Holi Festival

March 28, 2020
Girard Park

Lafayette Holi Festival, started in 2011, brings Holi to Acadiana, the heart of the Cajun country. Holi (होली), is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus in early Spring. This "Festival of Colors" shares many similarities with Easter...but instead of dying eggs, participants are the ones getting a dash of color. This vibrant, colorful celebration is one you won't want to miss. 

Upcoming Festival Dates

March 27, 2021
March 26, 2022
March 25, 2023
March 30, 2024

Holi Festival organizers suggest a few important things before attending this family-friendly event...

Holi Festival

  • Wear white, as it provides the best canvas for this "colorful" celebration
  • Wear clothes you don't mind parting with. They may get stained.
  • It is suggested that children wear swimwear as they will likely be interacting with water.
  • Bring towels and something you can quickly change into. 
  • Just in case, have your allergy medication on hand. 
  • Bring sanitary hand and/or face wipes to clean up after the event.
  • Eye protection is highly recommended -- like sunglasses. Especially if you wear contacts.
  • Bring spare contacts and eye drops.
  • Hair protection like bandanas, shower caps. hats, etc.
  • Cover your car seats to protect them after the event.
  • Picnic chairs are welcome.
  • Dust off all the dry color from hair and body before getting in shower. Some colors stain when wet.
  • If you are using a camera, protect its lens from colors.