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Coquitlam's Colour Fest is coming back — where you can dance in a living rainbow

There'll be a colour zone, live music and food trucks in Coquitlam's Town Centre Park for the first time since 2019.
Colour Fest is coming to Coquitlam's Town Centre Park over the May long weekend where participants are hit with coloured powder in signifying good's triumph over evil.

Imagine dancing with joy in your heart while being pelted with colourful powder.

It'll feel like you're walking through a living rainbow as it signifies the triumph of good over evil.

Now, Tri-Cities residents can experience those sights and sounds in Coquitlam later this spring with the celebration of Holi.

Colour Fest is being organized by Diwali Fest, a group that spearheads related events across Metro Vancouver.

It'll be the first colour festival in the city since 2019 as then restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic put gatherings on hold in 2020 and 2021.

In 2022, organizers decided to host a digital colour festival.

With its return, the in-person event is expected to bring thousands of visitors from across the region to Town Centre Park for the May long weekend.

According to its origins, Holi is the official arrival of spring in India and the blossoming of love for all communities.

Coquitlam's Colour Fest is also set to recognize Vaisahki, which, on April 14, marks the start of the spring harvest.

Features for the family-friendly "multi-dimensional" event are set to include live music and dance performances, a DJ, food trucks, art activities and a South Asian Night Market.

As well, there'll be a designated colour zone where festival-goers that paid for a ticket can expect to be covered with coloured powder.

Colour Fest is scheduled to take place May 20 at Town Centre Park starting at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 plus tax for adults aged 18 and older and $17 for kids aged three to 11, and each participant will receive one powdered colour packet for the colour zone.

For more information, you can visit the Colour Fest's Eventbrite page.


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