Each spring the Arizona Aloha Festival comes to downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Thousands of people will descend on downtown Tempe to enjoy Hawaiian food, traditions, and culture.
What happens at the Arizona Aloha Festival?There are several stages of live entertainment, including music, dance, and lectures of Hawaii and Polynesia. The Island Marketplace is huge, with vendors offering traditional crafts, fresh flower leis, baskets, hats, carved bone necklaces, and tapa cloth. There are island wood products, and Hawaiian jewelry, surfer shorts, Hawaiian coffee, and Hawaiian music. The food court offers traditional American snacks, but don't miss this chance to sample some of the favorite foods of the people of Hawaii and the South Pacific, like kahlua pig, manapua, haupia, Vilo Vilo chicken, or Spam musubi. Children can make island crafts to take away. The Island Jam offers an open invitation for everyone to dance –- no costumes or choreography needed.
When is it?Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where is it?The Arizona Aloha Festival takes place at Tempe Beach Park. Here's a map and directions, including METRO light rail instructions.
How do I get tickets and how much are they?You don't need tickets, because the Arizona Aloha Festival is free for everyone. Check here for my comments about parking in downtown Tempe and access by METRO light rail
What if I have more questions?For more information, contact the Arizona Aloha Festival at 602-697-1824 or visit Arizona Aloha Festival online.
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