Celebrate Diwali Mela 2023 Houston

Diwali in Houston – Diwali Mela 2023 Houston

The city is set for a luminous celebration — Diwali Mela 2023, the iconic Festival of Lights Houston celebration!

Diwali Houston festivities mark a time-honored tribute to the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and wisdom over ignorance.

This revered five-day festival, deeply rooted in Indian culture, sees the city come alive with glittering Diyas, enchanting fireworks, heartfelt prayers, and the warm camaraderie of family gatherings. It’s a time when the lunar cycle dictates the ebb and flow of festivities, aligning with the ancient Hindu calendar and bringing communities together in a shared spirit of joy and renewal.

As people search for “Diwali celebrations near me,” this curated list is here to help you plan and embark on Diwali 2023 Houston celebrations. Explore H-town’s finest offerings through this list of Diwali celebration Houston events that promise to dazzle and delight. Let the Diwali Mela 2023 Houston festivities begin!

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

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Diwali in Houston 2023 – Festival of Lights Celebrations

Houston Diwali

Diwali Events in Houston 2023 - HOU Diwali

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The Festival of Lights is a state of mind – evoking prayers, festivities, and the buzz of the marketplace. HOUSTON DIWALI is an outdoor street FESTIVAL brimming with Fashion / Jewelry / Décor Stalls and Street Food Vendors. Apsaras (Heavenly Nymphs) greeting with Tilak, Rangoli (Indian Art) Mehendi (Henna Tattoos), Face Painting, Photo Booths, Parade of Rikshaws, and Maha Arti (candlelit mass prayers).

Massive stage entertainment features a cultural explosion of Bollywood, Folk, and Semi-Classical Dances, Comedy by the Crazy Masala Crew, and Live Concert by Bollywood Sensation SHAAN with a soul-illuminating fireworks finale! Houstonians get ready for the festival of festivals – DIWALI! Halo Re Halo!

When: Friday, November 10, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Where: 2600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006
How Much: Free

Iskcon of Houston’s Diwali Festival

Diwali celebrates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. People light lamps to welcome him and install him on the throne in their hearts. 

Diwali is also a time to cleanse the heart and welcome Lord Krishna. The temple is illuminated with candles and a special Prasadam is offered to the Deity. On New Year, a special Candle-light Aarti is performed and Prasadam is distributed.

When: Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: 1320 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018
How Much: Free

BAPS Mandir – Diwali

The temple will host a variety of Diwali celebrations, including Sandhya Arti, Hanuman Pujan, Maha Arti & Fireworks, and the Festival of Inspiration. There will be a spectacular celebration of Chopda Pujan and Diwali. Enjoy Annakut Darshan as you ring in the Hindu New Year. You are graciously invited by the temple to visit the Annakut with your family.

When: November 4, 11 & 12, 2023
Where: 1150 Brand Ln, Stafford, TX 77477
How Much: Free

Diwali in Houston 2023 Events

Diwali Celebration with The Bombay Belles dance performances

Diwali Events in Houston 2023 - Diwali Celebration with The Bombay Belles dance performancesv

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Diwali Celebration with The Bombay Belles dance performances on Saturday, November 11th. The event is included in the price of admission, which is $8 for adults and children 1 year and older.

When: Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: 4775 West Panther Creek Drive #280, The Woodlands, TX 77381
How Much: $8

Diwali Celebration funded in part by the city of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance

Diwali Events in Houston 2023 - Children's Museum Houston

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Diwali also known as the festival of lights, is a worldwide celebration where millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains celebrate the triumph of good over evil with amazing rituals such as festive lights, dancing, and much more! Celebrate Diwali with us and take part in several culturally rich activities and catch traditional Indian dance-a-longs as well as story times and art workshops!

When: Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Free

Children’s Museum – Diwali Festival WonderWeek

In Hindu culture, Diwali is the equivalent of Christmas. Across this special WonderWeek, join in as they celebrate Diwali and engage in several culturally diverse activities and crafts throughout the museum. There are many different activities, such as Mandala Designs, Paper Diyas, Rangoli Revelry, and “Sparkler” Fireworks.

When: Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: 1320 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018
How Much: Free

Bollywood Dancing in the Park: DIWALI SPECIAL

Diwali Events in Houston 2023 - Bollywood Dancing in the Park DIWALI SPECIAL

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Join T2 Dance for this amazing Bollywood dance party to celebrate Diwali- the festival of lights and the triumph of good over evil. Feel free to wear your favorite festive Diwali outfit.

This choreography-based class combines fun steps with a variety of upbeat Indian music. You will learn an easy-to-follow dance routine with complex moves that are broken down step by step. In our classes, there is no such thing as a right or wrong step; it’s about making the dance your own, putting a smile on your face, and having a positive experience.

You’ll leave our classes feeling empowered, motivated, and energized. This class is open to all fitness levels and is recommended for ages 13+.

When: Monday, November 13, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
How Much: Free

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