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Tip: An annual remembrance ceremony held on Memorial Day at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Mele Mei is a month-long celebration of Hawaii’s music, hula and culture. Immerse yourself at music and hula events held throughout the entire month of May at various hotels, venues, on the beach and statewide. From ‘ukulele to steel guitar, traditional Hawaiian music to slack key, island reggae to rock-and everything in between-Mele Mei has something for everyone. For more information, please visit www.melemei.com or call (808) 593-9424 Schedule: May 1 Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Lei of Stars May 2 Hilton…Find out more »
Harkening back to rowdier times, Honoka‘a Western Week rides into town May 17-25, 2015. One of the most highly-anticipated festivals of the year, Honoka‘a Western Week (HWW) lets the usually-quiet, former sugar cane plantation town kick up its heels and celebrate a century-old paniolo heritage. The unique cultural blend of rodeo sports, high-energy events, music, food, and education offers visitors and kama‘āina of all ages a whole herd of ways to have fun. Event organizers invite the general public to…Find out more »
Big Island International Film Festival (BIFF) is a celebration of films and filmmaking at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i, The Shops at Mauna Lani, and Plantation Estates May 21-25. The five-day schedule includes free family films at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features with no-host bar and pupus at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i—in addition to celebrity social events, workshops and more. Closing night Best of the Fest features The Rough Riders in concert: Henry Kapono, John…Find out more »
Daniel Finchum’s exhibit opening will be held on May 22, 2015, 6—9 PM, in the Kauai Society of Artists gallery space at Kukui Grove Mall. His reception promises music, pupus, and a couple of surprises. If you appreciate art and the natural beauty of Kauai, you won’t want to miss this special night. May 22, 2015 at the Kauai Society of Artists gallery space at the Kukui Grove Mall in Lihue Kauai. The opening reception will be from 6-9 pm…Find out more »
“Restaurant Week Wailea” is our celebration of Wailea’s finest cuisine taking place at 19 participating resort restaurants throughout Wailea starting Sunday, May 24th, through Saturday, May 30th, 2015. Wailea Resort is known for its award winning culinary talent, delectable restaurants and celebrity chefs; and will once again create some remarkable three course, pre-fixe menus for just $29*, $39* or $49* per person (*depending on the restaurant – beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Some restaurants enhance this promotion, by creating…Find out more »
Every year on Memorial Day, thousands of people gather together at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. More than 1,100 candle-lit lanterns are set afloat on the ocean, a traditional Buddhist rite originating in Japan. The ceremony also combines the local culture of hula with the Japanese Shomyo Choir and Taiko drums. Photo courtesy of Nā Lei Aloha Foundation.Find out more »
Prepare for a magical weekend at the 34th Kapalua Wine & Food Festival June 11-14th, 2015. This annual ‘migration’ of oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life reunite on the shores of the Kapalua resort to celebrate, learn and experience the finest culinary trends and viniculture.Find out more »
This special three-day celebration begins with Hawaiian festivities on Friday evening, including a block party where last year, more than 40,000 people enjoyed the entertainment and food. The celebration includes a hula festival held at Ala Moana Center, where spectators have the rare opportunity to see hula groups from Japan perform with Hawaiian hula halau. The event culminates with a grand parade along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki.Find out more »
This all-day festival held in the beautiful Moanalua Gardens showcases hula halau (troupes) gracing the hula mound for spectators to enjoy. The festival is immersed in Native Hawaiian culture and features crafts, kapa making, lauhala weaving, lomilomi massage, traditional Hawaiian games, and more.Find out more »