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Events: Indian today, Italian tomorrow

A quick last-minute heads up for you all: two multicultural festivals will be happening in Melbourne this weekend — the Indian Diwali Festival of Light today, and the Carlton Italian Festa tomorrow.

The Diwali Festival kicks off at noon in Federation Square and will finish up at 9.30pm. The festivities will include dance performances by an Indian folk dance troupe, food and craft stalls, and fireworks over the Yarra River this evening.

Tomorrow, the Italian Festa starts at 11am and includes music performances (including a headline act by a suitably shiny-haired Italian import called Patrizio Buanne), food, pasta-making workshops and the inevitable line-up of gleaming cars and motorcycles. It all wraps up at 8pm.

So, no excuses. Get out and get cultured, Melbourne!

Diwali Festival of Light 2013

Date: 26 October 2013

Time: 12pm–9.30pm

Where: Federation Square, Melbourne

Fed Square map_The Melbourne Local

Carlton Italian Festa 2013

Date: 27 October 2013

Time: 11am–8pm

Where: Piazza Italian, Lygon St, Carlton
Italian Piazza Carlton map



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    • the melbourne local says

      Thanks! I took that photo on a recent trip to India. Photographer’s paradise!

      • Oh indeed! I could fill a book with amazing photos I have taken there. I just love the gentle smiling people, the optimism, the human endeavour, the riot of colour. If only ………is all I can say about the poverty.

      • the melbourne local says

        Absolutely. I have more photos than I know what to do with. Wonderful country — I’ll definitely return one day soon!

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