'Ukulele Festival of Northern California

About Us

Promoting and perpetuating the playing of
'ukulele music and culture.

The 22nd 'Ukulele Festival of Northern California is the
longest running ukulele festival on the mainland.
This local event has attracted 'ukulele enthusiasts from British Columbia (Canada), to North Carolina, to the Islands of Hawai'i, as well as local talent throughout California.
Be sure to mark your calendar - Sunday April 24, 2016!

Uncle Hollis and Uncle John

The Festival was founded by the late "uncles" Hollis Baker and John Ogao, known musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area's Polynesian Community. These "uncles" organized the first Festival in March 1994 (during their retirement years) with help from a few family members, friends & students from Hollis' 'ukulele class.

They shared a vision for this festival.
Their legacy lives on through our mission statement:

"To promote and perpetuate the playing of 'ukulele music and culture
by bringing all ages and levels together to share 'ukulele talent.
To provide a kani ka pila (play music) environment as an inspiration to our youth
with the hope that they will keep the traditions and music of our heritage alive.
To provide a venue touched by the Spirit of Aloha for all persons to enjoy."

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