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Enjoy a day of hula at the 82nd Annual Nā Hula Festival!

Hawai‘i's longest-running, annual, non-competitive hula event returns to Kapi‘olani Park Aug. 6, 2023

O‘AHU -- Everyone is invited to enjoy the grace and beauty of hula, along with the harmonious tunes of the Royal Hawaiian Band, at Kapi‘olani Park this weekend as part of the 82nd Annual Nā Hula Festival! This time-honored event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 6, within the park's historic bandstand.

A wide variety of musicians, hula hālau, and their dancers will be participating in the free event, with the following schedule of performances (subject to change):

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Royal Hawaiian Band

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Hālau Hula o Nāwāhine

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Puanani Alama Hula Studio

12 noon - 12:10 p.m. 2023 Lei Queen and Court

12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m. Hālau Hula o Pua ‘A‘ala Hone

1:10 p.m. -- 2 p.m. Hula Hui o Kapunahala

Feel free to bring your hāli‘i (covering, spread), mea ‘ai (food) and enjoy a relaxing day of hula at the Queen's park. Admission is free for this open, public event!

Since 1940, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation's Nā Hula Festival has celebrated the artistry and grace of

Hawai‘i's premiere dance form - hula.The festival is Hawai‘i's longest-running, annual, non-competitive hula event.

To request auxiliary aids or services, accommodations due to a disability, or an interpreter for a language other than English in reference to this announcement, please contact the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation at (808) 768-3003 on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or email at least three business days before the scheduled event. Please note that we may not be able to fulfill requests without sufficient advance notice.

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