Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau Hosting Annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival, June 29 & 30

May 12, 2019, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated May 8, 3:12 PM
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Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its free annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival on June 29 and 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service.

On Saturday, June 29, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, and more.

On Sunday, June 30, the celebration continues with traditional Hawaiian foods tasting and hukilau (traditional fishing) demonstration. This year’s festival theme is I ka wā mua, ka wā ma hope, The future is in the past.

The cultural festival takes visitors back in time so they can experience how Hawai‘i would’ve felt in the 1800’s. Practitioners in traditional dress will provide visitors with a uniquely Hawaiian experience, honor the culture and traditions of cultural experts and the Hawaiian people, and provide visitors and community members a time and place to gather, learn, and share. Take home craft items that you learned to make with your own hands.


For more information, go online or call (808) 328-2326 ext. 1702.


In order to protect fragile resources and preserve the historic setting, picnicking, coolers, and chairs are not allowed in the Royal Grounds. No food is available in the park.

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