Due to popular demand, Sunday February 23rd, 2020 will see the event celebrated for the first time on the Torquay Front Beach Foreshore, The Esplanade, Torquay, from 11am-4pm; allowing holiday makers and locals alike to enjoy the colour and excitement of this unique festival. Bring your smile, an open heart and a white t-shirt for best results.
Every hour in front of the main stage we will throw coloured powder into the air with family and friends. Colour will spring from our hearts and rain from the sky as we dance and sing together! Meet people, enjoy the stage entertainment, have your face painted or fortune told and soak up the festive atmosphere. This fun and relaxing day is a family friendly event. Super delicious vegetarian/vegan food will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Colourfest Torquay celebrates the oneness of human spirit, based upon an ancient festival originating in India. Krishna, the God of play, would engage in throwing coloured powders with His cowherd friends. The festival signifies the blooming of colour which manifests when we exchange heart felt friendship. To celebrate peace and harmony between humanity, the members of Hare Krishna Valley are staging this festival for the visitors and community of the Surf Coast. Festival of Colours is proudly supported by the Surf Coast Shire and Victorian Multicultural Commission.
Entry is free! Coloured powder is $5-10 per person. Vegetarian/vegan food is $5-12 per person.
Hare Krishna Valley is a retreat centre and organic farm situated in Bambra, 1/2 an hour from Torquay. Based on the principles of eastern spirituality, the residents practice bhakti-yoga, protect and care for their cows and hold regular retreats teaching vegetarian/vegan cooking, meditation and yoga to educate people on the importance of natural living and high thinking.
On the second Sunday of the month an open day is held for the those inquisitive to learn more, visit www.harekrishnavalley.com.au.
Festival of Colours will be cancelled in the case of Extreme/Code Red weather conditions.