Festivals & Annual Events
Aloha Celebrity Races and Polynesian Festival
Join us for the Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival on the Santa Cruz Wharf on a Sunday in August.
Santa Cruz honors its Hawaiian connections at the Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival. A fun day to cheer on friends in the Outrigger Races, delight in island-style music and Polynesian dancing and enjoy a taste of the tropics with “shave ice” and festive drinks. Vendors line the Wharf with unique items perfectly catered to the Polynesian theme. Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation department and Pu Pu O’Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club. This annual event is a Santa Cruz classic. FREE!
Outrigger Races: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Polynesian Festival: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Enter to Race in the Aloha Outrigger Races
Participate in a fun outrigger competition – no experience necessary! Anyone can sign-up and race! Pu Pu O’Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club provides each team with a stroker, steer-person and all necessary equipment to get you racing. Dress in your festive best and win the Outrigger Aloha Spirit Award.
Two divisions: Open and Co-Ed (Co-Ed must have at least two women per team). Dress in your festive best and win the Outrigger Aloha Spirit Award.
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