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9th Annual Kualoa/Hakipuʻu Canoe Festival – ʻOahu
March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fans of Hōkūleʻa will have a unique opportunity to visit and wish her a Happy Birthday this week Saturday at the 9th Annual Kualoa/Hakipuʻu Canoe Festival. The festival, which celebrates Hawaiʻi’s love for canoes and canoe culture, began as a way to pay tribute to Hōkūleʻa during her birthday week. Click here for more info.
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kualoa Regional Park
10 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
Remarks from Honolulu Parks and Recreation Director Michele K. Nekota; overview of Polynesian navigation and sailing by representatives from the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m – Canoe Activities
View and tour sailing and paddling canoes including Hōkūleʻa, Kanehunamoku and others. Visit education booths, engage in navigation and sailing-related activities, learn from master canoe builders including Bobby Puakea. Interact with various canoe clubs and voyaging organizations.
2:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony
Final words from hosts and event organizers and an invitation to join with ongoing canoe-related efforts across the State of Hawaiʻi.
The Kualoa/Hakipuʻu Canoe Festival is an official stop of Hōkūleʻa’s Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail.