Naturally Hawaiian: Notes from Henderson’s 25th Annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a and Pacific Islands Festival

This weekend in Henderson, Nevada

Here’s the official blurb: 25th Annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a and Pacific Islands Festival
Get into the aloha spirit with one of the valley’s biggest Pacific Islander celebrations. Travel to a tropical paradise and immerse yourself in the culture with the sights, sounds and smells of Hawaii, Tahiti and the Samoan Islands. Enjoy traditional island entertainment, crafts and food. Admission is free. Facebook

My take: This is an impressive cultural event and kudos to the organizers for 25 years of celebrating all things Hawaiian on the 9th island, aka Henderson/Las Vegas. The music was beautiful, the crowd attentive, the food tempting (poi!) and shopping eclectic. Highlight for me was meeting Patrick Ching, artist and author of all things Naturally Hawaiian.

Patrick Ching, Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a and Pacific Islands Festival/Naturally Hawaii #LocalTravel #rtcities @cityofhenderson

Malasadas and Poi Mochi, Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a and Pacific Islands Festival #LocalTravel #rtcities @cityofhenderson

Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a and Pacific Islands Festival #LocalTravel #rtcities @cityofhenderson

September 12-13 25th Annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a and Pacific Islands Festival #LocalTravel #rtcities @cityofhenderson @transitionsabroad

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