Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Oahu Vacation Planner 2017-2018
Hale‘iwa Arts Festival Summer Event Experience a broad spectrum of traditional, contemporary and ethnic arts at Hale‘iwa Beach Park in the historic town of Hale‘iwa. This event includes visual artists, musicians, dancers, historical trolley tours, children’s arts and crafts and much more. haleiwaartsfestival.org ‘Ukulele Festival Many of the fi nest ‘ukulele players in the world converge at the Kapi‘olani Bandstand in Waikı¯kı¯ to share their musical talent during a free concert. ukulelefestivalhawaii.org Mangoes at the Moana Celebrate all things mango at this delicious event that features booths, contests and tastings. moana-surfrider.com/dining/specialevents/ mangoes Joy of Sake Joy of Sake brings hundreds of premium labels for the public to taste along various pu - (appetizers). joyofsake.com - pu AUGUST Made in Hawai‘i Festival Hawai‘i’s fi nest products and handicrafts are showcased to sell at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. madeinhawaiifestival.com Duke’s OceanFest Duke’s OceanFest, a weeklong festival, features a variety of exciting water sports competitions that pay tribute to the local waterman. dukesoceanfest.com Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, founded in 1982, features performances by well-known slack key musicians and celebrates the cultural importance of the unique acoustic guitar art form of Kı¯ h¯o‘alu, which means, “loosen the key.” slackkeyfestival.com Greek Festival The Greek Festival, held at McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park, celebrates Greek culture with ethnic food, live entertainment, cultural booths and more. greekfestivalhawaii.com SEPTEMBER Aloha Festivals This statewide multi-cultural event showcases Hawai‘i’s music, dance, history and culture. alohafestivals.com Honolulu Century Ride The Honolulu Century Ride is Hawai‘i’s oldest and largest cycling event. The ride begins and ends at Kapi‘olani Park, and participants can choose to ride 20, 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 miles at their own pace. hbl.org OCTOBER Moloka‘i Hoe One of the longest running annual team sporting events in Hawai‘i, the Moloka‘i Hoe perpetuates one of Hawai‘i’s and Polynesia’s most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world. molokaihoe.com Hawai‘i International Film Festival This festival showcases fi lms from North America, Asia and the Pacifi c Rim. Events include fi lm screenings, discussions, workshops, symposiums, special awards and media events. hiff.org Hawai‘i Fishing and Seafood Festival Taste local seafood, watch live fi shing demonstrations or tour a longline boat at this exciting festival. hawaiifishingfestival.com NOVEMBER Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival This acclaimed Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacifi c. Showcasing wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and exclusive dining opportunities, the Festival highlights Hawai‘i’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry. hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com Okinawan Festival The Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association presents the largest ethnic festival in the state of Hawai‘i. The three-day festival at Kapiolani Park celebrates Okinawan culture with food, entertainment, arts, crafts and cultural activities. okinawanfestival.com WakÈkÈ Ho‘olaule‘a The streets of Waikı¯kı¯ are closed off for this event as various booths offer a variety of local foods and entertainment. alohafestivals.com Rice Festival In honor of the national rice month, this free festival features entertainment, cultural performances and cooking demonstrations by local celebrity chefs that will show how rice is prepared by the different cultures that make up the island. ricefest.com World Invitational Hula Festival Hula groups from around the world will compete in a variety of categories in both the hula kahiko ‘olapa (traditional) and hula (contemporary) ‘auana performances. worldhula.com A Birthday Celebration For A King Celebrate with The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace during the commemoration of King Kala¯kaua’s birthday on November 16. iolanipalace.org Vans Triple Crown of Surfi ng The pinnacle of professional big-wave surfi ng, showcasing the world’s best surfers in the world’s biggest and best waves. triplecrownofsurfing.com DECEMBER XTERRA Trail Run World Championship The XTERRA Trail Run World Championship is an off-road half-marathon that winds through Kualoa Ranch on O‘ahu’s northeastern shore. Trail runs, kids race and other family events will also be offered. xterraplanet.com Honolulu Marathon Honolulu’s marathon includes spectacular views alongside famous Waikı¯kı¯ Beach and Le¯‘ahi, or Diamond Head. honolulumarathon.org Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is an eight-team, 12-game bracket tournament that features some of the nation’s best collegiate men’s basketball teams. diamondheadclassic.com Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl The Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl will pit a team from the Mountain West Conference, against a team from Conference USA in the annual college football bowl game played at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium on Christmas Eve. sheratonhawaiibowl.com MONTHLY Eat the Street and Honolulu Night Market Food trucks have joined together for this monthly event that offers a vast spectrum of fl avors. streetgrindz.com Whale Watching (Nov-Apr) Sail in the company of whales, peak of season whale watching marine biologists share intimate four-hour sails on a sleek 42-ft. catamaran. sailhawaii.com For specific dates and times, check the websites listed or visit gohawaii.com/oahu. Events subject to change.
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