FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the festival about? Celebrating the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Culture. Everyone is welcome free of charge to a variety of cultural food and entertainment!
When is the festival? The 2020 Festival is scheduled for September 11-12.
Where is the festival going to be held? On South Water Street, Henderson NV between West Victory Road and West Atlantic Avenue
I'm an interested vendor. What should I do? Once applications are finalized we will post them on the Ho'olaule'a page to download and we will also be emailing them out to vendors who have contacted us
Do I have to pay vendor fees online? No. We only accept fees via regular mail (check or money order is preferred and doesn't incur transaction fees), or scanned applications with credit card information (SQUARE manual entry fee of 3.5% + $0.15 transaction fee), due to previous issues of non-payment, late payment, and partial payment. We are exploring electronic fund transfer applications as well.
What day and time will vendors be able to setup? This will be identified by early Spring 2020. There will be Fire & Health Inspectors conducting pre-event inspections.
What is the layout of the festival area? Layout pending booth placement on South Water Street. In addition to our food, information, crafts, Health, Non-Profit, and Na Mea Event vendors we are planning to include a Polynesian/Pacific Islander Cultural area.
Is there a Festival admission charge for the general public? No. It is entirely FREE!
Where are the public parking areas for the festival? There is a large parking structure across the street from 200 South Water Street (the old Events Center and currently under construction Vegas Golden Knights Ice Rink facility). We are also working with the City of Henderson to identify other parking areas.
What kinds of entertainment will there be? Music, cultural, and a luau is planned. We envision an opening concert (act to be announced) to open the event on September 11th. Then cultural events and entertainment on September 12th with a planned luau with traditional entertainment to close the event out. We will have a schedule of times during the day posted on marquee signs and this website for when each entertainer will be performing.
I'm an entertainer and interesting in performing. How can I get more information? Send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line "Want to be an entertainer" and provide the details of your act and performers.
What kind of workshops will be available? We are planning on introducing a Polynesian/Pacific Islander area with small stages, individual tents with various demonstrations, and handmade items for sale representing areas of the Cooke Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, several Na Mea Hawai'i (cultural) events, various demonstrations of Hawaiian crafts, and presentations along with a Vintage Hawai'i Store.
Will there be a raffle drawing? Do I have to be present to win? There will be a raffle drawing occurring several times each day of the Ho'olaule'a. You must be present to win and all prizes can be picked up at the Hospitality Tent.
Will there be any alcohol sales? No.
What kinds of food will be available? A diverse culture of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, and other Pacific Islander food amongst others.
What is the Keiki Area? An area that the children can enjoy themselves with activities and cultural games for a small nominal fee. There may also be some vendors who specialize in children's items. The location is pending coordination with the City of Henderson and local businesses in the area.
Will there be a live animal petting zoo? No.
Will there be a car show? No.
Will an ATM be available? There are ATMs in several locations and we will review them to see if we will add more.
Will there be drones / unmanned aircraft? There may be drone demonstrations and/or drones in the area.
Will there be contests? Can I participate? There will be various Keiki contests and games in the Keiki Zone.
Is there a hotel I can make reservations at for the event? Yes, we normally coordinate a block of rooms at the Fiesta Hotel & Casino; once coordination is complete we will post the link and booking code on the Ho'olaule'a page.
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