Dearest Guests,

We have been waiting and watching for the return of the Fresno Art Museum’s tradition of unique events to enjoy and to benefit the Fresno Art Museum. Our Museum has weathered the storms of the past year, and now we can celebrate a safe return at The Hukilau!

A night of the Islands, to be held at The San Joaquin Country Club, 3484 West Bluff Avenue in Fresno. Gates open at 5:30 pm for guests to casually arrive, island style. The fun begins with a poolside lanai. Mix, mingle, and groove to the tropical vibes. Discover treasures at the Tahitian Pearl Bar, enjoy the tropical music, and have fun! There will be a no-host bar, an exotic feast, Polynesian dancers, and a silent auction bazaar. Meet your fellow guests, mingle with flair, and relax!

Main Course: You’ll love our Hawaiian-Style Feast with sit-down dining served in the spacious dining room overlooking the San Joaquin River and golf course and two complimentary wines at each table. Coffee and desserts provided by Ooh de Lolli Kitchen Works and Fine Edibles follow dinner.

Return poolside and bask in the evening glow of tiki torches for our night’s entertainment by the graceful dancers of the Fresno Polynesian Society. The dancers will teach us the beauty and tradition of each island’s dance as the drums celebrate the history of the kings and queens that ruled the Pacific since ancient times. And finally, enjoy browsing and bidding on some unique and fabulous prizes at the silent auction bazaar which will include far away treasures from the corners of the globe.

An entertaining evening for ALL that you don’t want to miss!

The Board of Trustees of the Fresno Art Museum

Click here to download a registration form for this fun event!

Our Hukilau Committee wants to protect your wellbeing
when you attend The Hukilau! on Saturday, August 28, 2021. 

Due to recent events, we’re asking everyone attending the event to pick just one of the following three precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety. Pick the one that’s best for you:

  1. As soon as possible, show us your vaccination card. Email to / or text to 559-289-5183 / or fax to 559-320-0299/ Or show it at the welcome table when you arrive at The Hukilau! Most people can also go to to get Proof of Vaccination and save it to your phone.
  2. Or, get a covid test on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, Aug 26-28 and show us your negative test result. You may send it to us as indicated above and bring it with you to the event (since we may not read our email or fax the day of the event.) 
  3. Or, wear a mask for your personal safety and the safety of others. Check out the cute Hawaiian masks on sale at Hilo Hattie’s at     
We had all expected that by August of 2021, this wouldn’t be necessary, but we need to be careful and considerate of everyone a little bit longer, just to make sure. Most of you have told us you appreciate our protocols and feel safer because of them, and we very much appreciate your comments and support. 

If you have already shown us your Proof of Vaccination, we have noted that. Still, it’s a good idea to have your vaccination card with you or a photo of it on your phone.