Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community


1750 KALAKAUA AVE STE 206HONOLULU, HI 96826 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

"bringing people together through  Ľukulele." International Ukulele Festival of Hawaii was founded by the renowned Japanese musician & Ukulele music scene pioneer in Japan, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi from the band Southern All Stars. From the inaugural picnic in 2009, it has attracted more than 5000 people, and has become a fun music event for whole family. This event is a celebration to appreciate the beauty of the  Ľukulele and express gratitude and respect for all Hawaiian music.


The Ukulele Foundation of Hawai`i is a non profit organization (501 (c)3 public charity) whose primary objective is to support music in education, as well as various charities and arts throughout Hawai`i, Japan and throughout the world through collective interest and awareness of the ukulele.
The mission of the Ukulele Foundation of Hawai`i is to establish an ukulele museum that will facilitate social, educational and cultural activities in a friendly environment that perpetuates happiness and joy of the ukulele.
Since its incorporation in October 2007, the foundation has hosted six big fundraising events.

About 'Ukulele Museum

As an international museum and entertainment center, the 'Ukulele Museum will bring together 'ukulele fans from around the world. The museum will contribute to children’s educational development through guest lecturers and field trips to the site as well as provide a venue for musical events and a place of "tranquility" for island residents to gather. A permanent collection, the history of the 'ukulele and its contribution to Hawaiian music will be shown. Plans for the museum also include a cafe and gift shop. At the event, Foundation sells food, T-shirts and donated items to raise money.


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