Archive for "September, 2017"

Historic Waimea Walking Tour


Every Monday: 
Historic Waimea Walking Tour.
  Take a 3 hour walk back through time in the place where Captain Cook first landed in Waimea.  Learn about the last King of Kaua`i, the missionaries, and other famous citizens of Waimea and the landmarks they left behind. West Kaua`i Technology & Visitor Center, 9565 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Waimea. 8:30 a.m. Reservations required no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday before that Monday to schedule a tour.  For reservations and information call (808) 338-1332 or visit

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Sunday Afternoons:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.
  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  October 1 – Spirit of Slack Key; October 8 – Sweet Hawai`i Dreams; October 15 – Hanalei Slack Key; October 22 – Honoring Raymond Kane; October 29 – `Ohana Slack Key.  Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele concerts featuring songs and stories telling its history.  Tickets $25 general admission, $20 Ages 13-19 & over 50, keiki under 5 free. Free gift drawing.  A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai `Ohana `O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center, 5-5299 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei.  3 to 5 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit

Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit


Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit.
  Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became The Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II but was wrecked in 1824. It cost about $50,000 to build, and about the same amount for luxury furnishings. Marvel at the opulence of this beautifully crafted ship, whose splendor was breathtaking for its day.  Kaua`i Museum, 4428 Rice St., Lihue.  Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day except Sundays.  Admission is $10 adults, $6 students 13-17 years, $2 Children 6 – 12 years, 5 years and under free.  For information call (808) 245-6931 or visit

Sunset Stories


Sunset Stories.
  From Queen Emma to Don Ho, experience the stories of an icon. Gather at the International Market Place on Kalakaua Avenue just after sundown for the ceremonial lighting of the Lamaku Torch Tower. Then be immersed in an unforgettable storytelling performance told through Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance. Honoring the beloved Queen Emma, the nightly show highlights the stories, traditions and culture of this special gathering place. International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  Sunset. Free admission. For information visit

Jazz Minds


Every Monday through Saturday Night:
Jazz Minds. 
A fun, eclectic café, featuring live Jazz music, cocktails and food, served in an ultra-comfy, hip setting.  Different bands perform nightly.  1661 Kapiolani Blvd., near the Ala Moana Shopping Center.  6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly; closed Sundays.  For information and entertainment schedule call (808) 945-0800 or visit

The Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

The Emily T Gail Show, aka “Emily T. Gail Talks Story” show is available at  online 24/7 and via and a free iTunes podcast. Emily “talks story​”​ ​about sports, recreation and community events in communities where Emily is involved: Island of Hawai`i and Detroit, her home town.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide, ​Emily ​has ​updates on ​events on  Hawai`i’s Big Island at Waikoloa Beach Resort​ including the Queens Marketplace Pavilion Entertainment and Kings’ Shops Center Court Entertainment, at the  Mauna Lani Resort including the Shops at Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea Resort and Kailua Village. Emily talks with people involved with events and activities for the ​Waikoloa Dry Forest ​Initiative, PATH-Connecting People and Places, Hawai`i Cycling Club, Hawai`i Wildlife Center, Daniel R Sayre Foundation, Big Island Mountain Biking, the Bike Works community bike rides and  much more.  Contact Emily at (808) 896-6780 or

Habitat for Humanity’s 20th Anniversary Celebration


Saturday, September 30: 
Habitat for Humanity’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.
  Cost of $195 per person includes dinner, silent auction, $100 of funny money for Casino Room, dancing and great prizes.  Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea. 5 to 10 p.m.   For tickets and information call (808) 242-1140 or visit

Kona Coffee Living History Farm’s Farm Fest Open House

Big Island

Saturday, September 30:
Kona Coffee Living History Farm’s Farm Fest Open House. 
This annual festival honors Kona’s historical, agricultural and coffee heritage. The event’s theme this year is “From Farm to Table” and will be featuring celebrity chef Sam Choy demonstrating how to cook sustainably from the garden. There will be “Hands on History” activities that visitors can participate in, such as tofu making, pickling, pan-roasting coffee and medicinal gardening. The farm’s traditional chicken hekka lunch will also be available along with community vendors, an historical photo exhibit; tours of the 1920’s farmhouse & coffee mill and more! Catch the shuttle (9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) from Kealakekua Ranch Center, 82-6066 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook. Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook.  Festival time is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   For more information call (808) 323-3222 or visit

Fee-Free Day: National Public Lands Day

Big Island

Saturday, September 30:
Fee-Free Day: National Public Lands Day
– Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Come to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest. Volunteers will help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration is required. Park entrance is free, and NPLD volunteers will also receive a pass to return and enjoy the park fee-free on another day of their choosing. Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Crater Rim Dr. 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information visit

71st Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade


Saturday, September 30th:
71st Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade.
Parade will take place 9 a.m. to 12 noon, from Ala Moana Park, along Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park.  A colorful equestrian procession of female and male pa`u riders, extravagant floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula Halau and marching bands will brighten Kalakaua Avenue from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park. Free admission.  For information and Aloha Festivals event schedule with venues, visit