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FOSTER BOTANICAL GARDEN TWILIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Free Admission – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take a stroll through Foster Botanical Garden in the late afternoon and enjoy a concert from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Schedule Thursdays, Summer 2015 June 25 Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club July 2 Hawaii Wind Ensemble July 9 Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii July 16 Air Force Hana Hou Band July 23 Sam & the Sumo Ninjaz July 30 Matt SproatFind out more »
There are fireworks and festivities planned at locations across the islands. Please click here for our full story. Thank you! Happy 4th! List of Firework Locations and Festivities Photo courtesy of Larry Loos via flickr.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 »
Experience a broad spectrum of traditional, contemporary and ethnic arts at Haleiwa Beach Park in the historic town of Haleiwa. This event includes visual artists, musicians, singers, dancers, demonstrations, storytelling, student art displays, historical trolley tours, and arts and craft activities for children. Browse and purchase unique works by artists of all ages and cultural backgrounds.Find out more »
Local ukulele legend Roy Sakuma and his sponsors are helping to keep the ukulele alive with the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracting audiences of thousands. The free two-hour concerts showcase the finest ukulele players, along with national celebrities, Hawaii’s top entertainers, and an ukulele orchestra of more than 800 students, mostly children. The festival benefits Ukulele Festival Hawaii, a charitable non-profit organization. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Daeja Faris.Find out more »
Simply put, hula is a way of life. Hula is more than just a dance form. Hula directs your beliefs, traditions and values. Hula conducts your behavior and shapes who you become. A dancer breathes, eats, and sleeps hula.Please bring your halii (covering, spread), mea ai (food) and enjoy a beautiful, relaxing day of hula at the park. Admission is free.Other notable hula events in Hawaii include the:• Merrie Monarch Hula Festival (a competitive event), which began in 1964.• King…Find out more »
Many Hawaiian songs and slack key guitar pieces reflect themes like stories of the past and present and people’s lives. But it is the tropical surroundings of Hawai’i, with its oceans, volcanoes and mountains, waterfalls, forest, plants and animals, that provide the deepest source of inspiration for Hawaiian music. These currents run deep in slack key guitar playing, as accompaniment to vocals, as instrumental composition or as interpretations of vocal pieces. Slack key guitar music is sweet and soulful, and…Find out more »
The annual event is held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, August 22-30, 2015. OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku’s heart: Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and more!Find out more »
Our events feature approximately 75-100 fine artists and handcraft artisans who display their own art for sale including jewelry of all types, clothing, wood products, stained glass, ceramics, soaps and candles, bags, quilts, lauhala products. The events are scheduled from 9am – 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Artfest is located in Kapiolani Park at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across from the Honolulu Zoo. Admission is free, and we have live entertainment as well as great food available for…Find out more »