Monday, February 18, 2013 0 comments

For those GROUPS that have missed the application and fees submission deadline of February 15, please contact Rose Perreira via email,

Groups that are participating, please send us your group bio, summary of performance and photo, as well as a photo of your ra'atira pupu no later than February 22, 2013.  We strive to compile a complete souvenir program for event guests and appreciate the timeliness of your submissions.

Participating Vendors, your deadline was February 15, 2013 as well.  If you have a late entry, or need more information, please contact Tamara Ulima,

Just another reminder to solo entry submissions, your deadline is March 7, 2013.  Please remember to read all the rules and regulations of this Heiva competition.  We look forward to seeing more solo participants with the new awards for top male and top female.

Should you have any other inquiries, do not hesitate to contact Rose Perreira, or Mana Mo'o,

This video is of our Hura Ava Tau 2012 Champions, TAMATOA.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 0 comments


We are excited to announce additional prizes to the Overall Tane and Overall Vahine Champion awards, and the Hura Tau (Senior)  Drumming award for Heiva I Honolulu 2013.

As deadline dates draw near we encourage all soloists and drumming groups to register to participate to be eligible to win additional *prizes* added to the 2013 Awards!  Tahiti Nui International, producer of Heiva I Honolulu, Heiva I Japan, and Heiva I Las Vegas, will add to the Honolulu the award packages for Overall Tane/Vahine and Hura Tau Drumming, paid travel to Heiva I Japan 2013!  The travel will include air and lodging, as well as the opportunity to participate in tahitian dance and drumming workshops.

(Note: Drumming group travel maximum member capacity TBA.  Workshops dependent upon registration minimums.)


February 15, 2013    Drumming Application and Fees due
March 7, 2013          Solo Application and Fees due

Event Date Reminder:

March 21     Solo Competition
March 22     Solo Award Ceremony & Group Competition
March 23     Overall Solo Competition & Group Competition

For additional information or inquiry, please contact Rose Perreira via email,

Sunday, February 10, 2013 0 comments

Heiva I Honolulu General Admission Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2013 at the Neil Blaisdell Ticket Box Office, or two hours prior to the event start time at the Waikiki Shell Box Office.  General Admission:  Adult (11yrs+) $15 and Child (4-11yrs) $10, ticket prices noted are per day and a ticket service fee may apply.  The Heiva I Honolulu event will be open seating, with a specific area blocked for those guests with specific service needs and special guests.  This event at the Waikiki Shell prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages.  Free parking is limited.

Please be aware the Box Office hours are limited.  We encourage all guests to purchase your tickets in advance.  

For detailed Neil Blaisdell Box Office information visit their website. 

Other ticket outlets:

Participating groups and individuals have discounted group rates and must contact your group leader for ticket prices, as well as for purchase.  Group tickets are distributed directly to the group leader or group designated contact.  For additional inquiries regarding the participant group rate, please contact Rose Perreira by email,

Here is a teaser from last year: