Lions and Taiko Drums! Welcome the Year of the Dog at the exciting “Asian Fest” at Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort on Friday, February 2. Come celebrate with the vibrant Lion Dancers and driving rhythms of drums from around the world. And, make sure you have your lycee (red envelope) ready with “lettuce” to feed the Lion and ensure good health and fortune in 2018. More than Chinese New Year, Asian Fest brings together the fun and fascinating Far East traditions that came to Hawai’i and still inspire residents and visitors from everywhere!
When: February 2, 2018
Where: Queens’ MarketPlace
Free Sampling Booths at 5:30 pm until supplies last.
Coronation Pavilion Line-up
5:15pm Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko performance
5:30pm 65th Cherry Blossom Festival Court (Dancing Hula)
5:45pm KOTO Music by Koto, Japanese Stringed instrument by Darrin Miyashiro
6:00pm Bon Odori Dancers
6:15pm “Team Majestic” Meet and Greet the Chinese Lions
6:45pm Hilo Visayan Club &UH Filipino Studies
7:15pm –“Team Majestic” - Chinese Lion starts at Island Gourmet Market