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Chinese Festival Celebrates the Harvest Moon

Chinese Festival Celebrates the Harvest Moon

This weekend, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is organizing its first Moon Festival, calling it the largest such festival in the state. The fall full moon has been celebrated by cultures around the world for centuries. The mid-autumn festival (中秋節) is a holiday in China, and is similarly celebrated...

Fifth Food and Wine Festival Starts Saturday

Fifth Food and Wine Festival Starts Saturday

The state’s biggest celebration of food and drink, mixing local specialties with internationally adored dishes and flavors, is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees across twenty one events over nine days this year. The fifth annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, co-founded by renown island chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, is expected...

Hawaii Book and Music Festival

Book and Music Festival This Weekend

The Hawaii Book and Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It’s an event my family and I try not to miss (you can check out some of my photos from last year), and my wife in particular has a very deep relationship with books. It is not an exaggeration...

‘Iolani Fair a Fantastic Foodie Festival

In Hawaii, the food can make or break an event. So the menu is one key way that the upcoming 24th annual ‘Iolani School Fair sets itself above the usual carnival fare. The dishes being served up at the fair, which runs April 10 & 11 at the ‘Iolani School campus,...

Third annual Fringe Festival starts Thursday

Third annual Fringe Festival starts Thursday

Honolulu will again join a global celebration of the arts with the Oahu Fringe Festival, which has now grown to a three-day event since it first landed in Chinatown in 2011. Fringe festivals are part of a tradition going back to 1947, where the first Edinburgh Festival Fringe was held...

Kava Festival at UH on Saturday

Kava Festival at UH on Saturday

Scientists call it piper methysticum, or “intoxicating pepper,” but in Hawaii, it’s known as ‘awa. Studied and used by people as diverse as researchers, nutritionists, and native Hawaiian cultural practitioners, this plant and the products derived from it will again be explored and shared at the Hawaii Pacific Island Kava...

27th Okinawan Festival

27th Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Festival from hawaii on Vimeo. This past weekend brought the 27th annual Okinawan Festival back to Kapiolani Park. More than 40,000 people turned out over two full days to revel in all things uchinanchu, showcasing everything from traditional Okinawan performances, to delicious food, to several cultural activities. My family...

Kava Festival on Saturday

Kava Festival on Saturday

Kava, or ‘Awa as it’s known in Hawaii, will be explored and celebrated at UH on Saturday at the Kawa Festival. The plant is playing a central role in the resurgence of Hawaiian cultural practices. Drink kava while learning about it from Hawaiian cultural practitioners, ‘awa growers, health and nutrition specialists,...

Get Ready to Celebrate Palolo Pride

Get Ready to Celebrate Palolo Pride

How well do you know Palolo Valley? I’d wager you don’t know it half as well as its neighbors, Manoa, Kaimuki and Kahala. Once filled with farms, then home to a rock quarry and even a World War II airfield, today’s Palolo is a country-style neighborhood in the middle of...

Rediscover Makiki at ‘Sunset in the Park’

Rediscover Makiki at ‘Sunset in the Park’

Makiki is one of Honolulu’s most densely populated neighborhoods, making Makiki District Park a green jewel in a crowd of high-rises and busy streets. We used to live a block away, and the park was a life saver for our young family. Plenty of people used the park, and its...

Flavors of Honolulu Festival Begins Friday

Flavors of Honolulu Festival Begins Friday

Save your appetite and round up the kids, this weekend brings the second-annual “Flavors of Honolulu” festival on the Honolulu municipal grounds (near Honolulu Hale and the Frank F. Fasi Building). The three-day event mixes over a dozen restaurants, live performances by several local artists, and highlights including a wine-tasting...