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Celebrate City of Brampton’s first-ever Diwali Mela

BRAMPTON, ON (October 13, 2023) – The City of Brampton invites residents to celebrate Diwali with its first-ever Diwali Mela. 

Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day celebration that symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness. Celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world. Community members celebrating Diwali will illuminate their homes with diyas (lamps) and decorate their floors with rangolis, artwork made of coloured rice, sand or flower petals) to bring good luck and prosperity to their families and guests. 

To celebrate Diwali, the City will be hosting its first-ever community celebration and invites the everyone to come together and experience the traditions with live music and performances from local and international artists, free, family-friendly activities, delicious food vendors, and a dazzling 15-minute fireworks show – the largest City-run fireworks display. 

DATE: Sunday, November 12
TIME: 4 – 10 pm
LOCATION: Sesquicentennial Park, 11333 Bramalea Road, Brampton, ON. 

Travelling to and from the event
For the full list of road closures, transit options and parking details, visit

FREE Brampton Transit Shuttles 
Brampton Transit will be offering free shuttle service starting at 4 pm and will run every 30 minutes at one of our four shuttle locations – Mount Pleasant GO Station, Sheridan College, Gore Meadows Community Centre and Save Max Sports Centre. 

Fireworks Safety in Brampton during Diwali 
The safety of residents is the City’s top priority. Under the new fireworks by-law, fireworks are no longer permitted in Brampton, except for City-led events. This event will allow people to celebrate Diwali and experience the beauty of the fireworks that often symbolizes the event. 

The City thanks its generous sponsors, CAA and Tim Hortons for their support. 

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“We are thrilled to be hosting our first-ever community Diwali celebration. So many of our residents celebrate Diwali and I am looking forward to coming together as a community to celebrate. Residents are invited to join the celebration and experience the traditions of Diwali, including the dazzling fireworks display.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“I am so excited that the City of Brampton is hosting its first-ever Diwali mela. So many of our community members celebrate Diwali and I look forward to joining them on November 12 for a joyous evening. I encourage everyone to come out and celebrate Diwali in Brampton!”
- Harkirat Singh, Deputy Mayor, City of Brampton 


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