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,” roughly 500 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 and BioBlitz at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park welcomes thousands of visitors and participants over two days every August. 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. The Bioblitz invites everyone into the park to count and tally plants, insects and birds.

Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Our donations help to create a yearly two-day cultural festival, which 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 classes 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 two-day 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 programs during winter.

Hana Noʻeau

Experience the Skillful Work at Haleakalā National Park's Kīpahulu District

Hundreds of weekend visitors to this beautiful, lush part of the park are able to experience this new program sponsored by HPPA, featuring cultural demonstrations that range from poi pounding to net-throwing.


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