October 27, 2012 9:00am – 7:00pm
The Kava Festival, also known in Hawaii as the Awa Festival, features many aspects of awa as central to culture for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The festival celebrates awa as an important and fundamental aspect of Hawaiian culture and a treasure for Hawaii’s people and the world.
Live local music from Hawaii’s hottest music groups, educational and cultural booths, awa sampling, awa plants, apu making workshop, preparation demos, paiai/poi pounding, coloring contests for kids, food booths, evening movies, and Hawaii’s awa serving bars and cafes as well as from the mainland will be serving the public. The festival will also host a variety of cultural and scientific talks in the awa gardens on lauhala mats open to the public. You’re also welcome to bring your own lauhala or beach mat and find one of many cool & shady areas under the trees to enjoy yourselves the entire day.
Kava Festival @ McCarthy Mall University of Hawaii
2545 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822