The first annual Kapu’uola Hula Festival was held on May 6, 2017 from 1 – 7 PM at Pu’uokapolei. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the oratory and performing skills of native Hawaiians past and present through hula and chant. It also aims at empowering composers and choreographers of mele to preserve Hawai‘i’s unique form of storytelling through proper use of Hawaiian language and performance.
This was a free and open event to the public filled with hula, craft booths, food and entertainment. Stay tuned for information on our 2018 festival.
1:00 – 2:00 PM Opening Pule and Greeting
2:00 – 2:30 PM Kīawekūpono O Ka Ua, kumu Ulukoa Duhaylonsod
2:30 – 3:00 PM Nā Lei O Ka ‘Iwa Ha‘a I Ka Lani, kumu Tatiana Tseu Fox
3:00 – 3:30 PM Nā Pua O Keko‘olani, kumu Momi and Makana Kuahiwinui
3:30 – 4:00 PM Nā Maka O Ka Laua‘e, kumu Laua‘e Yamasaki
4:00 – 4:30 PM Hālau Kupukupu Ke Aloha, kumu Leilani Basham
4:45 – 5:30 PM Kuana Torres Kahele
5:30 – 6:00 PM Hālau Hula O Kukunaokalā, kumu Elsie Ryder
6:00 – 7:00 PM Royal Hawaiian Band
Map to Pu’uokapolei There is limited parking in the upper lot of the pu‘u. Additional parking can be found down below at the lower lots of the Kapolei Regional Park. It’s a short walk to the pu‘u from there.