Archive for "August, 2019"

Battleship Missouri Memorial To Commemorate The End Of World War II


September 02, 2019:
Battleship Missouri Memorial To Commemorate The End Of World War II. On Monday, 2 September, the Battleship Missouri Memorial invites the public to attend a special ceremony on the famed ship’s fantail commemorating 74 years of the official end of World War II. It all culminated on September 2, 1945, onboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, where General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz and representatives of the Allied Powers accepted Japan’s formal surrender signifying the official end of the global conflict. For the 74th commemoration ceremony, U.S. Congressman Ed Case of Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District will be the keynote speaker. Congressman Case is a firm supporter of honoring the country’s promise to veterans and their families. Through his appointment on the House Committee on Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; he dedicates time to improve veteran medical care, education, employment services, among other benefits. Major General Ronald P. Clark of the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division joins the ceremony as a distinguished guest speaker. Upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1988, Major General Clark continued to build upon a career of service across the country. During his time in Hawaii, he was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks where he commanded B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, and later served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division.

Onipaa! Celebration of Queen Liliuokalani’s (13th Annual) Onipaa! Celebration of Queen Liliuokalani’s (13th Annual)


September 01, 2019:
Onipaa! Celebration of Queen Liliuokalani’s (13th Annual) Onipaa! Celebration of Queen Liliuokalani’s (13th Annual).
Celebrate the 181st birthday of Queen Liliuokalani “ONIPAA”



10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Iolani Palace Grounds

Tributes to Liliuokalani through oli, mele and hula

Royal Hawaiian Band

The Queen’s Women – a play

Hawaiian Churches Ecumenical Service – Kuuipo Kumukahi

Kawika Mersberg – Halau Ke Kiai o Kalamaku

Admission to Iolani Palace is FREE for this special one-day event

Royal Hawaiian Band At Iolani Palace – Part of the Onipaa Lliuokalani Celebration


September 01, 2019:
Royal Hawaiian Band At Iolani Palace – Part of the Onipaa Lliuokalani Celebration. Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, it is the only band in the United States with a royal legacy. With cultural roots dating back to the time of the Hawaiian monarchy, the mission of the Royal Hawaiian Band is to promote and foster music, both current and historic, to preserve the Hawaiian musical culture, inspire young musicians and ultimately enrich the lives of the people and visitors of Hawaii. 

Maui Gift and Craft Fair


September 01, 2019:
Maui Gift and Craft Fair. “In Lahaina, every Sunday is Funday, at one of Maui’s largest craft shows, The Maui Gift & Craft Fair at Lahaina Gateway. With over 50 vendors, free admission and plenty of free parking, you’ll find a variety of offerings from local Maui artists and vendors. Featuring photography, jewelry, fine art, crafts, gifts and more, Lahaina Gateway offers a one-stop-shop for all your gift-giving needs. And with things to do for the kids and food & refreshments as well – why not make Sunday a Funday, at the Maui Gift & Craft Fair, West Maui’s largest craft fair, in the Lahaina Gateway Center, next to Office Max and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. “

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Big Island

August 30, 2019:
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program. Nature Printing Class, Fifth Friday Of The Month. Desiree Moana Cruz shares traditional and contemporary textile dyes and motif often seen in hula kahiko style costuming. Utilizing plants cultivated in her garden and others collected from the forests, Desiree Moana Cruz will share traditional and contemporary dye processes and the use of repetitive symbolism featured in hula garments. She is an advocate for Kanaka Maoli practitioners and a member of Halau Na Kipuupuu of Waimea.

Moananuiakea – documentary and Q&A with Hokulea crew


August 31, 2019:
Moananuiakea – documentary and Q&A with Hokulea crew. This powerful documentary celebrates Hōkūleʻa’s historic Mālama Honua worldwide voyage that connected countless individuals and communities from around the globe. It was a voyage that also represented the fulfillment of the vision of Nainoa Thompson and his contemporaries—the passing of the mantle to the next generation of kānaka maoli who will retain the skills of their ancestors and perpetuate this tradition for generations to come. Rated PG/153 min. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with members of Hōkūleʻa crew.

Okinawan Festival (37th Annual)


August 31, 2019 – September 01, 2019:
Okinawan Festival (37th Annual). The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents the 37th Annual Okinawan Festival at the Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2019. As Hawaii’s largest ethnic festival, the Okinawan Festival promises to be a weekend full of “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha,” including delicious food, great entertainment and lots of fun for people of all ages!
Hours: Saturday, August 31, 9AM-5PM and Sunday, September 1, 9AM-4PM
Admission: $2 per person, per day (cash only). Senior citizens 65 and over and children 12 and under will be free. Proceeds from the Okinawan Festival help support the Hawaii Okinawa Center and many cultural and community programs.
Parking: $10 at Hawaii Convention Center; overflow at McKinley High School with Festival shuttle service from 7AM on both days ($3). Carpooling, using city buses, taxis, Biki, rideshare services strongly recommended.
Festival Highlights: delicious food (including favorites like Andagi, Pig’s Feet Soup, Champuru and Yakisoba), hands-on cultural activities, cultural and historical exhibits, children’s games, arts and craft vendors, a country store, a bonsai exhibit and the sale of unique products from Okinawa.
Entertainment: The program will start at 9:30AM both days with special performances from Okinawa and local groups showcasing Okinawan dance, karate, taiko, and live music.
Bon Dance: Saturday, August 31, 5:30-9:30PM; largest indoor Bon Dance will be on Saturday only (some food booths to remain open).

FREE CONCERT: Hawaiian Music Series – KALA‘E PARISH


Thursday, August 29:
FREE CONCERT: Hawaiian Music Series – KALA‘E PARISH. Join us for FREE concerts under the trees and Lahaina moon, featuring talented local musicians every last Thursday of the month on Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. Seating is limited but blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The combination of popular Hawaiian music, award-winning restaurants and vibrant shops combine to create a perfect evening out on Lahaina town. For More Information:

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races


August 29, 2019 – September 02, 2019:
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races. The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world’s largest long distance canoe race. The women’s and men’s 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running between Kamakahonu Beach in Kailua Bay and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. Other races include double-hull canoe races, SUP races, OC1 and OC2 races, and teen long distance races. QLCR events also include the Historic Walking Tour through Kailua Village, International Paddlers Night, Paddling Talk Story, the Torch Light Parade, award ceremonies, and a traditional Hawaiian Luau.

Market at the Shops


Wednesday, August 28th, 2019:
Market at the Shops. The Markets at the Shops are every second and fourth Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. What could be more enticing than fresh pineapples, specialty foods and Local Maui made artisan goods? Market at The Shops is a fun grocery shopping venue that offers farm-fresh and sustainable grown produce from local growers, producers and artisans. You’ll get the freshest ingredients and the chance to learn about the food and products directly from the vendors.