Ke Kukui Foundation

Our Annual Main Events




3 Days of Aloha: DAY 1 & 2 Hula - Arts & Crafts Workshop

Thursday and Friday, July 28th & 29th, 2016
Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington


Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawai`i, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, history, current Hawaiian issues, and cultural crafts. 

3 Days of Aloha: Day 2 - Hapa Haole Hula Competition

Friday, July 29th, 2016  4pm
Esther Short Park, 400 W 6th Street, Vancouver, Washington


Hapa Haole Music Lives! Join us for a celebration of Waikiki’s wacky era of hula & music. In keeping with the hapa-haole tradition, all songs within each category must be sung in English and the theme of the performance must be about Hawai`i. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to the winners. Winning soloists and groups will be showcased at the following day’s Ho`ike and Hawaiian Festival. For more information write to us at [email protected]



3 Days of Aloha: Day 3
Aloha 5K Fun Run and the Ho`ike and Hawaiian Festival

Saturday, July 30th, 2016. Times vary.
Esther Short Park, 400 W 6th Street, Vancouver, Washington

CLICK HERE to volunteer!

Performers have included halau hula from across the US and Canada, Portland Taiko, Eagle Spirit Dancers, The Chinese Association, The Brothers Kaloku and Keawe, Robert Cazimero, Roland Cazimero, Manu Boyd of Ho`okena, and Victoria Holt-Takamine.



Past KKF sponsors include: Aho Construction, Uwajimaya, Hawaiian Airlines, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Home Builders Escrow,  Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille, The Asian Reporter, Bank of Clark County, Marquoit Law, Vancouver Spine, Cascadia Women’s Clinic, as well as individual donors. Please contact us at [email protected] for Sponsor or Advertising questions, or CLICK HERE to download a Sponsor/Advertiser packet.


The Annual Ho`ike and Hawaiian Festival has been nominated by the Clark County Tourism Commission for:

  • Spirit of Tourism Award - 2012
  • Most Outstanding Event - 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Most Outstanding Cultural Event - 2006

For more information email:  [email protected]


Our Cultural Lu`au A Spectacular Experience


Each Spring, Ke Kukui sponsors this annual lu`au which brings a taste of Polynesian cuisine, music, hula, and Aloha spirit to a sellout crowd. From the impressive show by Kaleinani o ke Kukui to the delicious lu`au dishes, silent auction, shave ice, and raffle, this is an exciting event for all.



May Day Festival

In Hawai`i, May Day (or LEI Day as it's called) is celebrated throughout the islands with reenactments of royal pageants and floral garlands. Ke Kukui Foundation along with Kaleinani o ke Kukui and area halau hula recreate this joyous feeling of Aloha with the melodies of Hawaiian musicians, swaying hula, and the scent of fresh tropical flowers. Hawaiian food, a lei contest, Royal Court and raffle prizes round out this festively floral day.