3rd Annual Papakōlea Pāʻina Details


Papakōlea , HI – Tickets are on sale now for the 3rd Annual Papakōlea Pāʻina.  The Pāʻina will feature memorable performances by Ei Nei, Ho‘okena, Makaha Sons, Weldon Kekauoha, and special guests.  This line-up of legendary favorites are sure to charm guests with their favorite melodies.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Papakōlea Community Park.  The theme, E Nānā I Ke Kumu, is representative of our practices in Papakōlea – taking the ʻike (knowledge) of our kūpuna (ancestors), passing it down through generations, so our culture remains authentic and vibrant.  Proceeds from the 3rdAnnual Papakōlea Pāʻina will support the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program and community educational initiatives.

During the month of July, tickets are priced at $25 per adult ticket and $10 per keiki (ages 12 and under) ticket.  Adult ticket prices will increase incrementally each month leading-up to the Pāʻina (August – 35).  Ticket holders will receive an ‘ono Hawaiian plate, court access to the concert, access to lomi, and more.  Anyone can visit the 20+ unique vendors featured in the marketplace.

  • Click here to purchase your Pāʻina Tickets at EventBrite
  • The 2018 Papakōlea Scholarship Application period is now closed.
  • Click here to complete the online Pāʻina Vendor Application Form

The Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC) is a 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit, established in 1999, to serve as a steward of the Papakōlea Community Park and Center, and provide the residents of the Papakōlea, Kewalo, and Kalāwahine, with a full range of comprehensive services. PCDC is coordinating this event with the support of Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i, another community-based nonprofit that exists to provide educational and health services to the residents of the Hawaiian Homestead communities of Papakōlea, Kewalo, and Kalāwahine; and the Genoa Keawe Foundation, a nonprofit established, in honor of the late Papakōlea community member and legendary Hawaiian musician, to preserve and promote traditional Hawaiian music, culture, and language.

For more information about the event, contact Ms. Lilia Kapuniai, at 808.520.8998 or e-mail papakoleapaina@gmail.com. For more information about sponsoring organizations, see contact information below.

Papakōlea Community Development Corporation
Lilia Kapuniai

Kula No Nā Poʻe Hawaiʻi
Adrienne Dillard

Genoa Keawe Foundation
Eric Keawe