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'Imiloa Wayfinding & Navigation Festival

Celebrate the Tradition

The annual 'Imiloa Wayfinding and Navigation Festival celebrates the historic feats of Pacific navigators and current day efforts to revive and expand celestial navigation skills and interest in long distance deep-sea canoe voyaging that connects the many indigenous island communities in the Pacific Ocean.  

"The Wayfinding and Navigation Festival is a celebration of our Hawaiian heritage, culture and traditions, it is a unifying legacy that we proudly share with other Polynesian cultures in the Pacific.  Wayfinding and celestial navigation is an ancient knowledge that shows us the power of human initiative and intuition, before modern navigation systems became available to explore the unknown."

—Ka‘iu Kimura, Executive Director, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i


Wayfinding & Navigation Festival 2014

Saturday October 11, 2014

10 am to 4 pm.


 Schedule TBA.


Photos of 2009 Hilo Wayfinding & Navigation Festival