The Kumu Hula Association of Northern California was founded by the late Ehulani Enoka Lum in 1978. Supported by her husband, the late Gordon Lum, Ehulani devoted her life to fulfilling her dream to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture for Hawaiians and Hawaiians at heart.
The Kumu Hula Association of Northern California hosts two of the longest running annual Hawaiian events serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The May Day Festival and the Iā ‘Oe E Ka Lā Hula Competition are attended by more than twenty thousand people each year. The events include an assortment of cultural dance, music, food, and arts & crafts.
Hālau from all over the world perform at the events with distinguished judges flown in from Hawaii to judge the Iā ʻOe E Ka Lā Hula competition. The judges provide valuable feedback to the Kumu Hula to ensure the historic authenticity of the costumes, performance, oli, and music.
Ehulani’s children, Deanie, Allennette, and Tennyson, family friend Ingrid Garlasa, and numerous other friends and family have kept their mother’s dream alive by running and growing the two festivals. We welcome you to join us and experience Ehulani’s dream.
Me ka aloha pumehana,
Deanie and Family