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 2023!
Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 10 am - 5 pm
Heritage Park in Southern California (12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs)
Definition of hoa (noun):
Companion, friend, associate, colleague, comrade, partner, mate, peer, fellow.
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. Mahalo to some of our current sponsors: 'Ohana Ukuleles, Orbit Event Rentals, Commercial Outdoor Advertising, Inc., KP Concepts, Congellieres, Vista Tire & Auto Service and the Sandwich Islands Social Network!
9:50 am-CITY OF SANTA FE SPRINGS
Honorable Juanita Martin, Mayor
10:00 am-OPENING OLI AND PULE
Leo Nakila, from Hawaii’s Daughter Guild of California
10:00 am-GLORY OF PARADISE
Leader Ke’Aloha Sarno from La Mirada, CA
10:45 am-ALOHA HULA STUDIO
Kumu Lyn-Del Laua’e Pederson from Granada Hills, CA
11:30 am-MADISON MAKANAOKAHAKU SCOTT
Singer from Cambria, CA
12:15 pm-SPAM MUSUBI EATING CONTEST
Sponsored by: Ho’oilina Foundation/Da Hawaiian Kitchen
1:15 pm-HALAU HULA A KAWIKA LAUA 'O LEINANI
Kumu Hula Kawika and Leinani Villoria from Diamond Bar, CA
2:00 pm-AUNTIE GERI KUHIA
Singer from Carson, CA
3:00 pm-KEKAIULU HULA STUDIO
Kumu Hula Keikaimoku Yoshikawa from Torrance, CA
4:00 pm-HALAU HULA MOANI'A'ALA ANUHEA
Kumu Hula Nani Aiu-Quezada from Monterey Park, CA
4:45 pm-LE POLYNESIA
Leaders Guy & Lori Montgomery from Aliso Viejo, CA
10:00 am-KA 'OHANA HO'ONANI SADDLEBACK HULA MINISTRY
Akua Praise with Leader Linda Merritt from Lake Forest, CA
10:45 am-HALAU O LILINOE
Kumu Hula Annette Lilinoe Kaio from Carson, CA
11:30 am-TUPUA PRODUCTIONS
Team Leaders Stephan and Melody Seanoa from Santa Ana, CA
12:15 pm-'OHANA 'UKULELE CONTEST
Judges: Hoku Bray, Kamaki Keawe, Emi Lee, Lise Lee, & Tui Letuli
1:00 pm-Mini Kanikapila Jam w/ Ukulele Judges
1:30 pm-HULA HALAU NA MAMO O PANA'EWA
Kumu Hula Chase Keoki Wang, Glendale, CA
2:15 pm-HALAU HULA O NOELANI
Kumu: Samantha Noelani Weaver-Aguon from Los Alamitos, CA
3:15 pm-KALEO PHILIPS
Maui’s Singer/Songwriter from Utah
3:45 pm-FINAL RAFFLE FOR GRAND PRIZE
Creative Director Tiana Nonosina Liufau from Anaheim, CA
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Sponsored by Ho'oilinaFoundation Inc & Da Hawaiian Kitchen
5/20/23 - SATURDAY
Da Hawaiian Kitchen & Ho'oilina Foundation 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!
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 founder of the Sandwich Islands Social Network, a non profit organization serving Hawaiians and Hawaiians at heart in our community often collaborating with the Hoʻoilina Foundation.
Aolani is very active within the Hawaiian community here in Southern California. She performs and has entertained all over the country opening for many wonderful performers such as Willie K, Ledward Kaapana, Hapa, Jake Shimabukuro and many more! She stays busy with Halau Kaleleonalani, as well as the Kamaaina Glee Club. Her newest venture includes cruising with Princess Cruise Lines as one of their Polynesian Enrichment Ambassadors. Her motto is aloha always! Spread it, share it, live it!
The Ukulele Contestant Form can be downloaded via the link below. The Ukulele Contestant Form must be submitted to the Raffle/Entertainment Booth on Sunday, May 21, 2023, before 11:15am.
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