Te `E`a O Te Turama and Fun to Jump Kona are proud to present "Heiva I Hawai`i 2020," February 14, 15 and 16 in Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. In this our 9th year, we look to reach the larger Kailua-Kona community and provide a beautiful weekend of culture and artistry. From riveting drum dances to unique cultural artisans and ono kine grinds, this is one event you don't want to miss. The event is open to the public with no entry fee.
This weekend-long event kicks off on Friday, February 15th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Mr and Miss Heiva I Hawai`i 2020 Beauty Pageant. The Tane and Vahine, and Tamaroa and Tamahine, of our community will compete in the casual wear, talent and evening wear segments. Also featuring a Tahitian Soiree of music and dance from Te `E`a O Te Turama and friends.
PAST & PRESENT HEIVA I HAWAII WINNERS
Mr. Heiva 2012: Makana Keana`aina
Miss Heiva 2012: Naomi Baldemero
Mr. Heiva 2013: Kainalu Tolentino
Miss Heiva 2013: Jeanne Kapela (Miss Kona Coffee 2013, Miss Kakaako 2014, Miss Hawaii 2015)
Miss Heiva 2014: Tehani Perkins
Mr. Heiva 2015: Brandon Borges (not pictured)
Miss Heiva 2015: Heirani Yoshida
Jr. Mr. Heiva 2015: Turner Naone Lee-Tolentino
Jr. Miss Heiva 2015: Kapuanalani Pilayo
Miss Heiva I Hawai`i 2016: Jaysha Pavao
Mr. Heiva I Hawai`i 2016: Kawena Mersberg
Jr. Miss Heiva I Hawai`i 2016: Kysha Rae Paglinawan
Jr. Mr. Heiva I Hawai`i 2016: Matthew Waipuna Tavares
Mr Heiva I Hawai`i 2017: Makoa Kailianu
Miss Heiva I Hawai`i 2017: Leah Masoe
Jr. Mr Heiva 2017: Jack Kahiau Jeremiah
Jr Miss Heiva 2017: Winnie Mears
Mr. Heiva 2018: Chastin Gorelangton
Miss Heiva 2018: Kealoha Cariaga
Jr. Mr. Heiva 2018: Kaleikaumaka Paglinawan
Jr. Miss Heiva 2018: Shayla Aiolupotea
Miss Heiva 2019: Ha`ena Keawekane
Mr. Heiva 2019: Ru`utia Lee-Tolentino
Jr. Mr. Heiva 2019: Ku`iokalani Lee
Jr. Miss Heiva 2019:
Saturday, February 15th, marks the first day of dance competition beginning with solo competition. Soloists, from 2 years of age to 40+ years of age, are invited to showcase their individual talent and style in a competition where skill, stage presence and costume all count!
The day will also feature couples competing in the couples' category where two must dance in unison and compliment each other in skill and style. Group presentations will begin and will continue on Sunday, February 18th. Groups may compete in one or more of the following categories: Group `Ote`a, Group Aparima, `Ahuroa and Tahitian Drumming.
Sunday, February 16th will begin with the overall soloist competition to crown 4 overall soloists in the Tamahine, Tamaroa, Tane and Vahine categories. Group presentations will continue and the event will conclude with the Awards Ceremony.
Saturday and Sunday also feature Polynesian artisans and crafters who will have beautiful items available for purchase and there will be plenty of ono kine grinds to enjoy!
Heiva I Hawai`i is proud to support local and our event features Big Island businesses and community groups.
The drums are loud, the hips are shaking and the excitement is through the roof!
Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2012
Naomi Baldomero - Te Vai Ura Nui
Makana Keana'aina - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2013
Jeanne Kapela - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Kainalu Tolentino - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2014
Tehani Perkins - Te Vai Ura Nui
Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2015
Heirani Yoshida - Temana Rose Productions
Brandon Borges - To'a Here Tahitian Revue
Junior Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2015
Kapuanalani Pilayo - Kia Ahi
Ru'utia Tane Tolentino - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2016
Jaysha Pavao - Te Maohi
Kawena Mersberg - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Junior Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2016
Ku'uleialoha Paglinawan - Merahi Productions
Waipuna Tavares - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2017
Leah Masoe - Merahi Productions
Makoa Ka'ilianu - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Junior Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2017
Winnie Mears - To'a Here Tahitian Revue
Kahiau Jeremiah - Te 'E'a o Te Turama
Junior Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2018
Shayla Aiolupotea - Te Vai Ura Nui
Kaleikaumaka Paglinawan - Te Maohi
Mr & Miss Heiva I Hawaii 2018
Kealoha Cariaga - Halau E Hulali Mai I Ka La
Wene Gorelangton - Te 'E'a o Te Turama