Aloha Poly Fest tops weekend events in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website - to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.

It's time to get into the Aloha spirit with food and dance in San Francisco.

Aloha Poly Fest

You'll find delicious food, plenty of vendors and 11 different groups performing at the 2016 Aloha Poly Fest. The islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Tahiti are all represented.

ABC7 News met up with just one of the dancing groups. Tifa i Moana, which is dedicated to bringing Samoan culture to the Bay Area. "We're excited to showcase our culture through our dancing, so people in the audience get a taste of Polynesia," said Showtime AJ. "People don't get a chance to go to Hawaii, or Samoa, or Tonga, or Fiji, so we want to bring a taste of the island flavor to them."

The free event is organized by Charles Hamer. It will be at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park this Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is also free and there will be arts and crafts for kids.

Click here for more information on the event.

"Love Without Words" Fashion Show
Also happening this weekend: Catch a catwalk for a cause. Model Madeline Stuart is coming to San Francisco from her turn at New York Fashion Week. She is the first professional model with Down Syndrome, and is an inspiration to her more than 141,000 followers on Instagram.

This silent fashion show is called Love Without Words. Ticket proceeds go to Embrace Kulture, which seeks to help children with disabilities in Uganda. You can enjoy tea service and see Madeline on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's at the San Francisco Institute of Possibility on 3359 Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco.

Click here to find out more information on the fashion show.

Click here for Madeline Stuart Facebook page.

There are lots of events happening this weekend, including San Francisco Comic Con.

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