Celebrate spring at the 2016 Holi Celebration — the Festival of Colors — at Lake Sammamish State Park.
The annual celebration runs from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 26 at the state park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road.
The ticketed event includes family-friendly play with colored powders, a DJ with Bollywood music, vegetarian food, and traditional Indian music and dance.
Holi is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm as a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and spray each other with dry powder and colored water. It is a festival that includes all ages, genders, classes and castes.
Tickets range from $12 to $23. Purchase tickets online or at the park on the day of the event.
A Discover Pass is not required; March 26 is a state parks free day.
Eastside Friends & Family, founded by Menka Soni and Ashish Soni, has been celebrating Holi at Lake Sammamish State Park since 2012. This year's event will benefit Amrita Seattle, a nonprofit dedicated to providing basic education, nutrition, healthcare and clean water solutions to underprivileged communities in India and the United States.
The festival is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures and presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program.