Talk Story Festival

Kamaka Pili interacts with the audience at the 2018 Talk Story Festival. (Photo courtesy of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation)

Talk Story Festival
Hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation

Mission Memorial Auditorium
October 13, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

As Hawai‘i’s oldest and largest storytelling celebration, this festival aims to perpetuate the Native Hawaiian tradition of passing knowledge orally through storytelling.  In its 35 years of existence, the festival has been presented in many locations and adapted to the times, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the storytelling sessions from the 32nd and 33rd Annual Talk Story Festivals remain available to everyone around the world through our DPR social media platforms. Particularly DPR’s YouTube Channel at or click here to enjoy the dedicated playlist for these amazing storytellers!

More information to be provided soon!