3 Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest





kukui_logo_green.gif  Ke Kukui Foundation presents the


Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington

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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 Hawaiʻi, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, history, current Hawaiian issues, and cultural crafts. E komo mai a e a‘o pū kākou! Come and learn with us. There’s something for everyone!

  • Kids (keiki 6-11 years old) make your own Hawaiian instrument with Native Hawaiian artisan Calvin Hoe
  • For those with limited mobility, join our chair seated hula class - Hula Pu‘uwai
  • Hawaiian quilting – Kuiki Lau, all ages and all levels
  • Fresh lei making techniques – Lei Wili and Lei Haku
  • Hawaiian values, the way to make things right – Ho‘oponopono
  • Hawaiian Massage - Lomilomi for the hula dancer and/or for the massage therapist (5 CE credits)
  • Field trip to Fort Vancouver to learn about the role of early Hawaiians and see the excavation of the Village today
  • Hula taught by respected kumu hula from Hawai‘i and the Pacific Northwest – intermediate and advanced levels

Morning classes include breakfast. Afternoon classes include lunch. Full day classes include both meals.

We want to give every keiki the opportunity to learn from Uncle Cal. For families registering more than one child, we would like to extend a multiple family member discount of $10 off the price for each child. Please email hulaworkshop@kekukuifoundation.com for details.

Questions?  Please email hulaworkshop@kekukuifoundation.com



July 24, 2015   4-10 PM

Mahalo to all of the talented competitors. CLICK HERE to see the 2015 winners!

Classic Hapa Haole Music Lives! Join us on Friday, July 24 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 Hawaiʻi. 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 Hoike and Hawaiian Festival.  

Miss Hapa Haole (Women only. Age 14 to 25)
Mr. Hapa Haole (Age 14 to 25)
Ms. Sophisticated Hula (Women only. Age 26 and above)
Mr. Debonair Hula (age 26 and above)
Comic/Kolohe Hula (age 26 and above)


Kane division (Age 14 and above)
Kupuna division( Age 50 and above)
Wahine division (Age 14 and above)
Keiki division (Age 13 and under)
Combined division (Age 14 and above)


July 23, 3015   6-9 PM

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. More information on this event coming soon.


July 25, 2015   8-10 AM


Our Annual Aloha Fun Run/Walk continues 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 ʻohana (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? Join us on Saturday, July 25!


2015 RACE RESULTS! Click to view results



2012 Recipient of the "Spirit of Tourism" Award • Vancouver USA Regional Tourism


Esther Short Park,W Columbia St. and 8th St., Vancouver, WA 98660

July 25, 2015   11 AM to 7 PM

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.


Mahalo for your interest in becoming a vendor at our event.
CLICK HERE for online vendor registration. We wish you much success!



We would love to showcase your business to our audience.
CLICK HERE to become a valued 3 Days of Aloha event SPONSOR or to ADVERTISE, or contact us at: sponsors@kekukuifoundation.com

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 Riverside Payments


Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille

Royal Hawaiian Heritage Jewelry

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation

Good Karma Gems

Vesta Hospitality

Westby Associates, Inc.

Tommy O's

The Columbian

Evergreen State College Longhouse


Still have questions?  Please contact us at: 3daysinfo@kekukuifoundation.com