• established 1985 •
• established 1985 •
Hula ʻOni E Hula Festival is celebrating 30 years of Hula in Waikiki Oahu. This years event will be held at the beautiful Coral Ballroom at Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa on August 25-27, 2023. This 3 day weekend event will showcase Award-Winning Halau from across Hawaii, as well as Japan. Come and Shop at our Local Vendor Fair featuring Hawaiian Attire, Hawaiian Jewelry, Lei Hulu, Shells, Wood Crafts, Snacks and so much more.
To Our Hula ‘Ohana All around the World,
Aloha and welcome to Hula ‘Oni E, 2023 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki, Oahu. This year's festival is brought to you with love and Aloha and in celebration of hula… “all around the World.”
This year we honor the Goddess, Hiʻiakaikapoliopele. Her beauty and strength in the Moʻolelo we grew up with, are the hula we continue to perpetuate today. Her infamous journey to fetch Lohiʻau revealed so much about her character, dedication, strength, love and her special gifts.This weekend we call upon her power of healing for our ʻāina. From the devastation of fire, Hiʻiaka healed the land and created something beautiful.
In the wake of the recent tragedy for our ʻohana in Maui, we dedicate this weekend of hula to you. May our moʻolelo bring healing and inspiration. May the stories shared echo the unity and strength of our people. May hope be birthed, and love continue to grow.
The Hawaiian People are the core of the Pacific. We are not easily shaken. We are not easily waved. We are strong kānaka. Though storms may come, we stand together in solidarity.
The World is watching, waiting to see what we do. Our stories and hula will be a beacon of light, and a source of hope. Let our voices be heard. "Mai paʻa i ka leo, he ʻole kāhea mai ē!"
Let us answer the kāhea together,
Uncle Larry, Nā Kumu Hula Nani De Rego Lauaki, and Kēhaulani De Rego Kawai.
Come and experience the beauty of our People shared through Hula.
Hula Oni E Hula Festival features Keiki all the way to Kupuna in this family event held at the Coral Ballroom at Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa. We have 20 Hālau from Oahu, Hawaii and Japan competing on August 25-27, 2023. At the Pen of our Esteemed Judges panel, each division will share their Moʻolele in Ancient Hula and Modern Hula. You havenʻt seen a Festival quite like this. You are greeted by the Host Halau, Halau Hula O Hokulani, with smiles and aloha and then escorted into the Lobby of Coral Ballroom. Here you will find Hawaii Made crafts like Jewelry, Clothing, Hand Bags, Feather Work, and Fresh Lei. The echo of Oli, chanting, and the smell of fresh Palapalai fills the air as Halau make their way backstage. Come and join us as we witness the History of Hawaii retold by the Award Winning Halau!
Friday, August 25
Saturday, August 26
Sunday, August 27