Archive for "July, 2016"

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Big Island

July 30 – August 6:
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament.
  Teams from around the world gather to fish the world-famous waters off the Kona Coast and a chance of capturing the HIBT’s prestigious Governor’s trophy. Kailua Pier is a great place to watch the iconic Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament start each morning at 7:30 a.m. as boats line up across Historic Kailua Bay. Spectators can expect to see lots of scoreboard action as teams weigh in their big fish at the end of fishing each day at 4:30 p.m. Kailua Pier, Kaahumanu Place, Kailu-Kona.  For information call (808) 836-1723 or visit

The Mayjah Rayjah


Thursday & Friday, July 29 & 30: 
The Mayjah Rayjah.  Hawai`i’s premier annual island & reggae music festival featuring international and local reggae stars. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, A&B Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 5 to 9 p.m. both days.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, July 28: 
Hawaiian Music Series.  Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-3262 or visit

Maui 2 Molokai Challenge


Saturday, July 23: 
Maui 2 Molokai Challenge.  Primarily a relay race for Stand Up Paddle Boards and Prone Paddle Boards to match the division of the M2O (Molokai 2 Oahu), which will be the following weekend. However other divisions of Ski, OC1 and OC2 will be accepted along with solo entries.  Departing from DT Flemmings on Maui. The course will take the paddlers to the finish line at Kaunakakai Harbor on Molokai. The Maui 2 Molokai Challenge is approximately a 27 mile race. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For information call (808) 336-0946 or visit

Plantation Festival


Saturday, July 23: 
Plantation Festival. The festival celebrates the sugar plantation and its workers.  Enjoy cultural and historical displays, food and beverages, entertainment, prizes, and more. Queen Kaahumanu Center, Center Stage, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului.  9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.    For information call (808) 877-3369 or visit

Prince Lot Hula Festival, Mo`olelo `O Moanalua


Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17: 
Prince Lot Hula Festival, Mo`olelo `O Moanalua.  The largest non-competitive hula event in Hawai`i, the festival is held to honor Prince Lot Kapuaiwa who reprised the once forbidden hula in the district of Moanalua. Bring beach chairs and mats and enjoy the fun, food, and festivities. Local food and refreshments will be available to purchase. Moanalua Gardens, 1352 Pineapple Place, Honolulu.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call (808) 497-4084 or visit

Iao Valley 10K


Saturday, July 16: 
Iao Valley 10K.  Enjoy this run through the scenic Iao Valley.  Course starts at the Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot off of Vineyard Street, between Church Street and Market Street.  Follows Vineyard Street up to Main Street, and into scenic Iao Valley State Park, with a long, rolling, downhill back to Wailuku. Run facing traffic to be safe. Elevation is a 600 foot gain and descent.  7:30 to 10 a.m. For information call (808) 222-2484 or visit

“Talk Story” and Demonstration with Umi & Leinaala Kai


Friday, July 15:
“Talk Story” and Demonstration with Umi & Leinaala Kai. Learn about making tools, weapons, and lauhala weaving from Native Hawaiian artists. With over 45 years of experience learning about and crafting na mea Hawai`i, Umi and Leina`ala are part of a small group of Native Hawaiian artists perpetuating the craft of making tools and weapons that were once essential to survival. Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information visit or

Flight School for Boys


Tuesday – Thursday, July 12 – 14:
– Flight School for Boys. A three-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th—8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. $175 ($155 Museum Members) for the three-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt. Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor, Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Blvd., Honolulu.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information call (808) 441-1005 or visit

Hawai`i State Farm Fair


Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10: 
Hawai`i State Farm Fair.  Enjoy the numerous educational exhibits in the Department of Agriculture’s “Buy Local, It Matters” Pavilion. Keiki will enjoy seeing live animals on display in the 4-H Livestock Tent. There will be entertainment, demonstrations and the always popular on stage contests like watermelon eating, corn husking and chili pepper eating. There will also be kiddie rides, bouncers and fabulous food. Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe.  For information visit