Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau Cultural Festival: June 28 & 29
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a coconut leaf hat, a lei or lauhala bracelet? Here’s your chance! Make plans to attend the Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (also known as the Place of Refuge) in South Kona on June 28 & 29. Park admission for the almost 420 acre park is waived for the festival making this an excellent time to visit this magical place. Other events scheduled for the weekend are canoe rides, food tasting, guided tours and hukilau (fishing technique).
Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau served as “a sanctuary in ancient times for defeated warriors, noncombatants, and those who violated the kapu (sacred laws).” The area remains sacred to many so please be prepared for some limitations on food, coolers, chairs, etc. within the park.