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2017 Mele Mei

April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Unnamed Venue, HI United States

Mele Mei is the celebration of Hawai’i’s music, hula and culture.The 6th Annual Mele Mei Celebration was our biggest year yet! Music and hula events are held from April through June 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…

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Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii

April 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 5, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi…

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Black Uhuru

April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 5, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in the Waterhouse district of Kingston Jamaica in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). Over the years, despite several line-up changes, Black Uhuru has released many successful albums and remained one of the most important reggae artists in the world. Derrick “Duckie” Simpson, Garth Dennis, and…

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Devon Allman at Blue Note Hawaii

April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman. In fact, Allman, who was raised by…

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Roseanne Barr at Blue Note Hawaii

April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

April 8 & 9 Showtime: 8pm (only ONE show per night) Doors: 6pm Tickets: $55 premium, $45 loge & bar NO kama’aina discount Comedy superstar, award-winning actress, best-selling author, 2012 presidential candidate and the original domestic goddess Roseanne Barr continues to amaze. After 9 years, 224 episodes, 4 Emmy awards, and countless other accolades, you…

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David Bromberg Band at Blue Note Hawaii

April 12, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Blue Note Hawaii

April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” -Paul Simon For over 50 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature…

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Easter Champagne Brunch at Star of Honolulu

April 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Dr
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States

Join us for our special Easter “Champagne” Brunch Cruise aboard the Star of Honolulu Hop on board the Star of Honolulu to celebrate our annual Easter “Champagne” Brunch Cruise. Celebrate 2017 Easter off the shores of Waikiki with a fun Easter egg hunt, prize giveaways for keiki, Hawaiian cultural activities and a delicious brunch buffet….

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Miles Electric Band at Blue Note Hawaii

April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Featuring Keyon Harrold, Vince Wilburn Jr., Munyunge Jackson, Blackbyrd McKnight, DJ Logic, Robert Irving III, Greg Spero, Antoine Roney, Darryl Jones & Debasish Chaudhauri The Miles Electric Band is a ten-member ensemble of world-class talents featuring performances from a unique roster of players. The band revisits the repertoire from Davis’ electric period as a framework…

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The Ragnar Trail North Shore Oahu

April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731 United States

The legendary North Shore of Oahu is home to beautiful beaches, monumental surfing, and now, a Ragnar Trail Relay! Happening on April 21-22, at Turtle Bay Resort, Ragnar Trail North Shore Oahu-HI presented by Salomon is a chance to experience the magic of a Ragnar Trail Relay in an exotic place that features the most…

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Nemr Nassar at Blue Note Hawaii

April 26, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

April 26 Showtimes: 7:00pm & 9pm Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm Tickets: $38 premium, $24 loge & bar NO kama’aina discount Nemr is a Lebanese/American Stand-Up Comedian who is credited with establishing and pioneering the stand-up comedy scene throughout the Middle East where he performs in English. Nemr grew up in San Diego and then moved…

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FREE

The Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival

April 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kalakaua Avenue, Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI United States

The Waikiki SPAM® Jam is an exciting annual street festival that takes place on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. The event celebrates the unusually high consumption of SPAM® in Hawaii and features a variety of Honolulu’s finest restaurants serving up SPAM®-inspired creations. Two entertainment stages provide non-stop entertainment consisting of several of Honolulu’s finest restaurants which…

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90th Annual Lei Day Celebration

May 1, 2017
Kapi’olani Park & Bandstand, 2805 Monsarrat Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The lei known the world over, is a symbol of aloha. Great care is taken into the gathering of the materials to make a lei. After the materials are gathered, they are prepared and then fashioned into a lei. As this is done, the mana (or spirit) of the creator of the lei is sewn…

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Visitor Industry Charity Walk

May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 am - May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am

THE CHARITY WALK Gives everyone a chance to raise money for Hawaii’s charities. Walk with the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association and their allied members to help build a better, healthier Hawaii, for all of us. WHO MAY WALK? The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association invites everyone of every age to walk. Those under 12…

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FREE

Hawaii Book & Music Festival

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Honolulu Hale, 530 S King St
Honolulu, HI United States

The Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival will be Saturday May 6 – Sunday May 7, 2017 on the Civic Grounds by Honolulu Hale (City Hall), in Historic Downtown Honolulu. HBMF is a unique event in Hawaii. We strive to celebrate and honor books, storytelling and music in way that is fun, accessible, and memorable…

