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Festival of Colors 2014

Saturday April 5: 11AM - 4PM


ISKCON of DC
10310 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac MD 20854

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What is Holi?

Lots of color. Everywhere.

It’s a free festival celebrating love – and the power of love to bring all good things into our lives.

It is held in early spring and signifies new life, new growth, new beginnings.

Holi, therefore, reminds us to color our life with love, faith, and a generous spirit. It calls us to give and receive. And best of all, it just great fun. We get lost in color, forget about our usual identity, and experience life – and each other – from a whole new perspective.

When is Holi DC?  

Saturday April 5, from 11am to 4pm

Where is Holi DC?  

10310 Oaklyn Dr., Potomac, MD 20854

What do I need for Holi?

Be ready to have a great time and some money to pay for parking, colors and food.

Colors

Available to purchase at the festival for $5 a pack. They are natural, non-toxic and wash off easily enough – that being said, wear something you might not need in the future.

Music

We are excited to have Gaura Vani performing along with other amazing local artists. You will be jumping and dancing in a colorful cloud in no time.

Food

food

We will have amazing food tables set up with a Thali (full indian meal) available for $5, Samosas and Fries, Cupcakes and some other surprises.

Rules

Be courteous to others – don’t aim at the mouth or eyes. No Water – we like staying warm and dry. No drugs – lets have fun without them.

For your safety we sell only non-toxic and FDA approved colors at this festival. No color packs from outside the event will be allowed in.

I never knew there was a festival like Holi, The event is so full of colors and fun. There was so much color I couldn’t recognize anyone I came to the festival with. It’s plain and simple good fun – and the food is amazing!

William Tansey – Participant

Parking

Sales of Premium Parking Passes has now closed.

All guests without a Premium Pass must park at our Satellite Parking Garage.

Lot A/B/C – Premium Parking – Open from 10:00am

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ISKCON of DC 39.002435, -77.213073 ISKCON of DC

Satellite Parking – Free – Open from 10:00am
Shuttle Bus transportation is $5/person for a roundtrip ticket to and from the festival grounds. Shuttles will be running from  10am and 6pm.

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Parking Garage 39.028086, -77.138186 Parking Garage

* Please bring cash to speed up the purchase time and help us all get to the festival faster.

PARKING ON THE STREET IS PROHIBITED AND ALL CARS WILL BE TOWED.

It is the perfect way to spend a Saturday!

I always mark the date on my calendar and can’t wait to be covered in colors again next year.

Daksh Malhotra – Participant

Checklist

Wanna be prepared? Here are your things to do before the 29th:

1. Be sure you know where to park

We like you and don’t want you to get towed or driving to the wrong place!

2. Wear White

Be sure to capture the glory of Holi by coming in your whitest shirt! You can also get one of our shirts on the way in to get messy, or on the way out to stay clean.

3. Like our Facebook and Follow our Twitter

They will have multiple updates about the festival. A whole bunch of free stuff will be given out too, so be sure to keep checking them out.

4. Come Early, Smile Always, Stay Late

5. Tell every single person you know about HoliDC!

 Wow what a rush! So much fun, so much good food and so much color! I’m bringing all my friends next year!

Chihong Chan – Participant

FAQ

No, we have an environment for the whole family to enjoy. No drugs or alcohol is allowed on the campus.
Dress to get covered from head to toe in color!
Yes. Tents around the festival site will have Color available for $5 a pack. No outside colors will be allowed into the festival.
Yes, our Information Tent will be the place to go.
The use or possession of any drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside the venue. Narcotics officers will be working both areas and enforcing all drug related laws. Do not bring any illegal substances to the event as violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you are found inebriated at the door, security will not let you enter the venue. Event staff reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.
No, we will move the festival to Sunday (March 30th) or a week later till the 5th of April depending on the amount of rain.
No, this event is FREE!

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