Island Pacific Academy

West Fest
E hui pū kākou

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY's WEST FEST is an event you won’t want to miss! Hosted by IPA, and open to the public, WEST FEST 2017 will surely be a family favorite.

With live entertainment, giant water slides, food booths, a Country Store, the IPA Swag Store, crafts and games, a silent auction, special vendor booths, robotics workshops, and an egg hunt for the keiki, there will be something fun for everyone.

“Come Together as One – E hui pū kākou” is the theme of our first annual event, reflecting the spirit of bringing together our IPA ‘ohana and the West side community for a day of wholesome fun with family and friends. Admission is FREE.

Come out and join us on the ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY campus for WEST FEST 2017!

E hui pū kākou



There will be live music and entertainment throughout the day on our main stage. Featured entertainment includes Ron Artis II & The Truth, The Paʻani Boys, Ellsworth Simeona & Sean Thibadeaux, and special guest emcee Piʻilani Crabbe-Jones.

IPA parents won’t want to miss our student performances by Na Leo Nahenahe Choir, Na Pua o Keko'olani Halau, the IPA Ukulele Club, and our own IPA students in a special edition of IPA’s Got Talent!


Bring your swimsuit and daring and take a ride on one of three giant inflatable water slides at WEST FEST – a trio of inflatable fun!

There will even be a giant dry slide for those who don't want to get wet!

Purchase a wrist band and enjoy a whole day of unlimited play. Wristbands are $25 and are available at the event.




Hawaiian plate lunch, teri cheeseburgers, Ramen-Ya yakisoba, pizza, Pipeline Bakeshop malasadas – don't worry, WEST FEST has your "ono" covered.

Find your favorites, or try them all!

And don't miss the goodies in our Sweet Shoppe or shave ice from Mehana Snack Shop!


WEST FEST has many fun activities for the kids!

Keiki (10 yrs and under) can participate in the WEST FEST egg hunt and collect plastic eggs filled with treats. Bring your own basket and fill it up!

Kids of all ages can participate in the many fun activities, including face painting, robotics workshops, a coloring station, and the Wizards' Workshop.

egg hunt



WEST FEST 2017 t-shirts and caps will be available for purchase in the IPA Swag Store at WEST FEST.

Our 2017 WEST FEST t-shirt features beautiful artwork by IPA student Kylie Higashionna ('19). Her design, created especially for WEST FEST, reflects the theme of this year's event – "come together as one", or e hui pū kākou.

Our special event caps are embroidered with the WEST FEST logo, featuring the IPA compass rose representing the Navigators, IPA’s school mascot.


If shopping is your thing, you will want to stop by our special vendor booths by Rodan + Fields, Lu Sea Jewelry, Lip Sense, LuLaRoe, Skinny Coffee, Sweet Mango, and others offering handmade crafts and artwork.

We will also have booths offering various services, including Doug Did It! and Look into Hawaiʻi.

The IPA Swag Store will offer many great IPA logo items, including UV-blocker umbrellas, hydroflasks, reusable shopping bags, and our special WEST FEST 2017 merchandise.


our school


ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is an independent, non-profit, college preparatory K-12 school located in Kapolei. Our core values - those of kindness, generosity of spirit, and appreciation for curiosity and creativity - are at the heart of IPA's mission. Our purpose is to challenge our students academically, in a supportive and nurturing environment where values matter.