Festival of Lights

It’s a colorful festival that marks the victory of good over evil, and light over dark.


Come join in the celebration of Cary Diwali 2015!

Diwali, the most widely celebrated cultural event in India, is also known as the Festival of Lights. This year, Cary Diwali is Mahotsav: A Grand Celebration, in recognition of the event’s 15th year in Cary.

At Diwali, you’ll enjoy a colorful and energetic cultural program of musicians, singers, dancers and theatrical troupes, performing contemporary and traditional Indian pieces.

You’ll dine on delicious Indian food provided by local restaurants, shop an eclectic vendor bazaar, learn about Indian culture and history, and take in a performance by renowned Bollywood singer Kavitha Krishnamoorthy.

And at the end of the day? Fireworks!

Cary Diwali is held at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, beginning at 10 a.m. General admission is free, and preferred seating is $20; parking is $5 per car, cash only.  

Cary Diwali is presented by Cary nonprofit Hum Sub Inc., and the Town of Cary.

Here’s the event schedule:

10 a.m., gates open

10:30 a.m., exhibitions and bazaar open

11 a.m., cultural programs begin

12:15 p.m., address by Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht

12:45 p.m., cultural programs continue

5:15 p.m., address by Weinbrecht

6:30 p.m., live concert by Kavita Krishnamurti, Ambi Subramanium and Shurjo Bhattacharya

8:30 p.m., fireworks display

For more info, see boothamphitheatre.com.

Parking notes: Once you turn onto Regency Parkway, keep driving to the Booth Amphitheatre entrance on the left and park as directed by personnel. Parking costs $5 and after 2 p.m., C-Tran (Town of Cary) shuttles will operate between authorized parking lots and the Amphitheatre. 

Premium parking is available close to the main entrance, at $15.  

Want more culture?

Check out the 30th International Festival of Raleigh, Oct. 9-11 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St.


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