ʻAHA MELE began in 2010 as an annual 'enjoyment of song and music' at Chief Leschi Schools on Puyallup tribal lands on the 2nd Saturday in April. It celebrates the re-awakening of spring and invites the community to gather with friends and family around Hawaiian and Polynesian music and dance, shop the food and craft vendors, attend a cultural workshop and try your luck with the raffle drawing. Admission is by donation and sustains MAWHCC's scholarship and cultural programming.
Mahalo Nui Loa
Our Papa Alaka'i would like to thank EVERYONE that came to the 2023 Aha Mele!
A big MAHALO to Chief Leschi Schools, all of the vendors, Cafe Ohana Grillin' & Caterin' for the amazing food, musicians and na hula halau for their fabulous performances, the workshop presenters, our volunteers and everyone that donated to make our festival a success.
We couldn't have done it without you!