2023 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Competition and Festival


The Queen Lili‘uokalani Keiki Hula Competition & Festival February 11 & 12, 2023 ~ Chigasaki Civic Hall

CHIGASAKI, JAPAN – The Kalihi-Pālama Culture & Arts Society - Japan is proud to present the Queen Lili‘uokalani Keiki Hula Competition & Festival on February 11 & 12, 2023 at the Chigasaki Civic Hall in Chigasaki, Japan. The public is invited to attend as hula dancers ages 5 -12 share the joy and beauty of an afternoon of Hawaiian music and dance.

The hula competition will take place Saturday, February 11. Hawaiian workshops will take place the following day, Sunday, February 12 and will include hula lessons, ‘ukulele classes, Hawaiian culture lectures, and more.

The schedule for the Festival is as follows:

Saturday, February 11 Keiki Hula Aloha Marketplace 12:00-19:00

Saturday, February 11 Master & Miss Solo Hula Competition, 15:00-18:30 Kaikamahine & Keikikāne Hālau Competition

Sunday, February 12 Hawaiian Workshops 10:00 - 15:00

Enjoy hula performed by Japan’s most talented young hula dancers, music performed by award-winning Hawaiian musicians and celebrate Hawaiian culture! The general public is also invited to shop at our Keiki Hula Aloha Marketplace in the atrium of the Civic Hall beginning at Noon on February 11. The marketplace will feature a wide array of handcrafted merchandise, Hawaiian-inspired clothing, art and collectibles, souvenirs, and many more items from local artisans.

Media Contact:
Ms. Mika Kimura
Assistant Director,
Kalihi-Palam Culture & Arts Society – Japan

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2021 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Celebration

The 2021 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Celebration is an inspiring, four-part film that immerses viewers in the hula, music, language, history, and culture of Hawaiʻi, as taught to our keiki (children) whose dances honor their beloved queen.

This intimate peek behind the curtain reveals what takes place "before the dance," featuring distinct voices of more than 30 kumu hula (teachers) representing more than 20 hālau (schools) and hundreds of haumāna (students).

Filmed against a backdrop of sweeping vistas from lush, green mountains to the blue and white sea, this program not only presents the pageantry of an ancient Hawaiian dance form, but also reveals cherished cultural practices, sacred places, songs, and chants that perpetuate Hawaiian knowledge.

Learn life lessons and take away a richer and broader understanding of how haumāna today are learning to steward the land and why their kumu view with optimism that this generation of young hula dancers represents the continued vibrancy of a resurging Hawaiian culture.

Presented by the Kalihi-Pālama Culture & Arts Society, this special broadcast event will be shown in four parts on four nights: Monday thru Thursday, July 19 to July 22, 8pm-9pm on K5.

Please also join us in our 30 day countdown on Facebook with fun and informative posts leading up to our show

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Mahalo Nui Loa!
To all of our Grantors and Sponsors

A very BIG Mahalo to our supporting sponsors that have made the production of this televised broadcast and Keiki Hula possible...

Hawai'i Tourism Authority /

OHA-Office of Hawaiian Affairs /

Kamehameha Schools /


HT Haysahi Foundation /

First Nations Development Institute /

Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts /

Hawai'i State Archives/

Hawaii News Now /

K5 /

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement /

Hawai'i Council for the Humanities /

Hawaiian Bros Island Grill /

Hawaiian Airlines /

First Hawaiian Bank /

Atherton Family Foundation /

Matson /

Manaola /

Maui Divers Jewelry /

Honua Consulting /

Hawai'i Film Office/

Mayorʻs Office of Culture & the Arts /

2021 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Celebration TV Promo

It's a Celebration of Culture and Art, Keiki and Hula! The Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Celebration, Monday through Thursday July 19th through 22 on K5.

Streamed from Keiki Hulaʻs Hawaii News Now Page

Special Keiki Hula Week Coverage Videos

Oli Ho'okomo Aloha" Chant written by Aaron Mahi, performed by Kumu Hula Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu
Kumu Hula Kaʻilihiwa Vaughan-Darval Shares Her Passion for Hula
Nina Kealiʻiwahamana and Robert Cazimero Perform Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Songs
Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo Emphasizes ʻŌlelo Hawaii

Lohe I Ka Leo project provides access to archives of Hawaiian culture
ReWatch all 4 Night of Keiki Hula Ho'ike

2021 Emmy Award Recipient

It is with great joy that we announce that the “50th NorCal Emmy Award” for “Historic/Cultural News ~ Long Form Content” was presented last night to the 2020 broadcast entitled “Queen Lili’uokalani Keiki Hula Ho’ike”! The “National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)” recognized Executive Producers Guy Sibilla and Wendy Suite and the entire Hawaii News Now/KGMB/KHNL Team led by General Manager Katie Pickman who gave a voice to the strength, beauty and wisdom of the Hawaiian people as viewed through the prism of keiki hula.

All About the Award

ReWatch all 4 Night of Keiki Hula Ho'ike

Keiki Hula Video

Re-Watch All 4 Nights of the 2020 Keiki Hula Ho'ike and performances from the 2019 44th Annual Keiki Hula Competition at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena. Watch the night by night segments and find your favorite hālau performances.


2020 Keiki Hula Ho'ike Web page

Visit our Ho'ike web page for an overview of the Special Broadcast, see some behind the scenes photos and view the Sponsors that supported the project.

2020 Ho'ike Web page

Doante to Keiki Hula



About Keiki Hula

Born in the time of the Second Hawaiian Renaissance, Keiki Hula founders started a festival that has become an important institution of Hawaiian culture for 45 years. Find out more about Keiki Hula at the link below..