Archive for "June, 2014"

Oahu Ukulele Festival

Oahu

Sunday, July 20:
Oahu Ukulele Festival. Ukulele virtuosos, internationally known musicians, and local celebrities donate their time and talented ukulele players from around the world. An ukulele orchestra of over 800 students, mostly children, will take the stage and delight the crowd. Free. Kapiolani Park, 2801 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information visit www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org.

Cultural Festival

Big Island

Saturday, July 12:
Cultural Festival. This free festival includes hula, music, demonstrations, delicious food, and Hawaiian crafts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit in Kau, between mile marker 70 and 71 on Hwy 11. For information call (808) 985-6011 or visit www.fhvnp.org.

Rubber Duckie Event Kings’ Shops

Big Island

Friday, July 4:
Rubber Duckie Event Kings’ Shops. This event raises funds for the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) of Hawai`i. The adopted rubber duckies are tagged and placed into a giant starting cage. At exactly 3 p.m. thousands of rubber duckies are released and make their way across Kings’ Lake. The first 50 duckies to cross the finish line win one of prizes totaling over $25,000 in all. Kings’ Shops, 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa. For information and adoption certificates visit www.KingsShops.com or call (808) 886-8811.

A Taste of Kaua`i, Yesterday and Today

Kauai

Friday, June 27:
A Taste of Kaua`i, Yesterday and Today.  Guests are saturated in timeless beauty at the Waipa Ahupua`a, one of 67 watersheds homesteaded by the first Polynesians. A one-of-a-kind experience for those who wish to explore traditional agriculture and food of Hawai`i. Lunch included. Reservations are required three days before event. $115. 5-5785A Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei. For information and reservations call (808) 635-0257 or email [email protected]

Obon Festival

Oahu

Friday & Saturday, June 27 & 28:
Obon Festival. The Obon tradition was brought to Hawai`i by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social and cultural event, as well as a religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance, music and merry-making. Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission, 1067 California Ave, Wahiawa, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Series

Maui

Thursday, June 26:
Hawaiian Music Series. Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information call (808) 661-9309 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Red Clay Jazz Festival

Kauai

Wednesday – Saturday, June 25 – 28:
Red Clay Jazz Festival. National and locally known jazz and blues artists will descend on Kauai to play during this event. Wednesday: Jam Session, Kauai Marriott Aupaka Bar, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Free; Thursday: Workshops at Kauai Beach Resort, 2 to 4 p.m., $10 fee; Friday, Concert at Kauai Beach Resort, 7 – 10 p.m., $30 fee; Saturday, Concert at Kauai Lagoons, 4 – 9 p.m., $40 fee. For more information on other venues, workshops, and concert schedules call (808) 822-3148 or visit www.redclayjazz.org.

Hanohano `O Kona: The History and Biology of Humpback Whales in Kona

Big Island

Wednesday, June 25:
Hanohano `O Kona: The History and Biology of Humpback Whales in Kona. Explore the fascinating history of these beautiful and intelligent mammals in Hawai`i. Learn the basic biology of humpback whales and historical accounts and evidence of them here in Hawai`i from ancient times through the modern commercial era of whaling and beyond. Biological, archaeological, and historical sources will be discussed, including still unanswered questions. West Hawai`i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Kailua-Kona. 5:30 – 7 p.m. For information call (808) 323-3222 or visit www.konahistorical.org.

Ki Hoalu Festival

Maui

Sunday, June 22:
Ki Hoalu Festival. Enjoy an all-star showcase of Hawai`i’s best slack key guitar musicians presented in a laid-back, local-style ambiance from mid-day till dusk. You can expect to see some of your favorite musicians and recording artists; previous Festivals have included Hapa, George Kahumoku, Dennis Kamakahi, Makana, Brother Noland, Jeff Peterson and Paul Togioka. (Final line-up was not released as of publication date.) Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Pavillion/Amphitheater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 1-7 p.m. Admission is free. For information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Waikiki Artfest

Oahu

Saturday & Sunday, June 21 & 22:
Waikiki Artfest. Featuring the work of approximately 75 of Hawai`i’s finest artists and handcraft artisans. Located directly across from the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. Products include all types of jewelry, clothing, ceramics, woodwork, and fine art., with live contemporary and Hawaiian music for your enjoyment, as well as great food, shave ice and drinks. Kapiolani Park, 2801 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For information call (808) 696-6717.