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Hokule’a Homecoming Celebration

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm
Hawaii celebrated the return of traditional voyaging canoe Hokule‘a with cultural ceremonies and a hoolaulea at Ala Moana Beach Park on June 17. Read More

2017 Ikaika Classic

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm
The Ikaika Classic welcomed nearly 200 athletes from Hawaii and abroad to compete in men's and women's bodybuilding, figure, physique and bikini divisions at Blaisdell Concert Hall on June 17. Read More

Sailor Jerry Festival 2017

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm
The Sailor Jerry Festival, held in honor of iconic tattoo artist Sailor Jerry, aka Norman Keith Collins, returned to Chinatown on June 17. Neighborhood tattoo shops and bars that hosted events included Nextdoor, Old Ironside Tattoo, Scarlet Honolulu, Black Cat Tattoo, Naughty Vegagn Studio, Proof Public House, Manifest, Downbeat Lounge, Dragon Upstairs and Madre Chocolate. Read More

Honolulu BBQ & Blues Festival 2017

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm
Hawaii island musician Larry Dupio traveled to Oahu to close the Honolulu BBQ & Blues Festival at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on June 17. Maui's Willie K and the Trailer Park Romeos featuring Corey Funai also performed. Read More

Salt at Our Kakaako Dedication Celebration

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm
Salt at Our Kakaako officially celebrated its dedication at 660 Ala Moana Blvd. and along Auahi and Keawe streets with live entertainment by Kapena, Kupaoa, Kimie Miner and Taimane along with the return of Honolulu Night Market and a free screening of the Disney hit animated film "Moana" on June 17. Read More

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday

Updated on  June 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm
The Honolulu Museum of Art celebrated Father's Day with an "Oh My Dad!" theme for its monthly Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event. Guests were invited to create greeting cards and flag art, chat with storyteller Jeff Gere and watch the "Animation Show of Shows" on June 18 at the museum. Read More

World Oceans Day at Ko Olina

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 9:59 am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Marine Mammal Center, Hawaii Tourism Authority and Ko Olina Resort hosted a World Oceans Day Celebration at Ko Olina on June 10. With the theme "Our Oceans, Our Future," the event paid tribute to the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and traditional sailing vessel Hokule'a in addition to offering live entertainment and a sunset screening of the Disney animated film "Moana." Read More

2017 Miss Hawaii Pageant

Competing as Miss Kaka‘ako, Kathryn Teruya beat 14 other contestants to become the 73rd Miss Hawaii on June 10 at the Hawaii Theatre. In addition to winning the overall title and the opportunity to represent Hawaii at the 97th Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., in September, Teruya won the talent category award with her high-kicking dance performance of “I Want to Be a Rockette.” She also received the Miss America/First Hawaiian Bank Community Serv­ice Award. Read More

2017 King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade

The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission presented the annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade on June 10 in Waikiki. Staring at King and Richards streets, the parade continued along King Street to Punchbowl Street, Ala Moana Boulevard, Kalakaua Avenue and Monsarrat Avenue, finishing up at Kapiolani Park.  Read More

2017 Pan-Pacific Hoolaulea

The 38th annual Pan-Pacific Festival celebrated the cultural traditions of Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and around the world with musical entertainment, craft sales, food vendors and more along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on June 9.  Read More

‘Paint by Number’ at The Hub

Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre delved into the creative action of dance and painting set to live music by local band Quadraphonix during "Paint by Number" at The Hub in Kakaako on June 9. Performances continue through June 18; visit for more information. Read More

‘Coolin’aire’ at Paliku Theatre

Windward Community College's Paliku Theatre presented "Coolin'aire — Culinary Jazz Odyssey," a theatrical production featuring a culinary journey from the beginning of time to the present and beyond, on June 10. Tracing the evolution and spirit of cuisine, culture and chocolate, the production is described as "Love Story" meets "Hell's Kitchen" meets "Stomp."  Read More

Cuisines of the Sea at the Kahala

The 2017 Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival launched its seventh year with a seafood-themed event, Cuisines of the Sea, at the Kahala Hotel & Resort on June 2. The tasting featured 10 of the state's best chefs and a fireworks finale. Read More

Electric Palms Music Festival 2017

Kaskade returned to Honolulu to headline the first night of the Electric Palms Music Festival at Pow! Wow! Harbor on June 2. Other featured guests included Seven Lions and Pat Lok.  Read More

North Shore Ocean Fest at Turtle Bay Resort

More than 40 educational booths, a display of a traditional Hawaiian sailing canoe, guided hikes, water activities, ocean-inspired crafts, live music and hula were all part of the North Shore Ocean Fest at Turtle Bay Resort on June 2. Read More

O-Bon Celebration at Hawaii’s Plantation Village

Hawaii’s Plantation Village hosted its 27th O-Bon Celebration with food booths, a traditional blessing ceremony and bon dance at 695 Waipahu St. on June 3. Read More

Habilitat Luau, Auction and Benefit Concert

Taimane Gardner and Peni Dean headlined the 17th annual Habilitat Luau, Auction and Benefit Concert at Kualoa Ranch on June 2.  Read More

First Friday in Chinatown

The Downtown-Chinatown Arts and Cultural District hosted another celebration of the arts with music, performances, art, Ds, trunk shows, happy hours and extended shop/gallery/boutique hours on June 2.  Read More

Lanterns of remembrance

More than 7,000 lanterns illuminated the waters of Ala Moana Beach on Monday, Memorial Day, as people paid their respects to loved ones at the Lantern Festival Hawaii, which has become a popular event since it was inaugurated at Keehi Lagoon in 1999. Read More

Artful crowd

The Honolulu Museum of Art’s monthly ARTafterDARK event had an Urban Underground theme, featuring works by underground and up-and-coming artists on May 26 Read More

Celebrating tolerance

Jack Law, winner of the Hawai LGBT Legacy Foundation Visionary Award, was feted by the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation, Honolulu Pride and the LGBT Center Waikiki at the Sheraton Waikiki on Saturday. Taimane and Kanoe “Tootsie” Cazimero provided entertainment. Read More