Friday, June 2, 2023

Fast Facts About the Southlake Diwali Fest

The Southlake Diwali Fest 2022 is just days away. The event kicks off  Saturday, October 22, in Southlake Town Square at the Rustin Pavilion from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Mayor John Huffman spoke with Southlake Foundation members Deepa Colluru and Ritu Pahuja who serve on the festival’s planning committee to gather the final details about the event.

“Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights is a big celebration, and it depicts or represents the spiritual victory of light over darkness and good over evil,” Colluru said.

The event has been held in Southlake over the last five years and has grown in popularity ever since. “It’s only getting bigger and better,” said Colluru.

Attendees can look forward to enjoying classical Bharatanatyam dance, handcrafts, art crafts, kids’ activities, delicious food, and more.

“This year, we are focusing on diversity, sustainability, and community,” Ritu Pahuja said.

Mayor John Huffman is also looking forward to the event, “My favorite part about Diwali Fest every year is just learning more about the Indian culture,” Huffman said.  

The Southlake Diwali Fest is free and open to the public.

The Southlake Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide a platform to bring all members of the community together by promoting community, unity, and peaceful co-existence.

The Month of October Marks the Beginning of the Holiday Season

Summer has come to an end and it’s time to say hello to the fall events happening in Southlake. As you enjoy the season with your family and friends, you can also have some good ole fashion fun by “leafing it up.”

Check out our fall schedule:

Somos Southlake Fiesta
Come celebrate Latin American heart and culture in Southlake Town Square. SOMOS Southlake Fiesta will feature live music, dance, authentic cuisine, fun activities, all in a family friendly environment. There will be plenty to explore, experience, and enjoy.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022
1  – 7 p.m.  

The Southlake Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 21st annual Oktoberfest celebration in Southlake Town Square. If you’re into handcrafted arts and crafts, live entertainment, and love watching wiener dog races, this event is for you.

October 14-16, 2022
Friday, Oct. 14, 4 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 12 – 7 p.m. 

Diwali Fest
The Southlake Foundation is hosting Diwali Fest in Southlake Town Square at Rustin Park.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
3 p.m. – Midnight

To see a list of events happening in Southlake, check out