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Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park in June

On June 29th and 30th, 2019,  Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service.  On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional leimaking, and more. On Sunday, June 30th, the celebration continues with traditional Hawaiian foods tasting and hukilau (traditional fishing) demonstration. This year’s festival theme is I ka wā mua, ka wā ma hope, The future is in the past. 

The Cultural Festival takes visitors back in time so they can experience how Hawai‘i would’ve felt in the 1800’s.  Practitioners in traditional dress will provide visitors with a uniquely Hawaiian experience, honor the culture and traditions of cultural experts and the Hawaiian people, and provide visitors and community members a time and place to gather, learn, and share.  Take home craft items that you learned to make with your own hands!  

Please visit our website :// www.nps.gov/puho for details or the park’s new Facebook page for updates.   www.facebook.com/PuuhonuaoHona…  

In order to protect fragile resources and preserve the historic setting, picnicking, coolers, and chairs are not allowed in the Royal Grounds. No food is available in the park.  

When:  June 29 & 30, 2019 – 9 am to 3 pm
Where:  Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park –  south on Highway 11 to mile marker 104, turn right on to Hwy. 160 for three miles, turn left on Ke Ala o Keawe Road, proceed to park entrance.
Cost: Free  

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