2018 Celebration of the Arts

March 30 – 31, 2018



The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, March 30 – 31, during the 26th Annual Celebration of the Arts.

Opening ceremonies include traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula will be continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.

The Celebration of Island Tastes will culminate the weekend festivities and is a brand new twist on the traditional Celebration Lu’au and Show!  Hawaiian food prepared by Hawaiian hands – from various local families, non-profits, vendors and practitioners.  Stroll through the Pavilion and fill your plates with the best prepared traditional and contemporary lu’au foods in the State on this given night.  Live entertainment will complete the ambiance as you engage in conversation and perhaps obtain a secret recipe!

The Celebration After-Hours Party is the grand finale. The finest talent in Hawaii will take the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflects upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for.   For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.

We hope to see you here at the AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For tickets or additional information, please call (808) 669-6200 and speak with our Concierge team.

Me ke aloha pumehana (with warmest aloha),

Clifford J. Nae‘ole

Event Chair