Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for festival registration for one ($79 value)
- $49 for camping for up to two nights ($125 value)
The festival takes place on Saturday, August 16, beginning at 3 p.m. The paint party occurs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those who wish to camp overnight should arrive Friday between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. or Saturday between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Up to six people can sleep at one campsite, and campers must depart by noon on Sunday.
Holi Color Festival
Electronic dance music pulses at the heart of Holi Color Festival, a traveling celebration designed to delight the senses. As crowds gather for multiple days of revelry, organizers pass out bags of nontoxic, eco-friendly powder infused with vivid colors. Fest-goers toss handfuls of the powder, creating a vibrant rainbow in the air and on their own hair, skin, and clothes. While live bands and emcees create music on an outdoor stage, organizers squirt massive streams of paint, transforming the audience into a living Jackson Pollock painting. It's easy to work up an appetite for food and drink while dancing and running through this colorful scene, but the festival has that covered: guests can buy authentic Indian food, barbecue, and beer during the event.
Though the music at Holi Color Festival is thoroughly modern, the festival's roots can be traced to the distant past. The Hindu Holi tradition began in ancient India as a day dedicated to acts of forgiveness and positivity. Those inspirations remain strong at this nonreligious festival, where it's common to see strangers hugging and smearing paint across each other's faces.