Archive for "September, 2011"

Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range

Big Island, Maui

Friday, September 30
Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range.
Over 30 of the state’s top chefs dazzle diners with delectable dishes using grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, goat, mutton and wild boar—plus fresh island fruit and veggies. Taste and enjoy all the cuts of grass-fed beef—everything from tongue to tail. Visit vendor booths. Grass-Fed Beef Cooking 101 by KTA’s Derek Kurisu of TV’s “Living in Paradise” at 3 p.m. For tickets and information visit www.TasteOfTheHawaiianRange.com

89th Annual Maui Fair

Maui

Thursday – Sunday, September 29 – October 2
89th Annual Maui Fair.
The traditional parade, which is also Maui’s largest, opens the Fair on Thursday. Enjoy rides, food, and first-rate entertainment. War Memorial Complex, Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Admission. For information visit www.mauifair.com or call Carolyn Nishimura at (808) 871-6230, ext. 13.

89th Annual Maui Fair

Maui

Thursday – Sunday, September 29 – October 2
89th Annual Maui Fair.
The traditional parade, which is also Maui’s largest, opens the Fair on Thursday. Enjoy rides, food, and first-rate entertainment. War Memorial Complex, Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Admission. For information visit www.mauifair.com or call Carolyn Nishimura at (808) 871-6230, ext. 13.

Breadfruit Festival

Big Island

Saturday, September 24
Breadfruit Festival.
A celebration of the culinary culture of this staple of the Hawaiian diet. Breadfruit cooking demos by local chefs, food booths with breadfruit creations, an “I love breadfruit,” cook-off, breadfruit propagation information, breadfruit culture and history, arts and crafts and more. Amy B. Greenwell Ethno botanical Garden, 82-6188 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook. Free. For information call (808) 960-3727 or visit www.breadfruit.info.

Kauai Pow Wow

Kauai

Friday – Sunday, September 23 & 25
Kauai Pow Wow.
A cultural Native American celebration where Native American people from various tribes share their traditional dance styles, drum songs and handmade arts and crafts. Indian tacos and fry bread, a staple of the Native American people, will be for sale. Kapa’a Beach Park, Kapa’a. For information call (808) 828-1294.

Meet ceramic tile and mask artist, Tracy Lamon

Maui

Friday, September 23
Meet ceramic tile and mask artist, Tracy Lamon
, at her artist opening reception in Paia. Join us from 6:30 to 9:00 at the Maui Crafts Guild at 69 Hana Highway, Maui’s only artist-owned and artist-operated cooperative gallery. Enjoy free refreshments and live music by Upcountry Celtic.

Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style at the Maui Mall

Maui

Friday, September 23
Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style at the Maui Mall.
Poke contest, cultural demonstrations and entertainment. Maui Mall, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For information call (808) 877-8952 or visit www.mauimall.com

Kokua Kailua Hulihe’e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, September 18
Kokua Kailua Hulihe’e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.
One Sunday each month from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Ali’i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway. Enjoy music, artists, merchants and restaurants. At 4:00 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe’e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali’i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona). For information visit www.KVBID.org.

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll

Kauai

Sunday, September 18
Kokua Kailua Village Stroll.
Spend a Sunday afternoon strolling oceanfront Ali’i Drive, which is closed to traffic during Kokua Kailua. Kailua Village is home to historical sites such as Mokuaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace. Friendly vendors, craftspeople, and merchants plus seaside restaurants offering a wide variety of food choices make for a festive family-friendly day! Free concert 4pm. Free beach chair check while you shop! Historic Kailua Village, Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona. 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free Hawaiian Music Concert 4:00 p.m. Ali’i Drive closed to vehicular traffic 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. For information call Dorlene Chao at (808) 936-9202 or visit www.kvbid.org.

Kauai Mokihana Festival 2011

Kauai

Sunday – Saturday, September 18 – 24
Kauai Mokihana Festival 2011.
The 27th annual Kauai Mokihana Festival celebrates Year of Hula. Twenty five years ago the hula competition began only with kane (men) hula. In the 90’s, the festival added women and encouraged hula halau (schools) to utilize hula instruments during their performance. This seven day event is filled with Hawaiian culture experience of hula, Hawaiian and contemporary music, Hawaiian language, crafts, lectures, history and more. Kauai Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr., Lihue. Support Malie Foundation and the Malie Scholarship. For information visit www.maliefoundation.org or call Maka Herrod at (808) 822-2166.