Waimea Valley will be hosting its second La Ohana (family day), this Sunday, March 16,
2014. In recognition of our kama’aina and military families admission price will be half off
with proof of valid ID (Hawaii State ID, Hawaii State Drivers License, or Military ID).
La Ohana will feature a scavenger hunt, mo’olelo with kupuna, hula, lei making, petroglyph
rubs, and mini tournaments every hour at Ka ‘ili ‘ili uka, the Valley’s Upper Meadow where
guests of all ages will be able to participate and compete in traditional Hawaiian games
which include: ‘Ulu maika (disc throwing) Moa pahe ‘e (dart sliding), Kōnane (a checkers
like game), ‘Ō‘ō ihe (spear throwing), Pa Uma (hand wrestling), Kulakula ‘i (chest pushing),
Kukini (foot racing) and Hukihuki (tug of war).
Demonstrations by several Cultural practitioners and artisans will occur throughout the valley
as they share their mana’o (knowledge) of Lomilomi (massage arts), feather lei making,
pohaku shaping, and kapa making, Hawaiian weapons artisan, and artful jewelers will be
displaying a diverse array of weaponry and jewelry as well.
Na Mea Ono snack bar will be open, offering ’ono lunch special for purchase. Guests can
stop by Ku ’Ono Waiwai to pick up a souvenir or gifts for friends or family as a token of
remembrance of their visit to the valley.