3rd Annual Inland Empire Ho’olaule’a
By Gabriela Mungarro
For those of us who can’t afford a luxurious vacation on the shores of the Pacific Islands enjoying the scenery, food and surf, all the luxuries of Hawaii will be relocating to the IE for the third time. The Hawaiian community as well as Pacific Islanders have come together to share their unique traditions with the Inland Empire. The Ho’olaule’a festival will put your dance skills to work and show you how the hula is really done. Auntie Geri followed by Mehana will take the stage for the evening as well as continuous performances by other live entertainment. Kaha I Ka Panoa Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club will present this celebratory event right in our very own backyard of Beaumont. Two days filled with food, art and live music might not sound like enough time to soak in the feel of the life of an islander but it’s only a taste of what we miss as mainlanders. So how many of you will be practicing your Hawaiian for this event? I know I will. A hui hou kākou.
3rd Annual Inland Empire Ho’olaule’a at Noble Creek Park, 650 W. Oak Valley Pkwy., Beaumont, (951) 534-3750; www.bcvparks.com/hoolaulea. 10am-5pm.