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Celebrating our Hulu Kūpuna (Precious Elders) Holokū Ball

Join us as we honor the journey of our elders/ancestors at our "Celebrating our Hulu Kūpuna (Precious Elders)" Holokū Ball.

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Celebrating our Hulu Kūpuna (Precious Elders) Holokū Ball
Celebrating our Hulu Kūpuna (Precious Elders) Holokū Ball

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2023, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Westin Crystal City, 1800 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

About the Event

Aloha! In honor of our Hulu Kūpuna (Precious Elders), please join us at our Saturday, November 4, Holokū Ball. This gala will be held at the Westin Crystal City (Arlington), VA.

The evening will start with a cocktail reception (cash bar) with Hawaiian music by Kūpono, where guests can wala`au (chat) with old friends and meet new ones, all while viewing the items for our Live Auction. Dinner will include “local-style” kau kau (food).

We will feature Hulu Kūpuna and other guests in a Fashion Show to share the beauty of their holokū and the grace and elegance of our precious elders! Our featured entertainer will be singer/songwriter Kamakakehau Fernandez whose sweet voice will accompany hula from different hālau and hui in the metro-Washington, D.C. area and, hopefully, beyond! In addition to the entertainment, we will hold a Live Auction, where guests will openly bid against each other with auction paddles as in Christy’s or Sotheby’s auction houses! 

When: Sat. Nov. 4, 2023

Time: 5:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: Westin Crystal City, 1800 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202


  • Nā Kūpuna (65 and older): FREE (Bring ID)
  • General Public Early Bird Price: $75 (October 6 - 22)
  • General Public Regular Price: $100 (October 23 - 27)

Consider purchasing a table if you would like your group to sit together. We will not save seats:

  • General Public Early Bird Table (10 seats) Price: $750 (October 6 - 22)
  • General Public Regular Table (10 seats) Price: $1000 (October 23 - 27)

Parking Info.:

  • Parking: Underground parking available at the hotel for $24 + tax
  • Free Alternate Parking (catty corner from the hotel): 251 18th St., S., Arlington, VA (red building) | Parking is free at this located on weekends. However, you still need to take a ticket on entering and deposit it on exiting. After parking, take the elevator to the Lobby Level and take the exit to corner of 18th St. and S. Bell Street. You’ll see Metro signs. The Westin is catty corner from this intersection.

Suggested Attire:

  • Ladies: Holokū, mu'umu'u, or other evening attire
  • Gentlemen: Hawaiian formal (black pants, white shirt and cummerbund), dress pants/aloha shirt, suit, or tuxedo.

Sponsorship and Live Auction donation opportunities are available now. We invite both individuals and companies for support. Email us at

E Ala E Hawaiian Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Hawaiian cultural organization headquartered in Alexandria, VA. For questions, please call 703.203.4848 or email us at


  • Nā Kūpuna (65 and older)

    FREE (Bring ID)

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