Event Calendar -2016/08/01 UP-

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08/01/2016

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8/2-8/6 (Wed-Sat)                  Red Clay Jazz Festival (Kaua’i)

At the Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach, the legendary percussionist, Pete Escevedo and his septet, from California, will headline Saturday’s concert, along with Adagio, a quartet from Oahu and Jazz Kanikapila from Kauai. Adding to this string of extraordinary jazz entertainment will be six food booths dishing out a variety of choices created by some of the island’s top chefs. Tickets will be on sale, starting February 15th with an early-bird rate of $40.

             Red Clay Jazz Festival official site


8/6 (Sat)                           Jake Shimabukuro Live on Stage (Big Island)

Jake is one of Hawaii’s most exciting musicians. Known for his energetic strumming on the ‘ukulele, he incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements with spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah. Jake plays something for everyone.

               Hilo Palace site


8/12-8/14 (Fri-Sun)          Hawaii Spartan Trifecta Weekend

Dominate the course like the good founders intended.  There are no chips, no clock, just a fun run Spartan-style that represents what our company and our athletes are about…getting up when you’re knocked down and finishing what you start. And Burpees, lots of burpees.

The event will host 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 or Ultra Beast all in one weekend, and become a member of the Trifecta Tribe!

               Hawaii Spartan Trifecta Weekend


8/13 (Sat)                      Sea Life Park Summer Twilight Concert Series:

                                              Na Leo Pilimehana and Willie K.

The beloved, vibrant music of popular local entertainers will fill the air at one of the island’s best locations for evening events. The combination of these great artists performing in the open air under the stars at beautiful Makapu’u Point will make for an unforgettable experience.

June 25th: Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Hoku Zuttermeister
July 16th: Anuhea and Makaha Sons
August 13th: Na Leo Pilimehana and Willie K.

                  Summer Twilight Concert tickets


8/13 (Sat)                              Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival

On August 13, 2016, Royal Kona Resort celebrates the legendary Mai Tai cocktail at the eighth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival. Watch as over 20 of the world’s top bartenders converge on the Big Island of Hawaii to mix it up in a battle for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 cash prize.

Festival Highlights include:
Mai Tai Marketplace: Shop for crafts and island treats from local artisans and merchants from 11am-4pm

Battle of the BBQ: Taste and vote for Hawaii’s best barbecue from 11am-2pm

Pool Party: Listen to live music from award-winning, Grammy-nominated artist Henry Kapono from 2:30pm-4pm

               Don’s Mai Tai Fest official page


8/13 (Sat)                              2016 Hawaii Sand Festival     

Aloha! Come, fulfill everyone’s age old dream to relax on a tropical island and build a sand castle. Build a sand sculpture with friends and family. Design and build a sculpture on your own or with a team. Use your imagination and hands to cast a castle, dolphin, mermaid, dragon, car, mountains, face, crashed Cadillac, aliens or whatever and win an awesome prize. Your business can even donate a prize and be listed on this site. The music and sand sculpture contest is FREE and open to everyone of any age.

               Hawaii Sand Castle official page


8/14 (Sun)                            34th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar (ki-ho’alu) is a truly one of the greatest acoustic guitar traditions in the world.  Ki-ho’alu, which literally means “loosen the key,” is the Hawaiian language name for the solo finger picked style unique to Hawai’i. 

  • Upcoming Festivals:
    Outrigger Reef on The Beach Hotel | Aug 14, 2016 Honolulu, HI
    Hoalauna Community Park | Oct 23, 2016 Ewa Beach, HI
    Kauai Beach Resort & Spa | Nov 20, 2016 Lihue, HI
    Windward Mall | Dec 11, 2016 Kaneohe, HI
    Hult Center for the Performing Arts | Mar 03, 2017 Eugene, OR
    Carco Theater | Mar 04, 2017 Renton, WA
    Vancouver School of Arts & Academics | Mar 05, 2017 Vancouver, WA
    Maui Arts & Cultural Center Ampitheater | Jun 27, 2017 Kahului, HI
    Turtle Bay Resort

Expect a laid-back, family-style celebration featuring a full line-up of slack key guitar artists complete with food concessions and other festivities. The festival is free and open to the public. It runs from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday, August 16th.

Slack Key Festival official site


8/14 (Sun)             Hawaii International Music Festival 

This festival event is the brainchild of award-winning violinist, Eric Silberger, and Metropolitan Opera soprano, Amy Shoremount-Obra.

This special concert will combine the finest classical music with Hawaiian culture, featuring performances by Silberger and Shoremount-Obra, along with soprano Mikayla Sager, cellist Daniel Lelchuk, and pianists Ian Parker and Carlin Ma. They’ll share undiscovered gems by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Kodály, Rachmaninoff, Bachelet, Mozart, and more!

Maui Arts official site


8/19 (Fri) Statehood Day       Ohana Cup 2016 Rugby League Festival 

Don’t miss the 2016 Western Union Ohana Cup and Rugby League Festival at Aloha Stadium on Friday and Saturday, August 19 – 20, 2016. Watch the world’s best rugby league players compete for the 2016 cup and experience the power, skill and big hits when Team Tonga battles Samoa, Fiji takes on Canada and the New South Wales Police go up against Oahu’s own Hawaii Chiefs. The weekend of festivities starts Friday night with a pre-game concert featuring Willie K, Kapena, Josh Tatofi, Nesian Nine and more.

