Aloha Festival Returns to San Mateo County Event Center

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Get a feel for the islands as The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during the 2023 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from over the Pacific. Grab friends, meet neighbors and walk on over to the San Mateo County Event Center for a culture-filled day. No car is needed when you call Bay Meadows home and the opportunities for new adventures are endless with a neighbor like the San Mateo Event Center! 

What: The Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (PICA) will be holding its annual ethnic arts festival celebrating Pacific Islander culture. Each year thousands of islanders and islanders-at-heart gather to celebrate the culture through music, dance, arts and crafts, authentic food, and educational workshops. Admission is free!

When: Sunday, August 12, from 10am-5pm


Where: Just next door to Bay Meadows at the San Mateo Events Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403. Parking is $18 per vehicle (cash only).

For the Kids: The Ohana Korner (Family/Kids’ area; ages 2-12) features games with prizes, free arts & crafts tables, kid tattoos, jump houses, a Bubble Zone, and more! 


See the full lineup of the entertainment here.  Emcees will be Uncle Manley Bush and JD Puli with music which includes Hula,  Music with Hula, Polynesian, Contemporary Hawaiian, Reggae and Tahitian.


Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of green space to enjoy all year long. Whether its growing your own vegetables in a gorgeous community garden with expert guidance, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce and beers, or picnicking with friends and family on warm summer nights, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. If you have little ones, create your own San Mateo Mom and Dad’s Club Meetup in Paddock Park!