Portland / Vancover 2014 Ho`ike & Hawaiian Festival | 10,000+ Visitors, Hula Dancers, Singers, Arts & Crafts, 5K Walk / Run & More!

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Ho`ike & Hawaiian Festival Ho`ike & Hawaiian Festival
July 24-26, 2014
More info: hawaiianfestivalpnw.com

Esther Short Park
Columbia St, Vancouver, WA 98660

More than 10,000 visitors have swayed to the rhythm as hula dancers and Polynesian singers filled the park with the heartbeat of their cultures. Raffles, keiki (kids) activities, arts and crafts, business and delicious food vendors round out this two day long outdoor festival which is now considered the third largest annual event at Esther Short Park.

Bring a low backed chair or blanket and enjoy the tropical festivities.


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Hula and Craft Workshop
Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawai`i, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, history, current Hawaiian issues, and cultural crafts. This year we are hosting na kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine, Robert Cazimero, Leialoha Amina, Manu Boyd and Aunty Deva Yamashiro. Crafts include lei featherwork, lauhala weaving, fresh lei making, and Hawaiian stamp.

Hapa Haole Hula Competition
July 25, 2014, 5 p.m.
Classic Hapa Haole Music Lives! Join us for a throw back to this early modern era of hula & music. In keeping with the hapa-haole tradition, all songs within each category must be sung in English and the theme of the performance must be about Hawai`i. The era of music must be from the 1900 to 1959 period when classic Hapa Haole music was at it’s prime. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to the winners. Winning soloists and groups will be showcased at the following day’s Ho`ike and Hawaiian Festival.

5K Aloha Fun Run / Walk
We’re excited to announce the 2nd Annual Aloha Fun Run/Walk to bring awareness to health and exercise in the Hawaiian and Hawaiian-at-Heart community. Whether you’re a serious runner or walking with the ‘ohana (family), this 5K course will bring out the Aloha spirit as it follows along the beautiful Columbia River. There will be live music at the turnaround. Where else in the region can you get a full day of Hawaiian music, food, shave ice, and of course hula at the end of a run?

All keiki (kids) under 10 are free. Strollers are allowed. But sorry – no doggies allowed on the run/walk.