Monday, August 15, 2011


We want say MAURUURU ROA to all of our volunteers who dedicated countless hours until early morning hours, sponsors, ra'atira's, all of our solo and group competition and exhibition participants, food, arts and craft vendors and spectators for being a part of our 14th Annual Heiva I Maui Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition! It is because of each and everyone one of you that we are able to make this happen. We are truly grateful!

To all of the ra'atiras and students for all your hard work and dedication in keeping the Tahitian culture alive and thriving! Your beautiful dances and sounds of Tahiti were heart stopping and amazingly beautiful! That left many hearts excited and wanting to shake their hips too!

The results of this year's competition has been posted for the solo and group competition. Please click on the RESULTS tab to view.

Score sheets for all competition participants will be mailed to you within the next 14 business days on the mailing address provided on your application. For soloists who entered along with their Pupu Ori, your score sheets will be mailed all to your ra'atira. Please consult with them for your results.

All vendors interested in joining us next year, we will be downloading the Vendor Application Packet within the next 14 business days as well. A handful of vendors have already inquired to confirm a spot for next year and how they may go about doing so. Therefore, once the 2012 application is available, please complete it and send it in with your payment and we will secure/confirm a spot for you next year. It is highly recommended that one do so at their earliest possible convenience due to Maui County stipulations. We are limited in space - so please send in your completed application and payment as soon as you can - as confirmation is provided on a first come first served basis.

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

Thank you for visiting us. We greatly appreciate your support of the intriguingly beautiful sounds and dances of Tahiti! Until then, we look forward to our 15th Annual in 2012!

Mauruuru Roa!
Heiva I Maui
Event Staff

Monday, August 8, 2011


We are 4 days away from Heiva I Maui and are excited for the weekend! Most importantly, we wanted to update, remind and share with you the following;

~ Are REQUIRED to register at the War Memorial Gymnasium as follows;
- Friday, Aug 12th from 7pm
- Saturday, Aug 13th from 8am - 930am

*A representative from each Pupu Ori may register ALL soloists if preferred.
*Solo Competition is held on Saturday only!
*The awards will be announced with all other categories on Sunday.

~ For group participants, please see your Ra'atira or representative for your passes.
~ Independent entries, you will receive your participant pass/ticket at the time of
registration if you have not already received them. We have notated who has not.
~ Your $6 fee will provide you entry for BOTH days.

~ Please remember to CONFIRM your space with an event staff member BEFORE setting

~ Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at the following ticket outlets for $10;
-Sew Special @ Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
-Lahaina Music @ West Maui Center
-Maui Quilt Shop @ Azeka Market Makai

*Tickets day of; $15 @ the door.
*Children 5 & under free!

~ Craft and Food Vendors will be selling on Saturday & Sunday.
*Tahitian pearls, jewelry, accessories, instruments and other miscellaneous items.

~ Some of the featured vendors include;
-Wahine Toa
-Tali's of Polynesia
-Red Door Photography
No Ka Oi Pearls

Food Booths;
-Pastele and Gandule Rice
-Chow Fun & Smoked Meat Plate
-Hawaiian Plate
-Garlic Noodles w/ BBQ Chicken, Jo Pop's, Bubble Tea Drinks
-Funnel Cake w/ Ice Cream, Pog Slush, Baked Goods
-Shave Ice, Hamburgers, Spam Musubi and Hot Dogs
-Shrimp Plate
-Roast Pork and Laulau Plates
-BBQ Chicken and Teriyaki Plate
-Fried Fish and Chicken Adobo
-Huli Huli Pork and Chicken Plate

Thank you for visiting our website and hope that you'll be able to join us this weekend!

Heiva I Maui
Event Staff