Cumberland Council is gearing up for its annual Diwali Street Festival on Saturday, 26 October.
The Festival will be a night of live entertainment, performances and street stalls along Station Street in Wentworthville from 5pm-9pm. In a first for the Festival, an end-of-night fireworks display will light up the sky.
Mayor Steve Christou said the Festival highlights Council’s commitment to cultural diversity and everyone is welcome to come along and take part in the celebrations.
“Wentworthville is getting ready to celebrate its Diwali Street Festival,” Mayor Steve Christou said.
“As a young Council, we are committed to making Cumberland - Australia’s next great community.
“We are a Council that desires to achieve performance excellence and we care for people and our neighbourhoods.
“We are proud of our rich cultural diversity and with Hinduism being the third most popular religion in Cumberland; it makes sense that we celebrate Diwali here in Cumberland as a community.
“It’s a free event and we would love people to come down, dress in traditional attire if they like and contribute to the amazing atmosphere of lights, free entertainment, performances and activities on offer.
“The Festival will be ending with a bang, with fireworks lighting up the sky over Wentworthville.”
Visitors can experience cultural performances, free Bollywood dance classes, face painting, kid’s rides, activities and Rangoli art workshops or enjoy some Indian cuisine, amongst many other things.
Parking is available at Wentworthville Library or the train station car park, however, residents are encouraged to use public transport where possible. The festivities are an easy two minute walk from the station.
Diwali is an event that millions celebrate around the world each year. Last year’s event in Wentworthville attracted around 9,000 visitors.
For full event details visit cumberland.nsw.gov.au/diwalifestival