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81st Annual Nā Hula Festival returns to Kapi‘olani Park!
Enjoy Hawai‘i’s longest-running, annual, non-competitive hula event on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022

O‘AHU – The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), along with the Friends of Honolulu Parks and Recreation, are proud to announce the return of an in-person 81
st Annual Nā Hula Festival scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand.

The Nā Hula Festival has celebrated the artistry and grace of Hawai‘i’s premiere dance form since its creation in 1940, when DPR’s kumu hula (hula instructors) did a hō‘ike (showcase) of their haumāna (students). This tradition has continued through the decades, making Nā Hula Festival the longest-running, annual, non-competitive hula event in Hawai‘i!

The schedule of performances is as follows (times and performers subject to change):

9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Royal Hawaiian Band

10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Nā Wāhine o ka Hula

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Puanani Alama Hula Studio

12 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.

2022 Lei Queen and Court

12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Hālau Hula o Pua ‘A‘ala Hone

1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Hālau Hula o Hōkūlani

Nā Hula Festival is a free, family friendly event that is open to the public. Be sure to bring your hāli‘i (covering, spread) and mea ‘ai (food) to help enjoy a beautiful, relaxing day of hula at Kapi‘olani Park!

During pandemic gathering restrictions, the festival was cancelled in 2020 and held virtually in 2021 with those videos remaining available online on DPR’s YouTube Channel:

If you need an auxiliary aid/service, other 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

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