Seasons and the Sea

The Waikiki Aquarium and the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts invite you to experience Seasons and the Sea on May 1. Visitors will learn about Hawaiian cultural traditions during this unique sunset observance set to take place at 5:30 PM on the grounds just Ewa of the Aquarium. The ceremony, performed by cultural advisor Sam ‘Ohukani‘ohia Gon III, marks the official changing of the seasons, from Ho‘oilo (wet season) to Kauwela (hot or warm-dry season). Guests will also enjoy authentic hula, chant and mo’olelo (storytelling) performances as the sun sets into the crown of Pu’u o Kapolei, an occurrence that happens only once a year.

The Aquarium will also host cultural crafts and demonstrations earlier in the day including:

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Enjoy crafts made by Creations of Hawaii members.
  • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – A display of different styles of lei making and a demonstration of Hawaiian sandals made from ti leaf led by a halau.

These activities are included with admission.

WHEN: Sunday, May 2, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to sunset (approximately 7 p.m.)
WHERE: Area just Ewa (west) of the Waikiki Aquarium grounds, 2777 Kalakaua Avenue
COST: Free and open to the public