Pacific Islander Festival in Huntington Beach

HB IslandBy Chris MacDonald, Writer/Photographer, HB Ambassador/The Local News Columnist

More than 6,000 people participated in The Third Annual Pacific Islander Festival in Huntington Beach’s Central Park East recently.

Representatives from several different cultures enthusiastically showed off their dance, song, music, food, dress and style to the excited crowd. It was a fabulous place to learn about Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Tahiti, Guam, Marshall Islands and Fiji.

This festive event was created by Victor Kaiwi Peng, a native Hawaiian, who now lives in Huntington Beach, and his hundreds of talented volunteers. I’d also like to mention that there were lots of energetic dancers at the event with Polynesian, Microneasia and Melanesia Style Music. There also were food booths featuring delicious items from the different Islands.

Huntington Beach Islands Festival

Thank you to all the sponsors who made this possible, including, The Wells Fargo Foundation, CEED PATH, WINCART, OCAPICA, Southern California Edison, Asian Pacific American Legal Center and Census 2010. Also, Thanks also to Sue Gordon of Rainbow Disposal for donating the trash bins and the City of Huntington Beach for their assistance.

If you’d like to get involved in next year’s event, please contact Victor at: (714) 401-1785. His e-mail address is: kaiwisplace@yahoo.com .

This entry was posted on Friday, September 24th, 2010 and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Pacific Islander Festival in Huntington Beach”

  1. mahalo on August 27th, 2011 at 5:14 am

    The festival will be held on Sept. 17 -18, 2011 in Central Park, 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, Ca. Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

  2. Cathy on August 16th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Mahalo Nui for this post…Our halau will be participating at this event..Looking forward to being there and sharing the aloha with everyone…

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