Get a taste of Hawaii this month at the Ia Oe E Ka La Hula Festival. See the traditional dance, sample wonderful native dishes, and experience the culture of the islands and its people.
Held each year by the Kuma Hula Association, the Hawaiian Festival will transport you to the shores of balmy Hawaii. Get immersed in Hawaiian culture, traditions, and dance, and eat traditional food served at a hula.
The Ia Oe E Ka La Hula Festival will be held from November 4 - 6 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds near Pleasanton, CA.
An admission fee is required for entrance to the festival. For adults, it will cost $15, seniors 65 and over cost $13, and children 5 and under get in free.
The festival will be open on Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A big part of the event is experiencing the culture of Hawaii. The weekend will feature arts & crafts vendors as well as a feast of delicious Hawaiian, Polynesian, and Filipino food. Try “poke” (a traditional raw fish salad), lau lau (pork cooked in taro leaves), or a bowl of saimin (hot noodles in broth). For dessert, try some shaved ice.
Three days of competition equals plenty of excitement. A total of 16 dance groups (called “Halau”) will be competing in the hula, ranging from Southern California, Hawaii, Washington state, and the Bay Area.
While you’re in Pleasanton checking out the festival and area attractions, we welcome you to stay with us at Marriott Pleasanton.