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Lei Day Festival happening this weekend

Lei Day Festival happening this weekend

By Tina Patel. CREATED May 4, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- California Hotel and Casino hosts the 16th Annual Lei Day Polynesian Festival on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
    
The annual Polynesian festival brings together musicians, dancers, artists, craftsmen and food and beverage vendors to showcase the very best of Hawaii. Entry to the two-day event is free.
 
Throughout the festivities, a continual flow of Hawaiian and Polynesian musicians and dancers will entertain attendees. Special demonstrations and activities will highlight Hawaiian culture, and a number of vendors will be on hand to display and sell arts and crafts. Traditional Hawaiian dishes and delicacies will be available for purchase including kalua pig, lau lau, poi, beef teriyaki sticks and hot malasadas.
 
The 11th annual Tahiti Taurua Nui I Las Vegas Dance Competition will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. To watch the competition, tickets are $20.
 
A special concert will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Ohana/Maile Room at the Cal, featuring Hawaiian recording artists Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau, Na Hoa and Mark Yamanaka. This concert is a paid event, and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
              
Further event information is available at www.thecal.com, or by calling (702) 385-1222 or (800) 634-6505.