The event will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Papakōlea Community Park. The theme, E Nānā I Ke Kumu, is representative of our practices in Papakōlea – taking the ʻike (knowledge) of our kūpuna (ancestors), and sharing it with others, so our present-day practices remain authentic and vibrant. In 2016, the Pāʻina served as a fundraiser for Mrs. Pōmaika‘i Lyman, 2016 Mrs. Hawaii International, in her bid for the international title. Similar to 2017, the 2018 Annual Papakōlea Pāʻina proceeds shall support the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program and community educational initiatives.
The celebration will include LIVE entertainment by many other notable artists and hālau hula.