Under the Kona Moon at Hulihe’e Palace – Free Monthly Event Brings the Past to Life


New Storytelling Event In Kona Is a Monthly Must-Do

Join Kupuna, Hawaiian entertainers and Kumu Hula who will bring the past to the present with mele, dance, and storytelling every month on the Friday of the Mahealani Moon (full moon) at the Hulihe’e Palace, 75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua Kona, HI 96740. This is a free event open to the community. The performance begins at 6:30 pm, with gates opening at 5:30 pm. Attendees should bring their own Hali’i and chairs.

July 2019 Date

On Friday July 12th, performers include: longtime Caretaker & Housekeeper of Hale O Na Ali’I O Hulihe’e Ben Samson Mahi, Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Cody Pueo Pata, and world renowned Kumu Hula Leimomi Ho and Halau Keali’ika’apunihonua Ke’ena A’o Hula.

“Our goal for Under The Kona Moon is community binding through the art of storytelling,” says Lehua Bray, Chair of the event.

The inaugural Under the Kona Moon event was held in January 2019.

Confirmed dates for the fall season include: 8/16, 9/13, 11/15, and 12/13 with performers TBA. The month of October will not have an event due to the Ironman World Championship. For more information go to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/underthekonamoon

About “Under the Kona Moon”

The mission of Under the Kona Moon is to be a gathering place for Hawaiʻi Island ʻohana and kupuna to bring the past to life. Graced by a majestic moon, the ancient art of mele, hula, and storytelling will unveil and celebrate the past, and continue to strengthen and preserve future generations. The concept was inspired by Twilight at Kalahuipua’a at the Mauna Lani Resort. The event committee is actively seeking sponsorship and is grateful to The Hulihe’e Palace board members and staff, The Daughters of Hawaii, Danny and Anna Akaka, and many other volunteers who continue to support this project.

If you love this event and the lifestyle of Hawaii, we encourage you to contact us if you are considering a move or purchasing real estate on Hawaii Island. [email protected]


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Meet the Author

Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at 365Kona.com and MoveToHawaii365.com and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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