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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.

Due to unforeseen scheduling requirements, our 2014 Hilo Wayfinding and Navigation Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014.

(Please note in some publications the date will show the September 27, 2014 date.)

 Schedule TBA.

The Center would like to thank Matson for its exclusive sponsorship of the 
2014 'Imiloa Wayfinding & Navigation Festival.




Photos of 2009 Hilo Wayfinding & Navigation Festival