Ho’olaule’a FAQ Page

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the festival about?  Celebrating the Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Culture.  Everyone is welcome free of charge to a variety of cultural food, crafts, information, and entertainment on 3 stages this year.

When is the festival?  The 2022 Festival is September 9-10.  9 September times are 5-10 PM.  10 September times are 9AM-9PM. 

Where is the festival going to be held?  Primary location (outdoors)  is the Water Street Plaza located at 240 South Water Street Henderson, NV 89015.  This year we have an indoor venue as well inside the Pass Casino at 140 South Water Street.

I’m an interested vendor.  What should I do?  Our application is closed for this year’s event.  We are establishing a waiting list for next year’s event.  If you are interest, please email us at lasvegashcc@gmail.com.    

Do I have to pay vendor fees online?  No, we have not set this option up yet; we hope to have it in place for the 2023 event.

What day and time will vendors be able to setup?  Vendors can arrive Thursday, 8 September, 12-6pm, to begin setting up.  Vendor check-in will occur Friday morning, 9 September, to ensure all vendors pay their cleaning fee ($250–refundable when vendor spaces pass a City of Henderson inspection), show their letter of acceptance, drop off their initialed Rules & Regulars packet, certificate of insurance, and receive a NV One-Time Sales Tax form.  There will be Fire & Health Inspectors beginning their inspections between 1-1:30pm, with Ho’olaule’a committee members conducting pre-event inspections before that, and vendors must be ready for and pass inspections to be able to open.

What is the layout of the festival area?  We will post a site map by 31 August along with marking vendor spaces the afternoon of 8 September. 

Is there a Festival admission charge for the general public?  No.  It is entirely FREE!

Is there a Ho’olaule’a T-Shirt for sale?  Yes!  See the flyer and information on the Ho’olaule’a page itself; while the pre-sale period has ended sales at the regular price during both days of the event will occur & pre-sales shirts can be picked up beginning 5pm, 9 September at the Ninth Islander booth.

Where are the public parking areas for the festival?  There are several free parking structures in the area.  One is across from Water Street Plaza, one is behind City Hall, and there are other locations along Water Street.

What kinds of entertainment will there be?  Hawaiian & Pacific Islander music and hula on 3 stages along with a Keiki Zone for the kids.  We will also have a closing concert on Saturday night at the stage we’ll be setting up near the plaza lawn by City Hall.  We will have a schedule of times during the day posted on marquee signs at the festival and on this website for when each entertainer will be performing.

I’m an entertainer and interesting in performing.  How can I get more information?  Our 3 stages of entertainment line-ups are pau and ready to go!  If you are interested in performing at the 2023 event, send us an email at lasvegashcc@gmail.com with the subject line “Want to be an entertainer for 2023 Ho’olaule’a” and provide the details of your act, number of  performers, and what equipment you’ll be bringing.

Will there be a raffle drawing?  Do I have to be present to win?  There will be a raffle drawing occurring several times each day of the Ho’olaule’a.  You must be present to win and all prizes can be picked up at the Hospitality Tent.

Will there be any alcohol sales?  No.

What kinds of food will be available?  A diverse culture of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, and other Pacific Islander food with other ethnic food types as our food vendor list is filled out.

What is the Keiki Zone?  An area that the children can enjoy themselves with activities and cultural games. The location is centered on the grassy area of the Water Street Plaza.

Will there be a live animal petting zoo?  No.  

Will there be a car show?  No.

Will an ATM be available? Yes.  We will have two ATMs for your use.

Will there be drones / unmanned aircraft?  No.

Will there be contests?  Can I participate?  There will be various Keiki contests and games in the Keiki Zone.

Is there a hotel I can make reservations at for the event?  Yes, the Railroad Pass Casino, 8 miles from Henderson, has special rates running from 8-11 September.  See the main Ho’olaule’a page for booking information and a flyer.

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ? NO VAPING EVENT, PLEASE TAKE OTHER”S WELL BEING INTO CONSIDERATION.  MAHALO NUI LOA!

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