Keiki Hula Competition Heats up

The president of the Kalihi-Palama Culture & Arts Society, Guy Sibilla says they are presenting the 40th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Keiki Hula Competition on July 23-25 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena.  This competition was established in 1976 to provide a venue for children ages 5-12 to showcase their achievements in ancient and modern hula.   Four hundred kids will represent twenty-three halau from O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i, the Big Island, California and Japan.  The schedule of the competition is as follows:

Thursday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.        Miss & Master Keiki Hula competition

Friday, July 24, 6:00 p.m. Group-Hula Kahiko competition

Saturday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.           Group-Hula 'Auana competition

Reserved seats are $14.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 4-12 yrs.  Tickets go on sale on July 3rd at the Blaisdell Center box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1(800)745-3000 or on

This event is supported by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  For more information, email or visit our website at

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