"Hula is the language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people"
King Kalakaua


Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival & Competition is the oldest hula festival held outside of the State of Hawai'i. The festival and competition celebrates Hawaiian culture and traditions through solo and group hula competitions, arts and crafts, and food, which is vital to sharing the traditions, values and art of hula with the world.

This special event is held each year by the Kumu Hula Association of Northern California, which was founded in 1984 by the late Ehulani Enoka-Lum and continued by daughter Deanie Lum-Villiados. In addition to the Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival & Competition, the Kumu Hula Association also organizes the May Day Festival held each in May.

Hula Festival 2016 - Schedule (PDF, 30KB)

Vendors Map (PDF, 140KB)

Food Booth Section is full and closed for Ia 'Oe E Ka La November 4-6, 2016