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Taylor Hicks at Blue Note Hawaii

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Taylor Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular AMERICAN IDOL winners of all time. From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R & B, country and blues. Sixty-four million votes were cast and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than…

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Honolulu Triathlon

May 14, 2017
Ala Moana Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, 96814 United States

The 14th Annual Honolulu Triathlon offers several sporting events and features the famous Olympic and Sprint Triathlon. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join our race and compete against fellow triathletes from around the world. It will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The event will start at Ala Moana…

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War at Blue Note Hawaii

May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

War has sold nearly 50 million records and has been honored with 17 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards. The band is a permanent part of America’s pop cultural landscape and a touring act that performs 150 shows a year. One of the first true musical melting pots, the band’s enduring influence and catalog of timeless…

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HAWAI`I‘S TOP MUSICIANS LIGHT UP THE STAGE- 40th Nā Hōkū Hanohano

May 20, 2017
Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The 40th Anniversary Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards will be held on May 20, 2017 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards has long been regarded as the event of the year. Tickets prices for the 2017 star-studded night have not yet been released. Ticket prices for 2016 were as follows: $165.00…

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Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band at Blue Note Hawaii

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots…

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Lantern Floating Ceremony

May 29, 2017
Ala Moana Beach, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd

Held annually on Memorial Day on O`ahu’s south shore, Lantern Floating Hawaii brings over 50,000 people on the beach, joined by thousands around the world via live streaming and telecast together for an evening of honoring loved ones and generating collective hope toward the future. The aim of Lantern Floating Hawaii is to give all…

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Squirrel Nut Zippers at Blue Note Hawaii

June 1, 2017 - June 3, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.” 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow…

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Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI United States

Save the date! Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s popular remote control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is back for its tenth year, Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 10am to 4pm. Guests will be able to drive on to Ford Island for this event, or take the free shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor…

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Pan Pacific Festival-Matsuri in Hawaii

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Kalakaua Venue, Waikiki, HI 96815 United States
Photo courtesy of www.pan-pacific-festival.com.

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….

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Manhattan Transfer at Blue Note Hawaii

June 23, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The Manhattan Transfer has remained an important part of musical history for over forty years. The legendary quartet has won 10 Grammy Awards of 20 nominations, has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and continues to wow audiences with live performances throughout the country and the world. The Manhattan Transfer is comprised…

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4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2017
Ala Moana Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, 96814 United States

For the 26th consecutive year, Ala Moana Center will present locals and visitors with one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks shows in the country. In addition to the fireworks, Ala Moana Center will offer a weekend’s worth of live entertainment and a mall-wide four days (July 1 through July 4) shopping 20% savings…

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Steve Byrne at Blue Note Hawaii

July 12, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

July 12 Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm Tickets: $36 premium, $26 loge & bar 15% kama’aina discount Over the years Steve Byrne has risen the ranks to become one of the industry’s sought after performers. Hailing from Pittsburgh PA., Steve was born to a Korean mother and Irish father. This unique background…

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The Little Mermaid at Diamond Head Theatre

July 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816 United States

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages which will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes…

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40th Prince Lot Hula Festival

July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Moanalua Gardens, 2850 Moanalua Road A
Honolulu, HI 97819 United States

Since 1978 on the third Saturday in July, the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival at spectacular Moanalua Gardens has brought together premier hālau hula (hula groups) from throughout the islands for a daylong celebration of hula in a non-competitive setting. One of Hawai‘i’s most exciting cultural events, the festival allows thousands of island residents and…

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47th Annual Ukulele Festival

July 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kapiolani Park, 2805 Monsarrat
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Today, the annual Ukulele Festival at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki is now a summer tradition in Hawaii. It has grown internationally and is by far the largest ukulele festival of its kind in the world, with crowds of thousands, guest artists from around the world and an ukulele orchestra of over 800 students, mostly…

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Ahmed Ahmed at Blue Note Hawaii

July 19, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

July 19 Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm Tickets: $36 premium, $26 loge & bar 15% kama’aina discount Egyptian-American actor, comedian, producer, and director Ahmed Ahmed is one of the most diverse, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. In 2014, he can be seen starring as “Ahmed” on TBS’ hit comedy series…

