Ultimate Hawaii Guide

Where to Find Aloha in Seattle

Get the Hawaiian spirit without boarding a flight.

By Allison Williams December 20, 2016 Published in the January 2017 issue of Seattle Met

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    The mountains and clouds of Maui.

    Image: Alison Klein

    Since hula is about more than just shaking your hips, Sunshine from Polynesia classes in Magnolia emphasize how the movement is a form of storytelling. sunshinefrompolynesia.com

  2. The six-rower crews that man the boats of Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club can truly appreciate the fortitude demonstrated by the early Hawaiians who paddled to the islands. seattleoutrigger.com

  3. Every fall, the Seattle Aloha Festival celebrates the food and culture of the islands at Seattle Center, serving not only islanders who’ve moved to the mainland but their kids who may never have been immersed in the traditions. seattlelivealohafestival.com

  4. If Seattle’s musical signature is guitar grunge, Hawaii can lay claim to cheery ukulele tunes, taught and celebrated by the Seattle Ukelele Players Association. seattleukulele.org

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