- Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 5 - 8 p.m.
Join us for the downtown Akron Diwali Festival
Diwali, meaning 'Festival of Lights' signifies the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. This festival will be a terrific medley of sound, light and color for families to come together and celebrate.
Owner of Akron Henna Art and Akron Bollywood Dance, Nirali Schrader will create a large-scale rangoli, a temporary drawing characterized by colorful geometric patterns, floral images, and religious symbols, on the landing at Cascade Plaza.
At 5:30 pm, the Festival will begin with a 30-minute Puja ceremony performed by Priest Sreedhara Sree of Shiva Vishnu Temple.
Cold spark pyrotechnic light shows by Pyrotecnico.
Music from S & S DJs
Cultural dances (including Naada Roopini & Lingashtakem)
Adrija Dance Studio
Anga Kala Kathak Academy
Bharatnatyam dance Title: Naada Roopini
Dance 2 - Linghastakam
Anvi Londhe, Samanvita Sudheeran,
Teacher: Ms Shoba Narayanan
Vendors at the festival include
- Chamak Dhamak : Indian decor
- Pehwana Fashion Hub: Indian clothing
- My Collections: clothing & jewelry
- The Artful Cricket : henna
- Khaao Macha Indian Food truck
Downtown Akron Diwali Festival is presented by Downtown Akron Partnership with support from the City of Akron, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Ohio Arts Council.