—Sir Robert Sidney Foster at the first South Pacific Festival, 1972

“All eyes will be on Hawaiʻi as it welcomes the breathtaking beauty of Oceania to the Aloha State for a showcase of cultures and the critical issues facing each Pacific Nation—and the world.”

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Hawaiʻi to Host a Dynamic Festival Comprised of 28 Pacific Nations

NEWS RELEASE HONOLULU, HI – Hawaiʻi will host the monumental 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FESTPAC) for the first time in the event’s nearly 50-year history.  It is the world’s largest celebration of Pacific Islanders. FESTPAC, which is held once every four years, is scheduled for June 10 – 21, 2020. Three-thousand artists, … Continued