25th Anniversary of Celebration of the Arts – April 14 – 16, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, April 14 – 16, during the 25th Annual Celebration of the Arts. The theme for the 2017 event is “Wahi Mahalo…A Universal Thank You” in honor of the 25th anniversary of Celebration of the Arts. Activities will include –
Opening ceremonies with traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners
Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance
The Celebration of Island Tastes features Hawaiian food prepared by Hawaiian hands – from various local families, non-profits, vendors and practitioners. Stroll through the Pavilion and fill your plates with the best prepared traditional and contemporary lu’au foods in the State on this given night. Live entertainment will complete the ambiance as you engage in conversation and perhaps obtain a secret recipe!
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.