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Hawaii Residents Cultural & Special Events

Every year the  Polynesian Cultural Center hosts a series of cultural, seasonal and special events. For further information on a specific event please visit the website of the event you are interested in attending or participating.

Cultural & Special Events Schedule


23rd Moanike'ala Hula Festival (January 18, 2014)

Hula halau from across Hawai'i and Japan come together for the Annual Moanikeala Festival held at the Polynesian Cultural Centers Pacific Theater. Beautiful vestments and fragrant flowers accentuated the dancers graceful movements as they told the story of Hawai'i’s past, present and future.  Visit the website...



World Fireknife Competition (May 7-10, 2014)

The Polynesian Cultural Center hosts the World Fireknife Championship every May.  Competitors from all over the world come gather and compete for the chance to become the World Fireknife Champion.  Visit the official website...


Te Mahana Hiro'a Tumu O Tahiti (TBA)

Visitors can experience the beauty of the Tahitian culture at the Polynesian Cultural Center’s(PCC) Annual Te Mahana Hiro'a O Tahiti festival and dance competition.  Visit the website...


2012 Te Manahua Poster

Te Manahua (Maori Song & Dance Competition)(TBA)

Harmonious melodies and soulful chants filled the air as competitors from across the globe performed in the Annual Te Manahua Maori Cultural Competition held at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). This moving whakataetae (competition) included a Haka Hard, Poi E competition, and concludes with the Maori Performing Arts Competition today. Visit the website...


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Christmas in Polynesia (December 2014)

This holiday season, take a festive canoe ride through our brilliantly lit lagoon. Your family will enjoy the heart-warming story of “Kamakana and the Five Fir Trees.” Plus during our Christmas in Polynesia event, we’ll have lots of entertainment, fun activities and treats for all.  Learn More...

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