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28th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival

  • Date: 09/20/2020 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Santa Cruz Wharf
    21 Municipal Wharf
    Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • Introduction: Now in September! Join us for the 28th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival on the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival

Santa Cruz honors its Hawaiian connections at the 28th 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: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

Apply to be a vendor

Applications available June 1, 2020. 

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 July 17 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

Participate in a fun outrigger competition – no experience necessary! Anyone can sign-up and race! Pu Pu O'Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club provides each team with a stroker, steer-person and all necessary equipment to get you racing. Theme your team and win the Outrigger Aloha Spirit Award.

Two divisions: Open and Co-Ed (Co-Ed must have at least two women per team). 

Registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.

Polynesian Festival Performance Line-up - Coming Soon!

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