Frequently Asked Questions

We will be making a map available for you, as we get closer to the festival.

All Official Michigan Diwali Festival Afterparty information will be listed on our website closer to October.

No, the festival does not have free Wi-Fi available at this time.

Yes, there will be multiple ATMs throughout the festival for your convenience.

Please send an email to info@shantiagency.com.

Please contact info@shantiagency.com with vending inquiries for MDF

Yes. Please return any found items, and inquire about lost items, in the Security Office.

Please immediately speak to the nearest security officer. There will be one permanent medical facility located inside the security tent with EMS personnel to assist you. Please see map for location.

Michigan Diwali Festival is a family-friendly event designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Kids 12 and under be accompanied by a parent.

Most of the festival site is easily accessible by wheelchair.

No printed materials, including flyers and stickers, are allowed to be distributed on the festival property, without prior written consent from the organizers.

Volunteer application is located here: midiwali.com/volunteer

For press/media partnership inquiries, please contact Surab Deb, The Shanti Agency @ info@shantiagency.com

Yes, the full artist schedule will be posted on our website closer to the event. Schedules are included in the official festival guide, available to you at the festival, free of charge.

The following items are *ALLOWED* at Michigan Diwali Festival (MDF), but subject to search upon entrance:

• Baby strollers

• Backpacks (Standard school sized. No framed backpacks or camping gear)

• Binoculars

• Blankets, sheets, towels

• Cameras (no detachable lenses) – must be without equipment attachments such as camera stands, selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods

• Empty CamelBak-type hydration packs and water bottles, and plastic or aluminum water bottles

• Umbrella (hand-held ONLY and no bigger than 42 in. when open)


The following items are *PROHIBITED* at Michigan Diwali Festival (MDF):


• Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products

• Any and all professional audio recording equipment

• Shoulder-mounted video cameras

• Cameras with detachable lenses, camera stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment

• Drones or any other remote flying device

• Laser pointers

• Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)

• Framed backpacks

• Glass and metal containers of any kind, except for aluminum water bottles

• Illegal and illicit substances of any kind

• Outside food or beverage (including alcohol)

• Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles (with the exception of disability-related items)

• Pets (except documented service animals)

• Professional radios or walkie-talkies

• Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed

• No solicitation and/or promotional materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

• Weapons or explosives of any kind

• Fireworks

• Bicycles inside festival grounds (free bike racks are available throughout downtown)

• Carts or wagons of any kind

Yes, Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Michigan Diwali Festival (MDF) will be held in Spirit Plaza in downtown Detroit. The event will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Festival hours are as follows: hours to 3:00pm-10:00pm

Street parking will be available in addition to parking lots located throughout the downtown area (Fees may apply).  Please see map for parking locations.

Yes!  Detroit is a great place to bike; bike racks are located throughout the whole city.

Yes! The event is FREE!