The 34th Anniversary Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete will be held at the Merced County Fairgrounds. The longest existing, annually held, Tahitian Dance and Cultural Festival outside of French Polynesia will be on Friday March 22nd from 9am – 9pm, Saturday the 23rd, from 9am – 6pm and on Sunday the 24th from 9am – 6pm.
Solo Dance Competitioneliminations and Saturday’s finalist performances, ranging in ages of 4 thru adult, beginners thru professional, both men’s and women’s categories. Friday’s event also includes the Maeva Merced Polynesian Pageant, where lovely ladies and handsome gentlemen compete for the prestigious title of Miss and Mr. Maeva Merced. During the pageant, the Ahuroa (more formal Aparima dance style) Competition will be judged, as well as the Masters solo category finals.
The Solo Dancer Finals will be held on Saturday as well as the Tamari’i (children) Groups and Group Drumming Competition, featuring the most accomplished Tahitian Drumming groups in our area.
On Sunday morning, First Place winners of the Professional Soloists will compete for the Overall Vahine and Tane “Best Dancer Awards”. Also, Couples in Costume will take the floor with their colorful regalia and exciting duets! The afternoon will wind up with the Amateur and Professional Groups demonstrating their proficiency in the marvelous ‘Ote’a drum dances and the lively Aparima of Tahiti Nui!
The very best Island Style Food will be available throughout the event as well as authentic flower and Polynesian Craft Booths for your shopping pleasure.
Adult:$15 Advance / $17 at door - Adult = age 13 and up
Child: $11 Advance / $13 At Door - Child = age 5-12
3 DAY PASS ADVANCED SALES ONLY (not available at the door)
Adult: $39 Child: $29
Hand held Video: $25/day - $60/3-day
(Must not block audience view. Battery operated only. NO PLUG INS)
Tripod Setup: $30/day - $80/3-day
(Limited space/plugs available. Must bring own power strip&duct tape)
For additional information, call Pacifica at (209) 726-1925 from 10am and 6pm. Advance sale tickets may be purchased at Pacifica thru March 3rd. Tickets are limited, so make sure to get your tickets early.