City to Host Diwali Celebration on Nov. 11

In the spirit of unity and diversity, New Albany will host its first-ever Diwali celebration in Rose Run Park on Saturday, November 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. The planning for this event has been a collaborative effort between the City of New Albany’s IDEA Implementation Panel and a resident focus group. Diwali, known as “The Festival of Lights,” symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. The event will be a showcase of music, dance, food, and fireworks.


Rangoli is a colorful art form featuring intricate and colorful patterns made from rice flour, colored sand, flower petals, or even chalk. It is often created at house entrances. We are inviting families to create Rangoli patterns in their homes during the week of November 6 and share your designs on social media using #NewAlbanyOhio. Click here for Rangoli ideas.

Giving Back

Diwali isn’t just celebrated with fireworks, food and friends – it’s a time of year to shine a light on those in our own community who can use extra support. Join us by helping our New Albany neighbors in need by donating to one of our community partners.

The New Albany Food Pantry

For every $1 donated, we are able to purchase up to $5 worth of groceries from the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

New Albany Bridges

New Albany Bridges is a non-profit organization that champions direct local giving in partnership with community leaders to serve our most at risk families.