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Keysborough will celebrate the festival of lights with a full-day fair.
Tatterson Park will host the Australian Indian Innovations Inc (AIII) Diwali event from 11.30am to 9.30pm on Sunday 15 October.
Entry is free and the day will include camel rides, kids’ rides, food and variety stalls, henna and tattoo stalls, non-stop music and fireworks at 8.30pm.
There’s also free parking.
Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate Diwali for different reasons, but the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil is the common theme.
Lord Rama’s return from 14 years of exile is the most common story behind Diwali, the legend being that the people of Ayodhya lit candles to celebrate his return.
The five-day celebration includes food, fireworks, gifts, coloured sand, and special candles and lamps.
Tatterson Park is at Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough.
Dandenong Market will also celebrate the festival of lights, from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 22 October.
There’ll be traditional live music and Bollywood-inspired performances, food trucks and stalls, free henna hand painting and more.

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