Color Festival Hawaiʻi 2023

The time has come to REUNITE and CELEBRATE life with the return of The Color Festival Hawaiʻi! Treat yourself to energetic music, amazing foods, and explosions of color as we come together 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 Kanoa, Marty Dread & Gretchen Rhodes and the House Shakers, Mas, Eric Gilliom & Vince Esquire, Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo, Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band, and with DJ Boomshot weaving it all together! Maui’s best food trucks will be on site to provide ono grindz and sweet treats. A variety of beverages will also be available for purchase.

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The Color Festival Hawaiʻi 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.

Please be sure to read EVENT RULES and TIPS before attending.

Photo by: Rolland & Jessica

Shan Kekahuna