News Release

Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival Returns to Henderson

Traditions and Culture of Hawaii and Pacific Islands Honored at Annual Celebration
August 16, 2018

Henderson, Nev. – The 28th Annual Pacific Islander Festival and Ho’olaule’a revisits Downtown Henderson on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, with festivities planned from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. Admission is free.

Founded and organized by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club (LVHCC), the event serves Southern Nevada’s vast Pacific Islander population. Since moving to Henderson in 2007, the celebration has grown into one of the largest island festivals in the Las Vegas Valley. Ho’olaule’a allows island transplants the opportunity to share the rich heritage and culture of the Hawaiian Islands with fellow native islanders, islanders-at-heart and the rest of the community.

This year’s celebration features a variety of traditional island entertainment and popular island food. The two-day festival also includes crafts, Keiki (children’s) zone including petting zoo, Hawaiian vintage store, demonstrations, and information booths. A car and motorcycle show is another event highlight.

The Pacific Islander Festival and Ho’olaule’a is one of the club’s largest annual fundraisers. A portion of event proceeds will benefit LVHCC scholarship programs. LVHCC was established in 1989 with a primary objective to practice and perpetuate the traditions, beliefs, language, and the arts of the indigenous people of Hawaii and to assist in furthering their education.

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