The Prince Lot Hula Festival is the largest non-competitive hula event in Hawaiâ€˜i. The festival honors Prince Lot Kapuaiwa (later reigned as King Kamehameha V) who reprised the once banned hula in the district of Moanalua.
A historical and cultural treasure, Moanalua Gardens is one of the most beautiful places in Honolulu on the island of Oâ€˜ahu. Once a botanical garden, it is home to rare trees, native foliage and historic structures. The Hula Dancers will perform on one of the few remaining pÄ hula (hula mounds) in Hawaiâ€˜i.
The festival was founded in 1978 and now attracts up to 10,000 residents and visitors each year. You can also find the Princeâ€™s summer cottage on the gardensâ€˜ grounds.
The 33rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival at spectacular Moanalua Gardens on Saturday, July 17, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.