Kalama Heritage Festival celebrates the history of Pacific Northwest Hawaiians and native tribes with canoe regattas, music, food and workshops, Luau August 19-21


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Kalama, Wash.–(Newsfile Corp. – Aug. 4, 2022) – Residents and visitors to the area will be treated to a wide range of entertainment, food, native family tribal canoes, Hawaiian dugout canoes and boating experiences. learning at this year’s Kalama Heritage Festival 11e Annual event from August 19 to 21st. Guests can enjoy traditional Hawaiian musical performers, local native and Hawaiian canoe drummers, dancers, exotic Tahitian drummers, unique local and native vendors, enjoy mid-1800s games, learn to pull the knife dance and feast on islander/native foods, including traditional pig luau, freshly pounded poi, and salmon cooked over an open fire.

This year’s event is free, except for the traditional VIP Luau ticketing meet and greet event. Friday starts with local entertainment, hula, ukulele, slack key music, Tahitian dance workshops and special guests from Hawaii kupuna sharing traditional Hawaiian cultures, poi beating, underground oven cooking called imu and learning to dance the hula and the Tahitian dance.

Featured favorite local musicals include Keoki Kahumoku, Brad Bordessa, Northwest Blend, Halau Hula O Naniloa Mana’oakamai, Ora Nui Tahitian Dance Troupe, Apato’erau Tahitian Dance and Drumming Company, Pomaika’I, Halau Hula O Leionalani Ka’ u, Strum Ukulele Kanikapila and Halau Hula O Napualani. On Saturday morning 8a, the canoe regatta featuring native families in tribal canoes and Hawaiian outrigger canoes is set to cruise the Columbia River and land on the shores of Kalama Rasmussen Park Beach representing Warm Springs, Chehalis , Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Native Cowlitz Tribes and local Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes. This is one of the highlights of this year’s festival.

The festival accepts vendors and sponsors to keep the festival a free event except for paid special events. We accept donations and sponsorships in an effort to keep the festival free, said festival director Gloria Nahalea. https://kalama-heritage-festival.perfectgolfevent.com/donate-now.

The annual festival dates back to 2005 to raise awareness of the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples and enhance the history of Hawaiians and Native tribes through annual tribal canoe trips, canoe races, Hawaiian festivals, powwows and the diversity of Hawaiians. and indigenous tribes in the region.

It will be held at Marine Louis Rasmussen Park in Kalama, off I-5 Exit 30.

Attendees can watch the carving of wooden drums, the “traditional” underground oven cooking luau pork and taro for poi pounding, the cooking of salmon with the traditional native oven fire, the Indian and Hawaiian canoe landing and the dancing Samoan fire knife of keiki (child) as an adult, play the ukulele, spin poi balls, and enjoy this beautiful beach park on the Columbia River where river cruise ships dock daily.

Media Contact:

Roberta Long – 1-866-673-5476 [email protected]
Please visit this site for event details https://www.kalamafestival.com/.

Source of information: Kalama Festival

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/132837


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