“E ulu...e ulu mau - To grow...to grow forever”
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, March 29-30, during the 21st Annual Celebration of the Arts. The theme, “E ulu...e ulu mau – To grow...to grow forever focuses upon the forward movement of all things Hawaiian” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of the prestigious event.
Opening ceremonies include traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula will be continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.
The Celebration Lu‘au and Show will culminate the weekend festivities bringing together the foods of traditional Hawaii and the contemporary cuisine of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua chefs. “The Celebration Lu‘au and Show is a must and I can guarantee that on that given night...this is the best lu‘au in the State of Hawaii said Executive Chef John Zaner.” “The food and entertainment are top notch and make for an unforgettable evening” he added.
The Celebration After-Hours Party is the finale and is held in the Hotel Lobby Alaloa Lounge with no cover charge from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on both nights. The finest talent in Hawaii will take the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflects upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for. The Celebration Easter Brunch will take place on Sunday, March 31. A special Celebration of the Arts Room Package is in effect and additional information can be found at the hotel website www.ritzcarlton.com. For tickets and reservations please call (808) 669-6200.
A recipient of the prestigious Kahili Award from the Hawaii Tourism Authority in 2005, Celebration of the Arts is Hawaii’s premiere interactive arts and cultural festival. Kama‘aina (local residents) and visitors are invited to experience the “Hawaiian heart and soul” through interaction with artisans, cultural practitioners, workshops, films, food and music.
Events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Among the highlights are the Celebration Lu‘au and Show on Saturday night, a Sunday Easter brunch and continuous hula and cultural performances.
We hope to see you here at the AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For additional information, please call (808) 669-6200 and speak with our Concierge team.
Me ke aloha pumehana (with warmest aloha),
Clifford J. Nae‘ole