What is Colour Festival?

With roots in ancient India, Colour Festival is a joyful reminder to cast away bad feelings and throw worries to the wind. Join the throngs of people laughing, playing, dancing, eating, and filling the sky with clouds of bright colour. Now we’re bringing it Thunder Bay so that YOU can experience this transformative celebration of colour, music, and culture. With an incredible line-up of live musicians, dancers, yoga instructors, and more, Colour Festival is an unforgettable experience that will help you re-center your life on what matters most, and create memories to last a lifetime.


The colours used are plant-based, non-toxic, and environmentally-friendly. Made from food-grade cornstarch, you could even eat them (not that we suggest that!).


In India, the Festival of Colours (Holi) announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of joy and love. People embrace each other in a spirit of reconciliation, forgiveness, and gratitude. Every nook and corner presents a colourful sight: young and old alike covered in colour, singing, dancing, and laughing together. Holi has long traditional links with several legends.