Everything familiar to Westerners from the culture of the Pacific Islanders, such as the hula dance, everything tiki or the poke bowl, is just the tip of the iceberg. The cultural heritage of these peoples is more vibrant and varied than we imagine. To get to know it better and celebrate that diversity, the first edition of a Pacific Islander themed festival in Dallas, called the DFW Nesian Festival, is happening next May, and it's a total must-go.\nThis festival will showcase the cultural manifestations of the Pacific Islanders, including music, traditional dancing, food & drinks, and arts & crafts.\nThe festivities will take place on May 30, 2020, at the Skyline Ranch in Dallas from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission tickets are only $10 if you purchase now.\nLeticia Duenas, the organizer of the event, said in exclusivity to Narcity that May being the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month make the date perfect.\n"The goal is to educate our fellow locals about Pacific Islanders," said Duenas. That group includes all the people from the islands of Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia.\nThe main attraction of the festival is the traditional singers and dance groups, but they will also have fun games for all ages, tons of food vendors, and even a pool!\nView this post on Instagram Manuia ! #tikifest #tahiti #festival #frenchpolynesia #flowers A post shared by Marine Ledolley (@marineledolley) on Dec 1, 2019 at 7:27pm PST\nGet ready to have the time of your life while you enjoy an immersive cultural experience.\nThe Pacific Islands communities include Hawaiians, Tongans, Fijians, Samoans, Chamorros, Palauans, Chuukese, Tahitians, and more. That means food, art, and artistic presentations will be quite varied.\nMake sure to check some of the vendors that will be selling merch on the premises. Everything will be traditional and one of a kind. Perfect for a unique gift.\nView this post on Instagram #manohiva #manohivajapan #tahitidance 観てきました〜💃 A post shared by Je suis JY Kim (@imlearner) on Dec 17, 2019 at 4:32am PST\n**The entertainment is a big part of the festivities. Attendees will enjoy traditional singers like Rose Martinez of Guam.\n"We are so excited to have so many dance groups coming through," said Duenas. The lineup so far includes Te Vai Mana, Siva Ori, and Koloa from Polynesia.\nThis festival is the first of its kind in the metroplex, and Duenas says it is expected to become an annual Dallas celebration.\n"Someday, I hope also to include Asia at some point to show our Filipino heritage and all the amazing things Asia has to offer," she said.\nView this post on Instagram #pineapplebowl A post shared by North Shore Garlic Shrimp (@northshoregarlicshrimp) on Jan 10, 2020 at 10:11am PST\nDFW First Annual Nesian Festival\nPrice: $10\nWhen: May 30, 2020\nAddress: Skyline Ranch & Event Center at 1801 E. Wheatland Rd., Dallas, TX\nWhy You Need To Go: Enjoy a day full of artistic presentations, great food, arts and crafts, and games for all ages. All to celebrate the Pacific Islander heritage and culture. There's even a pool at this fest. \nWebsite\n*Cover image used for illustrative purposes.\n**This article has been updated.