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26 Apr '14 07:00 am- 26 Apr '14 04:00 pm
San Diego Shaka Fest
Crown Point - San Diego Mission Bay Park- San Diego, CA
April 26, 2014 - The public is invited to California’s Largest Hawaiian outrigger canoe regatta and Stand Up Paddle race dedicated to youths on April 26, 2014 at Crown Point – Mission Bay. San Diego, CA Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and fighting the youth obesity epidemic by encouraging youths to learn and live a lifestyle of health and wellness presents the San Diego Shaka Fest at Crown Point Park on San Diego Mission Bay on April 26, 2014. www.sandiegoshakafest.com  - Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club is proud to present the inaugural San Diego Shaka Fest. This festival includes a youth only Hawaiian outrigger canoe regatta, a stand-up paddle race for all ages, and health wellness fair focused on youths from all walks of life. Parking and admission is free and open to the public. The festival will start with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. After the opening ceremony is the first 3-mile long stand up paddle race for all ages known as the Stand Up For The Kids SUP fundraiser. Then the third annual Keiki Heihe Waʻa (youth canoe regatta) begins with a 3-mile long Hawaiian outrigger canoe race. Youth’s then race their canoes on a straight 500 yard course with six lanes marked by buoy flags with race turns in front of Crown Point Shores. This is a very spectator friendly event and great fun for the entire family. Teams from as far away as Hawaii come to compete at this event. Youth outrigger canoe racers from the Hawaiian Nā ʻŌpio Racing Association, The Southern California Outrigger Racing Association, and the United State Canoe Association will be competing in the traditional Hawaiian way in their six-person Hawaiian outrigger canoes, hula dancers, drummers, and ukulele players will be performing in the park entertaining guests. Health Wellness information booths, Stand Up Paddle Vendors with demo equipment, and Outrigger paddling vendors will also have booths at this festival. This festival is a fundraiser to benefit Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club so they can continue to operate their all adult volunteer run Hawaiian cultural immersion program on San Diego Mission Bay. Part of the mission of Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club’s Hawaiian cultural immersion program is to educate the youth about eating a healthier diet while at the same time participating in physical activity such as outrigger canoe paddling and stand up paddling. Gus Cervantes president and cofounder of Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club believes that teaching children at a young age the habits of a healthy diet and regular exercise will continue through their adulthood and begin to turn the tide on the obesity epidemic that has inflicted modern society. Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club is a youth only Hawaiian cultural immersion program run by all adult volunteers and was founded on November 11, 2011 in San Diego California. Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club’s mission is to develop an appreciation of cultural heritage by educating their youth about the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture through language, hand crafts, chants, prayers, and ancient History of Hawaiʻi in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. And to teach their youth the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle by combining wellness education including sound mind & body. And by preparing and encouraging them to participate in competitive outrigger canoe paddling and races. For updated information on this event call Gus Cervantes at (858) 449-2078 or visit www.sandiegoshakafest.com  ... Details
26 Apr '14 11:00 am- 26 Apr '14 03:30 pm
2nd Annual K-Poly & Ka’amea’s 2014 Concert Fundraiser
Our Redeemers Lutheran Church- Garden Grove, CA
2nd Annual K-poly & Ka'amea 2014 Concert Fundraiser Come out and spend the afternoon with us and enjoy the wonderful sounds of Ka’amea and Kpoly dancers. Pre sale-tickets are available for a $15 donation. Our event begins at 11 am. Doors open at 1pm and the concert begins at 2:00 pm. Vendors Participating: Lisa’s Kitchen, Hula Girl Shave Ice, GOP Spam Musubi, Claudia’s Dessert, Tina’s Aloha Crafts, Creations of Aloha, Ohana Style L.A., Pat The Samoan Artists, A Bit of Aloha, Sonny’s Smoothies, Aloha Angel Malia and many more. Hope to see you there. Mahalo, Monique and Owen Akiona... Details
02 May '14 05:00 pm- 02 May '14 10:00 pm
May Day with Sean Na`auao
Moonlight Amphitheater- Vista, CA
May Day with Sean Na`auao at the Moonlight Amphitheater - 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084. Friday, May 2nd. For tickets go to www.kuhiahalausd.com or www.vistixonline.com Doors open at 6pm. Opening the show is Desi Relator from San Diego. Tickets are $40 for assigned seating or $35 for open grass seating. Start your summer off with aloha!... Details
03 May '14 09:00 am- 04 May '14 05:00 pm
San Diego Ho'olaule'a 2014
De Anza Cove Park- San Diego, CA
