Heiva I Kauai 2019
August 03, 2019 - August 04, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
This is a 2 day dance, drumming and music competition and exhibition which showcases Tahitian and Polynesian cultures. Competitors enter solo and group dance categories and win prizes for excellence. Vendors sell crafts, gifts and food. Cultural practices of lauhala and coconut weaving, Polynesian carving and fireknife dancing, shell craft, and lomilomi massage are demonstrated. The event provides a venue for the next generation of Polynesian entertainers to gain performance experience. The event helps preserve and perpetuate Tahitian language, history, ledgends, music drumming and dancing. Audience participation is encouraged in coconut husking and Tahitian dace contests.