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Edinburgh Diwali

Music, dance and fireworks – join in the celebrations of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights.

Crowd gathered at Ross Bandstand for a show.

New Town

19th November 2023
Free entry

Celebrated globally, Diwali is the most famous Indian festival, warding off darkness and welcoming light into our lives.

A glorious kaleidoscope of colour, music and dance, it is an event for everyone, regardless of religious and faith.

The festival offers a fantastic day out for all the family. This year’s festival includes a colourful musical parade from St Andrew Square, followed by music and dance performances at the Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh’s Princes St Gardens. The festival comes to a grand finale with a spectacular firework display.

Free to attend, with no booking required – simply come along and join in the celebrations.

The parade will start at St Andrew Square at 12.30pm; entertainment at the Ross Bandstand is from 2.45pm onwards, and the firework display starts at 5.30pm. For more details, see Edinburgh Diwali.