Moanikeala Hula festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary at the Polynesian Cultural Center

The week-long festival will honor Aunt Sally Moanikeala Wood Naluai, Polynesian Cultural Center’s first kumu hula



WHAT: The annual Moanikeala Hula Festival seeks to preserve, perpetuate, educate and celebrate all forms of hula, while sharing the traditional storytelling and culture with the people of Hawaii as well as visitors from across the globe. Held at the Polynesian Cultural Center, the week-long festival will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational activities throughout the week such as ukulele workshops, hula workshops, Niihau shell lei making, “imu” presentation among others. The full schedule of events is below:

Tuesday, September 3

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Opening Ceremony in Honor of Aunt Sally Moanikeala Woods at the Courtyard by Marriott

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ukulele Workshop 1 at the Courtyard by Marriott

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.Hula Workshop at the Courtyard by Marriott

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Niihau Shell Lei Making at the Courtyard by Marriott

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.Ukulele Workshop 1 at the Courtyard by Marriott

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Wayfinding Workshop 1 at PCC at the Iosepa

Wednesday, September 4

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Lauhala Weaving Workshop at PCC Hawaiian Village

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Ukulele Kanikapila at the Turtle Bay Lobby

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.Hula Workshop at PCC Hawaiian Village

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Niihau Shell Lei Making at the Courtyard by Marriott

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.Ukulele Workshop 2 at the Courtyard by Marriott

Thursday, September 5

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Kalo Working in the Loi at the PCC Hawaiian Village

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Ukulele Workshop 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.Hula Workshop at the Courtyard by Marriott

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Niihau Shell Lei Making at the Courtyard by Marriott

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.Ukulele Workshop 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.Kanikapila Night – Open Mic at the Courtyard by Marriott

Friday, September 6

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.Hukilau at Robert Kahawaii & Ohana

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.Imu Presentation at the Courtyard by Marriott

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.North Shore Historical Site Tour at PCC

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Imu Presentation at the Courtyard by Marriott

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Musical Concert at the PCC Hale Aloha

Saturday, September 7

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Moanikeala Event at PCC

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Closing Ceremony at PCC Hawaiian Village

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 3 thru Saturday, September 7

WHERE:

Activities will be held at the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore.

Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI 96762

Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore

55-400 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie, HI 96762

ADMISSION: Admission varies by activity, visit www.polynesia.com/moanikeala-2019 for pricing and full schedule of events. For more information on the Polynesian Cultural Center hosted events, call (808) 293-3333. For Courtyard by Marriott hosted events, call (808) 293-4900.


ABOUT POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER

Located on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is the only cultural tourist attraction of its kind in the world and a favorite of all visitors to Hawaii. An engaging, interactive celebration showcasing the people, culture, arts and crafts of Polynesia, the PCC has entertained millions of visitors from around the world since opening in 1963. A non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue goes to daily operations and to support the education of its student-employees from neighboring Brigham Young University-Hawaii. For more information, visit www.Polynesia.com