—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.”

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

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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

Lifelong Educator Looking Forward To Her Eleventh FESTPAC in 2020

Mary Jo Freshley has been to every Festival of Pacific Arts since 1980 She has photos, slides, videos and t-shirts to help her recall the incredible memories of Festivals of Pacific Arts and Culture that took her to faraway lands she barely knew of, but she doesn’t need to see them to remember the impact … Continued