Special Events

Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights

When: Sat., Nov. 14, 5-11 p.m. 2015

San Anto will celebrate its relationship with one of its nine sister cities — Chennai, India — with Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights. The celebration returns to La Villita, where the inaugural festival took place, on Saturday as thousands of festival-goers descend into the historic River Walk enclave to celebrate both the Hindu new year and the victory of good over evil. Jam-packed with activities, the event includes a "Parade of States" where people will dress in original attire from India's 29 states, classical dance performances, food vendors from all regions of India, a DJ playing Bollywood music and a diya (floating candle) release ceremony along the river in front of the Arneson.

Price: Free