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Santa Cruz Wharf Hosts the Aloha Races and Polynesian Festival Sunday, August 18
Featuring Island Music, Dance, Crafts and Culture
Posted Date: 8/15/2013 11:00 AM

SANTA CRUZ, CA --  On Sunday, August 18, the Santa Cruz Wharf celebrates the aloha spirit with the 21st annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival.  Event Day Program

At 9:00 a.m. the action starts in the water, with a series of outrigger canoe races, designed for first-time paddlers. Check-in is at 8:00 a.m. and awards at 1:30 p.m. It’s a lot of fun – check out this video clip from 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPc1AWtk6VE.  

 

The free festival, featuring dance, Polynesian culture and crafts, takes place 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. This year’s festival presents Garden Island Blend, Patrick Landeza, Makaiwa, and the Halau Na Wai Ola dancers.

 

Sponsors include: Pu Pu O’Hawaii Outrigger Club, the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, O’Neill, the Northern California Outrigger Association, KPIG 107.5 and Santa Cruz Weekly. For more information, call 831-420-5273 or visit www.santacruzwharf.com.

Event Schedule

9:00 a.m. Aloha Outrigger Races (Public Landing #1)
11:00 a.m. Polynesian Festival (Wharf Commons)
11:00 a.m. Makaiwa
12:15 p.m. Patrick Landeza 
1:30 p.m. Race Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m. Garden Island Blend
4:00 p.m.
Halau Na Wai Ola

For more information visit www.santacruzwharf.com or call 831-420-5273.

Calendar Listing: 
21st annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2013
9 a.m.: Outrigger Canoe Races
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Polynesian Festival
Location: Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA
Contact: 831-420-5273, www.santacruzwharf.com
Sponsors: Sponsored by Pu Pu O’Hawaii Outrigger Club, the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, O’Neill, the Northern California Outrigger Association, KPIG 107.5 and Santa Cruz Weekly