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Grow Hawaiian Festival

Bring the entire family to the Bishop Museum and join us in celebration of Hawaii’s native plants and culture.  Learn how you can help protect our island environment and contribute to a clean energy future for Hawaii.

The 7th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu

Admission is free for kamaaina and military with valid I.D.

Parking is available at Bishop Museum, Kapalama Elementary (located directly across from Bishop Museum), and at the Hawaii Carpenters Union on 1311 Houghtailing Street.


Keynote Speaker

It's all about the bees!

Learn about honey production and the honeybee industry in Hawaii. Attend the presentation by Ethel Villalobos, Ph.D., from the UH Honeybee Project at 10:30 a.m. Get an update on the health of honeybees in Hawaii and find out what you can do to help promote bee health. To sample a variety of delicious Hawaiian honeys, stop by Nalo Meli’s booth at the festival’s farmers’ market.


Event Agenda

Our event schedule for the day will be as follows (times are subject to change):

9:00 a.m. Opening protocol, remarks
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua
10:00 a.m. - 10: 30 a.m. Games and prizes
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Dr. Villalobos,
UH Honeybee Project
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Holunape

Na Hoa
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Games and prizes
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Na Hoa
2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Games and prizes
2:55 p.m. Grand prize drawing
3:00 p.m. Pau

Learning Activities, Games & Prizes

Visit the Hawaiian Electric Company booth to win prizes while learning about clean energy, energy conservation, electrical safety and sustainability.

Native Plant Sale & Master Gardeners

Discover an array of culturally significant native plants, locally grown by Hui Ku Maoli Ola. The Oahu Master Gardeners will also be there to answer your gardening questions.

Hawaiian Artisans & Craft Demonstrations

Lei making, lauhala weaving, jewelry making, kapa making and more! View a list of our artisans and demonstrations.

Traditional Lomilomi Massages

Experience the healing art of traditional lomilomi massage with Pa Ola Hawaii.

Local Food Booths & Ono Snacks

Sample tasty treats from a variety of local food vendors.

Musical Entertainment & Hula Performances

Sit back and enjoy performances by Holunape, Na Hoa, and Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua.

Access to the Entire Bishop Museum

Admission to the Grow Hawaiian Festival is free for kamaaina and military with ID. Includes access to all exhibits, displays,regularly scheduled programming, and tours.

Buy From Local Small Businesses

Shop our marketplace and support our local small businesses.  Buy fresh produce and products made in Hawaii.

Support Hawaii Nonprofit Groups

Learn about Hawaiian culture and lifestyles by visiting our local nonprofit groups and community organizations.



  • Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua
  • Holunape
  • Na Hoa