Archive for "July, 2015"

Ukulele Festival


Sunday, July 19:
Ukulele Festival. Enjoy ukulele performers from Hawai`i and around the world, as well as food booths, ukulele displays and ukulele lessons. Enter to win ukulele giveaways. Free parking and shuttle service at Kapiolani Community College. Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 2805 Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For information call (808) 732-3739 or visit

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, July 19:
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll. Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway from 1 to 6 p.m. 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

Prince Lot Hula Festival


Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19:
Prince Lot Hula Festival. This festival honors Prince Lot Kapuaiwa who reprised the once forbidden hula in the district of Moanalua. Local food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Free festival, donations accepted. Moanalua Gardens, 1352 Pineapple Place, Honolulu. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call (808) 497-4084 or visit

Koloa Plantation Days


July 17 – 26:
Koloa Plantation Days. Enjoy local foods, culture and activities, rodeo events, “talk stories” about growing up on the plantation, live music events, cultural performances, film nights, culinary demonstrations, craft fairs, guided walks and hikes, activities and games just for keiki (children), sporting events, and the historic parade (July 25th, 10 a.m.) and park celebration. For information and event schedule, call (808) 652-3217 or visit

Aviation Adventure


Tuesday – Thursday, July 14 – 16 & July 21 – 23:
Aviation Adventure. Teens can experience the excitement of Flight School with a co-ed residential camp for teens.  Students ages 13-15 (or graduates of Flight School) spend 3 days at the Pacific Aviation Museum and 2 nights onboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial exploring STEM concepts of aviation and aerospace in the historic setting of Ford Island. Pacific Aviation Museum, Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Blvd., Honolulu, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (808) 441-1005 or email

Na Hoku Hou! Award Winners Concert


Saturday, July 11:
Na Hoku Hou! Award Winners Concert. Enjoy winners from the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, featuring the best contemporary music of Hawai‘i with current and previous years’ talented Nā Hōkū award-winners. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavillion, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Korean Festival


Saturday, July 11:
Korean Festival. Enjoy a unique, authentic taste of Korean culture through food, dance, art, music, and entertainment. Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, 1401 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu. 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For information call (808) 524-7441 or visit

Obon Dance & Festival


Throughout the Month of July:
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 admission. Festivities and Dance schedules and locations are listed below:

  • Friday & Saturday, July 10 & 11: Waimea Higashi Hongwanji, 9554 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Waimea. Dancing 7:30 p.m. For information call (808) 338-1847.
  • Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18: Kaua`i Soto Zen Temple in Hanapepe, 3205 Umi St., Lihue. 6 – 9 p.m. For information call (808) 346-4650.
  • Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25: Koloa Jodo Mission, 3480 Waikomo Rd., Koloa. 7:30 – 10 p.m. For information call (808) 742-6735.
  • Friday & Saturday, July 31 & August 1: West Kaua`i Hongwanji Hanapepe Temple, 1-3860 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Hanapepe. 7:30 – 10 p.m. For information call (808) 338-1537.

Sesame Street Live


Weekends, July 10 – 19:
Sesame Street Live. See your favorite Sesame Street Gang in their new broadway-style musical show, “Let’s Dance!” The 90 minute show is recommended for children aged one through six. Neal Blaidell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu. Tickets available by phone at Ticketmaster, (877) 750-4400.

The Addams Family


Weekends, July 10 – August 2:
The Addams Family. This original story is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. The Historic Iao Theatre, 68 N. Market St., Wailuku. Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-6969 or visit