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27th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival

  • Date: 08/18/2019 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Cruz Wharf
    21 Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • Introduction: Join us for the 27th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival on the Santa Cruz Wharf Sunday, August 18!

Aloha 2017 stageOutrigger web


Santa Cruz honors its Hawaiian connections at the 27th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival. A fun day to cheer on friends in the Outrigger Races, delight in island-style music and Polynesian dancing and enjoy a taste of the tropics with "shave ice" and festive drinks. Vendors line the Wharf with unique items perfectly catered to the Polynesian theme. Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation department and Pu Pu O'Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club. This annual event is a Santa Cruz classic. FREE!

Outrigger Races: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Polynesian Festival: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply to be a vendor 

Polynesian Festival Vendor Application due Friday, June 14 by 5:00 PM.

Applications for booth space are available to vendors, exhibitors, Polynesian cultural groups and ocean-related organizations. In keeping with the spirit of the event, we accept vendors featuring Polynesian themed art, crafts and products. Applications postmarked after June 15 will be reviewed on a space available basis. Those artists not accepted will be notified and booth fee will be refunded. 

Enter to Race in the Aloha Outrigger Races

Outrigger application deadline August 16 (Early bird discount due August 2)

Two divisions: Open and Co-Ed (Co-Ed must have at least two women per team)
Dress in your festive best and win the Outrigger Aloha Spirit Award.

Download a Aloha Outrigger Races (PDF) or register online.

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