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Rita Rudner at Blue Note Hawaii

July 29, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

July 29 Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm Tickets: $55 premium, $35 loge & bar NO kama’aina discount A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run…

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Hawaii Spartan Trifecta Weekend

August 5, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy HI United States

Spartan Race Hawaii We are hosting four race types, Sprint, Super, Beast and Ultra Beast in one weekend! You can run an individual Sprint, Super, Beast or the Ultra Beast, or if you dare, you can take on the ultimate Spartan Trifecta Challenge, by racing all three race types – Sprint + Super + Beast…

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77th Na Hula Festival

August 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Queen Kapi‘olani Regional Park Bandstand, 2748 Monsarrat Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
Hula

The Annual Nā Hula Festival is returning to its two-day schedule in 2017, from August 5 – 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is held at Kapi‘olani Park, Honolulu’s oldest and largest public park. Since 1940, the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has celebrated the artistry and…

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Na Mele O Ko Olina

August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, 92-161 Waipahe Place
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States

Na Mele O Ko Olina is a monthly event held at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club located on Oahu’s Leeward Coast. Our event is scheduled from 9am to 5pm on the Great Lawn alongside the beach at Lagoon 3. We’re there from 9am to 5pm on Saturday. We host some of Hawaii’s very best…

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$6.00

Made In Hawaii Festival

August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, 777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814 United States

First Hawaiian Bank presents the 2017 Made in Hawaii Festival, a 3-day showcase of “Made in Hawaii” products, including food, books, art, gifts, fashions, plants, crafts, produce and more. Plus cooking demonstrations and ongoing entertainment. WHEN: Friday – Sunday, August 18-20, 2017 Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00…

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Aloha Festivals – Keiki Hoolaulea

September 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pearlridge Center, 98 - 1005 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI United States

Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a, TBA Pearlridge Center Uptown Pearlridge Center will celebrate Aloha Festivals with a variety of activities, demonstrations and continuous stage performances by participating keiki (children’s) musical groups and hula hālau (schools). The 2017 Aloha Festivals Royal Court will make a special appearance. For more information, visit www.pearlridgeonline.com. Photo: Aloha Festivals.

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Aloha Festivals Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony

September 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
Aloha Festivals

To kick off the festivities, the Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Helumoa, which was originally the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. At the ceremony, the king, queen, prince and princess take their place on the royal court. The Alii court members receive their royal cloaks, helmets, head feather…

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65th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kalakaua Avenue, Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI United States

The Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea is Hawaii’s largest block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets along Kalakaua Avenue for food, fun and entertainment. There will be performances by the various genres of Hawaiian music and hula halau (hula schools). Hawaiian crafts and flower leis and many varieties of island cuisine will be featured…

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71st Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ala Moana Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, 96814 United States
Aloha Festivals

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. Venue: From Ala Moana Park through Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park Photo: Aloha Festivals.

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Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

October 20, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Set in the lush island paradise of Hawai‘i, the Festival will take place over three weekends on multiple islands, featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit…

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Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet at Blue Note Hawaii

November 7, 2017 - November 9, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011,…

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Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing

November 12, 2017 - December 20, 2017
North Shore, Hawaii,

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing returns to the North Shore of Oahu for the men’s series and women’s Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach. Kicking off with the Op Pro at Haleiwa, the series continues with the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing and women’s Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach, and lastly the Billabong Pipeline Masters…

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For Love of Country Pass It On – Annual Gala 2017

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI United States

The Museum will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the annual fundraiser which helps support the Museum’s Restoration and Education programs. Gala will include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and auction. Guests will get a first look at newly restored aircraft fresh out of Lt. Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop.

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$20

Xterra Trail Run World Championship

December 3, 2017
Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, 96744

The crown jewel of the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series is the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, and the majestic Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii has served as the host site since the creation of this prestigious event in 2008. This year, the race is scheduled for December 06, 2015 and more than…

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The Average White Band at Blue Note Hawaii

December 6, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ the band’s strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records….

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Honolulu Marathon

December 10, 2017
Waikiki Beach, Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, 96815

The first race was held in 1973 and an average of about 25,000 runners finish the Honolulu Marathon each year, and it has consistently placed among the world’s ten largest marathons in terms of total finishers. Entry to the Honolulu Marathon is open to everybody. Unlike other marathons of similar size, popularity, and stature, there…

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