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News & Events


Andy Bumatai & Kamaka Brown

Date: Friday, November 10th, 2017
Time: 7:30pm –
Location: Hālau Nā Wai Ola

E Hula Mau – Southern California’s 23rd Annual Hula & Chant Competition

Our Wahine and Makuahine teams will be entering.

Date: September 1-3, 2017
Location: Long Beach Terrace Theater, CA

The 22nd Annual Bay Area Aloha Festival

Date: Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Time: 4:00pm –
Location: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA

Cupertino Library – Hawaiian Performance

Date: Wednesday, August 2nd
Performance time: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Location: Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014

3 Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest: Hapa Haole Hula Competiton

Halau Na Wai Ola will be entering in multiple divisions.

Date: Friday, July 28th, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Esther Short Park, W Columbia St. and 8th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
Competition Results
– 1st Place “Ms. Hapa Haole Hula” (Solo)
– 1st Place “Ms. Sophisticated” (Solo)
– 1st Place Kaikamahine
– 2nd Place Kupuna
– 1st Place Combined Wahine/Kane

The 11th George Na’ope Hula Festival

Our Wahine, Makuahine, and Kupuna teams will be entering.

Date: July 14-16, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Sacramento, CA
Competition Results
– 1st Place: Makuahine Division (Solo)
– 3rd Place: Kupuna Wahine Division (Solo)
– 1st Place: Kupuna Kāne Division (Solo)
– 1st Place: Wahine Division (Solo)
– 3rd place: Kupuna Wahine Division (Group)
– 1st Place: Wahine ʻAuana Division (Group)
– 1st Place: Wahine Kahiko Division (Group)
– 1st Place: Overall (Group) – Highest combined group score of hula kahiko and ʻauana

WorldOne Festival – Free Admission

Date: Monday, July 3rd
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA
We will be performing at the Festival with Kūpaoa! Come out for an evening of great music.

Kupaoa Live at The Cue With Kanoe Kahaku

Date: Saturday, July 1st
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ticket: $20.00 at the door or
Location: The Cue in Concord, 1835 Colfax St, Concord, CA 94520, USA

Culture and Nature program series – Nature of Hula

Date: Saturday, June 17th
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location:Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcardero Road, Palo Alto
The event includes: Hula demonstration of kahiko and ‘auana styles, an overview of hula basics and a simple hula kahiko lesson, discussion of Hula adornments (leis) and gathering of materials in nature, and the importance of nature to hula dancers.

Ukulele Jams Festival

Date: Saturday, June 10th
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Mountain View High School (3535 Truman Avenue, Mountain View CA 94040)
– Festival only – General $15, Youth $5
– Concert only – $25
– Combo: Festival and Concert – General $30, Youth $20
Click here for more detail.

21st Annual Hōʻike 2017 – Cowboys of the Pacific

We are pleased to announce our 21st annual Hōʻike!

Date: Saturday, June 3rd
Gate open at 4:30pm for Lu’au seats
Gate open at 5:00pm for general seats
Kupaoa Performance starts at 5:45pm
Featured performance starts at 7:15pm
Location: Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose
Price: General Admission Hōʻike Tickets
– Adult: $25/$30 (ages 13 & up)
– Youth: $15/$20 (ages 6-12)
No charge for keiki 5 & under
***Early Ticket Sales: Save $5 if purchased on or before May 1st.
Online Ticket Purchase (A few additional fee will be charged.)

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: Saturday, April 29th
Time: 3:50pm – 4:10pm
Location: Cupertino Memorial Park

Saichi Kawahara

Date: Sunday, March 26th
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Hālau Nā Wai Ola
Please join us in supporting our dear friend, Saichi Kawahara. Featuring music by Past members of The Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band and Patrick Landeza.

Aloha by the Bay Music Series

Date: Saturday, March 11th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Hotel Kabuki, Imperial Ballroom (lower level)- San Francisco Japantown 1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Description: Aloha by the Bay Music Series Featuring Kalei Gamiao, Jon Yamasato, Justin Young & Patrick Landeza, Performances by: Hālau Nā Wai Ola, MC for the evening Derrick DeMotta
Ticket Information: Aloha by the Bay ticket page

NCOCA Crab Feed Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, March 4th
Performance Time: 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Location: Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
Description: NCOCA Fundraiser to benefit the NCOCA Member Clubs – to participate and purchase tickets please see front page

Competition Fundraiser at Panda Express

Date: Tuesday, January 24th
Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Panda Express (Coleman & West Taylor) 567 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110

Kūpaoa Concert

Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Concert Starts: 7:00pm
Location: Hālau Nā Wai Ola
Price: $25/person ($5 will go towards The `Opio of Na Wai Ola nonprofit)
Please contact to reserve your seat.

84th Annual Aki Matsuri Festival

Date: Saturday, October 1st
Performance Time: 1:30-2:00pm
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church in Japantown

10th Annual “A Giant Luau” August 19

Date: Friday, August 19th
Performance time: 5:00pm
Location: Municipal Stadium