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Look Through a Window to the World at Cary’s Annual Diwali Celebration

Post Date:10/09/2018 9:37 AM
  • Celebrate the annual Festival of Lights, Diwali, at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 13.
  • Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and fireworks are scheduled for 8:30 p.m.; Admission is free.
  • This year’s theme is Drishti - A Window to the World and featured performers are Indian playback singer Sadhana Sargam and Amit Sana, a finalist in Indian Idol.

Cary, NC – Unveiling yet another chapter in the celebration of India's rich heritage and culture, Cary Diwali 2018 promises to take you on an unforgettable journey on Saturday, October 13 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and admission is free. Preferred seating is available for a fee and parking is $5 per car. This year’s theme is Drishti - A Window to the World and featured performers are Indian playback singer Sadhana Sargam and Amit Sana, a finalist in Indian Idol. The event is capped off by a firework show over Symphony Lake at 8:30 p.m.

Each year Cary Diwali includes music, dance, theater performances, a handicraft bazaar, Indian food vendors, sponsor booths, an exhibition of Indian art and culture, activities for children, demonstrations and so much more. New this year is the college dance competition, which will feature local college Indian dance teams. Continuing again this year is the Youth Achievement Award. This award recognizes youth who have made an outstanding contribution the community, or who have excelled in education or cultural arts.

Cary Diwali is the largest open-air festival of its kind in the southeastern United States and is presented by Hum Sub in partnership with the Town of Cary. Diwali is the most widely-celebrated religious and cultural event in India, and marks the victory of good over evil, light over dark, and the beginning of the New Year. Also known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali encourages artistic expression through vibrant performances, unique exhibits, and colorful decorations. 

For more, search “Diwali” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 460-4963. And for more fun in Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_fun and search our calendar at www.townofcary.org/calendar.

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Primary Contacts

Jennifer Hocken, Historical & Cultural Program Specialist, (919) 462-3963
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 465-4606
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

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Diwali
Hum Sub, Inc.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Calendar

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