Polynesian Connection The Hula Connection (Leinani Hula Hui’ana) presents a day of Polynesian culture, live entertainment, music, dance, food, drink and hands-on educational experiences for participants of all ages! This exciting event will be offered from 10AM to 4PM at Baby Beach, to span the sandy beach and grassy areas. Activities include cultural demonstrations, Polynesian displays, fun-filled activities for children and adults such as lei-making, ‘fire’ knife and hula/Tahitian dancing, poi-ball twirling, air-brush tattoos and unique face-painting, coconut husking, outrigger canoe demonstrations…even a Hukilau, to name a few! A ‘kau kau’ (food) area offers a taste of Polynesian local favorites – – Spam Musubi, Hawaiian plate lunch, shave ice and more!!
In the evening, enjoy an authentic luau at the OC Sailing and Events Center from 5:30 – 9 PM. Experience or relive the unforgettable sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of beautiful Polynesia! It will include a formal dinner and professional entertainment. Additionally, a beer garden located at the OC Sailing Center will be open from approximately 2-7 PM (overlapping with both the festival and the luau) and will feature Hawaiian beers, New Zealand wines and pineapple champagne. Ticket price for the luau is $50 (your purchase is tax deductible as proceeds benefit 501c3 organizations below) and can be purchased at the Hula Connection website. Proceeds will benefit HALO/Dance for Autism and ALOHA = Arts and Learning Opportunities to Help those with Autism, 501c3 charitable organizations. Come join us to live ALOHA! For more information please call (949) 973-7281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.