On November 8, The Academy of Hawaiian Arts is performing at the conclusion of the Ia ‘Oe E Ka La Hula Festival and Competition held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. Five of the performers will be wearing pa’u hula made of kapa, painstakingly made by Wendeanne Ke’aka Stitt, and marking the culmination of the partners’ Creative Work Fund project.
Ia ‘Oe E Ka La Hula Festival is the oldest hula festival held outside of the State of Hawai’i. The festival and competition celebrates Hawaiian culture and traditions through solo and group hula competitions, arts and crafts, and food, which is vital to sharing the traditions, values, and art of hula with the world.
Timing of The Academy of Hawaiian Arts will depend on the duration of the hula competition: It is estimated to begin at 6 p.m.
Entrance to the festival is $15 and all proceeds go to the Kumu Hula Association of Northern California.