Laie, Hawaii – Check out the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Hukilau Marketplace’s summer line up the whole family can enjoy from exciting activities, special events, live entertainment, and fireworks! Starting with a chance to visit the Cook Islands.
Cook Islands Exhibit: Monday, June 17 – Saturday, July 20
In partnership with the Cook Islands Ministry of Cultural Development, the Polynesian Cultural Center will be presenting a special showcase of the people and culture of the Cook Islands. Located near the Hawaiian Island village, a special pop-up Cook Island exhibit will feature unique art displays, cultural presentations, activities and performances from the Cook Islands National Arts Theatre.
The Cook Islands’ culture is expressed through art, including music, tattoos, woodcarvings, weavings, paintings and cloth designs. The call of their drums and grace of their dance and songs at the Polynesian Cultural Center will take guests on a journey through the culture and history of the Cook Islands.
July 4th Fireworks and Activities: Thursday, July 4 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hukilau Marketplace
The Hukilau Marketplace at the Polynesian Cultural Center will once again ring in the special 4th of July Celebration presented by KAP’s Art & Culture and the Hukilau Marketplace with awe-inspiring fireworks display show to light up the Laie night skies. This year’s festivities include bouncers (inflatable obstacle course), face painting and carnival games by Kahuku Project Grad. 2020 will be available for the keiki from 4 – 9 p.m. as well as a mechanical bull-riding contest. Ono food stalls will be available for purchase. Live music and entertainment will begin at 4 p.m. and feature local bands such as Josh Tatofi, the Tonga Sisters, Ke Kai o Kahiki, Rebel Souljahz, Peni Dean and Makaha Sons. To wrap up the festivities, Fireworks by Grucci will begin at 9 p.m.
For information about the Polynesian Cultural Center visit, or call (800) 367-7060. In Hawaii, call 293-3333.
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Located on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is the only cultural tourist attraction of its kind in the world and a favorite of all visitors to Hawaii. An engaging, interactive celebration showcasing the people, culture, arts and crafts of Polynesia, the PCC has entertained millions of visitors from around the world since opening in 1963. A non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue goes to daily operations and to support the education of its student-employees from neighboring Brigham Young University-Hawaii. For more information, visit