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Hawaiian Culture Festival on March 18

March 12, 2017, 9:21 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:55 PM
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Photo courtesy of Evan Bordessa Photography.

The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua is inviting the public to celebrate its one year anniversary at the E Ola Mau I Ka Pono Festival on Saturday, March 18 from 11 – 4:30 p.m. in Honokaʻa.

The festival will feature live music, hula, cultural activities and family fun for all visitors. There will be a blessing to honor the center’s new exhibit hall, and live performances by Sonny Lim, Hula Me Ka Honua, Hawane Rios, Halau Waika, Hualalai, and Brad Bordessa.

There will also be vendor booths on-site with crafts as well as a silent auction fundraiser. Food will include a traditional Hawaiian plate dinner of Kalua pork or squid luʻau, as well as vegan dishes prepared by Sea Dandelion Cafe.

Meals can be preordered for $15 by calling Roxane Esquera at (808) 936-0853 or Vikki Catellaci at (808) 937-5241.

The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua aims to deepen ties to Hawaiian culture through programs and classes offering hula, language, history, agriculture and more. The multicultural center also hosts special events, guest speakers, community service projects, and cultural exchange programs.

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