Cultural Events

ʻIke Hana Noʻeau

Experience the Skillful Work at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

We invite you to experience this free cultural demonstration program and others like it at our partner national parks.
Cultural Festivals & Events

Our commitment runs deep. For many decades, we have supported cultural festivals and other similar events throughout the year in the parks we serve.

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

As part of a park-wide program entitled “Special Events to Engage and Connect,” area 4th-grade students kids flock to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park on two days every November to soak up Hawaiian culture through hula lessons, fishing lure and lauhala bracelet-making, kapa cloth stamping and much more. Students also hear about invasive species, Hawaiian monk seals, and seasonal fish spawning. HPPA is a supporter of this event.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

The Kīlauea Cultural Festival at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park welcomes thousands of visitors and participants every year. Festival-goers enjoy hula performances, music, a variety of demonstrations, informational booths on various environmental or scientific topics, and hands-on demonstrations such as traditional Hawaiian featherwork.

Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Our donations help to create a yearly cultural festival that features traditional Hawaiian crafts and food, canoe rides on the bay, and a community hukilau (fishing method) to close out the festivities. The park also presents year-round demonstrations and workshops in traditional arts, historical plays and evening programs for the community, and student programs.

Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

The park invites everyone to their annual Ho‘oku‘ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival, where visitors can learn to carve gourds or bamboo stamps, and sample traditional foods like taro and sweet potatoes. Early risers may be able to observe various ceremonies or other demonstrations. Yearlong offerings include Pacific Islander Day, Hawaiian Flag Day, and weekly whale watching and Shark In The Park programs during winter.


In History and Authentic Hawaiian Culture

Hawaii Pacific Parks Association Location Map
Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association. P.O. Box 74 Hawaii National Park, 96718 HI