The Polynesian Culture Association, Inc. (PCA) is pleased to be celebrating their Polynesian Cultural Festival’s 14th Anniversary on Saturday February 25 & Sunday February 26, 2016 from 11:00am to 7:00pm at Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park, Florida. “Many people recognize the Polynesian Islands as vacation getaway destinations,” explains the festival’s founder, Tama Leao. He continues, “This annual festival is a way to expand knowledge by sharing, educating, promoting, and preserving ancient, traditional, interpretive and modern aspects of Polynesian culture and heritage.”
The annual festival will once again offer all the entertainment and activities that festival-goers have come to expect, experiencing the dynamic array of ethnic identities, traditions, cultural expressions and artistry of Polynesian people from Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, and New Zealand (Maoris). The event will once again showcase authentic Polynesian dances, live music, culinary offerings and a touch of language introduction as well. Attendees can expect basket weaving and coconut husking demonstrations, a ukulele exhibition and the crowd favorite, PCA’s Tiki Bar and exciting fire knife dance after sunset. Children will enjoy a kids corner with bounce houses, face painting and more. The Polynesian Culture Associations wants people who might not be able to visit the Polynesian Islands to have an opportunity to experience and learn about the history, ethnic heritage and culture of Polynesian and Pacific Islands without having to travel far from home.
Children 12 and under are free. Admission for adults $10. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be shared with Broward Children’s Center and its affiliates specialize in helping infants, children, and young adults with special health care needs, founded in 1971. Tax deductible Sponsorship opportunities are available and for this year only, vendor booths are free, on a first come first served basis after eligibility requirements are met from review of vendor application. See PCA’s website for details including online ticketing: www.polynesiancultureassociation.com
Date(s) - 02/25/2017 - 02/26/2017
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Jaco Pastorius Park