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Aquarium of the Pacific: Pacific Islander Festival Giveaway

hawaiin girls at the Aquarium of the Pacific Festival

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 13th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, island cuisine, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian, Samoan, Marshallese, Fijian, and Tongan cultures will be featured.

Hula at Aquarium of the Pacific

WHEN:Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific


Entertainment Schedule


  • 10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. – Tahitian Performances – Hitia O Te Ra
  • 12:20 p.m. Heritage Award Ceremony
  • 12:55 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Hawaiian Performances – Halau O Lilinoe
  • 2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori Performances – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani


  • 10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Samoan, Maori, Marshallese, and Tahitian Performances – Tupua Productions
  • 12:20 p.m., 12:55 p.m., 1:40 p.m. Maori, Hawaiian, and Tahitian Performances – Na Hoa O Ka Hale Kanu
  • 2:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian and Tahitian Performances – Le Polynesia


Cultural Demonstrations


  • 10:30a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Hula Implements – Halau O Lilinoe
  • 3:30 p.m. – Maori Poi Balls – Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani


  • 10:30 a.m. – Samoan Sasa Dance – Tupua Productions
  • 12:30 p.m. – Hula Implements – Na Hoa O ka Hale Kanu
  • 3:30 p.m. – Tahitian demonstration – Le Polynesia


Cultural Displays and Activities / Great Hall

  • Hawaiian Lei Making – E Hula Mau / Na Mamo
  • Fijian Cultural Artifacts – Colin & Zelda King
  • Hawaiian Pandanus / Ti-Leaf Weaver (Ka Ulana Lauhala / Ulanana Lau Ki)*
  • Hawaiian Tattoo (Na Kakau) and Hawaiian Games (Na Pa’ani Hawai’i)*
  • Samoan Cultural Artifacts – Marlena Vaifale*
  • Tongan Cultural Artifacts – Famili Pe Taha*
  • Marshallese Coconut/Pandanus Weavers* – See how this traditional woven craftwork is made and purchase selected items.


Discount Savings! With coupon adults receive $10 OFF admission on June 4 or 5. Regular $29.95, just $19.95 with coupon! (Please print below)

Aquarium of the Pacific Pacific Islander 2016 Discount Coupon


Pacific Islander Festival Giveaway

Giveaway!! Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to the Pacific Islander Festival at The Aquarium of the Pacific. Enter to win in the form below:

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Photos: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific

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  1. Our favorite thing to do at the aquarium is finding all the colorful fishies! My boys love to find every color of the rainbow!

  2. We like the sharks.

  3. I have never been before. I would love to win.

  4. look at all the new and different sea life!

  5. I have never been there…. it’s pretty pricy for family if 4. 🙁
    I heard it’s an amazing place to go….. and I’m sure with this festival it’s really going to top it off. 😉

  6. We haven’t been in quite awhile, but we love the jellies!

  7. Love looking at the sharks!

  8. Never been there….is on our list for this summer. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. My boyz love the sharks!

  10. Our favorite thing at the aquarium is the touch pools.

  11. We’ve never been but my son just LOVES to watch animals swimming

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