Performing Arts: Honolulu Heritage Festival

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Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime performance in paradise? Join us at the Honolulu Heritage Festival on the beautiful island of O'ahu for two days of musical performances, an onstage mini-clinic with world-renowned adjudicators, and more! While visiting the Aloha State, tour Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Finish your festival experience with an exclusive awards ceremony and Polynesian dance show.
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Day 1 Aloha Honolulu
Hotel check-in after 4pm
Details: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve visit
One of the more popular recreational swimming, snorkeling, and picnicking areas on Oa'hu. This is the best protected cove for scuba diving or snorkeling with a diverse population of marine life and large, rich coral reef. There is a large sandy beach and several hiking trials along the coastline.
Day 2 Honolulu
Details: Circle Island Tour
Relax in air-conditioned comfort as you’re chauffeured to Oahu’s prettiest sights. Look across clear blue water to Waikiki from the Diamond Head Lookout (the volcanic crater is home to the FAA, which directs airplanes from here), and then dream of a opulent future in paradise as you wind through the Kahala district, where the streets are lined with celebrity’s homes and other multimillion-dollar mansions. Sandy Beach may be beautiful, but its strong tide also makes it Hawaii’s number one spot for accidents. See more water action at the Halona Blowhole; the surf here is forced through a lava tube, sometimes spurting water up to 60 feet in the air.
Details: Dole Plantation visit
All aboard for two miles of pineapple fun! This fully narrated, twenty-minute train tour is an experience for the whole family. You’ll learn the story of pineapple in Hawai‘i, hear how James Drummond Dole founded his world-famous agricultural empire where Dole Plantation stands today, and travel through the stunning scenery of the island’s famous North Shore.
Details: Diamond Head hike
Make your way up a steep gravelly trail, through a small tunnel and up a narrow spiral staircase to the observation platform on the top of the volcanic cinder cone known as Diamond Head for a breathtaking view of the turquoise waters, pristine white beaches and lush green countryside of O’ahu.
Details: Dinner at Kapiolani Park
Enjoy a catered sunset dinner at breathtaking Kapiolani Park.
Day 3 First day of festival performances
Details: Pearl Harbor visit
When Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, the enormous U.S.S. Arizona sunk completely within nine minutes. With a licensed local guide, see the battleship, still beneath the water, and the memorial built to honor those who died in the attack. Though currently serene, the area recently buzzed with activity when scenes from “Pearl Harbor” were filmed here in the spring of 2000.
Details: Festival performances
Please note performances will take place either on Friday or Saturday. Each ensemble will have 30-35 minutes on stage. A panel of three adjudicators will provide written and recorded feedback for each performance. Following your performance, a select adjudicator will conduct a clinic on stage with your group, providing valuable feedback and reinforcement for your classroom teachings. Groups will also have the opportunity to participate as an audience for other groups competing – giving your ensemble exposure to their peers.
Day 4 Continue festival performances
Details: Continue festival performances
Festival performances will continue throughout the day. Your performance time will be given to you weeks before the event, so you can plan your day accordingly.
Details: Polynesian Cultural Center
Visit this amazing cultural park. Explore authentic villages like Fiji and Tahiti, mingle with locals, play Polynesian games, and more!
Details: Awards Ceremony, Buffet, and "Ha- Breath of Life" Polynesian Show
Celebrate with new friends and old at your exclusive Awards Ceremony. Finish the night with "Ha- Breath of Life" - a show complete with Polynesian dance, music, and blazing fire knives, featuring over 100 Polynesians, special effects, animation, and surround sound.
Day 5 End tour
Details: Fly Home
Your flight home may be overnight. In that case, you will return home on Day 6.
Day 6 Return home
Tour Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • 4 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (7 with extension)
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • Dinner daily (except departure day)
  • Entrances and transportation to sites and activities described in your itinerary
  • Internationally acclaimed adjudicators
  • Meaningful awards and trophies
  • Gift for the director
  • Commemorative pin for each student
  • Free academic credit for students
  • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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