California Hotel and Casino hosts the 17th Annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
Throughout the festivities, a continual flow of Hawaiian and Polynesian musicians and dancers will entertain attendees. Special demonstrations and activities will highlight Hawaiian culture, and a number of vendors will be on hand to display and sell arts and crafts. Traditional Hawaiian dishes and delicacies will be available for purchase including kalua pig, lau lau, poi, beef teriyaki sticks and hot malasadas.
Two exciting concerts will also take place during the special event weekend:
On Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., inside the Ohana/Maile Room at the California Hotel and Casino, Hawaiian recording artists and musicians Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau, Keao Costa, George Kuo and Mike Ka’awa will perform, with Makani Tabura emceeing the event. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., on the festival grounds, Hawaiian recording artists and musicians Kata Maduli, Brother Noland and Beyond Country will perform. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Gates open at 7 p.m.
Further event information is available at www.thecal.com, or by calling 702.385.1222 or 800.634.6505.