May 11, 2019 — May Day by the Bay
It’s a popular community festival — May Day by the Bay 2019 at Wai’oli Beach Park, Hanalei Bay, was attended by about 700 people. This annual event organised by ‘Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O Mo’ikeha, one of Kaua’i’s newer Civic Clubs, has been focusing on “Keeping the Culture Alive” since 2011. (It was originally started in 1981 by Doug Chang and Ku’ulei Cooper, and ran until 1993.) The festival showcases the best of Kaua’i’s people, culture, and beauty in a wonderfully organic and authentic way for visitors to the Garden Isle: there’s music, hula, various cultural displays, ono food from a diversity of stalls, and locally made arts and crafts to enjoy. Often, the musicians who sing and play there are Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards winners.
This sunny Saturday event was one that we were very proud and happy to be a part of. The best part was all the fun that everyone had together!