Archive for "June, 2013"

King Kamehameha Day in Hilo

Big Island

Tuesday, June 11: 
King Kamehameha Day in Hilo.  Events will be at Moku Ola, Coconut Island, right off Bayfront Drive next to the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony, followed by a conch shell blowing contest for all ages. Enjoy traditional Hawaiian music with hula by various halau (hula schools). The festival will have traditional arts and crafts and food. The closing ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly event.  For information call (808) 989-4844 or visit www.kamehamehafestival.org.

King Kamehameha Day in Kohala

Big Island

Tuesday, June 11:
King Kamehameha Day in Kohala.  North Kohala is a very special place to celebrate this annual Hawaiian holiday. Kamehameha I was born in North Kohala, where residents played a prominent role in saving his life as an infant. Events start at 7 a.m. at the King Kamehameha Statue, located at 55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy, in Kapa`au, with a 25-foot long floral lei draping.  The parade starts at 9 a.m., in Hawi, going northeast to the statue in Kapa`au and back to Kamehameha Park. The final event is a community celebration, or ho`olaulea, in Kamehameha Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with hula, traditional music, local food, and arts and crafts.  For information call (808) 557-6042 or visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Uncategorized

Sunday, June 9: 
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 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.

Music in the Park

Kauai

Saturday, June 8: 
Music in the Park.  A music concert series featuring hula halau, taiko drummer groups, traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music and other forms of musical performances.  Hofgaard Park, Waimea Rd., mile marker 23, Waimea. Free.  For information call (808) 645-0996.

97th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade and Ho`olaulea

Oahu

Saturday, June 8: 
97th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade and Ho`olaulea.  This colorful celebration honors the reign of King Kamehameha, who was responsible for uniting the Hawaiian Islands under his rule in 1795. Starting at the King Kamehameha Statue in downtown Honolulu across from Iolani Palace and ending at Queen Kapiolani Park, Ho`olaulea events to follow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Iolani Palace, 364 S. King, Honolulu.  For information call (808) 586-0333 or visit www.hawaii.gov/dags/kamehameha.

King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony

Oahu

Friday, June 7: 
King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony. The Lei Draping Ceremony at the Statue of King Kamehameha, fronting Ali`iolani Hale, 417 King St., Honolulu, is held the day before the King Kamehameha Celebration. 3:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 586-0333.

First Friday Honolulu Art Walk

Oahu

Friday, June 7: 
First Friday Honolulu Art Walk.  Every first Friday of the month, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., galleries and other arts venues in downtown Chinatown open their doors for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. These events are free and open to everyone. Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area.  For information and gallery map, visit www.artsdistricthonolulu.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. 6:00 -8:30 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 www.lahainarestoration.org.

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. 6:00 -8:30 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 www.lahainarestoration.org.

32nd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Maui

Friday – Sunday, June 7 – 9: 
32nd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.  Renowned wine-makers, star-power celebrity chefs and Maui’s own celebrated contingent of Culinary stars will lead panels and journey guests with world-class varietals and fine cuisine. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For information call (808) 665-7212 or visit www.kapaluawineandfood.com.  To purchase tickets, please visit www.kapaluawineandfood.com.