Hula Shows for Free

Hula is a Way of Life

Hula is symbolic in Hawaii.  In the Pacific Islands, Hula is part of the culture that has been passed down from ancient times to the present. Hula is often depicted as a way of life in the islands. Furthermore, it is a tradition passed down from generation to generation and is an artform that is embedded into the Hawaiian and LOCAL culture.

Hula represents its people, the diversity of the Polynesian Pacific as well as tells a story of who the people are.  Furthermore, Through hula, stories are shared from the past that link its people to their ancestors playing a crucial role connecting its people to sustaining a vibrant culture.

Hula can express the feelings and emotions of a person, describe a place and its importance or can tell you of a story of an old event.  Hula is an art form that is respected by its people as a way of life.  Hula is a cultural practice that honors the past, invigorates the present and looks toward the future to preserving a way of the people through song and dance.

Free Hula Shows

On Kauai, there are many opportunities to see Hula being performed at Luau’s.  However, if you you are interested in seeing the Hula for free, four options should be on your to do list.

  1. Poipu Shopping Village; Every Monday and Thursday at 5:00 pm
  2. Coconut Marketplace; Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm
  3. Hyatt Regency: Saturdays at 6:00 pm
  4. NTBG: South Sides Visitors Center; Every Thursday from 12:30pm; Farmer’s market 10:00am-2:00pm

Free Hula Shows that are offered on Kauai provide you with an opportunity to see different cultural dances from the Polynesian Islands. In addition, Hula dancers exhibit their talent by showcasing their skills with dancing different types of dancing styles from the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands.  These dances include Hawaiian dances (kahiko and auana) as well as Maori dances, Tahitian dances, Samoan dances and Tongan Dances.  

The dancers are adorned with the different cultural dress as well as use many different instruments.  Dancers also perform to live music, played by extraordinary musicians that provide and awe inspiring performance.  Entertainment is done from ages young to old, and the shows provide a quality representation of its cultural presence on Kauai.  

Actively participate in the dances when hula dancers ask for volunteers to come and join them.  Be prepared to learn how to dance hula and learn some of the basic movements required to dance one of the many popular songs of Hawaii.  It’s an opportunity for you to get a first hand experience of the Hawaiian culture.  Learning to dance is also a great conversation for you to share with family and friends.  Learning the Hula may help you to define Hawaii in your own words/hands to tell the world about its culture and its people.

Hula at Poipu Shopping Village

At Poʻipu Shopping Village, join Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina`ala on an exciting journey through over a thousand years of rich tradition.  A well-renowned Hawaii musician Keola Worthington, shall sing and share stories from humorous or of Hawaii old and new, accompanied with the award winning gracious Hula maidens. The Show is located at center stage and open to the public. Every Monday and Thursday at 5:00 pm

Hula at Coconut Market Place

If you’re looking for free, lively and fun Hawaiian entertainment for your whole family, visit Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa for an authentic Hula Show every Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.

Hula at Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa

On Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm, the Hyatt Regency puts on a hula show for its guests and visitors in the main lounge seating area.  The picturesque backdrop of the Pacific Ocean during sunset provides an astounding view of watching the hula live.  Dancers mesmerize its visitors with their beautiful garments and flawless movements.  The live music accompanied by skillful dancers provide an atmosphere that allows all to experience the special beauty of Kauai.   A perfect way to end your day, take a step back and enjoy the Hawaiian culture .  Watch the hula, enjoy cocktails and have dinner.

Hula at NTBG: South Side Visitors Center

Every Thursday from 2:00-2:45 pm the National Tropical Botanical Garden invites you to experience a traditional hula show by Kauai’s award winning Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala.  The show highlights the wahi pane (sacred places) of Kauai with intriguing stories of our Hawaiian people, their connection to and dependence on plants both wild and cultivated.  Hula shows are free to attend and is a great opportunity to visit the gift shop and register for a tour at one of the nearby Allerton and McBryde Gardens.

  1. Poipu Shopping Village; Every Monday and Thursday at 5:00 pm
  2. Coconut Marketplace; Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm
  3. Hyatt Regency: Saturdays at 6:00 pm
  4. NTBG: South Sides Visitors Center; Every Thursday from 2:00-2:45 pm

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