celebrating 25 years

august 11-13, 2022
jordan park
1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah


vendor information

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 25th 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 marketplace 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) for accommodations.


festival sponsors

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


covid-19 safety

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 compromised 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.