DFWICS Diwali Mela

Faq

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is DFWICS?
    Dallas Fort Worth Indian cultural society is a not for profit organization under 501(c) 3.
  2. What is Diwali?
    Diwali, or Deepavali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal) (Markiscarali) "festival of lights"is a major Indian and Nepalese festival, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism.
  3. What can I expect at Diwali Mela?
    Door prizes, Ram Lila performance, Ravan Dahan, Laser Show, Pony Ride & Inside stage with non-stop entertainment by local and Bollywood entertainers, Kids Corner, Fireworks and approximately 140 vendors with booths set up - selling food and other South Asian non-food merchandise offering a unique shopping experience.
  4. When is Diwali Mela?
    November 2nd 2019. 4pm to Midnight.
  5. What kind of people will be attending Diwali Mela?
    People from all walks of life and ethnic back ground will be attending this event, with a high percentage of people from South Asian descent.
  6. How many people are expected to attend Diwali Mela?
    Approximately 100,000.
  7. What kind of entertainment will be there for children?
    A special kids corner has been set up with children activities and games.
  8. Will there be security at this event?
    Yes
  9. Can anyone sponsor this event?
    Yes, please see sponsorship details by clicking the Sponsors link .
  10. How much does it cost to sponsor Diwali Mela?
    Please Click on Be a Sponsor button for more information
  11. Do I have to be a Hindu to attend Diwali Mela?
    No
  12. Is Diwali Mela open to the general public?
    Yes.
  13. Is there a dress code for this event?
    No. You are welcome to wear any comfortable outfit, keeping in mind that this is a major South Asian festival so formal traditional attire will be perfect.
  14. Can I bring unlimited friends and family member with us?
    Yes. Come & have great time with your family & friends.
  15. Is there an age limit to attend this event?
    No. People of all ages are welcome to attend.
  16. Can I bring out-side food into the stadium?
    Outside food is not permitted inside the stadium past the parking lot, except for baby food and baby bottle etc.
  17. Where is the Venue?
    Cottonbowl Stadium, Fair Park in Dallas, Texas
  18. Will there be vegetarian food available for purchase at the Mela?
    Yes.
  19. Is alcohol permitted at the stadium?
    No.
  20. Are we allowed to bring photo and video cameras to the stadium?
    Yes.
  21. How can I participate or volunteer for Diwali Mela?
    Contact Rajan Aggarwal by phone at 214 264 3077 or email Rajanaggarwal@sbcglobal.net


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