Heiva’s a hit

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Patty Boyette, Keanie Northrop, McKenna Laban - California

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Brandon Moore, Elden Reyes, Sebastian Winkler - California

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Isley Agliam, Shyaiann Ah-Sing, Maluhia Hamada - Big Island

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Heather Feliciano, Linda Martinez, Shelly Carvalho, Vanessa Agliam - Big Island

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaile‘a Lin Haver, elisha Stenseng, Joann Stenseng, Wennifer Lin Haver - California

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jayze Sasil, Alvin Sasil, Loke Sasil, Jayvin Sasil, Chaz Sasil, Marni Kaduce

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kimi Blaum, Mahina Rowe

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Donette Dias, Lisa Martinez, Renie Bauder, Elena Gillespie, Vanessa Fujiyama, Diane Hughes

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Wilma Chandler, Patty Kaliher, Savitri Kumaran, Ethel Kauahi

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Del Basuel, Megan Taylor, Maka Kaneakua, Ridge Bejo

Tahitian dance competition was the attraction at the two days of Heiva I Kauai that wrapped up Sunday at Kapaa Beach Park.

Lokelani’s Rhythm of the Islands, a halau from Huntington Beach, Calif., was the big winner for the competitive dance after sweeping the group competition while placing a number of winners in the age groups during the solo dance phase.

Tepairu Manea, president of the Heiva I Kauai Committee, unveiled activities including Tahitian drums, ukulele, jewelry, and fashion that mixed in with local crafts including lauhala weaving with Margaret Lovett, and fire knife dance with the Michael Drake ‘ohana.

Food offerings spanned local Hawaiian favorites to more ethnic specialties such as Bali, and the Kauai-made and produced Ono Pops that was key to beating the heat and humidity.

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