Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Celebrate culture with music, food and dance

The 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival was held Saturday Aug. 17, and celebrated Polynesian cultures with food, performances and contests.


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A traditional call kicks off a performance of Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

A traditional call kicks off a performance of Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids compete in the short but sweet Hula Hoop contest at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids compete in the short but sweet Hula Hoop contest at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Elias Maulili Kauhane performs at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Elias Maulili Kauhane performs at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids and families were able to grab pictures with Hello Kitty at several meet and greets throughout the Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids and families were able to grab pictures with Hello Kitty at several meet and greets throughout the Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids and families were able to grab pictures with Hello Kitty at several meet and greets throughout the Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids and families were able to grab pictures with Hello Kitty at several meet and greets throughout the Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids compete in the short but sweet Hula Hoop contest at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids compete in the short but sweet Hula Hoop contest at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kids compete in the short but sweet Hula Hoop contest at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Tenth annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17, celebrates Polynesian cultures with food, performances and contests. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Tenth annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17, celebrates Polynesian cultures with food, performances and contests. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

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