The Ho'oilina Foundation will be doing our part to keep our kupuna and community safe by cancelling this year's Heritage of Aloha Festival on May 16 & 17, 2020 to help flatten the curve of Covid-19. We will be back in 2021!
Heritage of Aloha (HOA) is a 2-day Festival showcasing the heritage of Hawai'i & Polynesia with island cuisine, an outdoor marketplace, cultural workshops, and continuous music and dance on a big stage. Join us in May 2021!
Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 2021 from 10 am - 5 pm
Heritage Park in Southern California (12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs)
The Ho'oilina Foundation who organizes this festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds will benefit Southern California Community groups and individuals dedicated to our island heritage! Visit www.HooilinaFoundation.com to learn more.
Help us to grow the Aloha Spirit here in Southern California and invest in our people who have planted their roots outside of Hawai'i & Polynesia. Call Alvin at (562) 762-6099 and become a sponsor of the Heritage of Aloha Festival (HOA). Mahalo to some of our current sponsors: 'Ohana Ukuleles, Da Hawaiian Kitchen, Orbit Event Rentals, Koaloha 'Ukulele Commercial Outdoor Advertising, Inc. and the SIN Crew at v93fm.com!
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5/15/21 - SATURDAY
Da Hawaiian Kitchen's Spam Musubi Eating Contest
@ 12:15 pm
'Ohana 'Ukulele Contest
Play us a song and you could go home with a brand new 'Ohana 'ukulele!
Growing up in Southern California, Pualilia became involved with the Hawaiian community there through her mother, Aunty Esther Hanamaika'i Mariniak. A hula dancer, radio personality, and cultural practitioner, Pua has had the opportunity to study under a number of Kumu Hula from Hawai'i and the continent and has been an alaka'i for over 20 years. She is currently a Hawaiian Culture Specialist for Hilton in Waikoloa, Hawai'i.
Kamaka Brown is a multi-talented entertainer, producer, published writer, actor, master of ceremonies, entrepreneur, storyteller and standup comic. He was born in Honolulu and raised in Waimea Valley on the North Shore of O'ahu. He is a producer of a series of successful comedy shows called the "Comedy Luau" in Southern California. He credits legendary local comic Andy Bumatai as a mentor when he started in the "biz."
Festival runs until 6:00 pm. No dogs or coolers please. FREE ADMISSION / FREE PARKING
Kumu Hula Mohala Reese from Lakewood, California
Kumu Hula Keoki Wang from North Hills, California
Branch Leader/Coordinator Kohki Nishioka from Los Angeles, California
Comic / Writer / Storyteller Kamaka Brown from Simi Valley, California
with restaurants in Newport Beach & Huntington Beach, California
Leader Kealoha Sarno from La Mirada, California
Singers & Musicians from Carson, California
Kumu Hula Lehua Hawkins from Carson, California
Performing songs from their new tribute album "ELENI"
Leaders Guy & Lori Montgomery from Aliso Viejo, California
Festival runs until 5:00 pm. No dogs or coolers please. FREE ADMISSION / FREE PARKING
Akua Praise with Leader Linda Merritt from Lake Forest, California
Team Leaders Stephan and Melody Seanoa from Santa Ana, California
Judges: Lise Lee, Kamaki Keawe
Leaders Roy & Lokelani Asuega from Huntington Beach, California
Kumu Hula Kawika & Leinani Viloria from Diamond Bar, California
Leader Tiana Liufau from Anaheim, California
Enjoy the weekend packed full of FREE island entertainment in Santa Fe Springs. Our venue for HOA is Heritage Park, a delightful refuge with beautiful landscaped greenery and a rich history of the Gabrieleño Indians. This 6-acre park was also home to the Hawkins Ranch that prospered in the 1880's. 12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs
Do you have questions? Interested in a food, merchandise or craft booth for 2020? Contact us here!
Reach out, and let's make it happen.