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Hawai‘i’s beloved ambassador of aloha and a public figure unrivaled in grace and humility, Duke Kahanamoku’s legacy transcends his outstanding resume of Olympic gold medals, daring surf adventures, and Hollywood movies. The beauty of Duke’s legendary fame consists of his core values of aloha, love, and good sportsmanship, and the profound respect he gained from admirers worldwide during his remarkable lifetime. Bishop Museum will bring the many facets of Duke Kahanamoku to life by enlivening the J. M. Long Gallery…Find out more »
Hula Celebration at Hawaii Theatre, Friday September 4, Doors open at 5 pm, performance 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 and $25. Information: hawaiitheatre.com In 1965, on the 40th birthday of Aunty Kekau’ilani “Aunty Nana” Kalama, the legendary Aunty ‘Iolani Luahine surprised Aunty Nana with an early morning visit. They walked across the street to the shores of Kaiula Bay where Aunty ‘Io had Aunty Nana drum for her as she danced from 3 a.m. to dawn. Fifty years and…Find out more »
The Okinawan Festival is a celebration of Okinawan culture that features live entertainment, dancing, Okinawan food and games for the children.Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most successful ethnic celebrations, and a popular premier event for 30 years that has now become one of the main Oahu Events and Festivals, it attracts more than 50,000 people from all over the world. Kapiolani Park, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with Bon Dance from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. & Sunday…Find out more »
Save the date for Saturday, September 5th, 2015 a day when rice takes center stage. The 6th Annual Rice Festival, in line with National Rice Month as declared by the USA Rice Federation, will celebrate with the rest of the country, the joy that is rice. This unique, one day event will be held at the Ward Village from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be packed with family fun, entertainment, food booths, educational activities, rice products, and so…Find out more »
The Ali‘i – king, queen, prince and princess – take their places in the 2015 Aloha Festivals Royal Court. Court members receive the royal cloak, helmet, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign. Traditional chant and hula kahiko (ancient hula) highlight the event. Investiture – Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Coconut Grove Opening Ceremony – Royal Grove within the Royal Hawaiian Center Photo courtesy of Communications Pacific.Find out more »
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Chopstix & Cocktails Location: THE MODERN HONOLULU – Honolulu, HI Time: 5 PM – 9 PM Ticket Price: $225-$325/VIP $500 Cocktails take center stage at Chopstix & Cocktails as we feature the hottest mixologists concocting some of the most creative crafts. Thirteen of the world’s most esteemed international chefs will present dishes inspired by Asian countries that use chopsticks. It will be an evening of fun and artistry by chefs and mixologists from around the world…Find out more »
Beauty & the Feast Location: Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa – Ko Olina, HI Time: 5 PM – 9 PM Ticket Price: $250-$350/VIP $500 Discover the magical world of culinary at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa as we host the finale, Beauty & the Feast. The show starts with a craft cocktail, specialty beer, and wine by renowned vintners as you walk along the white sands lagoons of Ko Olina. As everyone gets comfortable,…Find out more »
The annual Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a is Hawai‘i’s largest, most festive block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets for food, fun and entertainment. Top Island entertainers will perform along with hula hālau while Hawaiian crafts and floral lei will be on display and available for purchase. Free admission. On Kalakaua Avenue between Lewers & Kapahulu Avenues Photo courtesy of Kanaka Menehune via flickr.Find out more »
A colorful equestrian procession of pā‘ū (long-skirted) riders, exquisite floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula hālau, marching bands and dignitaries will enliven Kalākaua Avenue. Kalākaua Avenue from Ala Moana Park to Kapi‘olani Park Top photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson.Find out more »