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Social Event on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Hosted by: Cisco

Location: Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village
(Back-up location TBA in case of inclement weather)

Date: Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

Time: 18:00 to 22:00

Luau at The Hilton Hawaiian Village Great Lawn
Before contact with the western world, Hawaiians called their important feasts an 'aha'aina (‘aha – gathering and ‘aina – meal). These feasts marked special occasions — such as reaching a significant life milestone, victory at war, the launching of a new canoe or a great endeavor. Certain foods represented virtues but were traditionally only available to men. In 1819, King Kamehameha II ended this practice and feasted with women to signify major societal changes. Shortly after, the term luau replaced 'aha'aina. Guests will experience this magical festival of the senses on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Start with pupus and cocktails overlooking the lagoon followed by a seated family-style dinner highlighting island cuisine. To end the night, guests are treated to a captivating one hour performance that travels through the vibrant cultures of the Polynesian Islands.


  • 6:00 PM Guests arrive at the Great Lawn, bars open, Hawaiian Trio begins
  • 6:45 PM Guests invited to sit for dinner
  • 7:00 PM Family-style Dinner served
  • 8:00 PM Polynesian Show begins
  • 9:00 PM Polynesian Show ends
  • 9:30 PM Music ends
  • 10:00 PM Event ends

Cost: Tickets are $50 for the first ticket, and $100 for an additional ticket. Ticket price does not reflect the true event cost: Cisco is generously subsidizing the cost of tickets for both attendees and their guests.

Availability: 500
Limit: 2 tickets — one per attendee, plus one guest.

Food and beverage: Enjoy a family style dinner in the island tradition along with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. To view the menu for the social event, click HERE.

To purchase a ticket to the IETF 91 social event CLICK HERE, or purchase on-site at the IETF registration desk, subject to availability.

Note: You must first register for IETF 91 to purchase a social ticket.