Japan Loves Hula

Japan loves hula ... in a big way!

Japan Loves Hula

Japan loves hula ... in a big way. Join us on Saturday night December 16 at 7:00 PM on K5 and live streamed on HawaiiNewsNow.com for a special hula presentation filmed entirely in Japan. Watch and enjoy a colorful keiki hula competition held in Chigasaki featuring Japanese children dancing to Hawaiian music in the shadows of Mount Fuji, Kamakura's thousand-year old Blue Buddha, and the kaleidoscope of lights in Yokohama!

2023 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Competition

After a 4 year delay due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the renovations of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena, the 2023 Annual Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Competition will be taking place this July 27 to the 29th at the Brigham Young University–Hawaii Cannon Activity Center in the beautiful ahupuaʻa of Lāʻie.

Hoʻi Pono I Ka Hula

Miss and Master Thurs July 27th 5-9PM
Hula Kahiko Friday July 28th 5-9PM
Hula ʻAuana Competition July 29th NOON-4PM

"Returning Back to the Dance of Hula" will be 19 Hālau Hula from Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Kauai and Japan. They will be competing in the Kaikamāhine and Keikikāne divisions of Miss and Master Keiki Hula, Hula Kahiko and Hula ʻAuana. A total of 350+ keiki are performing in 76 performances over the 3 days of competition.

BYU-Hawaii Campus Map

Competition Dates and Times:



Master & Miss Solo Hula Competition 5:00- 9:00PM



Kaikamahine & Keikikāne Hula Hālau Competition 5:00- 9:00PM



Kaikamahine & Keikikāne Hula Hālau Competition NOON - 4:00PM

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..