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Exploring: Calendar > Oahu > July
Every Wednesday in June, July and August
STARBUCK'S HAWAII'S WILDEST SHOW SERIES
This popular summertime series features the top entertainers in Hawaii at the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki. Music, keiki activities and more. A donation is collected to benefit the Zoo's Animal Browse Garden. For more information call Honolulu Zoo Society (808) 926-3191.
Fourth of July
FOURTH OF JULY SUNSET SAIL
A annual fund raiser for the Wild Dolphin Foundation. Enjoy a catered buffet dinner and see the fireworks while sailing out to see the brilliant star display. The boat departs just before sunset to capture the transition from glorious sunset to silver moonlight. Seats are limited on the 42 ft. catamaran. For more information call (808) 306-7273.
KAILUA 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Kailua Chamber of Commerce annual 4th of July Parade and Festival on July 4 beginning at 10 a.m. along Kainalu Drive to Kailua District Park. For more information call (808) 261-2727.
TURTLE BAY RESORT 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Free community event. Plan now to enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July celebration at Turtle Bay Resort. Entertainment, booths, military displays, games and food will be open to the public. Schools, non-profit charities will join in local fundraising activities for the local community. FIREWORKS at dark. FREE admission and parking. Doors open at 2pm. For more information call 808-293-6053.
PACIFIC HANDCRAFTERS GUILD SUMMER FESTIVAL
The Pacific Handcrafters Guild Summer Festival at Thomas Square Park across the Honolulu Academy of Arts. A two-day festival of fine arts and crafts that is free and open to the public. Featuring pottery, wood, clothing, glass, jewelry, seed leis, Japanese style bags, polymer clay art, folk art, metal sculpture miniature Hawaiian hula ornaments and more. Food and entertainment. For more information call (808) 841-0171.
ANNUAL EXHIBIT OF THE NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM IN HONOLULU
The program was established in 1983 by The National Arts Program Foundation to identify the artistic talents of our nation. It currently reaches more than 450 cities and communities in 44 states and the District of Columbia in 84 annual venues. Exhibit hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Exhibit viewing is free and open to the public. For more information call 808-768-6622, the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts.
PRINCE LOT HULA FESTIVAL
An all-day festival in beautiful Moanalua Gardens. Halau (troupes) grace the earthen hula mound. It is a day immersed in Hawaiian culture, crafts, kapa making, lauhala weaving, ipu make and take, lomi lomi massage, traditional Hawaiian games and more. Bring beach mats or low-back chairs. For more information call (808) 839-5334.
TE MAHANA HIROA O TAHITI FESTIVAL
The drums and dances of the islands of Tahiti are featured in this exciting celebration at the Polynesian Cultural Center (Windward, Oahu). Keiki (children) from around the islands compete in the dance and drumming competition that draws both locals and visitors alike. Fee for admission. For more information call (800) 367-7060.
Since 1971, Roy Sakuma and his sponsors have presented the FREE Annual Ukulele Festival in Waikiki to demonstrate that the ukulele can be played with sophistication and virtuosity and is much more than a rhythm instrument behind Hawaiian music. The all day Annual Ukulele Festival has become a summer tradition, and is by far the largest of its kind in the world, showcasing the finest ukulele players in the world and the ukulele orchestra of more than 800, mostly children. Food booths, t-shirt souvenirs, ukulele displays. Enter to win ukuleles. Free parking and shuttle service at Kapiolani Community College. For more information call Roy Sakuma (808)732-3739.
This annual event includes an 800m swim (Magic Island/Ala Moana Park), a 40k bike (Ala Moana Park, through Waikiki, Kahala, Hawaii Kai, and back to Kapiolani Park), and a 10k run (around Diamond Head back to Kapiolani Park to the marathon finish line). For more information call (808) 595-5317.
HALEIWA ARTS FESTIVAL
The Haleiwa Arts Festival Annual Summer ArtFest features juried visual Artists, plus musicians, dancers, cultural trolley tours, storytellers, children's art, community art, art demonstrations and children's art activities. All day at Haleiwa Beach Park in Historic Haleiwa Town on the North Shore of Oahu. Free Admission. For more information call (808) 637-2277.
HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW
The Hawaii All-Collectors Show is an annual collectibles and antiques show and sale. The show features 200 booths with a huge selection of Hawaiiana under one roof, including antiques, aloha shirts, vintage estate jewelry, Mings, Koa, Hawaiiana, ukulele, coins, stamps, vintage purses, clothing, art, toys, sportcards, comic characters, advertising, beads, asian antiques, Japanese kimono and more!! Plus special collector displays. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. For more information call (808) 941-9754.
The Artfest features creations of talented hand crafters and fine artists. Food and entertainment. Admission is free, all day at Kapiolani Park. For more information call (808) 696-6717.
