Pacific Islander Festival

Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and live entertainment, including music and dance performances. Watch hula, listen to Tahitian drumming, try out ancient Hawaiian games, and admire artisans as they create traditional weavings. The fourteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature various cultures, including Hawaiian, Marshallese, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Kiribati, and Maori.

SATURDAY, JUN 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
SUNDAY, JUN 4, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.

Members get in free. Simply show your card at the entrance.
Not a member? General admission is required. You can purchase

(562) 590-3100, ext. 0

Entertainment Schedule

10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Tahitian Performances – Hitia O Te Ra
12:20 p.m., 12:55 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Hawaiian Performances – Halau O Lilinoe
2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori Performances – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani
10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m. Chamoru Performances – Kutturan Chamoru Foundation
11:45 a.m. Heritage Award Ceremony Honoring Regina “Ning” Quenga with opening performance by Kutturan Chamoru Foundation
12:20 p.m., 12:55 p.m., 1:40 p.m. Maori, Hawaiian, and Tahitian Performances – Na Hoa O Ka Hale Kanu
2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Samoan, Maori, Marshallese, and Tahitian Performances – Tupua Productions
Cultural Demonstrations

12:30 p.m. Hula Implements – Halau O Lilinoe
3:30 p.m. Maori Poi Balls – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani
10:30 a.m. Pelito and Acho: Chamoru Sticks and Rocks Implements — Kutturan Chamoru Foundation
12:30 p.m. Hula Implements – Na Hoa O ka Hale Kanu
3:30 p.m. Samoan Slap Dance: Fa’ataupati – Tupua Productions
Demonstrations and Activities / Great Hall

Hawaiian Lei Making – E Hula Mau / Na Mamo
Fijian Cultural Artifacts – Colin & Zelda King
Kiribati Cultural Display
Hawaiian Pandanus / Ti-Leaf Weaver (Ka Ulana Lauhala / Ka Ulana Lauki)*
Hawaiian Tattoo (Na Kakau) and Hawaiian Games (Na Pa’ani Hawai’i)*
Samoan Cultural Artifacts*
Tongan Cultural Artifacts*
Marshallese Coconut/Pandanus Weavers – See how this traditional woven craftwork is made and purchase selected items. Presented by Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP).
Heritage Award Presentation

Honda Blue Cavern – Sunday, June 4 at 11:45 a.m.
Honoring Regina “Ning” Quenga

Pacific Islander Festival Coordinator: W. Keikilani Lyons


Jun 03 2017 - Jun 05 2017


Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach CA United States 90802

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