Event Calendar -2016/07/01 UP-


―2016/07/01 UP―

7/1-7/2 (Fri-Sat)                     Obon Dance & Festival – Mō’ili’ili Hongwanji Mission

The Mō’ili’ili Summer Fest is a lively event that brings together the community in one of Honolulu’s oldest and most vivacious neighborhoods. Savor a variety of food choices and shop at booths by local retailers. Fun activities for the keiki will be available until 9pm with live entertainment throughout the evening.

             Mō’ili’ili Summer Fest official page

7/4 (Mon)            4th of July Celebration

Proudly celebrating 25 years of amazing aerials, the greatest fireworks show in Hawaii takes to the skies once again. Join us at Ala Moana Beach Park for this annual family tradition and make sure to tune in to KSSK for the live soundtrack.

               4th of July Celebration at Ala Moana

7/4 (Mon)                              Parker Ranch Annual July 4th Horseraces & Rodeo

Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horseraces and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys. Ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping, Po’o Wai U and more. Keiki activities including roping practice and pony rides. Lots of food and mementos for sale at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena, Waimea.

               Parker Ranch official page

7/4 (Mon)                              Freedom Run / Walk for Epilepsy     

The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii provides supportive programs to individuals with seizure disorders, advocacy on behalf of individuals living with epilepsy and their families, and education to the general public on seizure first-aid and epilepsy awareness.

               Epilepsy Hawaii official page

7/4 (Mon)            Fourth Of July Parade & Celebration – Volcano Village

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Volcano Post Office and proceed for one half mile along Old Volcano Road to Cooper Community Center, featuring the Hawaii County Band, floats, antique cars, fire engines, bicycles, horses, and animals in costumes! Music, games, food booths, craft fair and more.

☞For more info, call (808) 967-7800       

7/4 (Mon)               27th Annual Turtle Independence Day 

On Monday, July 4, 2016 the honu will be gathered at 10:30 am from the Honu Ponds and they will be paraded to the beachfront for the release. A welcome ceremony with a hula performance by Halau Waiau will kick-off the event followed by the release.
This annual celebration honors the honu and helps educate the public about the Hawaiian green sea turtle. Families are invited to join the celebration!

               Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Bay official site

7/9 (Sat)              54th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair 

The Hawaii State Farm Fair, now in its 53rd year, is an annual event started in 1962 by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) as a way to promote awareness of Hawaii’s agricultural and ranching industries. 

               Hawaii State Farm Fair official site

7/9 (Sat)             TEDx HONOLULU 2016

TEDx Honolulu features dynamic and innovative individuals drawn from the diverse, multi-cultural nature of our community. We hope to inspire people to strengthen themselves, build our local community, and to engage in a positive way with the larger world.

By producing TED-like events, TEDx Honolulu endeavors to expose audience members to new ways of thinking, unique viewpoints, and an interactive environment of rich dialogue and activity with creative thinkers, artists, designers, scientists, educators – thought leaders in diverse disciplines – as well as fellow audience members.

               TEDx Honolulu official site

7/10 (Sun)            2016 Hilo Triathlon (Big Island)

The Big Island is home to the famous World Championship Kona Ironman and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Hilo Triathlon Swim is a 1500 meter clockwise triangular loop in the crystal clear waters off James Kealoha Beach Park in Hilo Hawaii. The Bike course is an out and back 40km ride along the historical Hamakua coast on the Hawaii Belt Road. The Hilo Triathlon Run course is 10km road run at sea level with spectacular ocean views alongside Wai’olena Beach Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, and Richardson Beach Park. You might even catch a glimpse of some spinner dolphins as you run past our black sand beaches.

                  Hilo Triathlon official site

7/10 (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

7/15-8/7 (Fri-Sun)     Calling All Quilters!

Volcano Art Center is inviting all quilters on the Island of Hawaii to its first annual quilt show, July 15 to August 7, 2016 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani campus. This year’s show, “Quilts in the Forest, Quilts in the Park,” is dedicated to the centennial celebration of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP) as well as that of the National Park Service (NPS). HVNP celebrates its 100th birthday on August 1, 2016 and is sharing the park through a series of special programs for the public all through the year.

                  Volcano Art Center official site

7/16-7/17 (Sat-Sun)   39th Prince Lot Hula Festival

The 39th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival will be continued over two days this year — Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The largest non-competitive hula event in Hawai‘i, the festival is held at spectacular Moanalua Gardens each year to honor Prince Lot Kapuāiwa who reprised the once forbidden hula in the district of Moanalua.

                  Moanalua Garden Foundation official site


7/16 (Sat)                      Mangoes at the Moana

Mangoes make their sweet return to the Moana on Saturday, July 16. Partnering once again with Makaha Mangoes to celebrate our 8th annual “Mangoes at the Moana”. Locals and visitors are invited to join in on the festivities.

                  Moana Surfrider: Mango at the Moana site

7/16 (Sat)                      Sea Life Park Summer Twilight Concert Series:

                                              Anuhea and Makaha Sons

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

7/17 (Sun)                     46th Annual Ukulele Festival

Every July – as welcome as summer itself – Ukulele Festival Hawaii presents the annual Ukulele Festival at Kapiolani Park on Oahu. Families jam the park. Ukulele fans wouldn’t miss it. Tourists follow the sounds of music. The music swirls over the tops of ironwood and monkeypod trees toward Diamond Head. It’s upbeat, infectious, bouncy about surf and sunny days. It’s music you want to dance to or sing to like a beachboy. It embraces everyone who hears it. That’s the irresistible charm of the ukulele.

                  Ukulele Festival Hawaii official site

7/17 (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

7/21 (Thu)                        Annual Queen Lili’uokalani Keiki Hula Competition

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Keiki Hula Competition which was created for youths ranging in ages 6-12 years to honor Hawaii’s Ali’i and last reigning Monarch, Queen Liliuokalani.

                  Blaisdell Center event info site

7/22 (Fri)                        Koloa Plantation Days

Koloa Plantation Days is held on Kauai’s south shore every year in July. The many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them, are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival.

                  Koloa Plantation Days official site

7/29-7/31 (Fri-Sun)               Comic Con Honolulu 2016

Enjoy celebrating all types of fandoms, from comics to sci-fi to fantasy. No matter what you love, we’ve got it covered. Come by and take part in the fan panels, celebrity guests, the best tabletop gaming events on the island, video gaming, costumers and so much more!

                  Comic Con Honolulu official site

7/31 (Sun)                     10th Annual Stunt Fest

Cycle City Hawaii & Monster Energy Present the 10th Annual Stunt Fest! This is the one of the only Motorcycle Stunt Shows in Oahu!

Starring Nick Apex Brocha!! Monster Model Elody! Also with Kamikaze Crew, Plan-B Drift Trikes, Grom, Ruckus, & Moped Show! There will be give aways, food, music, family fun. No cover charges

                  Event info site


July 1 - 31, 2016