Paniolo Hula Dance

Paniolo, A Hawaiian Cowboy Lūʻau

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tradition of Hawaiian ranching at our weekly dinner show, where the spirit of the Hawaiian cowboy comes alive. Set amidst our stables, this outdoor celebration invites you to indulge in locally-inspired dishes, revel in live music and dance, and gather 'round to hear captivating tales of the Paniolo way of life. As the sun sets, be mesmerized by a thrilling fire knife finale.

A Paniolo Lūʻau Experience

At Turtle Bay, the highlight of any visit is to experience a Hawaiian Paniolo Dinner.  Our weekly dinner show pays homage to the Hawaiian cowboy heritage with a delicious feast, featuring a pig roast, fresh salads, and an array of desserts, including the classic s'mores enjoyed around a campfire. Families of all ages can also learn how to throw a lasso rope, weave coconut fronds, and make a lei wristlet. 

  • Every Wednesday
  • 5:30-8:00pm
  • Located at the Stables
  • General Seating and Premium tickets available 
  • Dinner Buffet,  click here to view menu
  • Cash bar and drink package available
  • Reservations required

Event Schedule

  • 5:30pm Shuttle service to the Stables (priority for Premium tickets)
  • 5:35pm Paʻu Riders Welcome, Lei Greeting, and Cultural Activities 
  • 6:10pm Puaʻa Presentation (Revealing of the Pig)
  • 6:15pm Conch Shell Dinner Call
  • 6:30pm Buffet Lines Open
  • 7:00pm Paniolo Show
  • 7:45pm Fire Knife and Drum Performance
  • 8:00pm Shuttle service to main resort building

General Seating

  • $195 plus tax, adult
  • $120 plus tax, keiki (ages 4-12)
  • $40 additional free flowing bar

Priority Seating

  • $225 plus tax, adult
  • $150 plus tax, keiki (ages 4-12)
  • $40 additional free flowing bar

Additional Notes

  • Kamaʻāina Save 15%. Reserve online and use promo code KAMA22. Valid Hawaii ID or proof of current Hawaii residency is required upon check-in.
  • The resort reserves the right to cancel or make changes to the show for weather or safety reasons. If there is heavy rain or the possibility of a storm, the luau may be relocated indoors or canceled. Refunds will not be issued if the luau is moved indoors.
  • Any request for a refund 72 hours or more prior to the start of the event is honored with a full cash refund. There is no refund for no-shows. 
  • Hours and pricing subject to change seasonally. Dates, times and menu items are subject to change without notice.
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Pony Meet-n-Greet Fire Knife Dancing
Lei Making Paniolo Couple Paniolo Bar Cart

Paniolo [ pah-nee-oh-loh ] A person who herds cattle; cowboy.

The Paniolo tradition, representing a fusion of cultures, has deeply influenced Hawaiian culture and history. Figures like Ikua Purdy, a renowned Hawaiian cowboy, brought recognition to the Paniolo with his victory in the World’s Steer Roping Championship in 1908. Today, the Paniolo legacy extends beyond ranching, influencing Hawaiian language, cuisine, and art. The story of Hawaiʻi’s cowboys is one of cultural exchange, adaptation, and a profound bond with the land, shaping a unique cowboy tradition in the tropical paradise.

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