Seattle Diwali 2023 Guide

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Seattle Center Festal is presenting Diwali – Lights of India in the Armory Food & Event Hall.  This will be happening on November 11, 2023, from 12 pm to 6 pm.  It is free and open to the public.

Diwali (Festival of Light) is celebrated throughout India every fall.  It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil.  Houses and businesses are illuminated with lamps and candles,  Family and friends celebrate Diwali by enjoying feasts, sharing gifts and setting off firecrackers.

Festival Activities

  • Classical Dance
  • Visual Art Galleries
  • Folk Dances
  • Flower Mandala
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Live Classical Violin Ensemble
  • Puppet Show
  • Spice Making
  • Face Painting
  • Henna Booth
  • Martial Arts
  • Bollywood Dance & Workshop
  • Unique Functional Art Creations With Cement
  • Yoga Workshop
  • Cultural Chat
  • Traditional Floor Drawings Workshop
  • Classical Dance Fusion
  • Free Delicious Vegetarian Food
  • Live Drumming
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Indian Chai Corner
  • Mixing Of Aromatherapy Oils

Indian Food

If you liked the Indian food at Diwali and would ike to learn more, try these Indian cookbooks.  And use our links to see how you can save money on them.

Or you can enjoy Indian cuisine at the 10 Best Indian Restaurants in Seattle as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.

  1. Saffron Grill
  2. Taste of India
  3. Kastoori Grill
  4. Nirmal’s
  5. Annapurna Cafe & Yeti Bar
  6. Daawat Indian Grill
  7. Mayuri Indian Cuisine
  8. Roti Cuisine of India
  9. Kathakali Indian Eatery
  10. Chutneys of Bellevue

If you love Indian food but can’t get to these restaurants one night, you can get food from Taste Of India and Roti Cuisine of India delivered by DoorDash. 

Seattle Hotels

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

  • Coast Getaway Hotel – 35% Discount
  • Hotel 116, A Coast Hotel Bellevue – 35% Discount
  • Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa – 31% Discount
  • Mediterranean Inn – 20% Discount
  • The Belltown Inn – 20% Discount
  • Kimpton Palladium Hotel, an IHG Hotel – 20% Discount
  • Lotte Hotel Seattle – 20% Discount
  • Ramada by Wyndham Tukwila Southcenter – 20% Discount
  • Hotel Theodore – 18% Discount
  • Staypineapple, Hotel FIVE, Downtown Seattle – 16% Discount
  • citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square – 15% Discount
  • Hotel Andre Seattle MGallery Hotel Collection – 15% Discount
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel – 15% Discount
  • citizenM South Lake Union – 15% Discount
  • Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center, Seattle – 15% Discount
  • Astra Hotel, Seattle, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott – 15% Discount
  • Larkspur Landing Bellevue – An All Suites Hotel – 15% Discount
  • Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport – 15% Discount
  • Staypineapple, Watertown, University District Seattle – 15% Discount
  • Hotel Max – 13% Discount
  • The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle – 10% Discount
  • Sonesta Select Seattle Bellevue – 10% Discount
  • Sutton Suites Hotel – 10% Discount
  • Seatac Inn – 10% Discount

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