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Ninth Annual Diwali Festival Of Lights At Balboa Park


  • WHEN Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $5

Come celebrate the Ninth Annual Diwali, Festival of Lights at Balboa Park. This important Indian festival is rooted in the triumph of light over darkness.

Attendees will enjoy many cultural activities and programs throughout the day. This will culminate with the evening program on Oct. 15 where chief honoree Mrinalini Mata, president of the Self-Realization Fellowship, and senior members of the community will be honored in the traditional Indian way. This will be followed by Rainbow Dances from different states of India and the lighting of 1,008 small lamps.

Located at San Diego Museum of Art, Mingei International Museum and Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Traditional Indian cuisine will be available from nine food vendors in the food court behind the Organ Pavilion on both days.

Admission is $5 adults / free for children 10 and under. Includes admission to the San Diego Museum of Art and Mingei International Museum on Oct. 15 from Noon-5 p.m.

The Ninth Annual Diwali, Festival of Lights is put on by the San Diego Indian American Society.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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