FESTIVAL DATES: JULY 21 - 24, 2022

4 Days of Aloha is filled with various events for the whole family! With so much being offered, our new attendees and participants may easily get overwhelmed and confused. The following schedule and descriptions will help give you an idea of what to expect on each day. Detailed lineups will be posted at later date. Please be sure to check if you will need a registration or ticket for the event you are interested in attending. We canʻt wait to see you soon!

Location 1: Clark College Gaiser Hall
1993 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver WA 98663

Location 2: Esther Short Park
605 Esther St.
Vancouver, WA 98660

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Hula & Craft Workshops Day 1 -$  Registration Required 
@ Clark College - Gaiser Hall

8:00am     Hula & Craft Workshop Check-in
9:00am     Welcome & Kumu Introductions
9:30am.    Morning Workshop Block Begins
12:00pm   Lunch Break (Bring your own or pre-order on registration)
1:00pm     Afternoon Workshop Block Begins
3:30pm     Workshops Day 1 Ends

 

Thursday Night Pāʻina - FREE EVENT
@ Clark College - Gaiser Hall

6:00pm      Pāʻina starts!
9:30pm    Pau (Finished)

 

Over the years, our Hula & Craft Workshops have offered a wide range of classes from traditional oli to hula ʻauana to lei making, poi pounding and so much more. Participants have the opportunity to spend 2.5 hours in each workshop immersing themselves in the Hawaiian/Polynesian culture and learning from world renowned Kumu Hula and Master Artisans. See a list of our Kumu who have taught at our workshops.

Following a fun-filled day of workshops, our participants return to join the rest of the community for the Pāʻina (Hawaiian style party). Attendees enjoy an evening full of ʻono food, kanikapila music, hula, friends and liquid aloha (beer garden). We’ve heard there may be a few exceptional hula sisters and brothers coming to dance impromptu style along with a musician or two playing classic Hawaiian tunes, Kanikapila style! Wear your best Aloha attire, adorn yourself with lei and flowers (fresh if you have!), and feel free to get up to dance and join in on the festive the fun. This is one party you donʻt want to miss! See you there!

 

Friday, July 22, 2022

Hula & Craft Workshops Day 2 - $ Registration Required 
@ Clark College - Gaiser Hall

8:00am     Hula & Craft Workshop Check-in
9:00am     Welcome & Kumu Introductions
9:30pm     Morning Workshop Block Begins
12:00pm   Lunch Break (Bring your own or pre-order on registration)
1:00pm     Afternoon Workshop Block Begins
3:30pm     Workshops Day 2 Ends

 

Concert in the Park ft. KAPENA & Special Guest Bruddah Waltah- $ Ticket Required 
@ Esther Short Park

Keiki Zone Hours: 3:30pm - 7:45pm - $ Ticket Required
Beer Garden Hours: 3pm - 10pm - 21+ Over Only

3:00pm     Gates Open
4:00pm     Rowena
5:00pm     True Vibez
6:00pm     CoLoSo
7:00pm     Kalakoa
8:00pm     Bruddah Waltah
8:30pm     KAPENA!!
10:00pm   Pau! See you tomorrow!

Friday is day 2 and our last day of Hula & Craft Workshops. By the end of the workshop day, our participants have had the opportunity to take up to four 2.5 hour workshops. Workshop attendees often leave the workshop feeling exhilarated and ready to share all their learnings with the public the next day at Hōʻike. After the last block of workshops, we arenʻt done yet - in fact we are just getting started! Once we wrap up our workshops, the festival makes its way to Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver.

In the past, we have had many hula dancers grace our stage for a Hapa Haole Hula Competition on Friday evening but last year in 2021, we kicked off the weekend full of festivities with a Concert in the Park featuring 12x award winning band & Mauiʻs very own EKOLU! This year we will continue into the second year of having our Concert in the Park featuring KAPENA! Like all of our events at 4 Days of Aloha, our Aloha Friday Concert welcomes all ages. VIP concert passes are available for ages 21+. The park will be filled with live music, hula, ʻono food, shopping vendors, and aloha vibes all around! Donʻt wait, buy your tickets now!

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hōʻike & Hawaiian Festival - $ Ticket Required 
@ Esther Short Park

Keiki Zone Hours: 10am - 6:45pm - $ Ticket Required
Beer Garden Hours: 10am -7pm - 21+ Over Only

9:00am     Gates Open
10:00am   Welcome & Program Begins
4 Days of Aloha Hōʻike w/ Nā Kumu
Lineup will be posted at a later time
7:00pm     Pau! See you tomorrow!

4 Days of Aloha continues with a weekend in the park. People of all ages and walks of life return to Esther Short Park to enjoy more live entertainment, ʻono grinds, island themed vendors, and the undeniable aloha vibes. Performances and presentations start early in the morning and feature our workshop participants led by the respective Kumu. Throughout the day, we have awesome raffle prize drawings and one lucky winner goes home with a GRAND PRIZE!! Stay tuned to hear what this yearʻs grand prize will be.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Run 4 Aloha - $ Registration Required 
@ Esther Short Park

7:00am   Check-In
7:45am   Welcome & Opening by Kaloku Holt, Ke Kukui Foundation
8:00am   Keiki Run Start
8:15am   5K/10K Start

Celebration of Cultures - $ Ticket Required 
@ Esther Short Park

Keiki Zone Hours: 10am - 5:00pm - $ Ticket Required
Beer Garden Hours: 10am - 5pm - 21+ Over Only

9:00am   Gates Open
10:00am   Welcome & Program Begins
Performances All Day featuring  - Lineup will be posted at a later time
5:00pm   Pau! See you next year!

The 4th day is the newest addition to our festival. We are excited to finally be able to continue the celebration of aloha through Sunday! Attendees return to the park for more island vibes. Hawaiʻi is known for its melting pot of cultures and we highlight the multi-cultural community at the park. Come early and save your spot so you donʻt miss the exciting colorful display of culture. Shopping with our awesome vendors, grinds from the ʻono food vendors and the beer garden remains open till the closing of our last day. Stay till the end! You donʻt want to miss the closing band that will take you back to the islands and of course the last and final Hawaiʻi Aloha.