‘Ike Hana No‘eau & Nā Leo Manu Programs

Lei Wili Making
Lei Wili Making

NPS/Jay Robinson


ʻIke Hana Noʻeau - "Experience the Skillful Work"
E komo mai
...come join the island's practitioners as they share the arts and culture of Hawaiʻi.

Nā Leo Manu - "Heavenly Voices"
Nā Leo Manu is an evening concert series of free Hawaiian music featuring the finest musicians and halāu.

Childrens Programs
Such as 'Ohana Day and Junior Ranger Day


Special Merrie Monarch Events

‘Ike Hana No‘eau

Special Merrie Monarch Festival Events

Tuesday, April 18, Wednesday, April 19, & Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Kīlauea Visitor Center Lānai

Tuesday, April 18:
  • Lau Hala - Learn skills in Hawaiian lau hala weaving with ‘Aha Pūhala o Puna experts as they share this rich tradition.
  • Ulana Niu – Create simple and fun objects by weaving niu (coconut) leaves.
  • Lomilomi - The traditional Hawaiian massage will be performed by cultural practitioner Maka Valdez.
  • Leo Nahenahe – Enjoy the serenading of Aloha Festival falsetto contest winner Kai Ho‘opi‘i.
  • Hū Kukui – Make and play with your own toy top made of traditional materials.

Wednesday, April 19:
  • Lei Wili - Learn to wili lei! Join Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and family to learn this ancient art.
  • Kāpala Mea Ulu - Practice your artistic skill with Hawaiian kāpala (stamping) using plant material.
  • Lei Hulu - Kilohana Domingo will demonstrate his skill in beautiful Hawaiian feather lei.
  • Leo Nahenahe – “The Young Brothers” will entertain you with their smooth local melodies; both modern and traditional.
  • Pala‘ie – Create and play this traditional Hawaiian ball and hoop game made of natural materials.

Thursday, April 20:
  • Lei – Patricia Kaula will teach the famous and elegant skill of Hawaiian lei making.
  • Kuku Kapa – Skilled Practitioner Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell will demonstrate the art of creating kapa, traditional bark cloth.
  • Haku Hulu – Vi Makuakāne will share her knowledge of intricate Hawaiian featherwork.
  • Leo Nahenahe – Multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award and lifetime achievement award winner Kenneth Makuakāne will perform his music.
  • ‘Ohe Kāpala – Use the ‘ohe kāpala stamp to create art!

Kai Ho‘opi‘i

Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices

Kai Ho‘opi‘i

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Come and enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music! Listen to the leo nahenahe (sweet voice) of Kai Ho‘opi‘i, an Aloha Festival Hawaiian falsetto singing contest winner as he shares the traditions and music of his ‘ohana (family) from Kahakuloa, Maui.

Nā Leo Manu is a series of Hawaiian cultural programs
Co-sponsored by Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association
Park entrance fees apply

Ulana Niu

‘Ike Hana No‘eau
Experience the Skillful Work

Ulana Niu

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Meet on the lānai of Kīlauea Visitor Center

Weave together coconut leaves to make simple fun objects. Niu (coconut) is one of the most important and useful plants to people throughout the Pacific. Begin your journey of discovery with us to learn the secrets of the niu!

Momi Subiono

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work

Lā‘au Lapa‘au

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Meet on the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Delve into the world of lā‘au lapa‘au (Hawaiian herbal medicine) with local practitioner, Momi Subiono. Momi uses herbs to help the Hawaiian community and aims to create awareness, understanding, and use of plants for traditional healing.

Haunani's Aloha Expressions

Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices

Haunani's Aloha Expressions

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Enjoy an evening of music and hula of Haunani’s Aloha Expressions. With their handmade colorful costumes and lei, these energetic kūpuna (elders) have competed at, and won, various hula festivals. Join us as they bring to life the magic of old Hawai‘i.

Keiki enjoy kōnane at the 100th anniversary of HVNP

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Come play kōnane, an ancient Hawaiian game of strategy! Kōnane is a game reminiscent of checkers, and was once played by all classes of people throughout Hawai‘i. It has become popular again today, and takes great thought and strategy to master. Come test your skills against your friends!

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P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718


(808) 985-6000

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