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Summer Music and Dance

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Included with admission or membership

Celebrate Hawaiian culture with Hālau Hula Keali`i O Nālani 

Hula, once learned, is to be shared.Kumu Hula Kealiʻi Ceballos shares his passion for Hula and the core values of Hawaiian culture, aloha (compassion) and ʻohana (family), in this special performance.

Guided by his vision, the dancers of Hālau Hula Keali`i O Nālani offer a celebration of the creative essence in Hawaiian culture.

Soul-stirring harmonies of chant and song accompany the hula kahiko (traditional Hawaiian dance) and hula ‘auana (contemporary dance), with music by ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ho & Friends.

Free with admission or membership, no registration required.


  • 3-3:45pm, Rose Garden Pavilion: Learn to hula dance under the shade of the Rose Garden Pavilion
  • 4-4:45pm and 5-5:45pm, Amphitheater: Watch a hula performance featuring traditional and a contemporary hula dance at the Amphitheater near the Main Lawn

About the Summer Music and Dance Series

Bring the whole family for a wondrous journey June 20, July 11, and August 8!

Travel to Hawaii, Iran, Armenia, Brazil, and Bali through gorgeous music, dance, and story. Begin your adventure at the Rose Pavilion for a fun-filled participatory experience — learn a song’s refrain in another language, dance, draw, and listen to fascinating stories from other worlds.

Afterward, gather at the amphitheater for a vibrant celebration of music and dance performances. 


June 20
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Included with admission or membership
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