July 23, 2020

Tentative Schedule

  • 8:00am    Hula & Craft Workshop Check-in @ Various Locations – see event locations page
  • 9:00am    Kumu Introductions
  • 9:30am    Morning Workshop Block Begins
  • 12:00pm  Lunch
  • 1:00pm    Afternoon Workshop Block Begins
  • 3:30pm    Pau Workshop Day 1
  • 6:00pm    Thursday Night Pāʻina @ Gaiser Hall, Clark College, Vancouver, WA  | Free. All Ages


Our Hula & Craft Workshops offer a variety 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.

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. This party is not one to miss! See you there!

July 24, 2020

Tentative Schedule

Hula & Craft Workshops @ Various Locations – see event locations page

  • 9:00am  
    -3:30pm  Hula & Craft Workshop Day 2 (same schedule as above)

Hapa Haole Hula Competition @ Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

  • 5:00pm     Welcome/About Ke Kukui Foundation
  • 5:15pm      Live Hawaiian Music Begins
  • 7:30pm     Hapa Haole Hula Competition Begins
  • 8:30pm     Intermission
  • 8:45pm     Awards
  • 9:00pm    Aloha! See you tomorrow at the Ho`ike!

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 (4) 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 day of workshops, our festival makes its way to Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver. 4 Days of Aloha festivities in the park kick off on Friday evening with our Hapa Haole Hula Competition. The evening begins with beautiful live Hawaiian music for everyone to enjoy. Our featured Kumu Hula are tasked with judging hālau hula that travel from all over to compete in both group and solo categories.

July 25, 2020

Tentative Schedule

Hōʻike & Hawaiian Festival @ Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

  • 10:00am  Welcome & Opening
  • 10:15am    Kumu Introductions
  • 10:30am   Hōʻike Begins
  • 3:50pm     Hapa Haole Hula Competition Winners
  • 4:30pm     Hula Performances
  • 5:45pm      Live Music
  • 7:00pm     All pau! Hana hou 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. This years grand prize is a Dream Vacation to Maui sponsored by Ululaniʻs Shave Ice.

July 26, 2020

Tentative Schedule

Aunty Deva 5K Aloha Fun Run @ Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

  • 7:00am     Run Registration Opens
  • 8:00am    Aloha Fun Run Begins!
  • 8:30am    Beer Garden Opens

Hōʻike & Hawaiian Festival @ Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA

  • 10:00am   Welcome and Opening
  • 10:30am    Cultural Performances Begin (full schedule listed in program book)
  • 4:30pm     Live Music
  • 5:45pm      Last Call/Closing/Hawaiʻi Aloha
  • 6:00pm     All 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 from Taiko Drumming to Filipino Tinikling and even the traditional Chinese Lion Dance. 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.