MOONLIGHT MELE ON THE LAWN
Bishop Museum Moonlight Mele On the Lawn Concert Series. The concerts feature traditional Hawaiian music, local comedy and contemporary titles from Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners and Grammy Awards nominees. Ticket price range-$10 to $17.50. For more information call (808) 550-8457.
32-MILE MOLOKAI TO OAHU PADDLEBOARD RACE
The annual 32-mile Quiksilver edition Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race attracts competitors from around the world. Considered to be “the world championship” of long distance paddleboard racing. Starting at Kaluakoi Beach on the shores of West Molokai at 7:30 am and finishing at Maunaloa Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai, on Oahu. Call: Jodi Young (808) 638-7700. For more information call (808) 638-7700.
End of July
KAIMUKI ORCHID SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE
Kaimuki Orchid Society Inc. Presents “Orchids for Everyone!” Free Orchid workshop for children ages 5-12. Re-potting for adults. For more information call 808-383-9593.
Thursdays and Saturdays October through February (ongoing)
PUBLIC TOURS AT JAMES CAMPBELL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge is located near Kahuku town on the north shore of Oahu. This wetland refuge is home to four endangered Hawaiian water birds and numerous migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. The refuge offers public tours Thursdays and Saturdays starting the third Saturday in October and ending the third Saturday in February each year. For more information call (808) 637-6330 ext. 27.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, except holidays (ongoing)
Enjoy the ever-changing sights and sounds of the Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will share highlights of the Arboretum collections. Tours are Tuesday 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Saturday 1 - 2:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. Tour donation: $2.50. For more information call (808) 988-0456.
All Year (ongoing)
MISSION HOUSES MUSEUM
Mission Houses Museum was established in 1920 by the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, a private, non-profit organization and genealogical society. Its three restored houses and research library provide a unique glimpse into 19th century Hawai‘i, and its temporary exhibition gallery expands the Museum’s relevance and positive impact on the community through the presentation of such exhibitions as The Marquesas: Two Centuries of Cultural Traditions and Lasting Impressions: Printing & Engraving in Hawai‘i. Each spring the museum hosts the Fancy Fair, where island craftspeople and artists show their wares. The visitor experience is further enhanced by an orientation Center, a shop and the Winterbourne Tea Room. Located at 553 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96813-3002 For more information call (808) 531-0481.
Every Tuesday (ongoing)
GUIDED TOURS OF THE HAWAII THEATRE
The one-hour tour offers a unique insight into the history, art, architecture and restoration of the beautiful Hawaii Theatre in Chinatown, including a performance on the 1922 Robert Morton theatre organ. There is a fee for admission. For more information call (808) 528-0506.
HONOLULU STREET MARKET
Bringing the country back to Honolulu at City Square in Kalihi, right outside the downtown area. Open Saturdays only from 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Produce, cut flowers, bananas, fresh baked Kakaako breads, knick-knacks, collectibles, crafts, Paniolo Popcorn. Vendors vary from week to week. Support Hawaii's small farmers. No admission. Free parking. For more information call (808) 221-6042.
HAWAII NATURE CENTER
Ongoing nature classes and hikes for children and adults. 2131 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu. For more information call (808) 955-0100.
Every Weekend (ongoing)
ART AT THE ZOO FENCE
Every weekend since July of 1954 hundreds of original paintings prints, and photos have been on display at the zoo fence and dozens of fine artists are on hand to meet. If you're visiting Honolulu, Art At The Zoo Fence is only a two-block walk from Waikiki. If you're lucky enough to live here, you can park at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand free parking lot just across Monsarrat Avenue from the Honolulu Zoo. (9 am - 4 pm) For more information call (808) 946-7713.
First Friday of Every Month (ongoing)
FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII
First Friday Hawaii Gallery Walk is a monthly event in downtown Honolulu with art exhibits, galleries, shops, entertainment, restaurants. They say: "Come join us for the most exciting event to hit downtown Honolulu on the first Friday of every month! Chinatown is the place to be if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment." For more information call 808-739-9797.
First Saturday of Every Month (ongoing)
RELIVE THE PLANTATION DAYS
A living history museum and ethno-botanical garden on a 50-acre site dedicated to the legacy of immigrant workers from the sugar plantation era. There are 32 authentic and replica structures furnished with artifacts placed in original settings. Hawaii's Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. For reservations or more information call (808) 677-0110.
Every Thursday Evening (ongoing)
INTRODUCTION TO HULA: KEIKI
Keiki Hula: Children can learn basic movements of hula from instructor Germaine Kaleolani Haili. Haumana (students) will learn the history, language, and culture of this beautiful art form. Ward Warehouse (Ewa End-under Old Spaghetti Factory). For more information call Germaine Haili (808)596-8885.