Please KOKUA the Foundation that brings you HOA!
Hilo 'Ukulele & Guitar's ʻUkulele Contest
Sunday | May 20th at 1:00 pm
Our Polynesia race is courageous enough to launch themselves in wooden canoes, using their skills of wayfinding to crisscross the Pacific Ocean. Upon our ancestorʻs sailing canoes were stashed precious life-sustaining plants n the form of shoots, roots, cuttings and seeds which became vital throughout all of Polynesia for their uses as food, medicine, clothing, cordage and shelter. Three of these canoe plants common throughout Polynesia are captured on our 2017 Heritage of Aloha (HOA) Festival T-shirt: Kalo (taro); Lāʻī (ti leaf); and ʻUlu (breadfruit). We are grateful for our ancestral voyagers and all things that bind us together as a community of Polynesian hoa hānau (cousins)!
Mahalo to our HOA emcees, Kamaka Brown & Pualilia Hernandez, as well as the entire SIN Krew at the Sandwich Islands Network for supporting HOA and all of our polynesian communities across the Big Island of America! Tune in to www.v93fm.com for a LIVE broadcast of the 2018 Heritage of Aloha Festival!
Heritage Park, Santa Fe Springs, California
Da Hawaiian Kitchenʻs
SPAM Musubi Eating Contest
Saturday | May 19th at 12:15 pm
The Hoʻoilina Foundation provides grants, scholarships and/or resource assistance to support groups and individuals of California who are continuing the Polynesian culture through art, music, dance, education and recreation. Visit www.hooilinafoundation.com for more information!
10:00 am Madison Makanaokahaku Scott
10:45 am Halau Hula Na Meakanu o Laka o Hawai'i
11:30 am 'Aina Creations 'Ukuele & Hula 'Ohana
12:15 pm Da Hawaiian Kitchen's Spam Musubi Eating Contest
1:15 pm Glory of Paradise
2:00 pm Lokelani's Rhythm of the Islands
3:15 pm Auntie Geri Kuhia & Mehana
4:15 pm Le Polynesia
5:15 pm Halau Hula 'o Kawahineali'inohokeanuenue 'Elua
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HOA T-shirt Design 2018
Enjoy this track from our ʻUkulele Contest Winner (2015) LISE LEE, on California 808 using her Kanileʻa ʻukulele. You can find her on YouTube @ UkuLise,or join us in Santa Fe Springs to see her incredible talents LIVE!
Bring your blankets and beach chairs and join us for the movie KULEANA, shown under the stars at Heritage Park on Saturday Night (5/19) at 7:30 pm. Tickets are FREE but you must reserve them by clicking the red button -->
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Spread the aloha and download the flyer and lineup from our Info page to share with your hoa!
Mahalo to maoli artisan Koapono Patrick for designing our Festival T-shirt for 2018! T-shirts will be printed on-site, available for sale as low as $7.00 and YOU choose the color and style of the t-shirt! Proceeds will benefit the Ho'oilina Foundation! We appreciate your support!
10:00 am Na Hoa o ka Hale Kanu
10:45 am Kula A'o 'Ukulele 'o Hokulani
11:30 am Michael Keale
12:15 pm Tupua
1:00 pm Hilo 'Ukulele & Guitar's 'Ukulele Contest with
Kanile'a Ambassadors Lise Lee & Emeline Lee
2:15 pm Halau Hula a Kawika laua 'o Leinani
3:15 pm Kalihi-Palama Culture & Arts' KEIKI HULA
4:00 pm Nonosina
A 2-day Polynesian festival in a beautiful park located in Los Angeles, just minutes from Orange County. This hoʻolauleʻa (celebration) features an outdoor cultural marketplace, island cuisine, workshops and continuous Hawaiian and Polynesian music & dance on a big outdoor stage. Entry and parking is FREE! Proceeds benefit Southern California community groups who are committed to sharing our unique island heritage.