Hula Heritage Festival 2015

Kumu Ehulani Stephany, Likeke Koob, Kuane Cariaga, Lynda Tu'a and the Kalani Team.

April 6, 2015 - April 12, 2015

Hula Auana

Join us as we celebrate great moments of Hawaiian culture. Throughout the week we will learn traditional songs, chants, myths, crafts, language, plant uses and hula - in both kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (post 1860) forms. If you or friends traveling with you would like to experience some of Kalani’s other activities, feel free.  For Hula Heritage registrants there is no charge for 50+ weekly ongoing activities.

Wednesday through Saturday evenings we will go to the Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium in Hilo for the 6-10pm Merrie Monarch Hula Festival programs, or portions thereof. Also Hula Heritage participants have the option to watch the televised ceremonies, performances and competitions from the comfort of Kalani. 

Our finale performance, at Kalani, celebrates a week of extraordinary cultural enrichment, fun, good food, spa relaxation, exercise, and excursions, including visits to several Merrie Monarch Hula Festival activities and the spectacular spirit home of fire goddess Pele in Volcanoes National Park.

Participation is very limited. Call now to register for this extraordinary Hawaiian week.

Hula Heritage (and ‘Aikane*)
Monday April 6 to Sunday April 12, 2015 – activities especially for participants. Meet daily at Breakfast (7:30-8:30am). If you or friends traveling with you would like to experience some of Kalani’s other activities, feel free. For Hula Heritage registrants there is no charge for about 50 weekly ongoing activities. Included are 3 meals per day: Breakfast 7:30-8:30am, Lunch 12-1, Dinner 6-7:30pm (On excursion days we bring bag lunches and have dinner in Hilo)

Mo 4/6
1:00pm Nature tour of Kalani
6:00-7:30pm Dinner and Orientation (Dining Lanai)

Tu 4/7
10:00-12 noon  Ahalanui thermal spring (meet at Guest Services)
3:00-4:30pm Lauhala weaving with Lynda (Hale Aloha)
4:30-6pm  Lei making with Lynda (Hale Aloha)
7:30-8:30-9:30 Hula with Likeke (EMAX)

We 4/8
9:00-10:30am Pareu printing with Ehulani (Rainbow Room)
2:00-10:00pm Kalapana ‘ili’ili hula with Likeke, holo to Hilo for crafts and MM Ho’oiki
10:30am-12 Hula with Ehulani (Rainbow Room)
7:30-9:30pm Option to go to the Kalapana kava bar at Uncle Robert’s

Th 4/9
9:00-10:30am Hula with Likeke (Rainbow Room)
10:30am-12 Lei making with Sasha (Rainbow Room)
1:00-10:00pm depart from Guest Services for Akatsuka Orchid Farm, Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Ehulani exhibit at EHCC  and Merrie Monarch Miss Hula or 8pm *Men’s group pool-spa Watsu at Kalani

Fr 4/10
9:00-10:30am Hula with Ehulani (Rainbow Room)
10:30am-12 Hula with Ehulani (Rainbow Room)
1:00--10:00pm depart from Guest Services for Scenic Route, Akaka Falls, Hilo craft fairs, and Merrie  Monarch Kahiko competition at Kanaka’ole Stadium

Sa 4/11
8:30am Make bag lunch and prepare for Hilo trip
10:00am-noon Merrie Monarch Parade – Downtown Hilo; and Farmer’s Market
1:00-10:00pm Hula performances at Hilo Civic, Hilo craft fairs, Hawai`i Botanical Gardens option, Merrie  Monarch ‘Auana competition at Kanaka’ole Stadium

Su 4/12
9:00am lei making at dining lanai tent tables with Sasha
10:00-11:30am hula rehearsal
1:00-2:00pm Mini MM performance (mound or Rainbow Room), Puna Men’s Chorus and Sean Robbins
2:00pm  Farewell for anyone needing to leave.
4:00-5-6:00pm Ukulele with Andy
9:00am depart from Guest Services for Hilo and Merrie Monarch activities

If arriving early or staying longer,  make arrangement with Reception.

Click on the 2015 Schedule below to print:

For a description with pictures of each type of accommodation, please see our accommodations page.

 Type of room Per Person
Double Occupancy
Per Person
Single Occupancy
Cottage $1,260 $1,920
Tropical Loft $1,110 $1,620
Tree House Room $1,080 $1,530
Bungalow $1,020 $1,440

Cottage Triple and Double Loft Options: To make the packages more affordable for individuals who are open to having roommates, we have options where you may shared a cottage with two others (Ocean Cottage Triple: $1050/person) or share a Loft with one other (Ocean Loft Double: $1110).

About the Facilitator(s)

Ehulani Stephany

Ehulani Stephany is kumu of a Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with mission to: "support and encourage our men and women with the growth and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian Culture through Pono (Hawaiian Protocol), Pa'a (secure/strong/right) education in Hula (Hawaiian Dance) and Oli, (Hawaiian Chants), and in the participation of ancient ceremonies and rituals"; and purpose "E Ho'omau Ka Ha O Ka Hawai'i" ("To Perpetuate the Culture of Hawai'i").


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Prices subject to change without notice.