Celebrate color and the arrival of spring at the City’s inaugural Holi Festival of Color on Saturday, March 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Bedford Public Library Greenspace, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. 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 festival features throwing colored chalk (the powder is safe and non-toxic) into the air and on one another, creating a bright sea of colors.
Wearing white-colored clothing is recommended. T-shirts with the festival’s logo are available to purchase online. T-shirts will be available to purchase online through Friday, March 18 and will be shipped to your address. If you don’t purchase one in advance, you also can buy one at the festival, while supplies last.
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, or purchase a festival t-shirt to wear during the event!
- 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.