Feel the rhythm of Tahitian dance at Kappa Beach Park when you stay at our Kauai vacation rentals in August. Located halfway between Poipu Beach and Princeville Resort, this is where the Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition will be held. Featuring traditional and contemporary dance with solo and group events, the 16th annual Heiva I Kauai Iorana Tahiti is fun for everyone.
Tip: For more things to do on Kauai, see our calendar of Kauai Events.
Difference Between Tahitian dance and Hula dance.
Expect to see a faster pace with Tahitian dance. Hula dance can also move fast but is considered more graceful and includes additional hand movement in storytelling. All ages will enjoy the vibrant costumes of Tahitian dance, live music and drumming.
Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition Details
Saturday, August 5: Live music and drumming with solo dance competition.
Sunday, August 6: Group dance and drumming competition.
Gates open at 9am both days. Program runs 10am to 5pm. Daily admission is $7, children 6 and under free.
Daily Events: Professional Tahitian group dance and fire knife exhibitions are offered daily. Also included is a silent auction and cultural demonstrations by Pacific Island artists.
See Niihau shell jewelry making, lauhala weaveing, wood carving and more. Island foods and Polynesian crafts will be sold with a special emphasis on Tahitian products.
Heiva I Kauai Ia Orana Tahiti was established in 2000.
Visit Heivai Kauai online at http://heivaikauai.com
Its mission is to perpetuate and promote authentic Tahitian cultural tradition in Hawaii. This grass roots non-profit festival is supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Kauai. For ADA planning or more information, call 808-822-9447.
Photo Credit: Copyright 2016 by Mike Teruya.