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Free Pacific Island fun

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 | Posted by


pacisland imageThe 4th Annual Pacific Islander Festival takes over City Center Plaza this Saturday, July 26. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the public is invited to this free event that celebrates Polynesian heritage and provides fundraising for the local RP Warriors youth football and cheer club.

“We hope to bring time-honored Polynesian traditions (in music, dance, arts, crafts and food) directly from the soul of the South Pacific to the hearts of the people of Sonoma County,” said board director Raquel Kilmartin”

Along with food from such vendors as Polynesian Roast Chicken, Aloha Grindz, Ohana Connection and Hawaiian Ola Smoothies there will be beer poured by Friar Tucks and merchant vendors with an array of Polynesian gifts.

2013 PI FestivalEntertainment is scheduled throughout the day starting with iMusic at 11 a.m. followed by Island Fusion at 12:30 p.m. and Hula Manu O’s at 1:30 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. iMusic will once again take center stage with Taimalietane performing at 4 p.m. and the First Samoan Congregational Christian Church Youth Group performing at 5 p.m.

The Rohnert Park Warriors is a non-profit youth sports organization with participants ranging in age 5-15 years. Founded in 2007, its mission is to develop and promote the ideals of responsibility, hard work, sportsmanship, respect, teamwork and commitment in all children while participating in a safe, encouraging and positive sports environment.

City Center Park is located at 475 City Center Drive. For additional information, email PIFestival@rpwarriors.org.

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