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 that in 2022 expanded to 3 stages.
When is the festival? The 31st Ho’olaule’a will occur 12-13 April 2024.
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. We also hope to continue our indoor venue with our gracious 2022 Partner the Pass Casino at 140 South Water Street.
I’m an interested vendor. What should I do? Our application is in review and will be announced/sent out the end of Summer 2023 (goal). If you are interest, please email us at email@example.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 2024 event.
What day and time will vendors be able to setup? We will follow our 4-day model of a Thursday for Vendor arrival and initial set-up. Vendor check-in will occur Friday morning 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 (optional for Information Vendors), and receive a NV One-Time Sales Tax form. There will be Fire & Health Inspectors conducting 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 along with marking vendor spaces by January 2024 at the latest.
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! It will be designed and made available early for pre-sale amounts like in 2022.
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 once again invite our Pacific Island cousins to perform along with Native American organizations. We will have a schedule of times during the day posted on marquee signs at the festival, on this website, and on the City of Henderson’s website for when each entertainer will be performing.
I’m an entertainer and interesting in performing. How can I get more information? Our Entertainment committee will develop a line-up for each day. If you are interested in performing at the 2024 event, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Want to be an entertainer for 2024 Ho’olaule’a” and provide the details of your act, number of performers, what equipment you’ll be bringing/may need, and a contact person with phone number and email.
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? This is under consideration.
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. Our 2022 Keiki Zone was run by a team from Hula Halau ‘O Kaleo ‘Okaiani and Bishop Musem!
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 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 and a raffle.
Is there a hotel I can make reservations at for the event? We are working to develop a partnership with a local hotel to create a block of rooms. Once developed, we will add the information onto the main Ho’olaule’a page for booking information and on 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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