Hale Halawai Beach Park
75-5768 Alii Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI, United States, 96740
Te `E`a O Te Turama and Fun to Jump Kona are proud to present “Heiva I Hawai`i 2020,” February 14, 15 and 16 in Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. In this our 9th year, we look to reach the larger Kailua-Kona community and provide a beautiful weekend of culture and artistry. From riveting drum dances to unique cultural artisans and ono kine grinds, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The event is open to the public with no entry fee.
This weekend-long event kicks off on Friday, February 14th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Mr and Miss Heiva I Hawai`i 2020 Beauty Pageant. The Tane and Vahine, and Tamaroa and Tamahine, of our community will compete in the casual wear, talent and evening wear segments. Also featuring a Tahitian Soiree of music and dance from Te `E`a O Te Turama and friends.
Saturday, February 15th, marks the first day of dance competition beginning with solo competition. Soloists, from 2 years of age to 40+ years of age, are invited to showcase their individual talent and style in a competition where skill, stage presence and costume all count!
The day will also feature couples competing in the couples’ category where two must dance in unison and compliment each other in skill and style. Group presentations will begin and will continue on Sunday, February 18th. Groups may compete in one or more of the following categories: Group `Ote`a, Group Aparima, `Ahuroa and Tahitian Drumming.
Sunday, February 16th will begin with the overall soloist competition to crown 4 overall soloists in the Tamahine, Tamaroa, Tane and Vahine categories. Group presentations will continue and the event will conclude with the Awards Ceremony.
Saturday and Sunday also feature Polynesian artisans and crafters who will have beautiful items available for purchase and there will be plenty of ono kine grinds to enjoy!
Heiva I Hawai`i is proud to support local and our event features Big Island businesses and community groups.
The drums are loud, the hips are shaking and the excitement is through the roof!