Aloha! Pointe Orlando set to host Official Hula Bowl Fan Fest

Nov 28, 2023 by Laura Category: News Releases 0 comments

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2023) – Pointe Orlando on International Drive has been named the Official Hula Bowl Fan Fest location for a new event on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Hula Bowl Fan Fest at Pointe Orlando is free and open to the public for fans of all ages to embrace the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii and enjoy:

  • Celebrity, NFL coach, and 2024 all-star player appearances and activations
  • Interactive photo opportunities and experiences
  • Food & beverage offerings from Pointe Orlando restaurants and bars
  • Mascot appearance by Koa to lead a traditional Haka ceremonial dance
  • A chance to win access to a Play with the Players private event

Additional event details will be shared at and @pointeorlando on social media, using #HulaBowlFanFest.

The 78th annual Hula Bowl returns to Orlando as the nation’s premier college football all-star game where NFL, XFL, USFL, and CFL teams will be represented by top scout players. 100 of the top senior athletes, from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, will be selected to play at the Hula Bowl in Orlando on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at UCF FBC Mortgage Stadium.

Previous Hula Bowl players include Heisman Trophy winners Ricky Williams, Eric Crouch, Jim Plunkett, Tony Dorsett, Mike Garrett, Johnny Rogers, and Billy Sims. In addition to these stars of the past, the Hula Bowl has also had recent alumni fulfill their dreams of playing at the professional level. Former players include Sean Clifford, Kader Kohou, Alex Ward, and current Super Bowl champion, Isiah “Pop” Pacheco.

The new Hula Bowl Fan Fest is the latest in the official sporting event lineup at Pointe Orlando to include the Pop-Tarts Bowl official pep rally scheduled for Dec. 27 and the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl official pep rally scheduled for Dec. 31.

About Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando is located at 9101 International Drive, just a short drive from Orlando’s major theme parks, and across the street from the Orange County Convention Center. Pointe Orlando is a unique dining and entertainment destination with more than 20 venues including an eclectic mix of award-winning restaurants, bars, and edutainment options to provide unforgettable experiences day and night. Fondly referred to as The Pointe, it’s playtime for adults, with or without the kids. So, whether for a solo outing, a family get-together, or a night out, there’s never a dull moment at The Pointe.

Pointe Orlando is owned and operated by Brixmor Property Group, a leading owner and operator of more than 380 high-quality, open-air centers across the nation. Stay social @pointeorlando on Instagram, Facebook, and X/Twitter and @ThePointeOrlando on TikTok, with #GetToThePointe.

About the Hula Bowl

Established in 1946, the game has witnessed collegiate greats as they competed for the roster spots in the NFL, CFL, XFL, and USFL. Many of the athletes have gone on to successful professional careers as players and coaches, as well as sports commentators and analysts. Over the past 78 years, the game has hosted a multitude of Heisman Trophy winners and NFL Hall of Fame players.

The Hula Bowl was historically played in Honolulu, Hawaii, but the closing of Aloha Stadium prompted a move to Orlando, Florida in 2022. With a multi-year agreement to present the game at the University of Central Florida at FBC Mortgage Stadium.

Tickets are currently on sale for the 2024 Caribe Royale Orlando Hula Bowl and are available through Ticketmaster. For more information on the game, please visit


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