38th Annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival

July 13, 2019

Save the date and join us on Saturday, July 13, 2019 for the 38th annual Cultural Festival, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kahuku Unit in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, FREE!  

Come learn about Hawaiian culture and enjoy the music of these islands. Experience traditional ‘oli (chant) and hula (dance) while learning a traditional craft. It will be a fun-filled, family-friendly day that shares the connection of Hawaiian people to this storied place on Mauna Loa volcano. Kahuku is on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, a 50-minute drive south of the park’s main entrance.

Performers and crafts will be announced next month. The Volcano House will sell food and refreshments, or bring your own picnic lunch. Visitors can learn more about conservation through fun, interactive exhibits sponsored by leading conservation organizations on the festival grounds, located on the southwestern slopes of Mauna Loa.

Entrance into Kahuku and all events are free. This year’s festival theme is E Ho‘omau: “to continue.” Last year’s festival was canceled due to the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.  

Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Bring water, rain jacket, and ground mat or chair. This wonderful family experience is a drug- and alcohol-free event. Co-sponsored by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. 

 

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