CULTURAL PERFORMANCES | FOOD BOOTHS | ARTS & CRAFTS | SPORTS
august 12-14, 2021
1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
If you are interested in having a food booth, arts and crafts booth, business booth or a
non-profit information booth, please download the appropriate application.
To join the entertainment lineup, please send us an email
about the festival
The 24th annual Friendly Islands Tongan Festival is one of the longest running festivals to celebrate Tongan culture and heritage in the United States. The Friendly Islands Tongan Festival showcases the food, arts, crafts and entertainment from Tonga and our Pacific Island community in Utah. Come join us for three days of cultural performances, entertainment, sport events, delicious food and shop in our market place for crafts, jewelry, clothing and more.
The Friendly Islands Tongan Festival is organized by the National Tongan American Society. To find out more about the mission and vision of the National Tongan American Society, visit our homepage.
ADA Statement: NTAS & The Friendly Island Tongan Festival are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities upon request of the individual. Please contact Ivoni Nash (801-467-8712) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tau'olunga Showcase (Faka'ali'ali Tau'olunga) is an opportunity for our members of our community to showcase their tau'olunga talent and skills to festival attendees. We welcome you to our festival stage to demonstrate your graceful body movements, teunga tau'olunga (costume) and choreography.
To participate in the Tau'olunga Showcase and read additional information, please complete the form at the link below and we will reach out to you.
Salt Lake City Government
Salt Lake County Government
Utah Department of Health
Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP)
Serenity Funeral Home
Tongan Consulate General
Health Choice Utah
KRCL 90.9 FM
Talakoula Radio Show
9th West Farmers Market
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Malohifo'ou Family Scholarship
Mana Academy Charter School
League of Women Voters Utah
Community Faces of Utah
The National Tongan American Society wishes to promote a cultural event that is safe for all. As you are aware, COVID-19 has hit our community hard and the Delta variant of the coronavirus is causing a spike in new infections throughout the country. We ask all festival participants and attendees to please follow the state guidance and wear a mask , especially if you have a compromoised immune system, practice social distancing and most importantly, get fully vaccinated.
Please visit the link below to find out where vaccine clinics are held near you.