South Eveleigh is set to host its inaugural Holi Hai! Festival this Thursday, March 21, marking the first-ever celebration of the Holi festival in the precinct. 

From 11am to 8 pm, the area will be transformed into a bustling hub of activity, featuring dance performances, live music, street food and drinks and a colour-throwing event.

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is a tradition in India, symbolising the arrival of spring and the departure of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It embodies themes of renewal, the victory of good over evil, and the coming together of people from all walks of life to rejoice in unity.

The line-up includes:

  • Colour-Throwing Festival – From 11am – 2pm and 4 -7pm join in the Holi tradition of throwing vibrant coloured powders. 
  • Cultural Dance and Drumming Performances – From 12pm-1pm and 5:15pm-6:15pm experience the rhythmic beats and energetic dancers of Nupur Dance Group and traditional dhol drummers. 
  • Pop-up Food Trucks –  From 11:30am – 8pm two renowned restaurants will be offering iconic dishes. Sarvana Bhavan will be serving South Indian dishes and Delhi-O-Delhi will be serving North Indian dishes and the traditional Holi thandai drink will be available to quench your thirst.
  • Henna Artists –  From 11am – 2pm and 4 – 7pm skilled henna artists will paint hands with intricate henna designs underneath a luxuriously draped tent with a plush seating area. It is complimentary on a first-come, first-served basis, and no booking is required.
  • Live DJ & MC – Groove to the pulsating eclectic mix of pumping Indian electronic music, Bollywood beats, Bhangra rhythms, and traditional tunes with a contemporary edge throughout the day
  • Kids Activities – Bring the little ones along for a day of fun. They’re invited to join in on all the activities planned for the day. Plus, there’s a special art station where they can unleash their creativity and colour some vibrant Holi designs.
  • Where: Innovation Plaza, South Eveleigh
  • When:  21st March, 11am – 8pm
  • Entry is free and you can find out more here.