The Color Festival Hawaii has returned! On Saturday, April 30th at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, enjoy music, food, and of course, explosions of color to celebrate the uniqueness of each and every child and person. The message behind color festivals is one of inclusion – living under the same one rainbow and celebrating life together. The throwing of colors will be accompanied by live music from Maui favorites Kanekoa, Marty Dread & Gretchen Rhodes and the House Shakers, Eric Gilliom & Vince Esquire, Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, and Anthony Pfluke – with DJ Boomshot weaving it all together! Maui’s best food trucks will also be on site to provide ono grindz and sweet treats along with a range of beverages available for purchase.
The Color Festival Hawai’i is a modern American version of a traditional Indian Holi Festival, a thousand-year-old ritual of throwing and applying of colored powders on friends and family, which gives the holiday its common name, “Festival of Colors.” Clouds of colors dancing in the wind carry the message of love and happiness across to all who participate.
- Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
- Saturday, APRIL 30
- 12:30 – 6:00 pm | Events Lawn
- Gates open at Noon
- Food available for purchase
- Cost: $30/advance; $20 keiki age 6-18 (plus applicable fees) FREE for keiki up to 5 years
- Tickets on sale online here.