Travis, Author at Discover Kualoa

HAWAII GAS PRESENTS DISCOVER KUALOA: FRESH MOLI‘I POND OYSTERS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT FARMERS’ MARKET

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HONOLULU, HI (March 10, 2014) – The local food industry has progressively moved away from greasy plate lunches, toward fresh foods, sourced locally and sustainably. The farmers at Kualoa Ranch have supported this movement since the start and also offer their own Kualoa Beef, Shrimp and now, for the first time—Oysters. At Discover Kualoa, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., attendees will have the chance to peruse a farmers’ market and purchase some of Kualoa’s fresh foods, including the Ranch’s Moli‘i Pond oysters.

In addition to the event’s other exciting activities, such as the Paliku Exploration Walk, a two-hour kanikapila session, hula lessons, Hawaiian music and entertainment from local bands, food trucks and vendors, and much more, the farmers’ market will be a must-visit for Discover Kualoa guests.

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which includes event-only tours including the Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Discover Kualoa, sponsored by Hawaii Gas and First Hawaiian Bank, is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui – hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

HAWAII GAS PRESENTS DISCOVER KUALOA: JOIN US FOR HULA LESSONS AND A TWO-HOUR KANIKAPILA SESSION

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HONOLULU, HI (March 7, 2014) – Discover Kualoa’s final installment of the Makahiki-central festival seeks to celebrate the history of Kualoa Ranch through Hawaiian music and dance. On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m at Ahupua‘a Kualoa, the whole day will be devoted to enjoying harmonious music and hula. Visitors will have the chance to watch live hula demonstrations, get hands-on with interactive lessons, and join a musical circle for a two-hour kanikapila, or impromptu jam session.

In the style of Hawaiian music, kanikapila refers to an event where multiple players join together to produce free-flowing music with instruments such as the ‘ukulele or guitar, while combining different versions of well-known Hawaiian songs. At Discover Kualoa, a kanikapila is scheduled to take place from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., open to all attendees.

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. General admission grants attendees access to event grounds, entertainment, hula lessons and demos, Makahiki-style activities, food vendors and the Paliku Exploration Walk. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which includes event-only tours such as the Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Discover Kualoa, sponsored by Hawaii Gas and First Hawaiian Bank, is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui – hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

HAWAII GAS PRESENTS DISCOVER KUALOA: FEATURING MUSICAL GUESTS KA HIMENI ‘ANA WINNERS KAIAO AND KAIHOLU

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HONOLULU, HI (March 6, 2014) – As Discover Kualoa comes to the close of its three-month celebration, the final event will showcase Hawaiian dance and song at Kualoa Ranch Ahupua‘a Kualoa, Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Attendees will be treated with entertainment from two established names in Hawaiian music: Kaiao and Kaiholu. Both groups are recent winners of Ka Himeni ‘Ana, a prestigious music competition highlighting traditional, unamplified “nahenahe” Hawaiian music.

Kaiao is a Hawaiian music trio made up of Kūkaho‘omalu Souza (acoustic bass), ‘Ekolu Chang (‘ukulele) and Liki Tavete (guitar). Musically, Kaiao presents strong harmonies and takes influence from the likes of Makaha Sons, Kolonahe, Holunape and Na Palapalai.

Kaiholu is a group that also seeks to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian music, playing sounds that are vibrant, full and rich, and reminiscent of the Sons of Hawaii. Kaiholu is made up of Hanale Ka‘anapu (guitar), Trax Enox (‘ukulele), Al Rowland Jr. (guitar), Mahealani Stillman (bass).

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. General admission grants guests access to event grounds, entertainment, hula demos and lessons, food vendors, Makahiki-style activities, and the Paliku Exploration Walk. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which includes event-only tours such as the Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Discover Kualoa, sponsored by Hawaii Gas and First Hawaiian Bank, is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui – hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.

HAWAII GAS PRESENTS DISCOVER KUALOA: FIVE EXCITING TOURS SHOWCASE THE BEAUTY OF KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (March 5, 2014) – Visitors who attend the final chapter of Discover Kualoa will have the opportunity to partake in the most tours and hikes ever offered at a “Discover” event before. On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Discover Kualoa will be sprawled across beautiful Ahupua‘a Kualoa; its theme focusing on traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. The tours will supplement the festival’s connection between the people and the land, including the Paliku Exploration Walk, Petting Zoo and Animal Tour, Legends and Legacy Tour, Discover Kualoa Hike, and the Movie Site and Ranch Tour.

The Petting Zoo and Animal Tour will take parents and children to the Kualoa Keiki Pavilion where they will have a special meet-and-greet with friendly animal friends. Coco Puff the Cow, Princess the Pig and other animals will be on display for keiki to feed and pet—this is a special opportunity for children to learn about the Ranch and the different animals living there.

The Discover Kualoa Hike will begin at Paliku and take guests to a beautiful lookout that oversees the Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond and has a direct view of Mokuli‘i (Chinaman’s Hat). On this guided hike, guests will also learn about the ahupua‘a system, native plants and hear mo‘olelo (stories) of the ahupua‘a of Kualoa and Hakipu‘u.

The Paliku Exploration Walk will allow guests to take a leisurely, self-guided tour, set up to explore anytime during the event. Along the walk, which will resemble a scavenger hunt, will be artifacts and landmarks for attendees to look for.

Two of the five tours—the Legends and Legacy Tour, and Movie Site and Ranch Tour—are part of Kualoa Ranch’s repertoire offered throughout the year. The first takes guests across the lush foothills of Kualoa Ranch to the wahi pana (sacred place) of Paliku, located on the base of the grand Kualoa Mountains. The second showcases the many picture-perfect sites around the Ranch, focusing on areas used for filming Hollywood productions, including Jurassic Park, Godzilla, 50 First Dates, Lost, and Hawaii Five-0.

Presale general admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. At the door, tickets are $7+tax for adults, $5+tax for children. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees access to all of the event-only tours mentioned above. Admission to individual tours may also be purchased at the door.

Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

This three month-long Makahiki festival kicked off in January. The final Discover Kualoa will remember the story of Kualoa through Hawaiian song and dance. Each event is held on different parts of the ranch: January in Ahupua’a Hakipu’u, February in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

Discover Kualoa, sponsored by Hawaii Gas and First Hawaiian Bank, is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawaii’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the sate – including Kakaako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui – hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.