August 3–4, 2013, Kapa'a Beach Park, Kapa'a, Kauai, Hawaii
Highlights from the 2012 Heiva I Kauai
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HEIVA I KAUAI
Announcing the 12th annual Heiva I Kauai Iaorana Tahiti, August 3 and 4, 2013 at Kapaa Beach Park, 4-1464 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. This year's Heiva features competition and exhibition performances of exciting Otea, Aparima and Ahupurotu dances on both days.
Heiva I Kauai is an international Tahitian dance and drumming competition which includes solo and group competitors from throughout Hawaii, the Mainland and Japan features multi-cultural exhibition dancing, singing and an extensive craft fair with an array of items from south and western Pacific islands. Tahitian dance and drumming and Samoan fire knife dance workshops are scheduled for 5 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM Sunday. Call 808-822-9447 to register.
Solo dance competitors must register and obtain competition numbers and instructions between 4 and 6 PM Friday at Kapaa Beach Park.
On Saturday morning, a traditional welcoming ceremony will start the festivities. Gates open to the public at 9 AM with solo competition beginning at 10 AM. Solo categories include traditional Otea vahine and tane, for junior, senior and master (age 26+) divisions. Group categories include Otea, Aparima, Ahupurotu, and Tahitian drumming. Group competition is scheduled to begin Saturday afternoon and will continue through Sunday. Please note that schedules will be adjusted to accommodate the number of entries.
Last day to enter solo or group competition is
July 19, 2013.
No applications accepted after this date.
Sunday, gates open at 9 AM and exhibition dancing begins at 10 AM with group competition continuing. Sunday will end with solo, group and drumming award presentations.
The event’s host hotel is Plantation Hale Resort at the Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa, phone 1-800-775-4253. Reference Heiva I Kauai for reservation.
Festival participants will enjoy a weekend of unique Tahitian entertainment, browse through an array of Polynesian arts and crafts, savor delicious local foods, participate in craft making and dance and coconut husking contests.
Admission is $5 a day at the door. Children age 6 and under are free.
Heiva I Kauai Iaorana Tahiti is grateful for support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Kauai.
This event is ADA accessible. Persons in need of auxiliary aid to participate, please call the number below at least 5 days before the event.