Colorfest celebrates inclusivity, diversity Published July 8, 2022 By Robin McMacken, Skywrighter Staff 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs First Colorfest celebrates inclusivity, diversity Staff Sgt. Caroline Berglin sprays a pair of runners as they circle the Jarvis track during the color run June 30 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Following the color run, there were games, booths and food trucks for people to observe the end of Pride Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Despite the heat, attendees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s first Colorfest on June 30 enjoyed fitness, food trucks, music, dancing, bowling and, for some, unapologetically huge doses of head-to-toe color. Colorfest, presented by the 88th Force Support Squadron, celebrated diversity, inclusivity and a sense of community. June was Pride Month, which honors the contributions and resilience of LGBTQI+ people. According to his Pride Month declaration, President Joe Biden said: “We reaffirm our belief that LGBTQI+ rights are human rights. And we recommit to delivering protections, safety, and equality to LGBTQI+ families so that everyone can realize the full promise of America.” At 3 p.m., Colorfest events at Wright-Patt kicked off with the 1.5-mile Color Run. During the untimed event, participants wore white T-shirts and were plastered in brightly colored powder at various designated locations. The fun run began at the Jarvis Fitness Center parking lot, headed around the dorms and then back to Jarvis Outdoor Track. From 4 to 8 p.m., the celebration of diversity in the community continued at Jarvis Outdoor Track. Music, dancing, photo-ops, activity booths, food trucks, a beer truck, and LGBTQ, women and minority-owned vendors were featured. All ages were present at Colorfest, with families sampling the cuisine offered by three food trucks: Kahuna Grindz, A Cut Above Schnitzel and More, and Kona Ice. First Colorfest celebrates inclusivity, diversity A runner moves through an explosion of color as he takes part in Colorfest on June 30 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Jarvis track. Following the color run, there were games, booths and food trucks for people to observe the end of Pride Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res Airman 1st Class Andrew Kang, a second-phase medical student, was on his way back to the dormitory when he noticed the food trucks. He popped by and bought a to-go meal from A Cut Above Schnitzel. Although the international fare at Colorfest was a sure draw, many children seemed absolutely smitten with the various games and designated color tosses. The cuteness factor was in full force and made for some memorable moments. From 8 to 10 p.m., the Colorfest After Party took place at Kittyhawk Lanes with Glow Bowling. A live DJ, selfie stations and two hours of bowling wrapped up events for Colorfest.