tue21may7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - May 21, 2024Hawaiian ʻAwa: A Cross-cultural Tradition7:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


May 21, 2024 7:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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Hawaiian ʻAwa: A Cross-cultural Tradition

ʻAwa (also known as kava) is a traditional ceremonial beverage used throughout the Islands of the Pacific and its many cultures. The first ‘awa plants were brought to Hawai‘i by Polynesian voyagers. Join Sam Valdez, Farm Manager for Pu’iwa Hawaiian Farms whose mission is to bring the nearly extinct Hawaiian ‘awa back to the forefront of our island culture and share its healing powers with others.

When: May 21 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series of programs.

Event is free, however your suggested $2.00 donation helps support park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

For information, call (808) 985-6011.

Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.