the Mingei Museum, the event is free for age 10 and under.

- Nina Garin, KPBS Arts Calendar Editor

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