• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's 33rd Annual Cultural Festival

Artwork by Dietrich Varez

Artwork by Dietrich Varez

Free Family Event

Saturday, July 13, 2013

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Kahua Hula
(hula platform)
South of Kīlauea Visitor Center

Theme:

Ka ‘ike o ke keiki:
i ka nana a ‘ike; i ka ho‘olohe no a maopopo; i ka hana no a ‘ike

The learning of a child:
by observing, one learns; in listening, one commits to memory; by practice one masters the skill


Enjoy hula kāhiko and music
Keiki o Hālau o Kekuhi, Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū, Hula Hālau Ke ‘Ōlu Makani o Mauna Loa, Leabert Linsey and Diana Aki.

Watch skilled practitioners demonstrate their art
Learn how to beat kapa, weave a lauhala hat, sew a feather lei, create a native garden, use plants as medicine.

Try your hand at Hawaiian crafts
Play Hawaiian games, weave a coconut basket and lauhala bracelet. Make a feather kāhili and traditional lei. Taste taro, sweet potato, sugar cane and breadfruit.

 

Wear sunscreen and a hat. Bring water, rain jacket and ground mat or chair. No Pets.

Hawaiian crafts, plate lunches, non-alcoholic beverages and festival t-shirts for sale.


Co-sponsored by
Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association
Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park
Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Kīlauea Military Camp and Volcano Art Center

The festival is free and park entrance fees are waived that day.

For more information, call 808-985-6011 or visit www.nps.gov/havo


 
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Did You Know?

Green Sea Turtle resting on a beach.

The endangered Honu (Green Sea Turtle) are frequently seen in shallow waters and basking in the sun on beaches. They return to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to lay their nests, over 700 miles away.