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Experience Kahuku at HVNP Cultural Festival

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will host its 34th annual Cultural Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the park’s Kahuku Unit in Ka‘u. Admission is free.

Enjoy hula kahiko and music, watch skilled practitioners demonstrate their art, and try your hand at Hawaiian crafts, and taste traditional, ono Hawaiian foods.

Performers this year will include Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning singer and ukulele artist Diana Aki (the “Songbird of Milolii”), Kumu Hula Mamo Brown and Halau Ulumamo o Hilo Paliku, noted falsetto singer Kai Ho‘opi‘i, kupuna hula by Haunani Medeiros and more.

“The park’s annual cultural festival brings our communities together, and offers a wide range of authentic Hawaiian experiences for residents and visitors,” said Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “Our park staff also look forward to this yearly opportunity to connect with our communities and share their aloha for the aina.”

The Kahuku Unit is the southernmost section of the national park, and is located on the mauka side of Highway 11 at mile marker 70.5, approximately 42 miles south of the main park entrance at Kilauea. Free parking available.

Call 985-6011 or email for more information.


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