The Academy of Hawaiian Arts is proud to support the George Na’ope Hula Festival, an annual hula competition in Sacramento, California. Held in honor of Merrie Monarch co-founder and hula Loea (master) Uncle George Na’ope, this annual competition features Keiki, Kāne, Wahine, Gracious Ladies and Kupuna categories.
This year, AHA’s Kumu Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu joins nā kumu hula Etua Lopes, Chinky Mahoe and Keone Nunes as a competition judge.
11th Annual George Na’ope Hula Festival
Friday, July 14-Sunday, July 16, 2017
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA
Tickets and information: www.georgenaopehulafestival.com