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Obon Dance & Festival

Maui

Throughout the Month of August:
Obon Dance & 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.  Festivities and Dance schedules and locations are listed below:

  • Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5:  Wailuku Hongwanji Mission.  1828 Vineyard St., Wailuku.  Service 6:45 p.m., Dancing 8 p.m.  For information call (808) 244-0406.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 11 & 12:  Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. 551 Wainee St., Lahaina.  Service 6:30 p.m., Dancing 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-0640.
  • Saturday, August 19:  Paia Rinzai Zen, 120 Alawai Rd., Paia.  Service 6 p.m., Dancing 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 268-2209.
  • Saturday, August 26:  Kula Shofukuji Mission, 113 Puanani Pl., Kula. Service 6:30 p.m., Dancing 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-0466.

Free Movie Night – Up

Kauai

Friday, August 4: 
Free Movie Night – Up
:  Bring your blankets, lounge on the lawn and enjoy an evening under the stars. Refreshments and dinner are available through the Café.  Anaina Hou Community Park, home of Kaua`i Mini Golf, 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea.  Movie begins at dusk, approximately 6:30 p.m.  Free admission.  For more information call (808) 828-2118 or visit http://anainahou.org/.

Maui Friday Town Parties

Maui

Every Friday:
Maui Friday Town Parties.
 Enjoy food, live entertainment, shopping and art. Many retailers, galleries and boutiques operate extended hours and highlight special promotions. Crafters, artisans and culinary wizards add their creativity to the event.  6 to 9 p.m.  August 4 – Wailuku, on Market Street; August 11 – Lahaina, on Front Street; August 18 – Makawao, on Makawao and Baldwin Avenues; August 25 – on South Kihei Rd., Azeka Shopping Center For more information on Maui Town Parties, visit http://mauifridays.com/.

Slack Key Guitar Concerts

Kauai

Friday Afternoons:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts. 
Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts. August 4 – Slack Key Tour of the Islands; August 11– Legends of Slack Key; August 18 – Honoring Keli`i Mawae of Moloka`i; August 25 – Heart of Slack Key.  Free gift drawing.  Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar ad ukulele concerts featuring songs and stories telling its history.  Tickets $25 general admission, $20 Ages 13-19 & over 50, keiki under 5 free.  A portion of the proceeds support the Hale Halawai Ohana `O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center, 5-5299 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei.  4 to 6 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit http://www.mcmasterslackkey.com/.

First Friday Street Festival: Honolulu District

Oahu

Friday, August 4:
First Friday Street Festival:  Honolulu District.
  Galleries and other arts venues open their doors for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area. 5 to 9 p.m.   Downtown-Chinatown, The ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu.  For information call (808) 521-2903.

Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk

Kauai

Friday Evenings:
Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk.
  Stroll through the many art galleries in historic Old Town Hanapepe and meet the local artists from 6 to 9 p.m.  Enjoy shopping at local vendors, several restaurants, art galleries, stilt walkers, classic cars, live music and entertainment.  For information call (808) 335-6469.

Obon Dance & Festival – Koloa Jodo Mission

Kauai

Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5: 
Obon Dance & Festival – Koloa Jodo Mission.
  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.  Koloa Jodo Mission, 3480 Waikomo Rd., Koloa. Dance 7:30 p.m.  Free. For information call (808) 742-6735 or visit https://www.koloajodo.com/.

Candlelit Tours at the Baldwin Home Museum

Maui

Every Friday: 
Candlelit Tours at the Baldwin Home Museum.
  Step back in time and visit the Baldwin Home Museum with a tour by candle light. Tours include free light refreshments on the lanai. Tours take place on the half hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Located on the corner of Front and Dickenson Street in the heart of historic Lahaina. Admission: $7 per person/$5 Senior Citizens (65+), Military and Kama`aina; children 12 & under free.  For information visit http://lahainarestoration.org/.

Obon Dance & Festival

Oahu

Throughout the Month of August: 
Obon Dance & 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.  Free.  Festivities and Dance schedules and locations are listed below (subject to change):

  • Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5:  Koganji Temple, 2869 Oahu Ave., Manoa.  Dancing 5 p.m., Children’s lantern parade 5:30 p.m. (Friday), Ryusi Taiko performance 8:30 p.m. both nights.  For information call (808) 732-0446.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5:  Waipahu Soto Zen Mission Taiyoji, 94-413 Waipahu St., Waipahu.  Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 671-3103.
  • Saturday, August 5:  Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.  Byodo-in Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe. Dance and floating lantern ceremony (time TBA).  For information call (808) 239-8811.
  • Saturday, August 5:  Waialua Hongwanji, 67-313 Kealohaunui St., Waialua.  Service 6 p.m.; Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 637-4395.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 11 & 12:  Shingon Shu Hawai`i, 915 Sheradon St., Honolulu.  Dance 6:30 p.m.   Free parking at HMSA building after 5 p.m.  For information call (808) 941-5663.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 11 & 12:  Pearl City Hongwanji Temple, 858 2nd St., Pearl City.  Service 5:30 p.m. (Saturday, August 12th only), Country Store opens at 5:30 p.m. Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 455-1680.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 11 & 12:  Soto Mission of Aiea – Taiheiji, 99-045 Kauhale St, Aiea.  Dance 7 p.m.  Okinawan bon dancing from 9 to 9:45 p.m. (Saturday, August 12th only).  For information call (808) 488-6794.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 18 & 19:  Jodo Mission of Hawai`i, 1429 Makiki St, Honolulu.  6:30 p.m.; food booths open 4:30 p.m.  Jizo bon prayer service 5:45 p.m. (Friday, August 18th only).  For information call (808) 949-3995.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 18 & 19:  Soto Mission of Hawai`i Betsuin Shoboji, 1708 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu.  Dance 7 p.m.; Okinawan Dancing at 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, August 19th only).  For information call (808) 537-9409.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 18 & 19:  Mililani Hongwanji, 95-257 Kaloapau St, Mililani. Food trucks at 6 p.m. both nights, Dance 7:00 p.m.  Lantern parade at 6:45 p.m. (Friday, August 18th only).   For information call (808) 625-0925.
  • Saturday, August 26:  Nichirin Mission of Hawai`i, 33 Pulelehua Way, Honolulu.  Food booths open 5 p.m.  Dance 6 p.m. Parking available at Nu`uanu Congregational Church with free shuttle service from 4 p.m. For information call (808) 595-3517.
  • Saturday, August 26:  Kapahulu Center, 3410 Campbell Ave., Honolulu. Food booths, keiki games and craft/bake sale from 4 p.m.  Dance 6 p.m.  For information call (808) 737-1748.
  • Saturday, August 26:  Aiea Hongwanji, 99-186 Puakala St, Aiea.  Service 6 p.m., Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 488-5685.

First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Friday, August 4:
First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. 
Free, family-friendly evening at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. Galleries will be open late, with live entertainment in the Sculpture Lobby (second floor). Seating will be provided.  All ages welcome.  Parking available across South Hotel St. in the Ali`i Place building, or street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop directly in front of or close to the museum.  Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., 2nd Floor, Honolulu. 6 to 9 p.m.  For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit www.sfca.hawaii.gov/hisam/visitor-information.