Purple Maiʻa

Join us on the festival grounds in Moiliili Thursday, September 12th - Saturday, September 14th.

The inaugural Eahou Fest, a vibrant celebration of the rich mo’olelo of the wahi pana, Mōʻiliʻili. Eahou Fest aims to spark conversations about developing a circular, regenerative, and self-sufficient Hawai’i economy. Experience Purple Maiʻa’s vision of “The Malaplex,” a tech campus rooted in ʻŌiwi values of aloha ʻāina and Eahou, and envision a sustainable future for all. Eahou Fest will be part conference, part festival, and feature multiple venues with diverse programming tracks—including tech, music, art, film, and education—plus dynamic community activations. With the collaboration of organizations and curators, the festival will present panels, keynotes, workshops, training labs, pop-up mākeke, and other community-centered activities.

What is eahou?

Ea — Sovereignty, rule, independence; Life, air, breath

Hou – New, fresh, recent

Eahou, rooted in Hawaiian values, symbolizes independence and life through economic autonomy and self-reliance. Purple Maiʻa embraces this seeing the connections between ancestral wisdom and modern innovation to create a more balanced ecosystem. Central to this vision is the Mālaplex, a space addressing climate change and ecosystem collapse through the creation and workshopping of ʻāina-centered technology and innovation. Purple Maiʻa nurtures people and places through culture-based education and entrepreneurship, leveraging social capital for cultural change and sustainable development. Eahou breathes new life into our context, honoring the past while shaping a resilient future.

preliminary Program

Thursday & Friday

The official conference portion, participants are invited to join in on panel discussions and breakout sessions taking center stage during the first two days of the festival on core themes of:

  • Moʻolelo & Kaʻao Frameworks
  • Technology & Design Thinking
  • Circular Economics
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Food Security
  • Health & Wellness
These will be full days from 9am-3pm, and registration is required as breakfast and lunch will be provided. All details will be announced in July.

Saturday

Our big day in Mōʻiliʻili Neighborhood Park celebrating community organizations who share kuleana around the topics presented during the conference portion. Explore the area on foot, and enjoy food trucks, activities, tech demos, and a pop-up mākeke.

Activating Moiliili

Event Spaces

Hālau ʻĪnana and Waiwai Collective will serve as the main event spaces for hosting panels, workshops, and tech demos. More venues to come!

Parks and Recreation

We will be activating Mōʻiliʻili Neighborhood Park as the main, public space for gathering, mākeke, food vendors, and music.

Navigating Moiliili

Through signage and a festival guide, we invite you to wonder around Mōʻiliʻili exploring parts of the neighborhood typical traversed by car.