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CELEBRATE THE BOUNTY OF AHUPUA‘A HAKIPU‘U AND THE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN MOLI‘I FISHPOND AT DISCOVER KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (December 18, 2013) – Immerse yourself in the world of the ancient Hawaiians at Discover Kualoa, a cultural celebration set to launch on Saturday, January 18, 2014. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch, this family-friendly event will offer endless opportunities to learn about the historical valley, the sacred Mōli‘i fishpond and also participate in various activities.

Discover Kualoa will honor an important landmark in Ahupua‘a Hakipu‘u: Mōli‘i Loko I‘a, also known as the Mōli‘i Fishpond. Traditional legend says that menehune built the 125-acre pond over the course of one night—a majestic feat for a spectacular natural setting.

Throughout the day at Discover Kualoa, teachers and professionals will teach classes for attendees to learn how to make their own pieces of art using lauhala leaves. Adding to the cultural festivities, there will also be live entertainment and storytelling, poi pounding, lei making and surfboard shaping demonstrations. In addition, Discover Kualoa will have food vendors offering a mix of delicious sustenance.

January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a three-month festival and will be followed by two more Discover Kualoa events: February 15 and March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each of the three events will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature the Mōli‘i fishpond and ancient arts, February will celebrate Makahiki season and March will honor both traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the three events will be held on different parts of the ranch: January will be set in Ahupaua’a Hakipu’u, February will be held in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March’s event will be in Ahupua’a Kualoa.
Tickets and tour packages will be available online at www.kualoa.com. Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or stay connected through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR DISCOVER KUALOA

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Discover Kualoa will take place on January 18, February 15 and March 15, 2014

HONOLULU, HI (October 21, 2013) – Locals and visitors alike are invited to unearth the mysterious arts of ancient Hawai‘i and enjoy the revelry of food, fashion, music and art at the launch of Discover Kualoa on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Kualoa Ranch from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This family-friendly event, perfectly situated at legendary Kualoa Ranch in Ka‘a‘awa Valley of Windward O‘ahu, will also highlight the ranch’s significance in ancient Hawaiian history.

January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a three-month season of festivals which will include two more Discover Kualoa events on February 15 and March 15. Every one of the three events will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will bring to life the arts of old Hawai‘i, February will celebrate Makahiki Festival and March will honor both traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the three dates will be hosted at different parts of the ranch: January will be set in Moli‘i, February will be held in Ka‘a‘awa and March’s event will be in Paliku and the Concert Pasture.

All are invited to explore the natural wonders of Kualoa and learn more about Hawaiian history and the fabled Makahiki season. Kualoa was once regarded as one of the most sacred sites on O‘ahu—home to kings, refuge and training. Today, it is owned and cared for by the sixth generation descendants of Dr. Gerrit Judd. Discover Kualoa will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the historically noteworthy valley and partake in many other memorable activities and entertainment.

Tickets will be soon available online at www.hpetickets.com. More information will be released as the date draws near, including an event website.

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.

KUALOA RANCH PRESENTS A UNIQUE FARM-TO-TABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT DISCOVER KUALOA

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HONOLULU, HI (November 27, 2013) – Start off the new year of 2014 with a gastronomic celebration at the launch of Discover Kualoa, a new event that highlights all things rooted within O‘ahu’s Windward coast. Headlining the event is a showcasing of culinary creations, prepared by the hands of local farmers and chefs using fresh products and produce. Everyone is invited to Discover Kualoa on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Kualoa Ranch Ahupua’a Hakipu’u.

Discover Kualoa’s taste fest will feature a farmers’ market, which will not only offer countless ready-to-eat creations, but will also showcase produce and products straight from the various farms. Other activities that families and friends will surely enjoy are do-it-yourself Hawaiian crafts such as lauhala weaving, lei making, surfboard shaping and poi pounding.

January’s Discover Kualoa will kick off a seasonal, three-month festival and will be followed by two more Discover Kualoa events: February 15 and March 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each of the three events will highlight a different facet of Hawaiian culture: January will feature farm-to-table feasting, February will celebrate Makahiki season and March will honor both traditional and modern Hawaiian song and dance. Also, the three events will be held at different parts of the ranch: January will be set in Ahupaua’a Hakipu’u, February will be held in Ahupua’a Ka’a’awa and March’s event will be in Ahupua’a Kualoa.

All are invited to explore the natural wonders of Kualoa and learn more about Hawaiian history and the fabled Makahiki season. Kualoa was once regarded as one of the most sacred sites on O‘ahu—home to kings, refuge and training. Today, it is owned and cared for by the sixth generation descendants of Dr. Gerrit Judd. Discover Kualoa is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the historic valley while partaking in many other memorable activities and entertainment.

Tickets and tour packages will be available online at www.kualoa.com. Visit http://discover.kualoa.com/ for more information, or stay connected through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverKualoa.

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.