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Plan to attend Hawaiian Electric's Grow Hawaiian Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bishop Museum. This free Earth Month celebration highlights Hawai‘i's culture, native flora, and sustainable lifestyles.

The festival offers fascinating crafts, creative learning opportunities, fun activities for keiki, a farmers' market, ‘ono food, and Hawaiian-style music. Ongoing at the festival, attendees of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities:

  • See all of Bishop Museum's exhibits, including the latest: Hulia ‘Ano, Inspired Patterns.
  • Listen to Nā Hoku Hanohano award winners Kuana Torres Kahele and Weldon Kekauoha, and watch hula by Merrie Monarch participants Nā Pualei O Likolehua and Ke Kai O Kahiki.
  • Gain insight from well-known traditional artisans on beating and printing kapa, making lei, weaving lau hala and ‘ie‘ie, woodworking, and pounding poi. Also learn how early Hawaiians used plants for herbal and spiritual healing.
  • Attend the keynote presentation by Kanekoa Kukea-Shultz, executive director of Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi, and learn about for farming sustainably, as taught by Hawaiian kūpuna.
  • Learn about environmental protection programs from representatives from DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Kupu Hawai‘i, and the Outdoor Circle.
  • Shop at the Farmer's Market for locally grown produce, hand-made products, and native plants. And ask the O‘ahu Master Gardeners about growing plants in our environment.
  • Participate with your keiki in hands-on activities and educational games with prizes, and share new experiences.
  • Then relax on the lawn and treat yourself to some ‘ono food prepared by popular vendors.


Grow Hawaiian Festival

DATE/TIME/LOCATION
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

Location:

Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice Street,

Honolulu, HI 96817

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Admission to the Grow Hawaiian Festival is free for kama‘āina and military with ID. Parking is also free at Bishop Museum, Kapālama Elementary, and Damien Memorial High. See the schedule of events and list of participants at www.hawaiianelectric.com/growhawaiian, or call 543-7511.


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Entertainment Agenda

Time

Activity

9:00 a.m.

Opening protocol, remarks

9:15 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.

Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua

10:00 a.m. -- 10:20 a.m.

125 Acts of Aloha Announcement

10:20 a.m. -- 11:15 a.m.

Keynote presentation: Perpetuating the culture by cultivating the land. Kanekoa Kukea Shultz, Kakoo Oiwi

11:15 a.m. -- 12:15 p.m.

Kuana Torres Kahele

12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.

Ke Kai O Kahiki

1:45 p.m. -- 2:45 p.m.

Weldon Kekauoha

2:55 p.m.

Grand prize drawing

3:00 p.m.

Pau

Food Vendors

Nonprofits &

Community Organizations

Marketplace Vendors

Hawaiian Electric presents its annual Grow Hawaiian Festival. This family-oriented event focuses on conservation, sustainability, Hawaiian culture and native plants in recognition of Earth Day. Take a look at past year's Grow Hawaiian Festival on our Flickr page.

For a complete list of the official rules for the Grow Hawaiian Festival Passport, Click here >


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About Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO)
For more than 100 years, Hawaiian Electric Company has provided the energy that has fueled the islands' development from a Hawaiian kingdom to a modern state. Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO), and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company, Ltd. (MECO), and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO), serves 95% of the state's 1.2 million residents on the islands of O`ahu, Maui, Hawai`i Island, Lana`i and Moloka`i.

The energy we use is an essential but limited resource necessary to maintaining our quality of life. In a changing world, Hawaiian Electric has evolved to offer more than electricity.

Today, the company also provides energy solutions to help customers save money and use energy more efficiently. Hawaiian Electric also continues to pursue the use of more clean, renewable energy alternatives to help ensure a sustainable future for our islands.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

Hawaiian Electric Company is dedicated to our community in which we live, work and serve. Rooted in Hawaii and one of the largest companies in the State, Hawaiian Electric takes the concept of malama pono -- to care for and serve -- to heart. The company and our employees have a long tradition of contributing with dollars, time and talent. Corporate citizenship is crucial to Hawaiian Electric's overall business plan because strong communities are essential to the success of the company, our employees and our customers.

Company and employee volunteerism is encouraged and every month, employees walk, run or provide manpower to dozens of non-profits throughout the State. Hawaiian Electric's corporate giving philosophy gives priority to projects that help families, promote education and protect the environment.

The company also sponsors robotics programs and events that promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education, as well as the SunPower for Schools program bringing solar electric power to select schools, the Solar Sprint event where students design, build and race cars using solar power, and the Home Energy Challenge, a school-based competition encouraging elementary school students and their families to reduce energy use at home, among other programs.

For nearly a decade, Hawaiian Electric volunteers have provided manpower, bucket trucks and ladders to install Christmas lights at the Kaimuki Community Park and playground before the annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade in December.
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