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Pacific Islander Festival June 4-5


Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way 90802 Long Beach United States

Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft demonstrations, ethnic cuisine, educational programs, and live entertainment, including music and dance performances. Watch hula, listen to Tahitian drumming, try out ancient Hawaiian games, enjoy island cuisine, and admire artisans as they create traditional weavings. The thirteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature various cultures, including Hawaiian, Marshallese, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, and Maori.

Entertainment Schedule

10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. – Tahitian Performances – Hitia O Te Ra
12:20 p.m. Heritage Award Ceremony
12:55 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Hawaiian Performances – Halau O Lilinoe
2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori Performances – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani
10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Samoan, Maori, Marshallese, and Tahitian Performances – Tupua Productions
12:20 p.m., 12:55 p.m., 1:40 p.m. Maori, Hawaiian, and Tahitian Performances – Na Hoa O Ka Hale Kanu
2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian and Tahitian Performances – Le Polynesia
Cultural Demonstrations

10:30a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Hula Implements – Halau O Lilinoe
3:30 p.m. – Maori Poi Balls – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani
10:30 a.m. – Samoan Sasa Dance – Tupua Productions
12:30 p.m. – Hula Implements – Na Hoa O ka Hale Kanu
3:30 p.m. – Tahitian demonstration – Le Polynesia
Cultural Displays and Activities / Great Hall

Hawaiian Lei Making – E Hula Mau / Na Mamo
Fijian Cultural Artifacts – Colin & Zelda King
Hawaiian Pandanus / Ti-Leaf Weaver (Ka Ulana Lauhala / Ulanana Lau Ki)*
Hawaiian Tattoo (Na Kakau) and Hawaiian Games (Na Pa’ani Hawai’i)*
Samoan Cultural Artifacts – Marlena Vaifale*
Tongan Cultural Artifacts – Famili Pe Taha*
Marshallese Coconut/Pandanus Weavers* – See how this traditional woven craftwork is made and purchase selected items.
*Presented by Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP):

Event Coordinator: W. Keikilani Lyons