Radiant Diwali Celebrations Illuminate Johannesburg: Must-Attend Events!


As the festival of lights, Diwali, approaches, Johannesburg is set to be ablaze with vibrant celebrations and cultural festivities. This year, the joyouse evnt takes place on Sunday, 12 November 2023. This joyous occasion brings together communities to honour traditions, share delectable feasts, and revel in the illuminating spirit of the season. In this article, we’ll guide you through the most anticipated Diwali events in Johannesburg, offering a glimpse into the enchanting experiences that await you in the City of Gold.

Fantasy Dress Diwali Celebration

Date: Friday, 27 October 2023 from 17:00 until 21:00.

Things to expect on the day include; live entertainment, om chanting circle at 17:30. There will be story telling at 19:00. Interactive dancing starting at 20:00 with a professional solo performance with lots of restaurants to choose from and lots of Diwali treats and gifts. There is something for everybody.

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Diwali Fayre

Date: Saturday, 28 October 2023 from 09:00 until 16:00.

The event will feature a diverse range of offerings including food, entertainment, homeware, clothing, and wellness. Indulge in delectable sweet meats, curries, and savouries. You can also explore and shop for traditional wear, jewellery, prayer items, candles, clay lamps, henna tattoos, as well as attend wellness talks and holistic treatments.

Read all about this event here.

Diwali Fest

Date: Saturday, 4 November 2023 from 09:00 until 17:00.

Experience a vibrant Diwali Festival filled with fun, colour, and boundless joy. This event is tailored for the entire family, featuring an impressive lineup of over 20 stalls, guaranteed parking, live entertainment, and exciting competitions!

Click here to read about the Diwali Fest event.

Diwali Fayre Market

Date: Saturday, 4 November 2023 from 15:00 until 22:00.

Experience a safe and delightful evening for the whole family. Indulge in a variety of delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from their stalls and the German Club restaurant. Moreover, explore charming craft and gift stalls, while DJ Roshan keeps the music going all night. Be enchanted by captivating performances from The South African Desi Dancers (Time Schedule TBC).

Find out more about this particular market here.

Diwali Fest in Kempton Park

Date: Saturday, 4 November 2023 from 19:00 until 23:30.

Check out their various food stalls showcasing Indian cuisine, vegetarian and non vegetarian curries, breyani’s, sweetmeats, biscuits, pickles and more! Plus, there will be various other shopping stalls available. It’s going to be an evening of good food, good music and good vibes.

Read more about this event here.

The Buddhafunk Diwali Holly Bolly Celebration

Date: Saturday, 4 November 2023 from 20:00.

Experience an electrifying atmosphere with a stellar lineup of top-notch English and Bollywood DJs, Live Vocalists, and mesmerizing Dhol Drummers, promising a Diwali bash filled with vibrant dance, color, and pure joy.

With two dynamic dancefloors dedicated to both English and Bollywood beats, this night is bound to be etched in your memory forever!

Get your tickets for the event here.

If you enjoyed reading this article, make sure to read our Diwali guide here.

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