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Fond memories inspire tours that share love of food, camaraderie

Knowing that food is top of mind for many travelers, Isaac Bancaco has designed several innovative culinary programs at Andaz Maui, all of which are open to the public. Read More

Street party celebrates the charm and spirit of Kailua

For 26 years, the “I Love Kailua” Town Party has raised funds for beautification efforts spearheaded by the Lani-Kailua Branch of the Outdoor Circle. Read More

Walking tour spotlights Kakaako’s past and future

In observance of Architecture Month in April, the Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects is offering a walking tour of Kakaako led by its member architects. Read More

Festival celebrates taro and Hana’s community spirit

The East Maui Taro Festival returns this month. Visitors to the festival can eat taro burgers, taro seafood chowder and squid and taro luau; and pound poi; make kapa (tapa); play konane (checkers) or weave a lau hala bracelet. Read More

Taste haggis, throw a caber, play a bagpipe at Scottish Festival

Competitions that are the ultimate tests of brawn and athleticism are among the highlights of an annual celebration of Scottish history and culture held in Honolulu by the Hawaiian Scottish Association since 1982. Read More

Museum spotlights the HFD’s 167-year history

It all began with two men who were fired up about history. Read More

Celebrating the work, goals of ancestors in Kapalua

‘MA KA Hana Ka Ike: In Work There Is Knowledge” is the theme for the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s 26th annual Celebration of the Arts. Read More

Kauai offers chocolate making classes

Hawaii is the only state with the right climate to grow cacao, and while cultivation is increasing, it’s still a young industry. Read More

Festival honors legacy of Prince Jonah Kuhio

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole, whose birthday, March 26, is celebrated as a state holiday. Read More

The story behind the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center is the venue for plays, concerts, musicals, dance performances, fashion shows, culinary festivals, movie screenings, art classes and exhibits, Hawaiian cultural discussions and much more. Read More

Volcano Art Center preserves, nurtures hula traditions

Desiree Cruz has been coordinating this presentation of the ancient style of hula for five years, and it always fills her with a sense of pride and awe. Read More

Vietnamese community welcomes all to New Year’s celebration

Phen Bob Pham never would have imagined life as a successful businessman and co-organizer of Honolulu’s Vietnamese Festival when he left his home in Ca Mau, South Vietnam, in 1978. Read More

Waimea’s cherry blossom festival welcomes the arrival of spring

The Japanese have perpetuated hanami (literally, “flower viewing”) for over a thousand years. Associated specifically with sakura, this tradition inspired the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, one of Hawaii island’s biggest annual celebrations. Read More

Sleepy Honokaa wakes up for First Friday festivities

It’s one of the few plantation towns in Hawaii that have retained their sweet rural character. Read More

State Capitol shares lessons in art, culture, history and aloha

After nearly a decade of planning, Hawaii’s territorial and state legislatures moved from Iolani Palace, where they had convened for some 70 years, to the state Capitol building. Gov. John A. Burns wanted the structure of the Capitol to represent Hawaii’s people, history, culture and aloha. Read More

Kauai hiking tour shares the finer points of foraging

Kauai Hiking Tours’ Food and Foraging Tour is a fascinating course in survival training. Read More

Hatsumode welcomes new year with prayers, lion dances, soup and sake

For followers of the Shinto religion, New Year’s Day is the most important cultural holiday of the year and carries spiritual significance. Read More

‘Iolani Palace opens in the evening to honor Queen Kapi‘olani

Once a year — just once — you can experience what it would be like to attend a gala hosted by King Kalakaua and Queen Kapi‘olani at ‘Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States. Read More

Show shares the wonder and delight of magic

This year’s magic show will feature six 5- to 12-minute acts. The youngest performer, Landon Espiritu, is 9 years old. Read More

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