Mahalo nui loa for another wonderful 3 Days! Save the date for July 23, 24 and 25th, 2015. More information for the 2015 season will be available in the new year.
Ke Kukui Foundation presents the
Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawai`i, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, history, current Hawaiian issues, and cultural crafts. This year we are hosting na kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine, Robert Cazimero, Leialoha Amina, Manu Boyd and Aunty Deva Yamashiro. Crafts include lei featherwork, lauhala weaving, fresh lei making, and Hawaiian stamp.
We are excited to showcase artists Maile Andrade, Paulette Kahalepuna and Nita Pilago of Wahine Toa who will take part in a mini fashion show at the Pa`ina which is right across the I-5 Bridge from the workshop and just down the street from Esther Short Park where the Ho’ike is and Competition are Saturday.
The Pa`ina starts at 6 p.m. and is a not-to-be-missed event! We've heard there'll be some exceptional hula dancers coming to dance impromptu style along with a musician or two playing excellent Hawaiian music. Wear your best Aloha attire, feel free to get up and dance and enjoy the fun. This is free and an all ages event. Pupu and drinks will be available for purchase.
Mahalo to all of the talented competitors. CLICK HERE to see the 2014 winners!
Classic Hapa Haole Music Lives! Join us for a throw back to this early modern era of hula & music. In keeping with the hapa-haole tradition, all songs within each category must be sung in English and the theme of the performance must be about Hawai`i. The era of music must be from the 1900 to 1959 period when classic Hapa Haole music was at it's prime. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to the winners. Winning soloists and groups will be showcased at the following day’s Ho`ike and Hawaiian Festival.
2014 RACE RESULTS! Click to download the results.
We're excited to announce the 3rd Annual Aloha Fun Run/Walk to bring awareness to health and exercise in the Hawaiian and Hawaiian-at-Heart community. Whether you're a serious runner or walking with the 'ohana (family), this 5K course will bring out the Aloha spirit as it follows along the beautiful Columbia River. There will be live music at the turnaround. Where else in the region can you get all full day of Hawaiian music, food, shave ice, and of course hula at the end of a run?
All keiki (kids) under 10 are free. Strollers are allowed. But sorry - no doggies allowed on the run/walk.
2012 Recipient of the "Spirit of Tourism" Award • Vancouver USA Regional Tourism
Esther Short Park,W Columbia St. and 8th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
Over 10,000 visitors have swayed to the rhythm as hula dancers and Polynesian singers filled the park with the heartbeat of their cultures. Raffles, keiki (kids) activities, arts and crafts, business and delicious food vendors round out this two day long outdoor festival which is now considered the third largest annual event at Esther Short Park. Bring a low backed chair or blanket and enjoy the tropical festivities.
Mahalo for your support in continuing this tradition.
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