Plan to attend the Grow Hawaiian Festival and celebrate Hawaii’s culture and environment. Presented by Hawaiian Electric Company on Saturday, April 28, from 9am to 3pm, at Bishop Museum, the festival offers creative activities for the whole family:

  • View the displays of traditional Hawaiian crafts handmade by well-known artisans.
  • Learn how to make lei, weave lau hala, sew Hawaiian quilts, prepare poi, create block prints, beat kapa, carve implements, and tie net carriers and fishnets.
  • Attend a presentation by Sig Zane on the cultural significance of native plants and the inspiration for his printing designs.
  • Support products made in Hawaii at the festival marketplace where a variety of vendors display their specialties, including Sig Zane Designs, living floral arrangements, handmade soaps, Hawaiian coffee, books, feather jewelry, and native plants.
  • Pick up practical information on conservation, clean energy, and electrical safety.
  • Participate in activities and games; try your luck at winning prizes generously donated by festival vendors.
  • Enjoy local food favorites, hula by Na Pualei O Likolehua, dance by Kapolei High School’s Polynesian Club, and music by Hiikua, and Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole.

Admission to the festival and the museum’s exhibits is free for kamaaina and military families with ID.
Get details on the event and presenters at http://growhawaiian.heco.com or call 543-7511.