Ticket prices are as follows: TWO DAY PASSES: $40 (Includes General Admission to concert and Game) SINGLE EVENT TICKETS: Adults – $25, Military (with ID) – $20 and Keiki (under 12 years old) – $15. There is no charge for Keiki ages 5 and under. 

6th Annual Western Union Ohana Cup 2016 Rugby League Festival official site


8/19 (Fri) Statehood Day            22nd Made in Hawaii Festival

The Made in Hawaii Festival features nearly 400 exhibitors who showcase food products, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts, produce and many more home-grown products from around the 50th State.

Taking place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena on Statehood Day Weekend. Produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association and sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank. Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners bring their musical talent to the entertainment stage. Hale Aina Award winning chefs heat up the Arena stage with cooking demonstrations.

               Made in Hawaii official site


8/19 (Fri) Statehood Day     Maui Calls: Celebrating Vintage Hawaiian Fashion

The gala starts with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade while you mix, mingle, and taste delectable pūpū created by chefs from stellar Maui restaurants. Enjoy premium wines served by vintners from boutique wineries around the world and dance the night away to live music. Silent and live auctions offer the chance to bid on hundreds of items, from fabulous Hawaii staycations and fine wines to “uniquely Maui” items, such as special house parties, and “uniquely MACC” items, like autographed music instruments & more!

Individual tickets: $175, $195, $250, $500
Tables of 10: $1,950 – $10,000

                  Maui Arts official site


8/20-8/28 (Sat-Sun)      2016 Duke’s Oceanfest

Duke’s OceanFest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian legend Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is fondly remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived.  Held at venue sites throughout Waikiki , OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke’s heart, including Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Volleyball, and more.

                  Duke’s Ocean Fest official site


 

8/20 (Sat)                      2016 Haari Boat Festival

The 2016 International Haari Boat Festival will be held at the Wailoa State Park and river in Hilo, Hawai`i on August 19th through the 20th, 2016. Teams in three divisions compete for speed and cooperative skill in rowing the boats in tandem, to the beat of a gong at the rear of the boat. Prizes are awarded in each division.

Following the award ceremony, a post-race party and entertainment will be held until 8:30 P.M.

                  Haari Boat Festival official site

 


8/25-8/26 (Thu-Fri)             Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Free Entrance

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, and so does Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. To celebrate, all national parks will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016, and Hawaii Volcanoes will offer one additional fee-free day Aug. 1, 2016, its 100th birthday. That’s right! Free National Parks entrance in 2016.

                  National Park information site


8/25-8/26 (Thu-Fri)             Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Park Free Entrance

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, and so does Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. To celebrate, all national parks will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016, and Hawaii Volcanoes will offer one additional fee-free day Aug. 1, 2016, its 100th birthday. That’s right! Free National Parks entrance in 2016.

                  National Park information site


8/25-8/26 (Thu-Fri)             Haleakalā National Park Free Entrance

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, and so does Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. To celebrate, all national parks will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016, and Hawaii Volcanoes will offer one additional fee-free day Aug. 1, 2016, its 100th birthday. That’s right! Free National Parks entrance in 2016.

                  National Park information site


8/26 (Fri)                       Mele at the Moana – Featuring Cyril Pahinui

Celebrate Hawaii’s musical traditions with a monthly concert series, featuring some of Hawaii’s most talented artists. Join us under the historic banyan tree every last Friday of the month. Music begins at 5:00pm with our featured performer taking the stage from 7:00pm-9:00pm. 

                  Moana Surfrider official site


8/27 (Sat)                      2016 Korean Festival

The Korean Festival presents a unique, authentic taste of Korean culture through food, dance, art, music, and entertainment. The program of festival events varies from year to year, but past Festivals have included performances such as taekwondo (Korean martial arts) demonstration, a coming-of-age traditional tea ceremony, and Korean fan and drum dances.

                  Korean Festival Hawaii official site


8/27 (Sun)                     UH KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL

A project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, KIDS FIRST! films are free of gratuitous violence; race, gender, or religious bias; and condescension towards children. 

                  UH KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL info site


8/21 (Sat)                   Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & Bioblitz

This year’s festival honors the park’s centennial anniversary. Themed E Ho’omau (to perpetuate; to continue in a way that causes good to be long-lasting), the 36th annual cultural festival invites people of all ages to engage in authentic Hawaiian cultural practices and learn how native Hawaiians lived closely to the land as its stewards.

                  36th Annual Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & Bioblitz info site


8/27-8/28 (Sat-Sun)      35th Annual Greek Festival

Our small congregation of less than 40 families presents this festival every year to share our Greek heritage with our island neighbors. There are no outside vendors as all booths are operated by church members. What started as a humble bake sale has evolved into Hawaii’s biggest end of summer party.

                  Greek Festival Hawaii official site


8/27 (Sat)                              Kilauea Art Night

Featuring over 40 local artisans with jewelry, original art, pottery, apparel, photography, henna tattoos & gifts for the holidays. Live music, belly dancers & keiki fire spinners, plus local food trucks, sweet & savory pies, & ice cream. Saturday November 29th, from 4 to 8 pm, at the Stone Building in Kilauea. For December, the event will be just before Christmas on Saturday the 20th. 

                  Kilauea Art Night official facebook page

 

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Date
August 1 - 31, 2016