HONOLULU, HI (January 2, 2014) – Fresh produce and seafood, traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, Moli‘i Fishpond tours, food vendors, storytelling and live entertainment come together in two weeks, at the first of three Discover Kualoa events. Set for Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch Ahupua‘a Hakipu‘u, Discover Kualoa promises an exciting, family-friendly, cultural experience for both visitors and locals alike.
The event will highlight the bounty of Kualoa’s Moli‘i Fishpond and its historic folklore through tours and storytelling. Also, teachers and professionals will hold demonstrations on lauhala weaving, poi pounding, lei making and surfboard shaping demonstrations.
Presale admission tickets ($5+tax for adults, $3+tax for children) are available online at http://www.kualoa.com/discover-kualoa/. Kualoa Ranch also offers an exclusive “Discover Kualoa Experience Pass,” which grants attendees various event-only tours and the option of kama‘aina pricing. Also available is a presale discounted three-event ticket and the option for roundtrip transportation from Waikiki. Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or join the conversation on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.
January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a three-month festival and will be followed by two more events celebrating Makahiki Season: February 15 and March 15from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each day will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature Mōli‘i Fishpond and ancient arts, February will celebrate the cultural legacy of Ka‘a‘awa and March will celebrate the story of Kualoa through traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the individual events will be 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 is part of a larger campaign of events known as “Discover Our Islands” that was launched to recognize and honor Hawai‘i’s unique culture. Neighborhoods across the state — including Kaka‘ako, North Shore, Waikiki and Maui — hold similar events throughout the year, recognizing the unique characteristics and features of each area.