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News & EventsWAIKIKI EVENTS - AUGUST 2016
THE WILDEST SHOW IN TOWN - JIMMY BORGES AND HIS JAZZ ALL STARS
August 3, 2016
Come down to The Honolulu Zoo Wednesday afternoons to enjoy live local music, keiki activities, and prizes, including weekly ukulele drawings. There will also be delicious plate lunches and snacks available. Gates open at 4:35pm. Music starts at 6pm. Honolulu Zoo. (No alcohol or high-back chairs please).
KE KANI O KE KAI - JEFF PETERSON, MELVEEN LEED & NATALIE AI KAMAU'U
August 4, 2016
Guests are encouraged to explore the Aquarium galleries that remain open throughout the evening and bring blankets/chairs to sit on the beach-front lawn – making this major fundraiser one of the best, and unique, ways to experience the Aquarium and Waikiki. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the concert begins at 7pm. Waikiki Aquarium.
WAIKIKI AQUARIUM TO HOST BEACH CLEAN UP
August 7, 2016
Free cookies, compliments of Hard Rock Café will be given to participants. Trash bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided. Volunteers should bring sun protection and water. 9am-11am. Check in begins at 8:45am. Residents and visitors are encouraged to join the Ala Moana Beach clean-up.
August 12, 2016
From the progressive, creative food and beverage team at the Moana Surfrider comes a whole year of LOLs - Love of Libations. An interactive, monthly event designed to celebrate all things beverage and entertainment. Moana Surfrider Hotel. 5:30pm-7pm.
PICNIC ON THE PIER
August 12, 2016
Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy this popular family fun event and get an up-close and personal picnic experience on the pier of the historic USS Missouri. Guests will enjoy live music by Randy Allen. The event is the BYOFB (Bring Your Own Food and Drinks), so pack up the family, beach chairs, coolers and other picnic gear – but please leave the glass bottles and grills at home. Gordon Biersch will also be onsite with food and drinks available for purchase. The Mighty Mo will have something for the entire family, including live music, raffle prizes, and keiki games and activities. Attendees are welcome to tour the retired battleship as well as partake in other festivities. 5:30pm-8pm. USS Missouri Memorial.
ANNUAL OAHU HEART WALK 4.5M & 1M
August 13, 2016
The event will start at Queen Kapiolani Park Ewa end of the tennis courts, to Monsarrat Ave., To Diamond Head Rd., To Kalakaua Ave., To end at Kapiolani Park, Ewa of the Tennis Courts. 7:30am-11am.
August 13, 2016
It will close Pauahi St., All lanes from Nu'uanu Ave., To Mark’s Garage driveway. 10am-4pm. Downtown Honolulu.
REEBOK SPARTAN RACE HAWAII TRIFESTA WEEKEND
August 13, 2016
The Reebok Spartan Race Hawaii Trifecta Weekend is Hawaii's largest premier Obstacle Course Racing Event. The obstacles include but are not limited to 4-8 foot walls, barbed wire crawls, monkey bars, heavy objects pull and carry, fire jump and a 30 foot tall signature rope climb. The race is designed to test participants' physical and mental toughness and entitle them to the sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line. Ready for the challenge? Kualoa Ranch. 12pm.
SEA LIFE PARK SUMMER TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES: NA LEO PILIMEHANA & WILLIE K.
August 13, 2016
Pre-concert day tickets cost $39.50, while tickets at the door will be $49.50. Sea Life Park is also offering discounts to annual pass holders, as well as two dinner packages that include the concert and a special performance of the popular dolphin show. Advance reservations for both dinner packages must be booked directly through the Park. Both dinners will be served in the Park’s Beachboy Lanai. In addition, concert food and beverages will be available for purchase on site at the Makapu'u Meadows. All performances will begin at 7:00pm, with the Park opening at 5:30pm, to concert goers. For guests with a dinner package doors open at 4:30 pm.
HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL "WAIKIKI STYLE" (34TH ANNUAL)
August 14, 2016
Festival will feature some of Hawaii's top performers in the slack key guitar genre for a minimum of 5-6 straight hours. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day as many fine restaurants and establishments are in close proximity to the festival site. Free giveaways will be done throughout the day and a free Taylor Guitar will be given away to some lucky winner at the end of the day. Festival is free to the public. 12pm-5pm. Waikiki Beach Walk.
BOCA HAWAII NORMAN TAMANAHA 15K
August 14, 2016
It will start at the Marathon Finish Line on Kalakaua Ave., To Paki Ave., To Diamond Head Rd., To 18th Ave., To Kilauea Ave., To Kealaolu Ave., To Kahala Ave., To Diamond Head Rd., To Paki Ave., To Kalakaua Ave., To end at Marathon Finish Line. 6am-9am.
MURPHY’S PIGSKIN PIGOUT BLOCK PARTY
August 18, 2016
The event will close Merchant St., From Nu’uanu Ave., To Bethel St.; Lanes will be closed at 6pm. 6pm-10pm.
WESTERN UNION OHANA CUP 2016 RUGBY LEAGUE FESTIVAL (6TH ANNUAL)
August 19-20, 2016
This spectacular two-day event will take place at Aloha Stadium artists Willie K, Kapena, Siaosi and Nesian Nine take the stage for a once in a lifetime pre game concert. There will also be food vendors and a meet and greet with the players. If you are unable to make it down to Aloha Stadium ESPN 1420 AM will broadcast the event live as well as streaming via their website at www.espn1420am.com. Ticket prices are as follows: TWO DAY PASSES: $40 (Includes General Admission to concert and Game) SINGLE EVENT TICKETS: Adults - $25, Military (with ID) - $20 and Keiki (under 12 years old) - $15. There is no charge for Keiki ages 5 and under.
1. KCC Farmer’s Market
The biggest Farmer’s Market in Honolulu. Address: 4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu 96816
Hours: Saturday, 7:30AM – 11:00AM, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00PM. Website: http://hfbf.org/markets/markets/kcc
2. King’s Village Farmers Market
Smaller, more of a stop and browse, but a great way for visitors to sample local favorite sweets & snacks like Poke & Malasadas, along with produce, in Waikiki. Address: 131 Kaiulani St, Waikiki. Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, 4:00PM – 9:00PM. website: http://www.mahikufarmersmarket.com
3. Hyatt Farmers Market
Located inside in the open air middle of the complex, it’s a beautiful setting. Address: 2424 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki. Hours: Thursday, 4:00PM – 8:00PM. Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/hyatt-farmers-market-honolulu
4. Aloha Tower Marketplace
Honolulu’s newest Aloha Tower Farmers’ Market opened on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Aloha Tower Marketplace. The market will continue every Friday night at the ocean front location in the heart of Honolulu. Address: 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu, HI 96813. Hours: Friday, 4:00PM – 7:00PM. Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/hyatt-farmers-market-honolulu
5. People’s Open Market – Old Stadium Mall (Moiliili)
Smaller, more of a stop and browse, but a great way for visitors to sample local favorite sweets & snacks like Poke & Malasadas, along with produce, in Waikiki. Address: 2237 S King St, Honolulu 96818. Hours: Wed, 8:15-9:15 AM
6. Manoa Farmers Market
Another one on the small side, but it can be combined with a trip to Manoa Falls or just to check out this historic Hawaii neighborhood with many vintage houses. Address: 2753 Woodlawn Dr, Honolulu 96822. Hours: Tuesday & Sunday, 7:00AM – 11:00AM
7. Makiki Farmers Market
The booths stand in the front area of St. Clements church, near Punahou School.
Address: 1515 Wilder Ave, Honolulu 96822. Hours: Thursday, 4:30PM – 7:30PM
8. Kakaako Farmers Market
Laid out inside the Ward Warehouse mall so parking is easy and you can check out its shops at the same time. Address: 1050 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu 96814. Hours: Saturday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM
9. Honolulu Farmers Market
Held on the lawn of the Blaisdell Concert Hall, it’s easy to spot. Parking is free at the Center, so you’re good to go. Address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu 96814. Hours: Wednesday, 4:00PM – 7:00PM