Ring in the spring this year at Railway Heights Market in Houston, which is hosting a vibrant Festival of Colors event on March 19th with authentic Indo-Pak food, Bollywood Dancing, and all the colors of the sun!
Holi, or Festival of Colors, is an annual festival that marks the end of winter. Typically observed in March, family and friends come together and celebrate by dancing, feasting, and splashing colorful powder – the colors all representing individual meaning – on each other.
In Houston, you can celebrate the colorful holiday at the the newly-minted Railway Heights Market. From 2 – 10 pm on March 19th, the market’s Festival of Colors will feature an array of Indo-Pak food vendors, Bollywood dancing, live DJs, a DHOL player – a double-barrel drum traditionally played in Indian, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, a Henna artist, pop-up market, and more!
Tickets to the event are priced at $10, and can be found through the website’s Instagram.
Located on 8200 Washington Ave, Railway Heights is a market concept from Company of Nomads, the same minds behind the Conservatory and Bravery Chef Hall. The new market, however, isn’t just a run-in-the-mill food hall. While Railway Heights does in fact house an eclectic mix of eateries ranging from Peaky Grinders, Pierogi Queen, Heads and Tails, and Drunken Pho, Hot Rod Pops – with cuisines ranging from pizza, to churros, chicken wings, Japanese-style sandwiches, and samosas – the market features local vendors, a wine bar, beer garden, farmers market, and more.
In other festival news, Galveston’s annual large-scale Mardi Gras festival is presently ongoing. This April, Houston will see the return of the beloved Art Car Parade as well as its surrounding festivities. And, in June, Houston’s fabulous Pride Parade will make a glorious return.