—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.”

FESTPAC HAWAIʻI ANNOUNCES NEW FESTIVAL DATES: June 18-27, 2021

NEWS RELEASE March 11, 2020 HONOLULU, HI – FESTPAC Hawaiʻi Commissioners announced today that the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FESTPAC) is rescheduled for June 18-27, 2021. Hawaiʻi was set to host FESTPAC 2020 this June—but growing global concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak prompted event organizers to postpone the 11-day event citing the … Continued

HAWAIʻI OFFICIALS POSTPONE FESTPAC 2020 DUE TO GROWING GLOBAL CONCERNS OVER COVID-19

NEWS RELEASE                                                              March 2, 2020 HONOLULU, HI – Event organizers for the 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture or FESTPAC announced today they will postpone the international event due to growing global concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. Hawaiʻi was to host FESTPAC 2020 for eleven days in June 2020. FESTPAC organizers stressed … Continued

Ke Holo Nei Ka Hoʻomākaukau No Ka Hoʻolauleʻa Pākīpika Kūikawā

KŪKALA NŪHOU 20 Pepeluali 2020 HONOLULU, HI – He ʻehā mahina koe a hōʻea mai nā hoakipa no ka Hoʻolauleʻa Noʻeau A Moʻomeheu Pākīpika (FESTPAC), a ua mālama ʻia he ʻaha nūhou i kēia lā e nā komikina e alakaʻi nei i ka hoʻolauleʻa. E mālama ʻia ana ka hoʻolauleʻa ma nā lā 10-21 o … Continued

Preparations for Historic Pacific Festival Underway

NEWS RELEASEFebruary 20, 2020 HONOLULU, HI – With the Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture or FESTPAC less than four- months out, event commissioners held a news conference today announcing numerous preparations underway. FESTPAC will run from June 10-21, 2020 with events being held throughout Honolulu and Waikīkī. It will be the first time … Continued

ʻAha Pūkoʻa: Youth Ambassador Program Applications Now Available for Hawaiʻi residents

FESTPAC-Hawaiʻi 2020 is excited to announce it is now accepting applications for its inaugural “ʻAha Pūkoʻa: Youth Ambassador Program,” which focuses on leadership development of youth artists and cultural practitioners.  Hawaiʻi residents between the ages of 16 and 26 are eligible to apply. The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FESTPAC) will come to Hawaiʻi … Continued