We are excited for the return of 4 Days of Aloha! Due to the impacts of COVID-19, our festival format is undergoing changes. Please be aware of the change in location for our workshops and pāʻina. This year, tickets must be purchased to attend our festivities at Esther Short Park. Pre-sale tickets will be available very soon. Mahalo for your understanding!

July 22, 2021

Hula & Craft Workshops Day 1 - Registration Required 
@ Groove Nation Performing Arts Center (and various locations)

8:00am Hula & Craft Workshop Check-in
9:00am Welcome & Kumu Introductions
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, Ticket Required 
@ Groove Nation Performing Arts Center

6:00pm - Pāʻina Begins
10:00pm

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 22, 2021

Hula & Craft Workshops Day 2 - Registration Required 
@ Groove Nation Performing Arts Center (and Various locations)

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

Aloha Friday - $ Ticket Required 
@ Esther Short Park

1:00pm Gates Open
2:00pm Vendors Open
5:00pm Opening Live Music
6:00pm Hula Performances
7:00pm 2021 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Finalist, Faith Ako
8:00pm 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner, Kamakakēhau Fernandez
9:00pm 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 (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 block of workshops, we arenʻt done yet - in fact we are just getting started!

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 live music and continuing with hula. Although we will miss our annual Hapa Haole Competition this year, some of our past competitors and winners will be performing.

July 24, 2021

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

7:00am Early Access for Ke Kukui members (click here to become a member)
8:00am Gates Open
10:00am Welcome & Program Begins
7:00pm Pau! See you tomorrow!
A more detailed schedule will be available soon

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 24, 2021

Multicultural Celebration - $ Ticket Required 
@ Esther Short Park

7:00am Early Access for Ke Kukui members (click here to become a member)
8:00am Gates Open
10:00am Welcome & Program Begins
6:00pm Pau! See you next year!
A more detailed schedule will be available soon

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.