THE third annual Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival be hosted from 15 May to 17 May in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island.

Celebrating the beauty of the cultural melting pot that is the Big Island, the festival will be held at Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

The event will showcase food and fashion, holds cultural workshops, and displays cultural expressions, with the Keiki Hula Competition set to be one of the highlights of the weekend. Beginning Friday, the event will kick off with a welcome from all the cultures represented, and on Saturday, carries on with a wearable art fashion show, arts and craft demonstrations and the hula competition. Sunday will continue with cultural workshops and education, with all generations and sectors of the community provided with a platform to showcase the gifts and talents of the many different cultures found on the Island of Hawaii, such as cultural dance, education, food, music, fashion, art and crafts.

While entry to the festival is free, a number of the events are ticketed, such as the Keiki Hula Competition and the Wearable Arts Fashion Show, priced from $5 and $20 respectively, with the Taste of Pacific & Asia prices yet to be announced.

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