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Exploring: Calendar > Oahu > June
Four Weekends in May and June
Food, games, a midway of E.K. Fernandez rides, and booths. There is an admission fee. Aloha Stadium (Parking Lot). For more information call (808) 682-5767.
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.
HOOLAULEA, CARNIVAL AND BLOCK PARTY
Part of the Annual Pan-Pacific Festival - Matsuri in Hawaii. A parade and block party on Kalakaua Avenue. Entertainers from Japan and Hawaii perform on five stages, street performers, ethnic food booths. Evening. For more information call (808) 926-8177 ext. 279.
JAPANESE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES
Part of the Annual Pan-Pacific Festival - Matsuri in Hawaii. Performers recreate the type of street entertainment that traveled to the villages of old Japan. Outdoor performances at Ala Moana Shopping Center stage each day 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 6 pm to 9 pm. Free. For more information call (808) 923-0492.
KING KAMEHAMEHA FLORAL PARADE
Colorful floral floats, glamorous Pau riders, and outstanding marching bands traverse the streets of Honolulu beginning at King and Richards Streets. Parade continues on Punchbowl Street, Ala Moana Boulevard, Kalakaua Avenue, and ends at the Queen Kapiolani Park. Awards presentation follows. Craft demonstrations and food booths. For more information call (808) 586-0335.
STATUE DECORATION CEREMONIES ALIOLANI HALE
The statue of King Kamehameha I, in the Honolulu Civic Center, is decorated with 13-foot floral leis, which are created on site throughout the day by volunteers. Music and Hula performances add to the colorful display. Great photo op! For more information call (808) 586-0333.
HAWAIIAN HALF-MARATHON AND 5-MILE FUN RUN/WALK
Part of the Annual Pan Pacific Festival - Matsuri in Hawaii. Begins at Magic Island, continues through Waikiki, around Diamond Head to Kapiolani Park. Fun run/walk starts in the morning at Diamond Head side entrance to Ala Moana Park. For more information call (808) 923-0492.
NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS
Presented annually by the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts (HARA), the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards is Hawaii's version of the Grammy Music Awards held each year at a local hotel. Most Promising Artist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Popular Hawaiian Album of the Year, are some of the many Hoku awards presented. For more information call (808) 593-9424.
KING KAMEHAMEHA HULA COMPETITION
An annual international cultural event taking place over several days and featuring dance troups from the mainland, Japan, and Hawaii. Both traditional and contemporary styles of hula are performed by male groups, female groups, mixed groups and kupuna wahine. Individual chanters in the kahiko division. This event is Oahu's longest running competition and is held at the Blasidell Center Arena in Honolulu. Fee charged. For more information call (808) 536-6540.
FLAVORS OF HONOLULU
The Flavors of Honolulu is a premier food and entertainment event, providing a festive multicultural experience for the community. The festival features the finest food from a wide variety of the best local restaurants. Featured personalities include the best in local and national entertainers and performing artists. The annual event spans three days and takes place at Honolulu Hale on South King Street. For more information call (808) 532-2115.
Late June - Early July
ANNUAL KOREAN CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBIT
More than 100 original paintings and drawings by Korean-American students from grades K to 12 are on display at the annual Korean Children’s Art Exhibit in the Courtyard of Honolulu Hale (City Hall). Presented by the Korean Artists Association of Hawaii, the exhibit is part of their efforts to pave the road for future artists. The Korean Artists Association of Hawaii was established in 1986. The organization holds an annual exhibition to introduce Korean artists to the local community. Members of the organization have been recognized both nationally and internationally. The exhibit is supported by the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts. Exhibit viewing is free and open to the public, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Managed by the Korean Artists Association of Hawaii. For more information call 808-389-2216.
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.