Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft demonstrations, ethnic cuisine, educational programs, and live entertainment, including music and dance performances. Watch hula, listen to Tahitian drumming, try out ancient Hawaiian games, enjoy island cuisine, and admire artisans as they create traditional weavings. The thirteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature various cultures, including Hawaiian, Marshallese, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, and Maori.
- 10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. – Tahitian Performances – Hitia O Te Ra
- 12:20 p.m. Heritage Award Ceremony
- 12:55 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Hawaiian Performances – Halau O Lilinoe
- 2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori Performances – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani
- 10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Samoan, Maori, Marshallese, and Tahitian Performances – Tupua Productions
- 12:20 p.m., 12:55 p.m., 1:40 p.m. Maori, Hawaiian, and Tahitian Performances – Na Hoa O Ka Hale Kanu
- 2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian and Tahitian Performances – Le Polynesia
- 10:30a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Hula Implements – Halau O Lilinoe
- 3:30 p.m. – Maori Poi Balls – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani
- 10:30 a.m. – Samoan Sasa Dance – Tupua Productions
- 12:30 p.m. – Hula Implements – Na Hoa O ka Hale Kanu
- 3:30 p.m. – Tahitian demonstration – Le Polynesia
Cultural Displays and Activities / Great Hall
- Hawaiian Lei Making – E Hula Mau / Na Mamo
- Fijian Cultural Artifacts – Colin & Zelda King
- Hawaiian Pandanus / Ti-Leaf Weaver (Ka Ulana Lauhala / Ka Ulana Lauki)*
- Hawaiian Tattoo (Na Kakau) and Hawaiian Games (Na Pa’ani Hawai’i)*
- Samoan Cultural Artifacts – Marlena Vaifale*
- Tongan Cultural Artifacts – Famili Pe Taha*
- Marshallese Coconut/Pandanus Weavers* – See how this traditional woven craftwork is made and purchase selected items.
*Presented by Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP):
Event Coordinator: W. Keikilani Lyons
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
|Cost||Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.|
|Coupon||$10 off Adult Admission|
Members get in free. Simply show your card at the entrance.
Not a member? General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online.
|Info||(562) 590-3100, ext. 0|
Pacific Islander Festival
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