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2016 Tafesilafai Pacific Islander Festival
July 17 - 24, 2016
"Lead and Serve: Ta’ita’i ma Tautua"
The 20th Annual Tafesilafa'i Festival celebrates the thoughts, art and culture
of California's Pacific Islander Communities
Tafesilafa’i Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Tafesilafa’i, Long Beach’s premier Pacific Islander Festival, marks its 20th year with traditional and modern cultural rituals, music, dance, clothing, jewelry and food. In addition to showcasing Pacific Islander culture in southern California, this year’s organizing team is adding the TAFE! Concert to its lineup of activities. The week-long Festival starts July 17 to 24, 2016.
Tafesilafa'i is an educative platform where issues in the Pacific Islander communities are surfaced and contributions by Pacific Islanders are made. The promise is to bring families and communities together. Participants deepen their faith, hone their talents, and heighten their cultural awareness as they engage with others. It is an acknowledgement of the existence of something bigger than self.
Tafesilafa’i Cultural Festival at a Glance
Sunday, July 17
Monday, July 18
Thursday, July 21
Friday, July 22 Day 1
Saturday, July 23 Day 2
Sunday, July 24 Day 3
The TAFE! Concert Jam is an outgrowth of the Tafesilafa’i Pacific Islander Festival. It is to identify aspiring artists and to provide a platform to show case their talent. The concert is hosted by Q & Joe Sav of the BBQ radio show. Concert tickets may be purchased at www.tafesilafai.org or at your favorite Pacific Islander retailer.
The weeklong celebration starts July 17th and ends July 24th, 2016.
Admission to the Festival is FREE.
In addition to parking at the aquarium parking lot, parking is also available
at the lot along the water, behind the Aquarium for $10 see map.
Background: Tafesilafa'i started in 1997 as a conversation about creating an environment where Samoan identity can belong. Tafesilafa'i has now grown into an educative
platform where issues in the Pacific Islander communities are surfaced and contributions by Pacific Islanders are made. The promise is to bring healing to families, community, and others. Participants in Tafesilafa'i deepen their faith, hone their talents, and heighten their cultural awareness as they share with others. It is an affirmation of respect for God, family and self in community.