Color Festival Hawaii

In the spirit of inclusion, celebrating the beauty of diversity and the uniqueness of each and every child…Imua Family Services presents a new annual event series, the “Festivals of the World.”

Color festivals originally began in India with the Holi Festival and have since spread around the world. They are 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.

They are best known around the world for the powder that festival-goers throw on each other, leaving them coated in bright colors by the end of the day. Combined with music and dancing it is a symbol of life, love and happiness. The message behind a color festival is “inclusion,” that we are all the same under one rainbow, living and celebrating life together. It is an engaging family-friendly gathering and a place for children to come and play and participate.

General Information:
Where: Events Lawn, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
When: Sunday April 1, 2018
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Parking: Limited parking is available in the main lot at the MACC. Overflow parking available across the street at UH Maui College (both free)
Refreshments: Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event

Color Festival Tips:
Color throwing will happen at approximately 4pm. Wear white so you can leave colorful! (Bring a plastic bag and replacement clothes for the car ride home). Souvenir event T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. For in advanced ticket sales click HERE.

Wear comfortable shoes/sandals you don’t mind getting full of colorful powder The powder is just colored cornstarch and most of it will just blow right off unless you get wet.

If you have light-colored hair, consider putting coconut oil on your hair before the event, to prevent discoloration.

We suggest you to wash your clothes right after the festival.

Protecting your eyes with sunglasses or goggles is strongly recommended. Dust masks will be available for $2, recommended for those with respiratory issues.

Further FAQs can be viewed here:

Imua Family Services’ mission is to, “Empower children and their families to reach their full potential.” Their programs and staff assist children and their families overcome developmental learning challenges in their most critical formative years using play-based instruction designed to help them move forward. 


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