Archive for "August, 2014"

Kaua`i County Farm Bureau Fair


Thursday – Sunday, August 21 – 24:
Kaua`i County Farm Bureau Fair. The biggest event on Kaua`i with four days of food, farming, family and fun. Enjoy rides, games, farm animal competition, petting zoo, commercial tents, bonsai display, orchid display, fruit and vegetable shows, crafts and goodies, entertainment galore and local style food. Vidinha Stadium parking lot, 3170 Hoolako St, Lihue. $2 children/$4 seniors/$5 adults. Thursday & Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday Noon to 11 p.m. For information call (808) 337-9944 or visit

Waipa Music and Mango Festival


Sunday, August 17:
Waipa Music and Mango Festival. A festival celebrating the summer mango harvest with recipe & biggest mango contests, mango tastings, silent auction, cultural and educational displays and activities, live music, hands-on activities, and local artisans and crafts. Bring a beach blanket and enjoy the entire day at Waipa, along Hanalei Bay (just a half mile past town). Admission $10 for adults and $1 for keiki (ages 3-18). For information call (808) 826-9969.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Oahu Style”


Sunday, August 17:
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Oahu Style”. A live music festival that features some of Hawai`i’s finest artists/musicians in the slack key guitar genre. Experience the various styles of slack key guitar as well as vocal music. The festival will also feature island crafters, local food vendors, community information booths, a merchandise booth offering CDs, DVDs, and festival t-shirts. Queen Kapiolani Bandstand, Kapiolani Park Waikiki, Honolulu. Noon to 6 p.m. For information call (808) 226-2697 or visit

Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival

Big Island

Saturday, August 16:
Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival. A full day of fun including a Battle of the BBQ (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.), Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), a Pool Party with legendary Hawaiian musician Henry Kapono (2:30-4 p.m.), and The Mai Tai Mix-off (4:30-7:30pm), where bartenders will compete for the title of Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 cash prize. Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona. For information call (808) 329-3111 or visit

Biggest Little Airshow in Hawai’i


Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17:
Biggest Little Airshow in Hawai’i. Experience remote control 1/5th scale warbirds, jets, and helicopters performing aerial combat, stunts, aerobatics, and candy bombings for the keiki. Enjoy music, actual aircraft flyovers, full size aircraft static displays, hangar tours, prize drawings, food, drink, retail and entertainment booths and exhibits, and a free showing of Disney’s new film Planes: Fire and Rescue, at 5 p.m. (Bring chairs and mats.) Pacific Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Blvd., Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call (808) 441-1000 or visit

Augie T – So Dumb 2014 Tour


Friday, August 15:
Augie T – So Dumb 2014 Tour. Hawai`i’s Favorite comedian is back to produce and film his sixth one-man statewide comedy show. Note: This show will be filmed for inclusion in an upcoming Augie T Comedy release. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

A Culinary Romp through Paradise


Friday, August 15:
A Culinary Romp through Paradise. Learn about and sample exotic local fruit while taking a leisurely tour of an exotic fruit farm. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and gourmet, four-course lunch at the outdoor courtyard of the Kaua`i Marriott Resort at Kalapaki Bay. The day ends with an exclusive tour of Hawai`i’s only meadery. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $140. For information, call (808) 635-0257 or visit Reservations required three days before event.

4th Annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing”


Monday, August 11:
4th Annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing”. A benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, this record breaking event has raised more than $1.1 million for injured service men and women. The simultaneous golf outing will be played at more than 120 BCG-managed courses in 28 states and is open to all golfers regardless of ability.  A USGA handicap is not required. Golfer check-in, shotgun start and entry fee – which includes a $10 donation to WWP, round of golf, cart rental, range balls, lunch, awards reception, on-course contests – vary by course.  All golfers will be entered into a drawing to win a grand-prize, and prizes can be earned by teams with the highest contribution levels and best scores of the day. For more information and to register visit  Hosted on Maui by Ka`anapali Golf Courses, Lahaina. For information on the Wounded Warrior Project visit

Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila


Saturday, August 9:
Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila. A gathering for musicians providing the opportunity to connect, play music and spend the day together. Food booths feature era related local Hawaiian luau plate lunch, fried fish, poki, huli chicken, B-B-Q plates, and more. Waimanalo Beach Park, 41 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.   For information visit

Obon Dance & Festival


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:

  • Saturday, August 9: Kahului Jodo Mission, 325 Laau St., Kahului. Service at 6:30 p.m., Dancing at 7:30 p.m. For information call (808) 244-0066.
  • Saturday, August 16: Paia Rinzai Zen, 120 Alawai Rd., Paia. Service 6 p.m., Dancing 7 p.m. For information call (808) 579-9921.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 22 & 23: 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 30: Kula Shofukuji Mission, 113 Puanani Pl., Kula. Service 6:30 p.m., Dancing 7:30 p.m. For information call (808) 661-0466.