A two-day festival of hula dancing is scheduled to take place at a sacred site in Oahu in early April. The Kapu‘uola Hula Festival will feature performances by several hālau hula (hula schools) and live Hawaiian music entertainment. It will be staged at the pā hula (hula mound) at Pu‘u ‘o Kapolei on April 4, 2020.
The event is free and open to the public. Besides hula dances, it will also feature local food vendors, craft booths and a silent auction that will run throughout the event.
Kapu‘uola means living hill, and the name reflects the festival’s vision to bring life and enlightenment to all things Hawaiian. The name also highlights the significance of Pu‘uokapolei, the important cultural and historic landmark where the festival is held.
The festival aims to promote the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture and its many art forms, as well as the preservation of the natural environment.
Because it’s a cultural site, there is no specific address for Pu‘uokapolei and it can be a bit tricky to find. But the festival location is within the Kapolei Regional Park.