The Honolulu Museum of Art launched its annual Celebrate Micronesia Festival in March 2014, and it nearly doubled in size and scope a year later, say organizers.

The third annual festival is Saturday, and the museum says this year “guests can expect an even bigger activity-filled family day showcasing the traditional music, dance, crafts, and fashions of the many island cultures that make up Micronesia.”

The Marshallese Women’s Club, the dance group Lale Dron, the Chuukese Boys & Girls Group and the Palauan Ngelekel Belau Student Organization will be on hand for performances, manning booths and more.

Dancers perform during the Celebrate Micronesia Festival in March 2015.
Dancers perform during the Celebrate Micronesia Festival in March 2015. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s at the Honolulu Museum of Art School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information.

On Sunday, in a related event, Celebrate Micronesia Women will be held at the same location from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.

It includes a keynote speech from Neijon Edwards, consul general of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Co-sponsors are the Honolulu Museum of Art School, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, UHM Children’s Healthy Living Program, UHM Pohnpei Women Association of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women.

Click here for more. Then, check out Civil Beat’s series The Micronesians.

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