The California Hotel and Casino hosts the 14th Annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

The annual Polynesian festival brings together musicians, dancers, artists, craftsmen and food and beverage vendors to showcase the very best of Hawaii. Entry to the two-day event is FREE.

Throughout the festivities, a continual flow of Hawaiian and Polynesian musicians and dancers will entertain attendees. Special demonstrations and activities are also planned to highlight Hawaiian culture. Vendors will display and sell arts and crafts. Traditional Hawaiian dishes and delicacies will also be available for purchase including kalua pig, lau lau, poi, beef teriyaki sticks and hot malasadas.

A special concert will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Ohana Maile Room featuring Hawaiian recording artists Na Hoku Female Vocalists of the Year Diana Aki (1990), Nohelani Cypriano (1980 and 1992), and Mailani Makainai (2010). This concert is a paid event and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Beginning April 3, advanced tickets may be purchased at the California Hotel BConnected Players Club or by calling 702.388.2705.

On Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. the annual “Island Fever Block Party,” will be held on the festival grounds featuring local bands and non-stop entertainment. This is a free event.

The Festival will be held at the parking venue adjacent to the California Hotel and Casino (Stewart and Main Street.)

Further event information is available at www.thecal.com, or by calling 702.385.1222 or 800.634.6505.