9th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival

Saturday, April 23
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bishop Museum

Where to Park

Onsite parking will be available for $3.00 at the Bishop Museum. In addition, complimentary parking is also available at Kapalama Elementary School and Damien Memorial High School.

Admission is free for kamaaina and military with valid I.D.

Grow Hawaiian Festival

Saturday, April 23, 2016
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bishop Museum’s Great Lawn

Hawaiian Electric presents its annual Grow Hawaiian Festival. This family-oriented event focuses on conservation, sustainability, Hawaiian culture and native plants in recognition of Earth Day. Take a look at last year's Grow Hawaiian Festival on our Flickr page.

Parking

Onsite parking will be available for $3.00 at the Bishop Museum. In addition, complimentary parking is also available at Kapalama Elementary School and Damien Memorial High School.

Admission is free for kamaaina and military with valid I.D.

Entertainment Agenda

TimeActivity
9:00 a.m. Opening protocol, remarks
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Keynote presentation: Native Hawaiian Birds with Dr. Sam “Ohu” Gon
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Na Hoa
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ke Kai O Kahiki
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Kapena
2:55 p.m. Grand prize drawing
3:00 p.m. Pau

Ongoing Activities During the Day

  • Tour Bishop Museum's exhibits, including the special Lele O Na Manu exhibit.
  • Shop for native plants and products made in Hawaii. Ask the Oahu Master Gardener’s about gardening in our environment.
  • Enjoy creative crafts and educational games with your keiki. And help them learn about electrical safety from our linemen.

Traditional Artisans

Learn about Hawaiian culture with these artisans as they demonstrate their unique skills.

  • Lei Making
  • Basket Weaving
  • Kapa Making
  • Hawaiian Implements
  • Block Printing

Euphemia & Ann

Island treasures Euphemia Nagashima and Ann Kadowaki are Master Lei Makers.

Patrick Horimoto

Hawaii born Patrick Horimoto is a practitioner of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts.

Umi Kai

Umi creates Hawaiian implements, such as fishhooks, poi pounders, and weapons.

Leinaala Kai

At a young age she was taught the skills and art of lauhala weaving by her tutu.

Verna Takashima

Verna Takashima shares her love of traditional kapa making by educating others on the unique practice.

Solomon Apio

Enjoy and learn all that you can with Sol, who will be demonstrating his tool making.

Roy Benham

Join Uncle Roy as he creates beautiful and unique lei from the fruit of the hala tree.

Jessica Keala Kim

Learn the art of block printing from Jessica Keala Kim.