Moanalua, He Wahi Pana: 2015 Prince Lot Hula Festival

Jul 14, 2015

Every year, the Prince Lot Hula Festival offers a prime opportunity to visit Moanalua Gardens, arguably the most beautiful hula venue in Hawai‘i.  This non-competitive festival honors Prince Lot Kapuāiwa who revived hula in Moanalua when it was still publicly banned.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at the history of this celebrated area.

Halau Na Mano O Puuanahulu – Na Kumu Hula Sonny Ching and Lopaka Igarta-DeVera on the Hula Pa at Moanalua Gardens
Credit MGF


Roddy ‘Ākau, kahu and konohiki of Kamananui Valley at home in Moanalua Gardens
Credit Noe Tanigawa

  The 38th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival runs both Saturday and Sunday at Moanalua Gardens.   This year's theme, He Wahi Pana, remembers Moanalua as a "storied place", a place of history, legend, and spiritual power.

The Festival is popular, and this is the first time it is a two-day affair.  Parking instructions are included below.  Please note, that Moanalua Elementary and Middle School parking is only available on Saturday, July 18th.


Parking for the Prince Lot Hula Festival will be at the following locations:

·         Moanalua Middle School and Moanalua Elementary School         ***Available Saturday ONLY***

·         Along Moanalua road by Moanalua Community Park

·         On-street parking in the Moanalua Gardens area

·         On-street parking in the Mapunapuna area.  Take free shuttle from First Hawaiian Bank.

·         First Hawaiian Bank, Mapunapuna Branch. Free parking with free shuttle to Moanalua Gardens

Carpooling is strongly encouraged and public transportation is available.

All parking information is available at:

Halau I Ka Wekiu – Na Kumu Hula Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang on the Hula Pa at Moanalua Gardens
Credit MGF