Come join us  at the 2014 San Diego Ho'olaule'a as we bring the Spirit of Aloha back to De Anza Cove Park for another year. This event is all about sharing our Hawaiian Culture with all during our May Day Celebration, San Diego Style. Come join us as we bring Poi Pounding, Kapa workshop, Lei Making, and Lei Hulu ( the art of using Feathers) and much more in our cultural village. Also non-stop music and hula on two stages by various halau and musicians. Come shop and enjoy our Boutique and food vendors and much, much more. We can't forget our Kupuna tent so all  Kupuna can have a place to sit with a nice view of the stage out of the sun. Most of all we have smiling faces from the shore to the park as we share the love for the Hawaiian culture and all the other cultures that call Hawaii home. I know our staff and I will be there to greet you and give you a heartfelt ALOHA!! Our main stage (Mauka)  is filling up for next year, but we still have some spots available for halau. Our Kanikapila stage (Makai) still has availability for musicians.  We are always looking to add more craft and food vendors to our San Diego Ho'olaule'a Ohana. Lastly, we currently have 3 food booth spaces  still available. For vending Info. Contact poidogj@sbcglobal.net, or jordan@sdhoolaulea.com, our website is now up and running.The San Diego Ho'olaule'a is a new entity unto itself as of June 2013, but as years past we will be partnering with  Hui Lima Hana Elua to bring you the San Diego Ho'olaule'a.  To help fund this event and  contribute to our scholarship fund, we are always seeking sponsors. Mahalo nui  loa, for all your support. Please visit our website: www.sdhoolaulea.com, Coming in Oct 2013 Hui Lima Hana Elua is:A 501(c)3 Nonprofit California Corporation... Details
03 May '14 09:00 am- 04 May '14 06:00 pm
Lei Day Las Vegas 2014 - 17th annual Polynesie Festival
California Hotel & Casino- Las Vegas, NV
Dennis Kamakahi, Mike Kaawa, George Kuo & Emcee Makani Tabura Fri May 2 at 7PM Ohana/Maile Room. Tickets $20 advance/$25 door. Brother Noland and Kata Maduli Sat May 3 at 7PM Outdoor Festival Venue. Tickets $20 advance / $25 door. Polynesian arts & crafts, local food & beverage, live non-stop entertainment - free admssion daytime. Produced by Gary Haleamau & Kumu Hula Sheldeen Haleamau of Halau Hula 'O Kaleimomi. Contact KP 702-251-5793 or www.kealaikahiki.com   ... Details
03 May '14 05:00 pm- 03 May '14 10:00 pm
6th Annual Aloha Jam
American Legion Post 80- Downers Grove, IL
Come and feel the Aloha Spirit at the 6th Annual Aloha Fest! Enjoy a night of Polynesian music, dance, food, and raffles. There will be a special performance from Tiana Nonosina Liufau. This event is a fund raiser to help support Hula Association of the Midwest, a not for profit organization committed to perpetuating Polynesian culture and art. $5 Admission; 5yrs and under are free!... Details
04 May '14 08:45 am- 04 May '14 03:00 pm
Nonosina Tahitian Chicagoland Workshop
The Academy of Dance Arts- Downers Grove, IL
Improve your Tahitian dance skills and cultural knowledge with Tiana Nonosina Liufau from the well renowned Nonosina. Take advantage of the early bird special and sign up before April 20, 2014! All proceeds will help further fund the Hula Association of the Midwest. A not for profit organization committed to perpetuating Polynesian culture and art.... Details
10 May '14 10:00 am- 10 May '14 08:00 pm
Santa Clarita Valley Pacific Islander Festival
William S. Hart Park- Newhall, CA
1st Annual Pacific Islander Festival of Santa Clarita Valley, hosted by Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company held at William S. Hart Park in Newhall. This family event will feature live entertainment from local Polynesian Dance groups and Musical Artists. Enjoy Pacific Island food vendors and Island craft vendors.... Details
17 May '14 10:00 am- 18 May '14 05:00 pm
Heritage of Aloha Festival
Santa Fe Springs Heritage Park- Santa Fe Springs, CA
Ho'oilina Foundation Inc., non-profit group is sponsoring it's second fundraiser called Heritage of Aloha Festival. The Heritage of Aloha Festival is a 2-day hoʻolauleʻa, featuring a cultural marketplace, island food booths, ʻukulele contest, spam musubi eating contest, raffle grand prize (cruise to Hawaii), workshops, makahiki games, and continuous Hawaiian/Polynesian music and dance on a beautiful outdoor stage. Admission and parking is FREE! Proceeds from the festival will be awarded to selected community groups who apply for projects that perpetuate the Pacific Island culture. Grant applications will be available on the Ho'oilina Foundation website and at the Festival. Please join us and share your aloha!... Details
24 May '14 03:00 pm- 24 May '14 11:00 pm
The Brothers Cazimero 20th Anniversary at the Shannon Center
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts- Whittier , CA
NOTE: There are two shows. The first one starts at 3pm and the second one at 8pm. Tickets are $45.00 each. The Brothers Cazimero are consummate performers who have made their indelible imprint on the face of contemporary Hawaiian music. Their talent, longevity and sales success over the past 30 years have placed them in a league of their own, untouched by any other performer in the history of Hawaiian music.  The early 1970s were a remarkable time as the Hawaiian culture and music began an amazing resurgence in Hawai‘i. Leading the way down this amazing new path were The Brothers Cazimero, carrying a torch that sparked a new interest in music performed in the Hawaiian language with a contemporary sound that even today has never been duplicated.... Details

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