Heiva San Diego 2015

I recently came across a press release about Heiva San Diego 2015 Festival that I thought appropriate to share:

Heiva San Diego, a celebration of dance, culture and traditions from the Islands of Tahiti announces their August 2015 dates and program.

Hevia San Diego 2015 will feature international artists including Tahitian tattoo experts, Tahitian village replicas representing all eight archipelagos in French Polynesia, authentic Tahitian food, spectacular musical performances, including ukulele and drumming and world-class Tahitian dance performances and competition. Heiva events will take place at The Concourse, 202 C Street, San Diego. General adult tickets are $15 and children are $10. Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m and Sunday’s hours are 8:30 a.m.5 p.m.

This year’s Heiva will showcase the island of Bora Bora, known as “the romantic island” and famed for its blue lagoons and Mount Otemanu, and the festival’s theme is “Te Mana” meaning “to be in power.”

Heiva San Diego 2015 Dates & Events:

  • Thursday, August 6 – Heiva gala dinner at Bali Hai restaurant, crowning of Miss & Mr. Heiva, Tahitian dance performances featuring “the island of Bora Bora” and “the Marquesas islands”. Tickets available online www.heivasandiego.com/information
  • Saturday, August 8 – Highlights include dance competition featuring solo artists and spectacular grand show “the island of Bora Bora”
  • Sunday, August 9 – Group dance competition and awards ceremony

“Heiva is about authenticity, our islands, our roots and sharing our traditions and culture,” says Maeva Tarahu McNicol, President, Reva Tahiti Productions, creators and producers of the event.

Created in 2011, Heiva San Diego’s mission is to promote friendship and cultural understanding between the people of French Polynesia and the United States through culture, arts, language, dance and music. Heiva San Diego is endorsed by the Federation of the Ori Tahiti and the Conservatoire of Tahiti. For more information about the event including visit http://heivasandiego.com/


If you are living in Southern California, or planning on visiting San Diego in early August, plan on attending this beautiful, unique event. 


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