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Henderson Hosts Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival 2017


Henderson, Nevada – September 9-10, 2017 are the dates for the Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival, Henderson Events Plaza, 200 South Water Street.

The layout is a mix of indoor and outdoor booths. Food offerings are Hawaiian and Asian. So many options and I recognize so few words on the menu! There are games for the kids and beautiful song and dance in the outdoor theater. Free admission and free parking.

This is the 27th year of the festival which is a cultural high point on the Ninth Island!

Overheard last year: The best thing we bring from Hawaii to Las Vegas is ourselves. We are a community.


  • For the organizers – Is there a directory of exhibitors?
  • For those who participated – What would you like outsiders to know about Hawai’i and the Ninth Island culture in Las Vegas?
  • For those who participated – What distinguishes the festival on Water Street? What did you enjoy most?
  • What are the relevant Facebook pages and groups / Twitter accounts and YouTube channels of the organizers, sponsors and exhibitors?
  • For those familiar with the food, what do you recommend?
  • For those who speak Hawaiian, what does ‘Ho’olaule’a’ mean to you?


Key Links
Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival


Saturday, September 9

Henderson Events Plaza Main Stage

10am Presentation of Colors and National Anthem
10:45am Halau Hula Kaleimomi
11:45am Kawili
12:45pm Ke Aloha Hula Halau
1:30pm Intermission/Announcements
1:45pm Na Halia Aloha
2:45pm Keanuenue Polynesian Entertainment
3:30pm Intermission/Raffles
3:45pm Tavakanui
4:45pm Ewalu UNLV Polynesian Club
5:45pm Ikaika Brown
6:45pm Jonathan Hoomanawanui


Convention Center Cultural Stage

11am Danny Estacado
12:30pm Acknowledgements – Pelekikena Burnet
1:30pm Spam Musubi Eating Contest
2pm Hula Girl Rocks
3pm Spinners
3:15pm John Manalang
3:30pm Hot Hula Lips
4:30pm Apato’erau
5:45pm Michael Brack
6:30pm Roy Rabanol
7pm Closing


Sunday, September 10

Henderson Events Plaza Main Stage

10am Moana Keikis
10:45am Na Lei O Kahikilani Akana
11:30am Apato’erau
12:45pm Na Pua Keiki
1:45pm Keahi
2:45pm Kaminari Taiko Drummers
3:30pm Intermission/Announcements/Raffles
3:45pm Polynesian Rhythm
4:45pm Bonafide Reggae


Convention Center Cultural Stage

10:45am Welcome
10:55am Salve Edelman
11:15am Henderson Aikido Demo
11:40am Korabo Taiko Drums
12:10pm Chaparral High School Mariachi Band
12:35pm Announcements
12:45pm Art Mendoza
1pm Tendo Baikoki Japanese Dance
1:20pm Sophie Ramos
1:35pm Chinese Dancers
2pm Fashion Show
2:40pm Esmeralda P. Gould
3pm Jazzy Cadiente
3:25pm TBD
3:45pm Dance Group
4:05pm Gospel Singers
4:35pm Hawaiian Dance Group
5pm Closing Remarks


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