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Sweet Aloha Kicks Off AAPI Heritage Month w/ 2nd Annual Lei Day Celebration


An image of Hokulani Martinez, a professional polynesian dancer, presenting a lei to guests at Sweet Aloha's 1st Annual Lei Day Celebration.  Background includes image of Braddah Russell making fresh lei and Braddah Derek performing live island music.
Photo Credit: John McCall, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Davie, FL (April 23, 2024) – Aloha! Get ready for a fun-filled evening celebrating Hawaiian culture at Sweet Aloha Ice Cream's 2nd Annual Lei Day Celebration! This free, family-friendly event takes place on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at their Davie location (8600 West State Road 84, Suite A, Davie, FL 33324).


Celebrate with Aloha, Delicious Food, and a Lei Day Celebration Contest!


Immerse yourself in the vibrant tradition of Lei making with a live demonstration led by the talented Braddah Russell. Learn the art of crafting beautiful leis while enjoying the sweet sounds of live Hawaiian music by Braddah Derek Suzuki. The evening will be further enlivened by the mesmerizing performances of Hawaii's own, Hokulani Martinez, with captivating Hula, for all to enjoy!


Calling all Lei-Making Enthusiasts!


Show off your creativity and participate in the 2nd Annual Lei Contest! The contest is open to the public with one entry per person. Entries will be judged in three categories:

  • Fresh Foliage and Floral Lei: Made with fresh leaves, flowers, berries, other greens, seaweeds, and other natural materials gathered within one week of entry submission.

  • Natural Material Lei: Includes dried foliage, dried flowers, seeds, beans, shells, feathers, and other natural materials.

  • Candy Lei: Made with any form and combination of candy wrapped in cellophane or similar material.

Flaunt your skills and win amazing prizes!

  • Best Fresh/Floral Lei: Receives a $50.00 Sweet Aloha Ice Cream Gift Card.

  • Best Natural Lei: Receives a $25.00 Sweet Aloha Ice Cream Gift Card.

  • Best Candy Lei: Receives a $15.00 Sweet Aloha Ice Cream Gift Card.

Savor the Spirit of Aloha with Our Returning Hawaiian Plate Lunches!


We're thrilled to bring back our popular Hawaiian Plate Lunches alongside the Lei Day festivities! This year, we're adding Family Packs for larger appetites. Choose between delicious Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Beef, or Kalua Pork, each served with two scoops of steamed rice, mac salad, and mixed greens for a complete and satisfying Hawaiian meal. Family Packs offer a fantastic option to share and enjoy the flavors together.


About Polynesian Proud Productions, Inc.


Sweet Aloha Ice Cream is proud to partner with Polynesian Proud Productions, Inc., South Florida's premier provider of authentic Polynesian entertainment and Aloha services, celebrating 25+ years. Polynesian Proud Productions brings the rich and beautiful cultures of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Samoa to life through captivating performances and immersive experiences.


About Sweet Aloha Ice Cream


Sweet Aloha Ice Cream, ranked #2 Ice Cream shop in Florida and #19 in the US by Yelp.com (2023), is more than just a place for delicious treats. This family-owned business is on a mission to spread aloha through their irresistible offerings and a strong sense of community. They create "onolicious" (delicious in Hawaiian) experiences with high-quality ingredients, unique ice cream flavors, and authentic Hawaiian shave ice.


Join us for an evening filled with Aloha spirit, delicious food, unforgettable entertainment, and a chance to win exciting prizes!

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