'Bridge of Aloha' festival in Ferndale honors Hawaiian culture

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 28, 2014 

The "Bridge of Aloha" festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Road, honors Hawaiian culture while connecting with other cultural groups in the Northwest.

Entertainers include Elias Kauhane, Jus Us Hawaiian, Northwest Blend, Ho Aloha Hula & Polynesian Dance, Halau Hula O Lono, Hula O Lehualani and Northwest Hawaii Ohana Dance Company Ho`ike.

Canadian performers are Paul Latta Polynesian Dance Company and Na Leo Kani 'O Hawaii, plus island reggae music featuring Unified Culture, Five Island Boys.

There will be activities for children, arts and crafts vendor booths, food, and workshops in hula, lei-making, ukulele, hula fitness, storytelling and more. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets are $7 general, $5 for students and seniors, at Brown Paper Tickets. Kids 8 and younger get in free.

The event is hosted by the nonprofit Northwest Hawaii Ohana.

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