Waimea Valley Makahiki Festival & Heiwa Tu‘aro Competition

November 9, 2019

The Waimea Valley Makahiki Festival & Heiwa Tu‘aro Competition is November 9th Saturday!

Festivities start at 9am with the opening ceremony on the Main Lawn followed by an exciting coconut tree race. 

The rest of the competition brings a foot race, wrestling, rock lifting live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, Hawaiian games, and performances by halau at the Upper Meadow and the award ceremony at the Amphitheater. 

Admission into the Valley and festival is $5 for kama’aina and military adults, children and seniors. ID is required for discount. 


 Makahiki Program is as follows:

9am- Opening Ceremony at the Main Lawn
10am – Coconut Tree Race at the Main Lawn
10:30am – Foot Race

11:15am – Hula Exhibition at Upper Meadow
Noon – Rock Lifting competition Stage at Game site
1pm – Hula Exhibition at Upper Meadow

1:30pm – Hawaiian Arm Wrestling Demonstration
1:45pm – Wrestling at the Game site
2:45pm – Hula Exhibition at Upper Meadow

3:30pm – Awards and Show at the Amphitheater


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