Upcoming Indian and Indian subcontinental Events, Festivals and Celebrations in New Zealand.

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September 2019

Ganesh Festival / Vinayaka Festival starting 2nd Sep

6th Sep: Lets Go Garba (Aavo to ramwa-ne, Garbe Ghumva-ne) – Garba dance on 6th Sep, 7pm to mid night at Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand 1071. Free event, Live bank, Delicious food counters.

7th Sep: ONAM Thiruvonam Celebrations on 7th Sep, 10am till afternoon followed by lunch at Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 12-18 Princess Street, Onehunga Auckland. Ticket for lunch / Sadhya: $15 above 12 yers, $10 from 5-12 years. Kids upto 5 years goes free. Organized by Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam

7th Sep: Rangtaali 2019, Dandia-Raas-DJ-Garba by Aishwarya Majumdar, 7th Sep, 7pm to 11.30pm at Mahatma Gandhi Center, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021. Presented by Yuva Gujarat, Gujarat Association of Australia. Tickets online $25, venue $30

Navratri Dandiya starts much before the festival. The first day of Navaratri is 29th Sep

8th Sep: Onam Sadya, 8th Sep 4pm onwards at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021. Organized by Auckland Malayali Samajam

8th Sep: Samundra Yatra and Ganesh visarjan, 8th Sep at 1.30pm from Ferry Terminas Auckland CBD (to be confirmed)

8th Sep: Pukekohe Country Market, 8th Sep 10am to 2pm at Pukekohe Indian Association Centre, 57 Ward Street, Pukekohe, Auckland. Great range of high quality boutique stalls at Pukekohe’s very own country market. Family friendly, dogs allowed, EFTPOS available.

14th Sep: Raga Music & Chants of India 2 on 14 Sep 4pm to 6pm at The Light Room, 325 Maunganui Rd, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. A divine meditation experience with accomplished musicians and classical instruments from India. Performance, Meditation, Kirtan, Mantra, Chanting and Chai.

14th Sep: VARNAM Colours Dance performance on 14th Sep 6.30pm at Kavanagh College Auditorium, 340 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016. Organized by Natyaloka with special appearance by RASA Dance crew. Tickets $10/$5 (kids aged 3-18) available at trybooking.co.nz or cash only door sale.

20th Sep: Dewang Patel Dance festival – Navratri Mahotsav 2019 at Christchurch

21st Sep: Navratri Dandiya with Devang patel, 21st Sep 7pm onwards at S-Energy Sports Club, 3/44 Portage road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600. Tickets online $20, venue $25

21st Sep: Mrs Universe New Zealand Pageant Finals, 21st Sep at 7.30pm at Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland. Tickets $45-$80

21st Sep: Annual Children’s Charity Show 2019 organized by Waitakere Hindi School on 21st Sep, 6pm to 10pm at Waitakere Hindi School-West Wing, 29 Rathgar Road, Auckland 0612.

21st Sep: AANANDAM, Indian classical dance and music performance on 21st Sep, 7pm to 10pm at Cashmere High School 172 Rose St, Christchurch 8024. Hosted by Revathi Performing Arts

21st Sep: Punjabi Virsa 2019, 25th Anniversary of Manmohan Waris singing Live in auckland with Kamal Heer and sangtar on 21st Sep 7.30pm at Vodafone Event Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau Auckland 2014. Tickets $15.

28th Sep: Vegan Vibes 2019, 28th Sep 10am to 4pm at Vegan Vibes Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui 3116. Tickets $10-$15

28th Sep: Maha Bathukamma 2019, 28th Sep 4pm at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd Auckland. Organized by Telangana Jagruti New Zealand

October 2019

5th Oct: ARJUN Live in Auckland Featuring Charlie / Jerome / Desi Crew on 5th Oct, 10pm to 3.30 mid night at La Zeppa 33 Drake Street, Victoria Park Market, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

5th Oct: Multi cultural Diwali Festival 2019, 5th Oct, 12noon to 8pm at Charles Street, Off Great South Road, Papatoetoe Auckland. Organized by Auckland Indian Retailers association, Papatoetoe Maukau 2025 New Zealand

5th OctDashain Aayo 2019, Nepali-Indian-Bhutanese festival. Nepali Musical and stand up comedy night with Sandeep Chhetri and Sugam Pokharel on 5 Oct, 5pm to 10pm at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar 15 Howe Street, Auckland. Hosted by New Zealand Nepal Society

6th Oct: Nepali Musical and stand up comedy night with Sandeep Chhetri and Sugam Pokharel on 6th Oct, 5pm at St Margaret’s College (Charles Luney Auditorium) 12 Winchester St, Merivale Christchurch. Organized by New Zealand Friendship Society of Canterbury (NNZFSC), Non Resident Nepalese Association New Zealand (NRNA NZ) and New Zealand Nepali Society (NZNS)

