18th Annual Heiva I Kauai, Tahitian Dance Competition

August 3-4, 2019

In 2019, Heiva I Kaua`i celebrates the 18th anniversary of a unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition. This annual event provides a venue for the next generation of performers to present their talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily! On Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, from 9am to 5pm, come and enjoy balmy sea breezes and whispering palm trees at this community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the Kapa`a Beach Park (4-1464 Kuhio Highway). Participants from Hawai`i, the Mainland and Japan, with a range in age from toddler to elder, perform solo and group competition and exhibition dances portraying legends and stories of Tahiti. Event admission is $7 at the door. Children age 12 and under are admitted free.

More than 40 vendors offer an extensive array of Tahitian and other Pacific Island gifts, jewelry, art, woodwork and clothing. Food vendors sell a variety of ethnic foods. Polynesian artists and crafters demonstrate coconut frond and lauhala weaving, Polynesian carving, and lei making.

 

  • Website: http://heivaikauai.com/
  • Venue: Kapa‘a Beach Park
  • Address: 4-1604 Kuhio Hwy, Kapa‘a, HI, 96746
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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