Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wahine Toa, Missing Polynesia, Tahitian artisans and 

more craft vendors will be at the 

17th Annual Heiva I Maui/Festival of Polynesia on 

Saturday, September 6th 

Come enjoy the amazing cultures, crafts and food! 

We hope to see you there!

*We still have a few food and craft vendor booth spaces open.  Please download an application and send it in at your first opportunity.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us as follows;

    - Email:
    - Phone: 808-463-4340


Wednesday, August 6, 2014


As a result of the weather conditions,
HEIVA I MAUI has been;

CANCELLED this Saturday, August 9th, 2014 
RESCHEDULED to Saturday, September 6th, 2014.

This decision was made by the County of Maui 
Parks and Recreation Department.

Repeat, Heiva I Maui has been CANCELLED due to Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio and has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, September 6th, 2014.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused.  We are in agreement with the County of Maui that the safety of all is priority.

Blessings for the safety of you and your ;ohana for all those here in the islands!

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.  
We will try our utmost best to respond in a timely manner as weather permits until the hurricane and storm passes.

Heiva I Maui Event Staff 

As of today, Wednesday, August 6th, we are proceeding as planned with the event  scheduled for this Saturday, August 9th - of course weather permitting. 

Lolita met with the County of Maui Parks Department yesterday afternoon and they are in agreement with waiting it out.  However, she will touch base with them daily - specifically first thing Friday morning to determine whether or not the event will have to be postponed to a later date if a decision has not been made prior to that.
If the event is going to be cancelled due to weather or the County of Maui decides to close the War Memorial Gymnasium, a postponed event date will be scheduled and all participants notified.  
We will provide updates here as more information and/or any determinations are made on how we will be proceeding.

To reiterate, as of today, Wednesday, August 6th - Heiva I Maui is still scheduled for this Saturday, August 9th until further notice.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Heiva I Maui Event Staff

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


We wanted to update you with the following information;

We are now accepting applications for the following;

      1) Solo Competition

      2) Group Ote'a Competition

*Please refer to our 'Applications' tab to download an application.

If you are interested in doing a cultural exhibition, please contact us via email for more information.

We are currently accepting food and craft vendor applications.

*Please refer to our 'Applications' tab to download an application.

Who: Maui Polynesian Tahiti Fete
What: Heiva I Maui/Cultural & Arts Fete Maui
When: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Where: War Memorial Gymnasium
Time: Doors open at 10am

*Ticket outlet locations will be announced soon and will be on sale by July 15th!

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Friday, May 2, 2014


It's almost that time again for our 17th Annual Heiva I Maui/Cultural & Arts Fete Maui!  This year, it'll be held for ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at the War Memorial Gymnasium Wailuku, Maui!

Our applications will be avaialable for downloading via this website by Saturday, May 10th!

If you would like to receive an application for our solo or group competition and/or our crafter or food vendor spaces prior to May 10th, please email us at;

More information will be forth coming as we near the event!

Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to having you join us this year! 

Heiva I Maui/ Cultural & Arts Fete Maui
Event Crew

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Another year has now gone by and we want to THANK all those who helped make it possible.  Not only this year, but over the past 16 years! 

We are truly grateful to have made it this far despite challenges, trials and tribulations - we have been blessed to be able to continue on thus far. 

Our hope is that we'll be able to carry on with our event next year.  If we do, we are highly considering a different location. 

Please visit our website in May 2014 to confirm if we will be having a 17th annual event and if the location will be changed.  The event is always held on the 2nd weekend in August.  For 2014, the dates would be August 9th and 10th. 

We are hopeful and look forward to an event next year.  Until then........


To all who helped make this event possible
Mauruuru Roa!
Kelly Aperto
County of Maui Parks & Recreation
Kanale & Yvette Opiana
Hawaiian Airlines
John & Roberta Vogel
Maui Beach Hotel
‘Ohana Aperto
Black Pearl Designs
‘Ohana Miller
Sew Special
Etua Tahauri
Maui Quilt
Iona Teriipaia
Lahaina Music
Roiti Sylva
Tausala O Salaia
Lucy Fonoimoana
Te Mau Merahi
Maeva Goo
Te Tiare Patitifa
Charley Temanaha
No Ka Oi Pearls
Kapono Kamaunu
Keoni Manuel & Zumba Dancers
Ali’i Noa
Te Tiare Patitifa
Alalani Hill
Ecrima – Filipino Martial Arts
Patrizia Boschetti
Te Mau Merahi
Wilipaki Visitacion
‘Ohana Aricayos
Kimo Lum
All solo competitors
Kapualani McGurn
Maui News
Chentelle Rowland
Craft Vendors
Tracy Fujitani
Food Vendors
Brittany-Rae Sajor
Madeline Pascua & Folk Dancers
Free Tonga Church & Members
Tausala O Salaia
Hula Halau Keali’iokekai
Atarah Vaaiamamao
                  Richard & Iola Balubar
Pualei Kaaa
Zenshin Daiko
Kawai Kaaa
Island Paperie
Anthony Jones
Mama's Fish House

We sincerely apologize if we missed any one!

It takes many hands to make this event possible!