Celebrate the Coming Spring at a Free Family Event

February 5, 2018

After a cold, snowy winter, who can blame Chicagoans for wanting to break out and have some fun to welcome spring? You can at Holi, a Hindu spring festival also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.”

This boisterous event will feature music, dance, art and more, promising an exciting and enriching experience for all ages and cultural backgrounds. Celebrated in India and Nepal, Holi comes to the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Sunday, March 4 from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Holi is part of the Navy Pier’s Global Connections presented by ComEd, designed to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse communities.

Holi live performances will include:

  • Funkadesi (an Indian, reggae, funk and Afro-Caribbean grooves fusion band)
  • Zeshan B (native Chicagoan offering Indo-Pakistani feels through soul, blues and R&B music)
  • Surahbi Ensemble (Chicago-based world music group offering an eclectic mix of sounds and movements)
  • Mandala Arts (Mandala connects audiences and students with the vibrancy, flavors, and colors of the performing arts traditions of South Asia)
  • Bollywood Groove (a Bollywood Dance, Fitness & Entertainment company in the Chicagoland area offering 35 classes throughout their various locations)

Holi, steeped in ancient Hindu mythology, symbolizes the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and the coming of spring. It is a celebratory day to laugh and play; to fix broken relationships; to forgive and forget; and to make new friends. Can you think of a better way to say goodbye to old man winter?

To learn more go to: https://navypier.org/event/global-connections-holi/