Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a visits Yorktown

April 24, 2016, 10:30am - 6pm
Venue: 
Riverwalk Landing Piers
425 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690
Yorktown, VA 23690
United States

The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a ("Star of Gladness" in Hawaiian) is circumnavigating the globe on a voyage.  On Sunday, April 24, Hokule'a will sail to Yorktown for a traditional welcoming ceremony with Virginia Indian tribes followed by an afternoon celebration and tours of the canoe.  Hokule'a's approach to Yorktown will begin around 10:30 a.m. At 12 p.m., Native tribes will welcome Hokule'a with water song, canoe dance, and exchange of gifts.  Public Tours of Hokule'a will run from 2 to 5 pm.  Hokule'a will host additional public tours while docked at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Tours will take place on Thursday, April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 1 (as part of community outreach and education day) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, May 6 from 3 to 6 p.m.  Tours are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The schedule is subject to change due to weather and safety conditions. Information on the Polynesian canoe visit www.Hokulea.com. Free.  More deltails at 757.890.3500 or www.VisitYorktown.org

Public canoe tours will take place as follows: 

Sunday, April 24 (2 to 5 pm)

Thursday, April 28 (1 to 4 pm)

Sunday, May 1 (9 am to 6 pm)

Friday, May 6 (3 to 6 pm)