Holi Festival of Color

The Holi Festival of Color will return on Saturday, March 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Generations Park at Boys Ranch, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr.

Event Details

Holi is an ancient Indian celebration that marks the beginning of spring after a long winter and is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil. The festival will include live performances by local Indian dance groups, a DJ, food trucks, chalk art, henna tattoos, and much more! The highlight of the event features throwing colored chalk (the powder is safe and non-toxic) into the air and on one another, creating a bright sea of colors.

Please note, this is not a pet friendly event.

Holi-inspired Artists and Vendors

This year, we’re looking to add Holi-inspired artists and vendors. Specifically, we are looking for those whose work or organization is reflective of the celebration of spring. This might include artwork that is grounded in the cultural significance of the holiday or utilizes bright colors in its subject matter. If your artwork or organization fits this description, please email Cultural Arts Manager Krissi Oden for details on how to be a part of the festival. 

girl being sprayed with colored powder in all directions at the Holi Festival of Color

Color Throw Tips

Below are some additional color throw tips and tricks for the festival: 

  • Be prepared to get colorful! The color powder is safe and non-toxic. 
  • The color powder may stain clothing, so wear old clothes and shoes.
  • It is recommended to wear white clothing so the color powder shows. (This will make for some amazing photos!)
  • Apply generous amounts of moisturizer to your skin prior to the event. This may help the color not stick to your skin.
  • Cover your car seats with old towels, blankets, or plastic for the ride home.