The largest non-competitive hula event in Hawaii, the festival is held each year on Oahu to honor Prince Lot Kapuaiwa who reprised the once forbidden hula in the district of Moanalua. Read more here. The event includes a line-up of premier hula groups who will perform ancient and contemporary hula. There will also be cultural demonstrations, a Made in Hawaii craft fair, poi pounding workshops, entertainment and more. Read more here.
Local food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day. There is no charge to attend the festival, however, a button donation to non-profit Moanalua Gardens Foundation, the festival’s presenter, is requested to raise funds to support the event.
“The Prince Lot Hula Festival is a cherished Hawaii event,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the HTA. “We are proud to continue to support this festival, which celebrates Hawaii’s people, place and culture.”
Visitors and local residents are welcome to attend the free event to experience the Hawaiian culture through hula, cultural activities, workshops and food.
The 37th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival, will take place at spectacular Moanalua Gardens on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The theme for this years festival is “Kila Kila O Moanalua”- Majestic is Moanalua.