13th ANNUAL PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVAL at The Aquarium of the Pacific

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Experience dance, music, cuisine, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 13th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, island cuisine, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian, Samoan, Marshallese, Fijian, and Tongan cultures will be featured.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

PARTNERSHIP: The Aquarium of the Pacific has been invited by Conservation International to take a lead role in public education and outreach for the Pacific Rising project. The mission of Pacific Rising is to help prepare residents of many Pacific Island nations to adapt and thrive—economically, environmentally, and culturally—in the face of climate change and sea level rise. The residents of many of these islands will have to find new homes because their islands will be drowned by the end of this century. The Aquarium of the Pacific will provide educational programming to its visitors to draw awareness to this crisis facing many Pacific Islanders, and help to secure funding for them.

COST: Included with general admission: $29.95 adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), and $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members,

With coupon adults receive $10 OFF admission on June 4 or 5. Regular $29.95, just $19.95 with coupon!

Pacific Islander 2016 Flyer

NEW! Mobile-device and printable coupon with the same offer is available at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/fest10

Festival web page has the event schedule:

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or

Giveaway Opportunity! To enter, check out the event schedule above and leave a comment below telling us what you would be most excited to see! Deadline to enter is May 27th, 2016 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.

Photo Credit/info: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific. SoCal City Kids is responsible for selecting the winner and will notify winner By May 30th, 2016.


  1. I’d like to see the traditional dances from all the islands, maybe have the kids play traditional games. We loved the day we spent in Hawaii at the Polynesian Center, and this would be a great reminder.

  2. I would love to see the dancers and drummers!

  3. vivian s says

    I would love to see the Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori Performances !!

  4. Congrats Vivian S!

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