Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival

March 10, 2017, 10:08 AM HST (Updated March 10, 2017, 10:11 AM)

The Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival  will be held March 8 through 11, 2017, at the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel.

The annual event celebrates the teachings and the related arts of hula through an educational platform.

Event organizers believe that sharing this knowledge will ensure the future of Hawaiian dance and practices.

The event includes an opening celebration, the competition, workshops, and an arts and craft fair.

The festival celebrates and honor the Hawaiian culture through traditional dance.

Judges will share their style through hula workshops and lecture.

Some of the best arts and craftsmen will have their handmade products available at the marketplace.


Tickets are available online.

Kupuna Night, March 10

8 a.m .: Workshop Registration, Kona 1

9 a.m.– 6 p.m .:
Moku O Keawe MarketPlace

9 a.m. –noon::
Hula ʻAihaʻa: Hoʻopuka E Ka Lā Kai O Unulau Kualoloa I Keaʻau I Ka Nahelehele
Nālani Kanakaʻole

9 a.m. –noon:
Hula ʻOlapa: Hui Holo Lio
ʻIliahi Paredes

Noon–3 p.m.:
Hula ʻAuwana: Nō Kīnohi
Cy Bridges

Noon–3 p.m.:
Hula ʻAuwana: Kawohikūkapulani Noho Paipai
Olana ʻĀʻī

5 p.m.:
Doors Open for Kupuna Group and Kupuna Wahine Waikoloa
Hilton Waikoloa Monarchy Ballroom

Waihine ‘Auwana, March 11

9 a.m.–6 p.m. :
Moku O Keawe MarketPlace

1 p.m. :
Doors open for ‘Auwana Night
Hilton Waikoloa Monarchy Ballroom

2–6 p.m. :
Wahine Auwana & Solo & Makua Solo Hula Auwana
Awards Ceremony
Hilton Waikoloa Monarchy Ballroom

7 p.m. :
Doors Open for Hoike Night
Kona 5



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