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Sixth Annual Kulaia Hoʻolaulea, Molokai
September 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
PVS will be with our friends Molokai Canoe Festivals on Molokai this coming Friday. Come visit us at our booth to learn about legendary voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa, and how you can support our ongoing voyages. We’ll have brand new hats and stickers to give away for qualifying donations too, so come have a look.
As always, this year’s Kulaia canoe celebration on Molokai is free and family-friendly. Timed to coincide with the Nā Wahine o Ke Kai outrigger canoe race taking place on the same weekend, the event will include visitors and locals alike and feature live entertainment, food vendors and other items for sale.
Friday, Sept 20, 2019, 5pm – 10pm
In remembering the early years of the Molokai Hoe along with the Aloha Festivals Hoʻolaulea at Hale o Lono, this was Molokai’s version of kulaia. The festivities lasted an entire weekend and the spirit of aloha radiated to all; including our Molokai community, paddlers, visitors and spectators from abroad. In recent years, we have seen history repeated, where the idea of kulaia was forgotten, as the canoe race continued without the festival. Wanting to revive the spirit of the festivals on Molokai, a grassroots community group came together and formed the Molokai Canoe Festivals whose members share the vision of bringing back the festivals to our community and sharing the true Molokai aloha and hospitality to our visiting brothers and sisters of the paddling ohana & visitors. This practice of kulaia is an important cultural tradition in celebration of our aliʻi and kupuna.kulaia gives us an opportunity to enlighten, embrace and share the spirit of aloha, Molokai style.
Kaunakakai Town Street (Fronting Library)
Ala Malama Street
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Contact Phone: 808-553-3214
Contact Name: Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello
Contact Organization: Molokai Canoe Festivals