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

10amPresentation of Colors and National Anthem
10:45amHalau Hula Kaleimomi
12:45pmKe Aloha Hula Halau
1:45pmNa Halia Aloha
2:45pmKeanuenue Polynesian Entertainment
4:45pmEwalu UNLV Polynesian Club
5:45pmIkaika Brown
6:45pmJonathan Hoomanawanui

Convention Center Cultural Stage

11amDanny Estacado
12:30pmAcknowledgements – Pelekikena Burnet
1:30pmSpam Musubi Eating Contest
2pmHula Girl Rocks
3:15pmJohn Manalang
3:30pmHot Hula Lips
5:45pmMichael Brack
6:30pmRoy Rabanol

Sunday, September 10

Henderson Events Plaza Main Stage

10amMoana Keikis
10:45amNa Lei O Kahikilani Akana
12:45pmNa Pua Keiki
2:45pmKaminari Taiko Drummers
3:45pmPolynesian Rhythm
4:45pmBonafide Reggae

Convention Center Cultural Stage

10:55amSalve Edelman
11:15amHenderson Aikido Demo
11:40amKorabo Taiko Drums
12:10pmChaparral High School Mariachi Band
12:45pmArt Mendoza
1pmTendo Baikoki Japanese Dance
1:20pmSophie Ramos
1:35pmChinese Dancers
2pmFashion Show
2:40pmEsmeralda P. Gould
3pmJazzy Cadiente
3:45pmDance Group
4:05pmGospel Singers
4:35pmHawaiian Dance Group
5pmClosing Remarks

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