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Grow Hawaiian Festival

Grow Hawaiian Festival - 2015

Hawaiian Electric’s annual Grow Hawaiian Festival is a family-oriented event, held in recognition of Earth Day, that focuses on Hawaiian culture, native plants, conservation, and sustainability.

The 8th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 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.

Complimentary parking for Grow Hawaiian Festival attendees is available on site at Bishop Museum. Offsite parking is also available at Farrington High School, Kapalama Elementary School, Damien Memorial High School and the Hawaii Carpenters’ Union.


Keynote Speaker

Canoe Plants by the Polynesian Voyaging Society

Join us for a special presentation by the Polynesian Voyaging Society on canoe plants and get an update on the Hokulea and Hikianalia as they continue on the Malama Honua worldwide voyage.


Event Agenda

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

9:00 a.m. Opening remarks and oli
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Keynote presentation: Canoe Plants by the Polynesian Voyaging Society
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. Kupaoa
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Ke Kai O Kahiki
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Natalie Ai Kamauu

Natalie Ai Kamauu
2:55 p.m. Grand prize drawing
3:00 p.m. Pau

Learning Activities, Games & Prizes

Visit the Hawaiian Electric 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 a musical performance from Kupaoa and Natalie Ai Kamauu, and hula from Ke Kai O Kahiki and Halau Na Pualei O Likolehua.

Access to all Bishop Museum Exhibits

Admission to the Grow Hawaiian Festival is free for kamaaina and military with ID. It 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 at the Farmers' Market, and products made in Hawaii.

Support Hawaii Nonprofit Groups

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

View pictures of last year's Grow Hawaiian Festival