Makahiki Festival & Ke'Alohi Hula Competition


Bring in the Hawaiian New Year at our annual festival of food, games, music, and Ke 'Alohi Hula, Hawai'i’s only co-ed hula competition.  


Various hālau hula will come together to vie for the title of “Ke‘Alohi Hula o Waimea” or “The Brilliant Hula Dancer of Waimea”, more popularly known as Ke‘Alohi.


Waimea Valley is a wahi pana, home to many traditions of the Hawaiian people. Growing sweet potato, breadfruit, and other native foods, as well as celebrating the Makahiki. Ke‘Alohi became a very important part of the restored Makahiki celebration in the valley, as it also gave continuity to traditions of the Hawaiian people through ‘oli, hula, ancient games, crafts, and food.