Ke Kukui Foundation’s 4 Days of Aloha Hawaiian Festival returns this year for a fun-filled weekend in the park. People of all ages and walks of life return to Esther Short Park to enjoy live entertainment, ʻono grinds, island-themed vendors, and the undeniable aloha vibes July 22-25, 2021.
Classes and workshops happen Thursday and Friday, July 22nd and 23rd. Over the years, the Hula and Craft Workshops have offered a wide range of classes from traditional oli to hula ʻauana to lei making, poi pounding and so much more. Following a fun-filled day of workshops, it’s time to join the rest of the community for the Pāʻina (Hawaiian style party). Attendees enjoy an evening full of ʻono food, kanikapila music, hula, friends, and liquid aloha (beer garden).
The Hapa Haole Hula Competition will be missed this year but will be replaced by an Aloha Friday Concert in the park by a 12-time award-winning band and Maui’s very own Ekolu.
Saturday continues the celebration of Hawaiian culture and music with the Ho’Ike and Hawaiian Festival, where live music, delicious food, and island vendors fill the park.
Sunday is the final day and features a multicultural celebration with more music, food, crafts, and fun.
Proceeds from this event go to support Ke Kukui Foundation’s mission to preserve and share the Hawaiian and Polynesian arts and culture by promoting education in music, language, dance, and art.
Share the sun, share the aloha!
For more information visit 4 Days of Aloha online.