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News & EventsWAIKIKI EVENTS - JULY 2016
HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW
July 17, 2016
Hawaii’s largest annual collectibles and antiques show will feature 180 booths showcasing the biggest selection of vintage and antique Hawaiiana under one roof in one day. Vendors from around the world will offer everything for sale from Aloha shirts, jewelry, vintage fashion and more. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. 9am-5:30pm.
July 17, 2016
The 46th annual Ukulele Festival will bring more than 15 world-class musicians together for a day of celebrating Hawaii’s most celebrated instrument. Emceed by none other than Danny Kaleikini, over 10,000 attendees will hear some of the best Hawaii has to offer as well as musicians from Australia, Japan and Korea. Expect non-stop live music, food booths and even ukulele lessons in Kapiolani Park. 10:30am-5pm.
OHTA SAN WITH NANDO SUAN AT THE ZOO
July 20, 2016
Ohta San with Nando Suan performs at this week’s Wildest Show in Town at the Honolulu Zoo. $3. Gates open at 4:35pm., Mini-guided tours offered to the first 30 people at 5:25pm. Music starts at 6pm. No alcohol or high-back chairs allowed. Honolulu Zoo.
July 20, 2016
Every third Wednesday the music of Hawaii takes to the state at the Doris Duke Theatre. Slack key fans can enjoy the work of Jeff Peterson. 7:30pm. $25. Honolulu Museum.
RAIATEA AT THE AQUARIUM
July 21, 2016
The Waikiki Aquarium continues its summer concert series with Raiatea Helm, Maunalua and Lehua Kalima. Enjoy an evening of food and music by the seals under the stars. Doors open at 5:30pm. Concert begins at 7pm. Tickets $50, $20 for kids aged 5-12.
QUEEN LILIUOKALANI KEIKI HULA COMPETITION
July 21-23, 2016
This 41st annual Keiki Hula Competition was created for youths ranging in ages 6-12 years to honor Hawaii’s reigning Monarch, Queen Liliuokalani Competition begins at 6pm. On Thursday and Friday and at 1pm on Saturday.
JOY OF SAKE
July 22, 2016
This 16th annual event will offer over 400 sakes to sample in one evening including some of the best junmai, ginjo and daiginjo labels submitted to the recent U.S. National Sake Appraisal, around 200 ultra-premium daiginjo labels and about half of the sakes available to try that evening are not available in the states, so this will be the only opportunity to taste them outside of Japan. Hawaii Convention Center. 6:30pm-9pm.
2ND ANNUAL CLASSIC ROCK FESTIVAL
July 23, 2016
1970s rocker Stephen Bishop best known for his 1977 hit single “On and On” is joined by Ambrosia and Firefall join together for the 2nd annual Classic Rock Festival at the Waikiki Shell. 6:30pm. $40-$75.
July 24, 2016
Top athletes take to the streets near Waikiki as the Tinman begins and ends at Kapiolani Park. Participants will complete a 750M swim, a 40K bike and a 10K run. The first swim wave starts at Queen’s Beach at 5:45am. Streets will be closed throughout the race.
KAPENA AT THE ZOO
July 27, 2016
Kapena performs at this week’s Wildest Show in Town at the Honolulu Zoo. $3.. Gates open at 4:35pm mini-guided tours offered to the first 30 people at 5:25pm. Music starts at 6pm. No alcohol or high-back chairs allowed.
THE MAYJAH RAYJAH
July 29-30, 2016
This is one of the year’s biggest reggae festival, two days and 14 artists including Matisyahu, Jboog, Iration, King Yellowman, Rebel Souljahz, and more. Single tickets and two day passes available. $65-$182. Waikiki Shell. Gates open at 4:30pm on Friday and on 3pm on Saturday. I
MELE AT THE MOANA FEATURING JOHN CRUZ
July 29, 2016
The Moana Surfrider continues their concert series reminiscent of the long-running radio show “Hawaii Calls”, under the famed banyan tree fresh off their 115th birthday celebration. “Mele at the Moana” features today’s most popular performers on the Banyan Courtyard stage, and this month John Cruz takes the stage. 7pm-9pm.
COMIC CON HONOLULU
July 29-31, 2016
There are people that wait all year to hear those two words Comic Con. Well I have two more for you... George Takei. That’s right, the beloved actor best known for his work on Star Trek will be coming to town for this event. Get your fandom on during this 3-day convention with special guests, panels, activities, games and of course the costumes.
WAIMEA VALLEY CONCERT SERIES
July 30, 2016
Join Kapena, Raiatea Helm, Brother Noland and Mailai Makainai take to the stage with several halau on the main lawn from 3pm-7pm. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the gate. Waimea Valley.