Southwest Sunset on the Beach

Southwest Airlines presented the Sunset on the Beach last Saturday at Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki. The movie “Up” was featured on September 14. The event was also organized in partnership with Hawaii’s tourism industry, and with support from the Waikiki Improvement Association and the City and County of Honolulu. Read More

In the Southern Sun at Queen’s Surf Beach

Aloha Festivals, presented by Hawai‘i Tourism, introduces a new event for 2019: In The Southern Sun – a free concert sponsored by Hele Gas at Queen’s Surf Beach to celebrate the spirit of aloha in the community. The inaugural event, produced in partnership with NMG Network’s 10th Anniversary, expands the 2019 Aloha Festivals events lineup and featured performances from local artists and a headline appearance by Grammy-nominated Common Kings. Read More

Okinawan Festival 2019

The 2019 Okinawan Festival was a three-day event that took place last weekend at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The festival featured everything of traditional Okinawan culture and arts, including food, musical instruments such as the taiko (drum), sanshin (lute), and the koto (zither), and the Obon dance. Read More

Aloha Festivals 2019 Opening Ceremony

The Aloha Festivals 2019 Opening Ceremony took place on August 31 at the Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki. Attendees witnessed a ceremony modeled after those of ancient Hawai‘i, where the newly-chosen royal court will don their colorful traditional cloaks, helmets, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign. Following the Investiture, the attendees observed traditional hula, chants and musical performances will make for a spectacular evening in the heart of Waikīkī. Read More

Prince Kuhio Parade 2019

The Prince Kūhiō Parade occurs annually on March 26 and showcases activities organized by The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs to celebrate the birthday of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole, who founded the first Hawaiian Civic Club in 1918. The parade started at Kalākaua Avenue and Saratoga Road, and concluded at Queen Kapiolani Park. Read More

Ala Moana 60th Birthday

The Ala Moana Center in Honolulu celebrated its 60th Birthday Party on August 10. At the Centerstage, there was a Hawaiian blessing and proclamation reading, keiki hula, live entertainment by Makaha Sons, shopping sweepstakes, complimentary birthday cupcakes courtesy of Foodland Farms. Read More

Korean Festival 2019

The 17th Annual Korean Festival was held on August 10, 2019 at Victoria Ward Park in Honolulu. The Korean Festival is one of Hawaii’s longest running ethnic festivals. This annual festival unites the Hawaiian Korean community as more than 500 volunteers representing more than 40 Korean and other local organizations come out to support the event. Over 25,000 Hawai’i residents and visitors attended this year’s Korean Festival. Net proceeds were used to improve the Korean community as well as the Hawaiian community as a whole through trade and tourism missions, support of business-friendly legislation, student scholarships, free seminars regarding personal finance for senior citizens and immigrants, taxation and business regulations and other community outreach and service projects. Read More