The California Hotel will host a weekend of island-style activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Musicians and dancers will perform virtually nonstop, and vendors will be selling arts and crafts.
Attendees also can sample traditional island food and drink. Among the dishes for sale: kalua pig, lau lau, a pork dish wrapped in taro leaf; and hot malasadas, a sweet pastry.
The festival itself is free, but guests will need to purchase tickets for two special events. The Tahiti Taurua Nui Las Vegas Dance Competition begins at 7 p.m. May 4. Admission is $20. At 7:30 p.m. the same day, a concert will feature Hawaiian recording artists Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau, Na Hoa and Mark Yamanaka. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.