Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, is recognized world-wide as a major celebration of spring. In North Texas, Holi Mela – Dallas Festival of Colors is the largest celebration of its kind. On Saturday, March 4, the Holi Mela will celebrate its 13th year at Southfork ranch from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival is preceded by a celebratory color run which begins at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets for the festival begin at $15. Tickets for children under 5, college students with a valid student ID and adults over 65 are free. Additionally, a variety of private cabana packages are available starting at $300. Tickets can be purchased at DallasFestivalofColors.com.
This year promises to bring a wide array of dancers, drummers and performers celebrating a diverse population. Additionally, dozens of food vendors, local artisans and other local creative leaders can be found across Southfork Ranch, where the event has been hosted for eight years.
Holi Mela – Dallas Festival of Colors is the creation of Mystic Mandala meditation and wellness center and its nonprofit, Human Embrace. A portion of proceeds from the Color Run benefits the community mission of these organizations, including support for Hope’s Door and other organizations supporting women and children.