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The BIG Picture Indian Colour Festival for A Better Life For Foster Kids Inc

  • The back of Stephsons Park 46 Guthridge Parade Sale, VIC, 3850 Australia (map)

The second annual Indian BIG Picture Festival is a fundraiser for A better Life For Foster Kids Inc. This wonderful event is where people are gathered together to dance, celebrate THROW CRAZY AMOUNTS OF COLOURED POWDER at each other. It celebration of Gippslands wonderful Indian community and to show power of a united family.

After the colour throwing has come to a end at 12pm stay & enjoy Indian food, stalls, games, face panting, art & of course see the worlds longest family portrait. Suitable for the whole family each ticket lets you partake in the colour fun, a buys a bag for a foster child. 

"The festival is all about celebrating the strength of our wonderful community & helping care for the most venerable members of our community."

Proceeds will be donated to Heather Baird a particularly amazing woman from Sale, Gippsland. She makes crisis packs that a practical gift help foster children and their carers in an attempt to provide a normal and enjoyable life for the children. This includes: Clothes, toys, nappies, underwear, food vouchers, baby formula, comfort blankets & more basic necessities furniture & cots. Each ticket brought buys a bag for A better life for forster kids inc. and helps fill them.

I always wanted to help other children in similar situations to me, So at the age off 56 l had the chance at making my dream come true.
— http://abetterlifeforfosterkids.org.au

The A Better Life For Foster Care Inc. Story

Pollyannar first head about Heather Baird founder of A Better Life For Foster Kids Inc on Facebook and decided her story was on worth spreading. She makes crisis bag for the DHS to give to children when they are removed from home. They pack to the brim with the basic we take for granted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the The BIG Picture Colour Festival associated with the original Indian Holi fest?

The BIG Picture Colour Festival is inspired by the original Indian Holi fest, but is not associated with or related to that festival. It is important to note that the The BIG Picture Colour Festival is not a religious festival or event. It does not aim to promote any religious aspects or groups. Instead the festival is about promoting the ideas of togetherness and the colour of everyday life during a day of fun and exhilaration. 

Will I be able to purchase food and drinks at the event?

Yes, food and drinks, are on sale at The BIG Picture Colour Festival. The consumption of your own food and drinks is not allowed and you may not bring glass to the event. This isstickily non alcohol event.

Can I bring my camera, cellphone, watch and other electronic devices?

You will want to capture all the amazing moments during the festival, but please bear in mind that expensive electronics, like cameras and cellphones, may get damaged by the powder. It is advisable to keep these protected in a bag, plastic cover or sleeve.

What should I wear to the festival?

You will not leave the festival looking the same as you arrived. Festival goers should wear white and leave colourful! Hats and sunscreen are advised for protection from the sun as the event is completely outdoors. Comfortable shoes/sandals and clothes you don’t mind getting full of colourful powder are recommended. Safety goggles/glasses can also be worn to protect the eyes, especially for people who wear contact lenses. 

How do I know when to throw my powder?

A countdown takes place at 11:15am on the 19th of March that when people can release and throw their powder.

If I pre-purchase my tickets, where do I get my powder from?

If you buy a “General Admission” ticket, you’ll be able enter the festival where tubs of powder are located around the grounds to share with your other colour goers. Just make sure you have your ticket with you or know the name under which you booked.

Is the The BIG Picture colour powder safe?

Yes, the powder is completely non-toxic, water soluble and environmentally friendly.

Where can I get my The BIG Picture powder? The powder will be available in big tubs around the grounds on the day. There will be plenty to go around and to make sure everyone can get colour powder easily and safely.

Can I bring my own Gulal colour powder?

No, because we have imported only certified 100% natural The BIG Picture colour powder and only this substance may be allowed at the venue. Any other powder would be unsuitable and will be confiscated.

What time does the festival start and end?

The BIG Picture is celebrated from 11:00 to 12:00, followed by food and activities ending at 2pm.

Is there an age restriction for The BIG Picture Colour Festival ?

The BIG Picture Colour Festival is for all ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Will there be tickets on sale on the day of the event at the venue?

Yes, but only a limited number if the festival is not sold out.