Kapuuola is an outdoor hula festival held at the pa hula (hula mound) at Puuokapolei, a cultural and historic site. Performances by 12 halau hula (hula schools) and music entertainment by Josh Tatofi and Na Palapalai will delight the stage. Local crafters, food booths and a silent auction will provide a stimulating array of products and cuisine. The event is free and open to the public.
Kapuuola means living hill. The name reflects the festival's vision to bring life and enlightenment for all things Hawaiian. The name also highlights the significance of Puuokapolei, the special hill that the festival is held on.
On Friday, June 21, a Ke Ala Polohiwa A Kane summer solstice celebration will take place at 6 PM. All are welcomed to join us as we honor the sun through chant, poetry and silent reflection. Awa will be available for all in attendance. Bring your apu if you have one. If not, no worries. Small cups will be provided.
On Saturday, June 22, the festival will open at 10 AM and will end with a sunset performance by Na Palapalai. This festival is an eco-friendly event. Free refillable water stations will be located throughout the festival grounds so visitors can refill their waterbottles. Commemorative cups will be available for purchase.
Puuokapolei is located at the top of Kapolei Regional Park.