On March 9th and 10th, Tempe got it's annual taste of the islands with the Aloha Festival at Tempe Town Lake
. Hula dancing, traditional island foods, and plenty of Polynesian crafts kept visitors entertained for a weekend full of island-themed fun. In addition to the variety of cultural food, the beautiful Arizona sun set a tropical mood that made festival goers hungry for Hawaiian shaved ice and fresh lemonade. PHOTOS BY LAUREN SARIA.