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August Hawaii Events Outside Hawaii

Information about August Hawaii-related events such as ukulele festivals, hula festivals, slack key guitar events, steel guitar events, hula workshops, Hawaiian music workshops, aloha festivals, competitions, and other Hawaiian and Hawaii style events held every August outside of Hawaii.

George Naope Kane Hula Festival
The George Naope Kane Hula Festival is a hula competition for men that takes place every year in Modesto, Central California. In addition to the men's contest there is a hula competition for children known as the George Naope Keiki Hula Festival. The events are presented by the Makanaaloha Group and sponsored by Hawaiian Feathers. The 5th Annual George Naope Kane Hula Festival and the 2nd Annual George Naope Keiki Hula Festival took place on Saturday and Sunday, August 809, 2009 at the Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto, Central California.

Kalama Heritage Festival
This Washington State festival was formerly known as the Days of Discovery and it is a tribute to the unique culture and history of Kalama, Washington. . The event was founded to preserve, perpetuate, and celebrate the area's Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Native American culture through live music, dance, storytelling, other performances and educational programs. The 2009 Kalama heritage Festival took place August 28-30, 2009 at Rasmussen Park in the Port of Kalama and it featured a special performance by The Makaha Sons.

San Francisco Aloha Festival
Annual Northern California Hawaiian and Polynesian culture event presented by the Pacific Islanders Cultural Association (PICA). The 15th Annual San Francisco Aloha Festival took place on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, 2009 on the Parade Grounds The event featured vendor booths and a full day of live entertainment provided by Mike Keale, Hiram Bell, and many other musicians, singers, hula halau, and other Polynesian dance companies.

Santa Cruz Aloha Canoe Races and Polynesian Festival
The 2009 Aloha Races and Polynesian Festival took place on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at the Santa Cruz Wharf in Northern California. The event featured outrigger canoe races beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a Polynesian Festival with vendor booths and live music and dance performances from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 2009 event featured a special performance by Aaron Mahi, George Kuo, Martin Pahinui, and Bobby Ingano. For information about the event see the Santa Cruz Wharf Web site.

Whittier College Aloha Concert Series (August through May)
The annual Aloha Concert Series at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College in Southern California usually includes about six Hawaiian Music Concerts between August and May.

See also:
- August Events in Hawaii
- Hawaiian Culture on the Mainland
- Hawaiian Culture in Other Countries

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