12th Oct: Fiji Day 2019 Celebration in Auckland, 12th Oct, 9am to 5pm at Mangere Center Park, 101 Robertson Road, Mangere Auckland. Traditional Fiji delights, food, curries and much more. Organized by Fiji Community in Auckland

12th Oct: Dussehra 2019 on 12th Oct, 2pm to 9pm at Alexandra Park (Corner of Greenlane West road and Manukau Road), Epson, Auckland. Organized by Maa Durga Temple Auckland

12th & 13th Oct: Auckland Diwali Festival 2019, from 12th Oct 12noon to 13th Oct 9pm at Aotea Square, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland 1010. Performances, food stalls, craft stalls, fireworks and much more. Click here to know more

17th Oct: Karwa Chauth (Karva Choth) puja 17th Oct 3pm onwards at at Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254, Mt Albert Sandringham, Auckland

19th Oct: The majestic KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath), live concert in Auckland on 19th Oct, from 7.30pm at Logan Campbell Centre, 217 Greenland Rd West Auckland. Organized by PAL production and 4U Entertainment NZ.

19th Oct: Hare Krishna Diwali 2019 on 19th Oct 4pm to 9pm at Hare Krishna Diwali, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu, New Zealand 0892

20th Oct: Waitakere Diwali Mela 2019, 20th Oct 10.30am to 10pm at The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson Auckland 0610. Fun filled live performances, food stalls, craft and fireworks display.

26th Oct: Dunedin’s Diwali Celebrations 2019, 26th Oct at Lower Octagon, Dunedin 9016 Public art Gallery, Otago Museum. Food, Fun, Performances, Rangoli, Mehendi, Workshops (saree draping, turban wrapping, Indian dance, Music) and more.

26th Oct: Diwali with Sidhu Moosewala Live in Auckland at Diwali Mela on 26th Oct 7.30pm at Vodafone Events Centre 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand 2014. Ticket $60-150 buy online

26th Oct: Namaste Wellington Diwali Fest 2019 on 26th Oct 12noon to 9pm at Wellington Indian Association Inc 48 Kemp Street, Wellington 6022

November 2019

2nd Nov: Please note: Sandringham Village Street Festival 2019 which was scheduled on 2nd Nov is POSTPONED. Check FB page for latest updates.

3rd Nov: Waihi Vegetarian Festival 2019, 3rd Nov 10am to 3pm at Waihi Academy, 132 Landlyst Road RD1, Waihi 3681

3rd Nov: Whangarei Vegan Expo, 3rd Nov 10am to 4pm at Forum North, 7 Rust Ave, Vinetown, Whangarei, Northland 0140

9th Nov: Tulsi Vivah programs organized in most of the temples across New Zealand

17th Nov: Parnell Festival of Roses 2019, 17th Nov, 10.30am to 4pm at Parnell rose Gardens – Dove Myer Robinson Park Auckland. Organized by Waitemata Local Board.

23 Nov & 29th Nov: Murder at Hotel Balle Balle – Dinner Theatre at its best, on 23rd Nov & 29th Nov, 7.30pm – 11.55pm at Red Shed Palazzo, 16 Jesmond Rd, Drury, Auckland. Tickets $90.12

24th Nov: Christmas Market 2019, 24th Nov 10am to 3pm at Pukekohe Indian Association Centre (PIA Event Centre), 59 Ward Street, Pukekohe, Auckland

24th Nov: Farmers Santa Parade 2019, 24th Nov 1pm at Queens Street Auckland followed by amazing stage entertainment, food and lot more for whole family at Santa Party, Aotea Square Queens Street Auckland from 2.30pm to 5.30pm


December 2019

25th Dec: Special Christmas day prayers organized in all Churches across New Zealand.

31st Dec / 1st Jan: Firework display at Sky Tower Auckland CBD

31st Dec / 1st Jan: New Year Eve programs across New Zealand

January 2020

25th Jan: Hare Krishna Food Festival 2020, 25th Jan 4pm to 8pm at ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892

26th Jan: Flag hoisting ceremony to celebrate Indian Republic Day at Indian Embassy, Consulates and Indian communities across New Zealand

26th Jan: Krishna Holi 2020, 26th Jan 12noon to 4pm at ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892

February 2020



March 2020

New Zealand’s International Yoga Festival 2020, 5th to 8th March at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland 0632. YOGA – MEDITATION – MUSIC – WISDOM TALKS

Auckland Vegan Food Festival, 8th Mar 10am to 4pm at Corban Estate Arts Center Henderson Auckland

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We try to cover upcoming Indian events in New Zealand of all the types (Music, Dance, Yoga, Gathering etc) and of all the religions (Baishakhi, Budhha Purnima, Christmas, Diwali, Easter, Eid, Holi, Janmashtami, Lohri, Mahavir Jayanti, Maha Shivratri, Karwa Chauth, Parsi New Year, Ram Navmi and many more).

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