When: Sat., Nov. 5, 5-11 p.m. 2016
In honor of, and in collaboration with, our sister city Chennai, India, San Antonio, believe it or not, puts on a huge event commemorating Diwali, the Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of light over darkness, of good over evil. Diwali, which for the eighth year in a row will take place at La Villita, is actually the only city-sanctioned event of its kind in the nation and draws nearly 15,000 people from all over the state. This year’s family-friendly fest will feature live music and dance, traditional Diya floats, a fireworks display, a smorgasbord of Indian cuisine, and tons of artisan vendors. Aside from a genuine cultural experience and an enjoyable evening, Diwali 2016, occurring just days before the election, provides a perfect time for San Antonians of all backgrounds to come together in the spirit of cultural exchange and celebration. While we’re at it, maybe we can all put our minds to willing an Election Day victory for the forces of good over evil.