The festivities, beginning at 10 a.m., will include local-style
entertainment, food, and educational activities. Visitors will
also have the opportunity to take guided tours of the Hokule‘a
with society crewmembers, watch video presentations and slideshows
of past voyages, and hear stories from those who sailed during
Hokule‘a’s maiden voyages. Drawings will be held throughout
the day for a chance to win a guest sail on the canoe. The celebration
will conclude at 5 p.m.
Hokule‘a Lives will also feature the Navigating Change program,
which raises awareness and motivates people to better care for
the Hawaiian islands and their ocean resources. The program
will provide presentations on NWHI.
“E Ola Hokule‘a – Hokule‘aLives is a wonderful opportunity
for people of Hawai‘i to experience an up-close and personal
encounter with the treasured Hokule’a and her crew,” said Pat
Duarte, executive director of the society.