27th Hula O Nā Keiki - Kaanapali Resort
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27th Hula O Nā Keiki

Join us for the 27th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki, held November 10-11, 2017 at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. Guests are invited to watch talented Hula students from Hawai`i and around the world compete through interview, dance, chant, and costume categories.

Event Schedule

Hawaiian Festival of Arts and Crafts
Friday – Saturday 8am – 4pm
Sunday 8am – 1pm

Continuous Entertainment & Cultural Displays and Workshops
9am – 4pm

Hula O Nā Keiki Competiton Program
Friday 4:30pm – 9pm
Saturday 1:30pm – 8pm

Awards Ceremony
Saturday 6:30pm

General Admission: Adults $15, Children (12 yrs or under) $6
Reserved Seating: $20, Premium $25
Please contact ʻOhana Fun Center at (808) 667 0129

What’s New This Year?


‘Auana songs must be in the Hawaiian language. Songs must be written between 1970 to presentThemed choices are:

1. Love Songs – Songs that express the constant feelings of love for a person. References to nature in the song should represent feelings of love for a person.

2. Songs Honoring a Particular Place in Hawai‘i – A place may be a home, valley, bay, mountain, district, or series of places mentioned in the mele.


This year’s theme for pālua songs: Hapa Haole songs written between 1929-1959. Sufficient documentation of date it was written must be submitted. Copies of newspaper articles, web pages, magazines, etc. are examples of sufficient documentation. Please keep your documentation to a minimum to save the planet.


The Hula O Nā Keiki Committee reserves the right to add, adjust or remove any prize category stated above, including combining the Overall Winners based on the number of entrants.

Friends of Moku‘ula Scholarship Award
FOM generously gives scholarships to ‘ōpio seeking higher learning in Hawaiian Culture. A representative from FOM will sit in the interview session to evaluate which ‘ōpio is deserving of this award.


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