—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.”

A Sight To Behold: Moananuiākea Unites the People of the Pacific

Early on the morning of July 2, 2012, the delegation from Hawaiʻi rose before dawn to eat and prepare ourselves for the Canoe Welcoming ceremony, which would unofficially open the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture. After an early morning breakfast and bus ride to the beach, we were led to our place on … Continued

Excitement for FestPAC Hawaiʻi comes with kuleana for Kumu Hula Snowbird Bento

Seated at a FestPAC Hawaiʻi Commission Board meeting,  Kumu Hula Snowbird Bento listens intently to how plans are shaping up for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture.  As a commission member and former Festival delegate, she knows the incredible impact FestPac will have on participants and attendees in June 2024. Bento was just … Continued

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR FESTPAC HAWAIʻI IN 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 1, 2020 HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI – New dates have been set for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) that will now be held June 6-16, 2024. The announcement by The Pacific Community (SPC), as the custodian of FestPAC, and Hawaiʻi, the host, follows a decision by the SPC’s Council of … Continued

HOʻOLAHA ʻIA NĀ LĀ HOU NO FESTPAC MA HAWAIʻI MA KA MAKAHIKI 2024

HOʻOLAHANO KA HOʻOKUʻU ʻĀNŌ 1 Iulai 2020 HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI – Ua paʻa nā lā hou no ka Hoʻolauleʻa Noʻeau A Moʻomeheu Pākīpika 13 (FestPAC), e mālama ʻia ana ma nā lā 6-16 o Iune 2024. Hoʻolaha ʻia kēia mau lā hou e Ke Kaiāulu Pākīpika (SPC), ke kahu mālama o FestPAC, a me nā kupa … Continued

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