Color Festival Maui Hawaii – New Annual Event Series
Imua Family Services presents a new annual event series, the “Festivals of the World.”
WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 2018
WHERE: Maui Arts & Cultural Center; Events Lawn
TIME: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
COST: $15 for Keiki, $20-25 Adults
The Festival of Colors is the modern American version of a traditional Holi Festival, celebrated every spring in India. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil and of the arrival of spring and harvests to come. In the spirit of inclusion, celebrating the beauty of diversity and the uniqueness of each and every child, this spectacular and colorful explosion the Color Festival Hawaii event will feature energetic, nonstop, live music for dancing from DJ Boomshot, Eric Gilliom and Band, Shea Butter & The Cream, and Yum Yum Beast.
Also enjoy special guest performances from singers, actors, and stage celebrities, Teal Wicks and Matt Doyle, all leading up to moment the entire audience participates in the throwing of colors! Enjoy some of Maui’s best food trucks and sweet treats as well.
Want to know what Holi Festival’s might look like on Maui?
From the Color Festival web site:
“Color festivals originally began in India with the Holi Festival. Color Festivals have since spread around the world and are also known as Festivals of Color or the Festivals of Love, signifying the arrival of spring and end of winter, the victory of good over evil, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forgive, repair and restore relationships. (Some might also find this correlates with the meaning and message of Easter.) Like the coloring of Easter Eggs, a Color Festival is an artistic, creative and visual expression of colors where people throw colors into the air until everyone is thoroughly shaded in beautiful and vibrant colors. Combined with music and dancing it is a symbol of life, love and happiness.
The Color Festival Hawaii is an engaging family-friendly gathering and a place for children to come and play and participate. The message behind a color festival is “inclusion,” that we are all the same under one rainbow, living and celebrating life together.”
Tickets: $20 (includes 1 color pak); $25 (includes 3 color paks); $15 keiki age 6-16 (includes 1 color pak); FREE for keiki up to 5 years (plus applicable fees)
What do I need to bring?
• Hat and sunscreen
• Replacement T-shirt and pants (Remember, there is a good chance the clothes you wear will be colored beyond recognition.)
• Plastic bag to put the colored clothes in
• Be prepared to be colored by others; even your hair will be full of colors
• The colors are all easy to wash off. However, your clothes will be totally colored and need to be disposed of or washed at home with special care. Please bring a plastic bag with you to put your clothes into, and bring other clothing you can put on before you go back into your car.
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