Archive for "May, 2018"

Upcountry Ag Fair and Maui 4H Livestock Auction


Saturday, June 2:
Upcountry Ag Fair and Maui 4H Livestock Auction. 
The Upcountry Ag Fair will be celebrating 4H Livestock’s 100th year anniversary.  This year there will be approximately 47 market steers, hogs, lambs and replacement nanny goats for sale. The 4H Auction will take place under the 4H tent on Saturday at 1 p.m. Please come out and support our youth and the 4H program. The younger 4Her’s – The Clover Buds – will be exhibiting their chickens and rabbits. Lots to see.  The Fair will offer ono (delicious) local food, great exhibits, crafts, ohana (family) rodeo, keiki (children) zone and pony rides, and entertainment. Oskie Rice Arena, 521 Olinda Rd., Makawao.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $5 for parking, free admission. For more information call Christy at (808) 870-3219.

Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani’s Hula Ho`ike 2018


Friday, June 1: 
Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani’s Hula Ho`ike 2018. 
Dancers ranging in age from keiki (children) 3 years old to makua (parents) and will perform to a variety of Hawaiian chants, tunes and to the drums of Polynesia.  Throughout the evening, as you sit in a theater style first come first serve seating, indulge yourself into the sounds of Hawaiian chant, sounds of traditional hula instruments, music, and the voices of the dancers who call out asking permission to enter the stage to hula. Enjoy the talents of gifted musicians, island beauties, drums and dances of Polynesia. The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, 1571 Poipu Rd., Poipu, The Baked Sale and Craft fair opens at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m., showcase begins at 6 p.m. Admission tickets are $20.00 pre-sale or $25.00 at the door. For tickets call or text Haru (808) 634-5746 or Maka (808) 652-2761.

First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum


Friday, June 1:
First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum.
  Free, family-friendly evening at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. Galleries will be open late, with live entertainment. Seating will be provided.  All ages welcome.  Parking available across South Hotel St. in the Ali`i Place building, or street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop directly in front of or close to the museum.  Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., 2nd Floor, Honolulu. 6 to 9 p.m.  For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit

First Friday Street Festival: Honolulu District


Friday, June 1: 
First Friday Street Festival:  Honolulu District.
  Galleries and other arts venues open their doors for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area. 6 to 9 p.m.   Downtown-Chinatown, The ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu.  For information call (808) 521-2903 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

27th Annual Ki Ho`alu Guitar Festival


Sunday, June 24:
27th Annual Ki Ho`alu Guitar Festival. 
Some of Hawai`i’s best slack key guitar players will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music.  Kī Hō`alu, translating literally from the Hawaiian as “loosen the key,” indicating the tuning in slack key guitar technique, is a musical tradition dating back to 19th century paniolo who played around the campfire after completing a day of ranch work.  Slack key has become known as one of the world’s great acoustic guitar methods, especially since the Grammy Awards recognized Hawaiian music as a category all its own.  An abundance of relaxed lawn seating gives the event an informal, local-style atmosphere, making it easy to lounge all afternoon. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or lauhala mats and relax on the grassy lawn to fully enjoy the laid-back music by famed guitar players. This is a family-friendly event. Island crafters and merchants will be on site with displays of local arts & crafts for purchase, and food trucks will serve a variety of tasty lunch and dessert options. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, A& B Amphitheater, One Cameron Way,  Kahului.  1 to 7 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Maui Friday Town Parties


Every Friday:
Maui Friday Town Parties.
 Enjoy food, live entertainment, shopping and art. Many retailers, galleries, and boutiques operate extended hours and highlight special promotions. Crafters, artisans and culinary wizards add their creativity to the event.  6 to 9 p.m.  June 1 – Wailuku, on Market Street; June 8 – Lahaina, on Front Street; June 15 – Makawao, on Makawao and Baldwin Avenues; June 22 – on South Kihei Rd., Azeka Shopping Center; June 29 – Lana`i City, Island of Lana`i, around Dole Park, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  For transportation packages to Lanai Friday Town Party, visit  For more information on Maui Town Parties, visit

Candlelit Tours at the Baldwin Home Museum


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. Tours take place on the half hour from 6 to 8 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

Waikiki Artfest


Saturday & Sunday, March 31 & April 1:
Waikiki Artfest.
  Approximately 60 fine artists and Made in Hawai`i handcraft artisans display their own artwork for sale. Enjoy entertainment, shave ice, and great food.  Artwork includes jewelry of all types, fabric art, woodworkers, ceramic arts, soaps and lotions, photography, fine art including watercolors and acrylic artwork. Kapiolani Park, 2801 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu, at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For information call (808) 969-6717 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, May 31: 
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