Moanalua Gardens Foundation

Our History

Founded in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) has served as a vital link in preserving and protecting the environmental and cultural resources of Hawai‘i. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, our mission is

“To preserve and perpetuate the native culture and environment of Hawai’i through education and stewardship of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley and celebration of the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival.”

For the past four decades, MGF has pioneered programs which help people understand and appreciate the unique environmental and cultural resources of our islands. This knowledge is essential to developing informed stewards who will protect and preserve our fragile and vulnerable ‘āina.

In recent years, MGF has focused on educational activities and improvements for Kamananui Valley.  We installed new interpretive signs, launched Huaka`i o Kamananui, Aloha ‘Āina Moanalua, a new place-based education program for fourth-graders, and are currently working on improving Kamananui Valley Road.

 For more information about Moanalua Gardens Foundation, please visit our legacy website by clicking here.

Prince Lot Hula Festival

Since 1978 on the third weekend in July, the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival has brought together premier hālau hula (hula groups) from throughout the islands for a daylong celebration of hula in a non-competitive setting.  One of Hawai‘i’s most exciting cultural events, the festival allows thousands of island residents and visitors to experience the beauty and spirit of the Hawaiian culture.

Please join Moanalua Gardens Foundation on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018, as we celebrate Hale a Kamehameha, the 41st annual Prince Lot Hula Festival.  Enjoy two fun fun-filled days of outstanding hula and activities, including concerts, craft fair, cultural demonstrations, local foods, and more.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 9am – 4pm and Sunday, July 22, 2018 – 10am – 4pm: location to be announced.


Ho‘omālama pono i Kamananui a me nā poe (We need your help!)

Since 1970 years, MGF has offered award-winning educational programs, celebrations and services to Hawai‘i’s people. No other organization is so deeply dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the history, native culture and environment of Hawai‘i, Kamananui Valley and our people.  As a non-profit organization, we depend heavily upon our supporters, sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

Please take a minute now to become a member, renew your membership, or make a donation online or below. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the native culture, environment and people of Hawai‘i — we are the Moanalua Gardens Foundation.

Please take a minute now to become a member, renew your membership, or make a donation online below.

Membership and donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Bus Transportation Directions to Moanalua Gardens

Approximate travel time is 40 minutes.
TheBus service to Moanalua Gardens from Waikiki
MGF Office Phone: (808) 839-5334

Bus to Board:

3 Salt Lake

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport- Pearlridge to Alakea & King or E CountryExpress! Ewa Beach to Hotel & Alakea. Transfer on Hotel Street to 3 Salt Lake and alight on Kaua Street or Hotel fronting Buckner Gate of Fort Shafter. Walk along the sidewalk heading onto the freeway. Moanalua Gardens will be on your right.

You may also choose to take 2 School Street-Middle Street, 13 Liliha-Puunui Avenue, B CityExpress! School-Middle or 42 Ewa Beach to Beretania and Punchbowl streets and transfer there to 3 Salt Lake.

Bus to Return:

31 Airport

To return, walk to the bus stop on Ala Mahamoe Street at Ala Amoamo Street and take the 31 Airport bus. Ride to to the Kalihi Transit Center and transfer to 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park or Route B – CityExpress!. You may also choose to ride 31 Airport bus to Nimitz and Kakoi, cross Nimitz Hw and change to 19, 20 or 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. The 8, 19, 20, 23, 24, E and 42 buses run frequently. 2 and 13 run about every 10 minutes. The 3 runs about 20 minutes apart. The 31 runs about one hour and 20 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is one hour and 10 minutes.


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