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81st Annual N Hula Festival Returns To Ka Pi‘olani Park!
Enjoy Hawai‘i’s longest-running, annual, non-competitive hula event on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022
O‘AHU – The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), along with the Friends of Honolulu Parks and Recreation, are proud to announce the return of an in-person 81st Annual Nā Hula Festival scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand.
The Nā Hula Festival has celebrated the artistry and grace of Hawai‘i’s premiere dance form since its creation in 1940, when DPR’s kumu hula (hula instructors) did a hō‘ike (showcase) of their haumāna (students). This tradition has continued through the decades, making Nā Hula Festival the longest-running, annual, non-competitive hula event in Hawai‘i!
The schedule of performances is as follows (times and performers subject to change):
9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Royal Hawaiian Band
10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Nā Wāhine o ka Hula
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Puanani Alama Hula Studio
12 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.
2022 Lei Queen and Court
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Hālau Hula o Pua ‘A‘ala Hone
1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hālau Hula o Hōkūlani
Nā Hula Festival is a free, family friendly event that is open to the public. Be sure to bring your hāli‘i (covering, spread) and mea ‘ai (food) to help enjoy a beautiful, relaxing day of hula at Kapi‘olani Park!
During pandemic gathering restrictions, the festival was cancelled in 2020 and held virtually in 2021 with those videos remaining available online on DPR’s YouTube Channel: bit.ly/DPRyoutube
If you need an auxiliary aid/service, other accommodations due to a disability, or an interpreter for a language other than English in reference to this announcement, please contact the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation at (808) 768-3003 on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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