Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
The sweet tropical fragrance of fresh Hawaiian flowers will be wafting through the air at the 20th Annual Arizona Aloha Festival, held this weekend March 8 and 9 at Tempe Beach Park. Lei makers from Honolulu-based florist, Hawaii Flower Lei, will be there all weekend stringing and selling fresh Hawaiian leis.
As one of the festival’s biggest sponsors, Hawaii Flower Lei will be hard to miss. The lei seller will be located right next to the Mountain Stage where there will be live performances all day. The music, dance, and fresh fragrant leis are sure to draw crowds.
In fact, event organizers are expecting to draw crowds of nearly 200,000 people to the Arizona Aloha Festival this year. Not surprising, considering there are over 500,000 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders living in the western states. Folks travel from all over to attend this “fest in the west” as it has been called.
“We are so excited to share the Hawaiian lei tradition with the people of Arizona,” says Hawaii Flower Lei President Emily Steele.
This is the first year Hawaii Flower Lei has sponsored the Arizona Aloha Festival, and they’re going “whole hog” according to Steele, sponsoring the Mountain Stage, donating leis to all the VIPs, and facilitating two free lei making workshops at the festival.
Arizona Aloha Festival Chairperson, Lacretia Bacon says, “We are thrilled to have Hawaii Flower Lei as part of the Arizona Aloha Festival to bring the beautiful custom of wearing a necklace of flowers to the desert.”
Hawaii Flower Lei specializes in shipping fresh Hawaiian leis nationwide.