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 2019 Festival has been postponed due to the City of Henderson demolishing the Henderson Events Center and Plaza area to make way for a new Ice Skating Rink fo the Las Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Team.
Where is the festival going to be held? LVHCC is actively researching a new location for the 2020 event.
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.
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 (manual entry fee of 3.5% + $0.15 transaction fee), due to previous issues of non-payment, late payment, and partial payment.
What day and time will vendors be able to setup? This will be identified by Spring 2020. For planning purposes, vendors usually set up the day before the event and can begin checking-in 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM. All vendors must be set up by 8:00 AM, on the first day of the event. This will facilitate Fire & Health Inspectors conducting their pre-event inspections.
What is the layout of the festival area? Layout pending new location identification. In addition to our food, information, crafts, Health, Non-Profit, and Na Mea Event vendors we are planning to includes a Polynesian Cultural Corridor.
Is there a Festival admission charge for the general public? No. It is entirely FREE!
Where are the public parking areas for the festival? Identification pending new event location.
What kinds of entertainment will there be?
Pending new event location. 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 Cultural Corridor with cultural stage, 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? More to follow as we get nearer to the event.
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.
Will there be a live animal petting zoo? We are planning on this.
Will there be a car show? We are planning for this.
Will an ATM be available? Yes, we normally have 2 ATM machines available.
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 contest 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 a close by hotel; once coordination is complete we will post the link and booking code on the Ho'olaule'a page.
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