Diwali with East Bay Kids (2020) - 510 Families

Diwali with East Bay Kids (2020)

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, symbolizing good over evil, is on Saturday, November 14. While many of our favorite East Bay family friendly events will not be happening in person this year, there are still fun ways to celebrate at home. Read on to find out how and where to get festive for Diwali.

Crafts and Art

In addition to decorating our home, we will be doing lots of Diwali art at home.

diwali kid art
Happy Diwali 2020 | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Diwali Food and Sweets

Eating is always the best part of any holiday, amiright!? Here are our favorite places to shop pre-Diwali and get Indian food.

East Bay Indian Restaurants for Diwali

  • Viks Chaat (Berkeley): Vik’s is the one-stop-shop to grab lunch or dinner, and grab your Indian groceries. They also have a nice selection of Diwali gifts and of course, sweets! The gulab jamun here is our favorite!
Pick up some colorful diya‘s for Diwali while you shop for groceries at Viks. | Photo: Julia Gidwani
  • Annapurna (Oakland): a Oakland staple, order Nepalese & Indian classics.
  • Udupi Palace (Berkeley): They have the best idly sambar in East Bay.
  • Amber (San Francisco): if you’re really looking to treat yo’ self!

Favorite Diwali Grocery Stop

  • Bombay Spice House: pick up all your groceries, shop for Diwali and grab some samosas to-go.

Diwali (In-Person!) Events

  • San Ramon’s City Center will host a safe, socially distanced Diwali 2020 event with Indian music, Indian food trucks, wine carts and other festivities. Nov 12–14, 2020 from 1 pm–7 pm.

To really get into the spirit, we will watch and dance to this dance steps for kids video: Punjabi Bhangra. Try it out and get in the Diwali spirit!


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