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Tenth Annual Wayfinding Festival – Hawaiʻi Island
October 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Honor the art, science and culture of oceanic navigation at ʻImiloa’s Tenth Annual Wayfinding Festival, sponsored by the Ama OluKai Foundation, on Sunday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s theme, Bringing Home Lessons of the Worldwide Voyage, will feature a special panel discussion with crewmembers from the recently completed Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, along with exciting wa‘a (canoe) activities themed around Hawai‘i’s iconic double-‐hulled sailing canoe, Hōkūleʻa. Come learn about the epic 3-‐year journey of Hōkūleʻa, which traveled 42,000 nautical miles, visiting 150 ports in more than 20 countries, while training a new generation of navigators, educators, scientists and community stewards.
The festival will also reprise the very popular Wa‘a Iron Chef Contest, in which crewmember contestants are challenged to get creative preparing a meal using a galley box limited to foods and tools typically available on a voyaging canoe. Watch the cooking contest go down as crewmembers compete to create the ‘ono winning dish! Keiki will be able to enjoy indoor and outdoor voyaging activities, and all are invited to take advantage of special planetarium programming and full access to ‘Imiloa’s interactive Exhibit Hall.