ʻIolani Palace
ʻIolani Palace

Hō‘ala Hou – Re-Awakening Workshop

July 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn about the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. With OHA’s generosity, the facility and lunches will be provided. Kuleana ‘Ōiwi Hālau in Kalama‘ula, Moloka‘i.

Hula Arts At Kīlauea: Nā Mea Hula Demonstrations

July 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join our Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ‘ohana on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula). Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making. Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer. These cultural demonstrations are hands-on and family friendly. This is a free event although park entrance fees apply. Volcano Art Center Gallery.

Waiwai No Nā Wāhine – Financial Empowerment Workshop

July 18, 8:30 a.m.

Learn about resource management, loans, savings, setting goals and more by attending this native Hawaiian culturally based financial workshop. You will be able to gain access to additional resources through organization partnerships. Workshop valued at $250, now FREE through OHA partnership. Register for free at eventbrite.com. YWCA Oahu at Laniākea.

42nd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival

July 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo: Hula Dancing
Hālau Hula O Maiki. – Photo: Courtesy

The 42nd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival returns for the third year to Iolani Palace to celebrate two days of hula where Hawaii’s alii, including Prince Lot, lived and ruled. After a four-year absence, Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei O Lïlïlehua will be returning with a special program. In addition, the Royal Hawaiian Band will be featured at our noon concerts on Saturday and Sunday. There will be cultural demonstrations by some of our most respected practitioners, a fabulous craft fair highlighting local artisans who will be showcasing Hawaiian and Hawaiian-inspired merchandise and onolicious local foods. Free. Iolani Palace.

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Ua Mau Ke Ea: Sovereignty Endures

Po‘aono, July 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lunalilo Hale, Kamehameha Schools, Kea‘Au & Läpule, July 28, Yano Hall, Kealakekua

Ua Mau Ke Ea, Sovereignty Endures: 2 Free Educational Seminars by Dr. Keanu Sai, Dr. Lorenz Gorschar, Professor Kaleikoa Ka‘eo, Maui, Councilwoman Tamara Paltin. Contact: ahakanaka.eventbrite.com

Lā Ho‘iho‘i ea Hawai‘i

Photo: People gathering at Lā Ho‘iho‘i ea Hawai‘i
Several events to will be taking place on Hawai‘i Island to celebrate Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea. – Photo: Kawena Lei Carvalho-Mattos

Po‘akolu, July 31, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pu‘ukoholā Heiau, Kawaihae

In collaboration with the National Park, this annual celebration educates kama‘āina & malihini alike on the history of July 31st as Hawaiian Restoration Day from 1843, Gov. Waihe‘e‘s Proclamation of Hawaiian Flag day, to the present. Want to hear how the Hawaiian Kingdom was established? Want to learn the meaning and history of our Hawaiian flag & our National Anthem Hawai‘i Pono‘ī? Want to learn the significance of Pu‘ukoholā Heiau to Hawaiian Restoration Day? This father and son dual presentation will enhance your understanding of Hawaiian history in relation to Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea Hawai‘i. Kaoha Wilson of Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u will present a segment of his Senior Project. Prepare your own pū‘ohe to use at ‘Aha Hae (flag ceremony) that begins at 12pm with Hawaiian entertainment to follow by Royal Order of Kamehameha Kohala Chapter.

Light refreshments are provided and light pūpū are welcomed.

E Mau Ke Ea O Ka ‘Āina I Ka Pono

Po‘akolu, July 31, 4 p.m., Uncle Roberts ‘Awa Bar, Kaimū, Kalapana

Join us as we celebrate Lā Ho‘iho‘i ea Hawai‘i in the Hawaiian Kingdom.