Archive for "June, 2013"

Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Big Island

Every Friday: 
Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  A free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that will vary from week to week. Held at VAC Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

South Maui Triathlon at Wailea


Saturday, June 29:  South Maui Triathlon at Wailea.  This is an Olympic distance event to be held on the grounds of the beautiful Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr. Kihei.  6 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For information and registration, call (808) 222-2484 or visit

ESPN 1420 3rd Annual Sports Festival


Saturday, June 29: 
ESPN 1420 3rd Annual Sports Festival.  The family-oriented festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering free admission to attendees of all ages. The event will feature exhibitor booths by sports, health and fitness industry stakeholders and will feature activities and demonstrations from local sports clubs and athletic organizations.  Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information call (808) 548-0608 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, June 27: 
Hawaiian Music Series.  Enjoy live Hawaiian music on the Baldwin Home lawn from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  The free program takes place in historic Lahaina and features local entertainers performing traditional Hawaiian music. Chairs are limited; blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome.  For information call (808) 661-3262 or visit

Ki Ho`alu Guitar Festival 2013


Sunday, June 23: 
Ki Ho`alu Guitar Festival 2013.  Enjoy an all-star lineup of Hawai`i’s best slack key guitar musicians in a laid-back, local-style ambiance that lingers until dusk. Popular musicians and recording artists who are scheduled to perform include: John Cruz, Stephen Inglis, George Kahumoku, Dennis Kamakahi, Makana, Bobby Moderow and Alani Yamauchi. Arts & crafts made in Hawai’i and island foods will be available for purchase.  Free Event.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Pavilion/Amphitheater.  7 p.m.  For information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

I Love Chinatown Street Fest


Saturday, June 22: 
I Love Chinatown Street Fest.  Fun for all ages with various local entertainment; musicians, dancers, Lion dancers, hula, comedy, keiki zone, etc., and informational booths.  Local food.  6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nu`uanu Ave, near Hotel St., Chinatown Arts District, Honolulu.  For information call (808) 526-1410.

Waikiki Artfest


Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23: 
Waikiki Artfest.  Featuring the art of 75 – 100 of Hawai`i’s finest artists and handcraft artisans who display their own art for sale. Live entertainment and great food.  Located in Kapiolani Park at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, directly across from the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free.  For information call (808) 696-6717.



Friday, June 21: 
ArT=Mixx®.  An interactive, 21 and over social event that connects artist and audience in a fusion of performing and visual arts. The Pop Fashion edition will feature a wearable art fashion show, interactive photography, celebrity costumes, art making, video displays, music and more. Adults 21+ years only, please.  Free Event.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Pavilion/Courtyard, 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

A Taste of Old Kaua`i


Friday, June 21: 
A Taste of Old Kaua`i.  Guests are saturated in timeless beauty at the Waipa Ahupua`a, one of 67 watersheds homesteaded by the first Polynesians.  This one-of-a-kind experience was designed for those who wish to explore traditional agriculture and food. Lunch included. Reservations are required three days before event.  $115.  5-5785A Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei.  For information and reservations call (808) 635-0257.

Hula Arts at Kilauea – Sunset Hula

Big Island

Friday, June 21:  Hula Arts at Kilauea – Sunset Hula.  Featuring Halau Kahula `O Nawahine Noho Pu`ukapu under the direction of kumu hula Ana Nawahine Kaho`opi`i. This inspired outdoor presentation takes place rain or shine at the hula platform located near VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear.  6:00 p.m.  All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit