2023 Guide to the Diwali events in Houston, Texas

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Diwali is India’s largest celebration of the divine triumph of good over evil.  The Festival of Lights – Diwali – is celebrated throughout India every fall.  Houses and businesses are illuminated by candles and lamps.  Family and friends exchange gifts, enjoy feasts and set off firecrackers.

Houston Diwali Fest is coming to the Rise Rooftop Music Hall in Midtown Houston.  This will be happening on Friday, November 10, 2023.  Rise is a massive indoor/outdoor venue with full glass, retractable roof.

Houston Diwali Fest Hours

  • Friday, November 10
    • 6 pm to 9 pm – All Ages
    • 10 pm to 2 am – 18 & Over

Diwali Celebration Activities

  • Diwali Bazaar
  • Fashion Show
  • Live Performances
  • Folk Dancers
  • Laser Fireworks
  • Street Food Vendors
  • Diwali Party
  • Photo Booths
  • Decor Stalls
  • Cultural Performances
  • Rangoli (Indian Art)
  • Parade of Rickshaws
  • Face Painting
  • Mehendi (Henna Tattooing)
  • Bollywood
  • Comedy by the Crazy Masala Crew
  • Apsaras (Heavenly Nymphs)
  • Classical Dances
  • Live Concert by Bollywood Sensation SHAAN
  • Fireworks Finale

Indian Cuisine

If you enjoyed the Indian food at the Diwali Festival and want to learn more about Indian cooking, we suggest you try these cookbooks.  And use our links to see how you can save money on each one.

Or you can enjoy Indian cuisine at Houston’s Best 10 Indian Restaurants as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.

1    Aga’s Restaurant & Catering

2    Kiran’s

3    Pondicheri

4    Maharaja Bhog

5    Cuisine of India

6    India’s Restaurant – A Taste of Paradise

7    Khyber Grill

8    Nirvana Indian Restaurant

9    Cowboys & Indians Indian-Tex Fusion & Cocktails

10  London Sizzler Tandoori Bar & Grill

If you love Indian food and you’re unable to get to these restaurants one night, you can get food from Kiran’s delivered by DoorDash.  Check out their menu

Houston Accommodations & Airfare

If you’d like to visit Houston for Diwali, you should consider the following hotels.  They are all offering discounted rates which could save you money on your stay.

  • The Whitehall Houston: 30% Discount
  • The Lancaster Hotel: 29% Discount
  • Wyndham Houston near NRG Park – Medical Center: 25% Discount
  • Sonesta ES Suites Houston Galleria: 20% Discount
  • Hotel Derek: 20% Discount
  • Palace Inn Blue Tomball Parkway: 20% Discount
  • Hotel Granduca Houston: 16% Discount
  • Omni Houston Hotel: 15% Discount
  • JW Marriott Houston Downtown: 15% Discount
  • The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria: 15% Discount
  • Courtyard by Marriott Houston Brookhollow: 15% Discount
  • The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria: 15% Discount
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Houston Intercontinental Airport: 15% Discount
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Houston Northwest: 15% Discount
  • Courtyard by Marriott Houston NW – 290 Corridor: 15% Discount
  • Houston Marriott Energy Corridor: 15% Discount
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Houston NW Beltway 8: 15% Discount
  • Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase: 15% Discount
  • Courtyard by Marriott Houston I-10 West – Energy Corridor: 15% Discount
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Houston Westchase: 15% Discount
  • Blossom Hotel Houston: 10% Discount
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow: 10% Discount
  • Sonesta Simply Suites Houston City Center I-10 West: 10% Discount
  • Americas Best Value Inn Houston at I-45 & Loop 610: 10% Discount

If you’re going to be flying to Houston, book your airline tickets here and save money on your flight.