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Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism

July 17, 2012

PRINCE JONAH KUHIO HO'OLAULE'A FESTIVAL BRINGS ISLAND LIFE TO HENDERSON

 
Annual event showcases aloha spirit with traditional music, dance, food & more!
 
The City of Henderson will host the Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a Festival, one of Southern Nevada’s largest Hawaiian and Pacific Islander celebrations, Saturday, September 15-Sunday, September 16 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., daily, at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. The event will showcase a fusion of island culture, music, food and more. Admission is complimentary.
 
Fondly known to Hawaiian’s as the ninth island, Southern Nevada is a popular tourist spot and has been home to thousands of Pacific Islanders for decades. In response to the growing population and demand for an event that honored the island culture and heritage, the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club (LVHCC) created the Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a in 1990.
 
The LVHCC has nurtured the Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a for more than 20 years, building it from a grass roots affair to an annual celebration for Southern Nevada’s island community and visitors. Since moving to Henderson in 2007, more than 40,000 people from all over the U.S. and world, including the Philippines and Tahiti, travel to the premier city each year to attend the event.
 
Guests will have the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the island life while visiting the mainland this fall. The Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a will feature award-winning entertainment, including Hoku Zuttermeister, one of Hawaii’s premier bands. The festivities will continue with groups performing passionate Polynesian routines and traditional Hawaiian hula dancing.
 
Other highlights include a vendor district with merchants selling traditional island clothing, home decor and accessories, as well as popular island food and unique delicacies. In addition, the event will also incorporate a Healthy Living Pavilion and a Na Mea Village, where natives and islanders-at-heart can create such traditional crafts as fresh flower leis, ribbon wristlets and kukui nut key chains.
 
For more information, please visit HendersonLive.com or call the City of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
 
The City of Henderson supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Advanced notice may be necessary to ensure that appropriate accommodations will be provided. For full telephone, use Relay Nevada by dialing 7-1-1.
 
About the City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism
 
The City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism is dedicated to creating and promoting innovative events, entertainment, programming and venues that celebrate diverse cultural arts, enhance tourism, involve and serve the community and enrich the economic and cultural fabric of Henderson.

The Henderson Pavilion, Henderson Convention Center and Henderson Events Plaza are all managed by the Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism.

For additional information on our programs and entertainment, please contact us directly at (702) 267-2171. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
About the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club
 
Charted in 1989 by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club strives to preserve its cultural identity within Southern Nevada. To learn more about the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club, visit our website at lvhcc.org.
 
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