Special Events



Turtle Bay Hosts Makahiki Celebration with 3RD Annual Festival, showcasing traditional Hawaiian sports.

January 11th 2014
Turtle Bay's West End Lawn


Makahiki season comes alive at Turtle Bay Resort as it celebrates the season with traditional Hawaiian sporting events and cultural performances. The celebration entitled Makahiki Kuilima kicks off on the lawns of Turtle Bay Resort on January 11, 2014.

The event is presented by Hawaiian education program, Naepuni Aloha and Ke Kula `o S.M. Kamakau. Makahiki Kuillima is sponsored by Kanalu, Turtle Bay Resort, and many more community supporters.

Step back into the past as you watch athletes engage in ancient games such as hukihuki (tug of war), ‘ulu maika (lawn bowling), and ‘ō‘ō ihe (spear throwing). Spectators will be treated to a rare demonstration of He‘e Hōlua (sled riding), which was last publicly done, prior to Makahiki Kuilima festivities, in 1822. Learn about Makahiki traditions through educational exhibits and watch artisans as they demonstrate Hawaiian crafts.

For more information on the event, visit: http://sites.google.com/site/makahikikuilima/home or email makahiki.kuilima@gmail.com.

FREE EVENT | Open to the Public