The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, May 9-11, during the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Arts. The theme, “Ko Makou Alanui Kupuna…Our Ancestral Paths” focuses upon the how we can learn from the past to positively affect the future of all things Hawaiian” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of the prestigious event.
Opening ceremonies include traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula will be continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.
The Celebration Lu‘au and Show will culminate the weekend festivities bringing together the foods of traditional Hawaii and the contemporary cuisine of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua chefs. “The Celebration Lu‘au and Show is a must and I can guarantee that on that given night…this is the best lu‘au in the State of Hawaii,” said Executive Chef John Zaner. “The food and entertainment are top notch and make for an unforgettable evening,” he added.
The Celebration After-Hours Party is the finale and is held in the Hotel Lobby Alaloa Lounge with no cover charge from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on both nights. The finest talent in Hawaii will take the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflects upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for. A special Celebration of the Arts Room Package is in effect and additional information can be found on the Accommodations section of this website. For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.
For more information on the festival, including a schedule of events, visit: http://www.kapaluacelebrationofthearts.com.
Photo/Story courtesy: The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua