The Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival serves to promote, perpetuate and share the Hawaiian culture in the Pacific Northwest by enriching and strengthening the Hawaiian community and celebrating the arts and culture of Hawaii.
This family-oriented cultural event is a great opportunity for Washington residents to experience the culture of Hawaii that is available to them right here in the Pacific Northwest. The Census Bureau estimates that there are 50,000 Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Washington State. Out of this number, 17,491 people migrated from Hawaii to the Greater Seattle area from 1995-2000. As the population of Hawaiians grows in Washington, so does the number of generations born here away from their home and culture. The Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival is Washington State's premier Hawaiian cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawaii's music, dance and history intended to preserve and perpetuate the unique island traditions.
Muckleshoot Casino Armory Stage
11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:15 Halau Hula `O Lono
12:15 Boys of Kue
1:00 Seattle Ukulele Players Association
1:45 Hokulani's Hula Studio
2:45 Nā Leo O Hawaii
3:45 Hula O Lehualani
4:45 `Aumakua Productions
5:30 Kini Kuki Dem
6:15 Gary Kalei Medeiros & Friends
Emcees: Uncle Ed Tanaka and Hula Sisters Nahenahe & Puanani
Alaska Airlines Stage @ the Mural Amphitheatre
11:00 Halau Hula O Napualani
12:00 Hiroshi Okada
12:45 Nā Hanu O Ku`uleialoha
1:45 Kaha`iali`i Brothers
2:30 Hula `Ohana O Ke`alaileiha`aha`a
3:30 Grooveline Hawai`i
4:30 Ambassadors of Hawaiian Music
5:00 Musubi Eating Contest & Raffle Winners Announced!
5:30 HEADLINER: RAʻIĀTEA HELM!
Emcees: Kermet Apio & Braddah Gomes
DTL Fisher Rooftop Marketplace
Kanikapila & Music Tent!
11:15 Arden Fujiwara
Bring your ukulele, guitar (any kine instrument!) down to the Festival and be ready to jam some Hawaiian music!
Noon-2:00Hosted by Don Yoder & Rich Nakada
2:00-4:00 Hosted by Rod Higuchi & Mike Fox
Keiki Bouncy House!
Seattle Center Armory Balcony
11:00-5:00 Fresh Flower Lei Making Workshop sponsored by Hawai`i Flower Lei - Delivering Fresh Hawaiian Leis Nationwide!
Seattle Center Loft Lobby
12:00-1:30 Ribbon Lei Making with Diane Wong
2:00-3:30 Lei Hulu (Feather Flowers) with Aunty Pattie
Seattle Center Armory Floor
11:00-7:00 Keiki Korner (with four different children's activities & kids fresh flower lei)
Seattle CenterLoft #2 - Workshops
12:30-1:30 Kī hōʻalu Workshop (Hawaiian Slack Key) with Sheryl Akaka
2:00-3:00 Ukulele Workshop with John Leder
3:30-4:30 Hawaiian Language with Candace Galla
Seattle CenterLoft #3 - Workshops & Documentary
12:00-1:00 "I Ka Wā Mamua - I Ka Wā Mahope" - Hawaiian Genealogy
with Kaui Kaha`ali`i & Kamaunu Kahai`ali`i
3:00-4:00 Hawaiian Navigation Workshop
Seattle CenterArmory, Room 311
1:00pm SEAHAWKS GAME!!
Café Ohana Grillin' & Catering
DB Ice Shave
Live Aloha Fundraiser Booth - bottled water
Pac Island Grill
Patrick's Hawaiian Café
Sam Choy's Poke to the Max
Seattle Shave Ice