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The Håfa Adai Festival: Celebrating Chamorro Culture and Heritage

Event Information:

The Håfa Adai Festival | on August 19th, 2023 at the Balboa Park International Cottages. 2100 Pan American Road East San Diego, 92101.

We will be celebrating with cultural food, live music, cultural performances, crafts, and more. We truly hope you’ll join us.

For more information, please contact us at 1.619.742.9150. 

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House of Chamorros Guam and the CNMI in San Diego

Come and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of the Marianas at the Håfa Adai Festival!

Celebrating the region’s unique Chamorro heritage, the festival offers a range of events and activities for all ages, including traditional dance performances, live music, culinary delights, and cultural exhibits. Discover the beauty of the Chamorro arts and crafts, or take part in lively games and dancing. With friendly event staff ready to welcome you with open arms, the festival is a chance to experience the warmth and hospitality of the Chamorro people. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable cultural celebration – plan your trip to Balboa Park and join us at the Håfa Adai Festival!

The Håfa Adai Festival has always been an exciting annual celebration that takes place in the beautiful backdrop of the House of Chamorros at the International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego. This festival is a representation of the island’s culture, heritage, and people. The name “Håfa Adai” translates to “Hello” in the native language of CHamoru, and it is a perfect example of the warm and welcoming spirit of the people of the Mariana Islands.

During the festival, visitors can experience the vibrant colors, flavors, and sounds of traditional CHamoru music, dance, and food. The event also features a showcase of local crafts, artwork, and cultural performances, highlighting the island’s diverse community.

Hafa Adai Festival Lawn Program August 20, 2022

This year’s festival promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with a lineup of amazing performers, vendors, and activities for people of all ages. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan your trip to Guam to experience the Håfa Adai Festival for yourself. It’s an unforgettable event that will give you a taste of the island’s rich culture and hospitality.

Featured CNMI Artists, Maria Manalo and Analee Villagomez:

Local Jewelry and Painting Analee C Villagomez
Local Jewelry and Painting Analee C Villagomez
Woodcarving over the years with Maria Rebecca S Manalo
Woodcarving over the years with Maria Rebecca S Manalo
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