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Oahu

Studio Ghibli Summer Festival

Consolidated Theatres Kahala

4211 Waialae Ave., Honolulu | 808-733-6243

Enjoy select screenings of Studio Ghibli films every Wednesday and Thursday: July 11, 17-18, 24-25, 31-Aug. 1 throughout August. Upcoming films include “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Ponyo,” “Whisper of the Heart,” “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Visit the theatre website for a full schedule of films.

 

Twilight Concert

Foster Botanical Garden

50 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu | 808-768-7135

The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation last two summer performances at Foster BG surrounded by the beauty of nature in the middle of town takes place, 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 11 featuring Honolulu Wind Ensemble; July 18 featuring Tyler Rea & Friends; and July 25 featuring Tapestry. All performances are 5:30-6:30 p.m.

 

Endangered Endemics: A Peek Into the World of the Rare Hawaiʻi Kāhuli

Mānoa Heritage Center

2856 Oahu Ave., Honolulu | 808-988-1287

Gain insight into Hawaii’s rare, endemic and endangered kāhuli tree snail with a discussion led by Wildlife Biologist David Sischo, coordinator of DLNR’s Snail Extinction Prevention Program, and a short film by local filmmaker Daniel A. Kelin II about the kāhuli, 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 11. A Q&A will conclude the event. Register.

 

Screen on the Green

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Free summer movies under the stars return to Waimea Valley, sundown every Thursday on the Main Lawn. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. Movie lineup: “Wish,” July 11; “Barbie,” July 18; and “Hometown Legends,” July 25.

 

Digable Planets: Reachin’ 30th Summer Tour

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Digable Planets first burst on the music scene in 1993 and celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Reachin” in 2023. They bring their summer tour to the Blue Note stage, 6:30 and 9 p.m. July 11. Tickets.

 

Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Manoa Valley Theatre

2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-6131

Directed by Stephanie Conching and starring Jennifer Cleve Sojot and Lance Rae, this heartfelt tribute to Rosemary Clooney celebrates the life of a legend, various times July 11-21. Tickets.

 

15th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

A variety of films take a look at the history of surfing and its future, July 11-Aug. 4. The festival kicks off with an opening reception and screening of “The Shape of Things: The Dick Brewer Story,” 6 p.m. July 11. Bud Browne’s film, “Locked In!” will close out the festival and includes a talk story panel of intergenerational surfing luminaries, 5 p.m. Aug. 4. Event info and tickets.

 

Koolau Night Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe

Find lots of yummy edibles, merchandise and food to grab and go from local businesses, 5-9 p.m. July 12. From 6-7 p.m., Baron Kaholukula will entertain attendees.

 

HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Enjoy a relaxing pau hana with art, music, special programming, activities and dinner and drinks with the reimagined HoMA Nights. The music lineup for July, all performances begin 6 p.m.: July 12, Temple Waves; July 19, Tuesday on Mars; and July 26, Backset Band. Event details.

 

Through July 13: 2024 Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove

2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu

Enjoy a week-long celebration of Hawaiian music and the Hawaiian steel guitar through July 13. Monday through Thursday evening concerts, 5:30-6:30 p.m., will feature performances by artists such as Alan Akaka and The Islanders, Pōmaikaʻi & Mālie, Masami Sato & Makana, and NextGen steel guitarists Isaac, Enosa, Tai, Makamae and Isabella.

The 3rd Annual Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will feature steel guitarists Shinichi Kakiuchi, Yukio Katagiri, Kiyoshi “Lion” Kobayashi, Masami “Matt” Kobayashi, Paul Okubo, Masami Sato & Makana, Moto Suzuki and Miki Reina, and Noriko and Shuji Tomita, 2:30-6:30 p.m. July 12.

The Saturday hoʻolauleʻa performances at the Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival features a variety of Hawaiian steel guitar artists and bands in two segments, 11 a.m.-2:20 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. July 13.

 

Twilight Concert

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden

45-680 Luluku Rd., Kaneohe | 808-233-7323

The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation announced its summer lineup of performances so enjoy music surrounded by the beauty of nature, 5-6 p.m. July 12 featuring Kealoha and July 26 featuring Summer. Bring mosquito repellent!

 

After Hours

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Enjoy a first look at the museum’s newest exhibit, “Lele o Nā Manu: The Splendor and Loss of Hawaiʻi’s Birds,” meet the organizations working to protect native birds, enjoy activity booths, enjoy panel discussions, enjoy food and beverages for purchase and more, 5-9 p.m. July 12. Tickets.

 

Bon Dance

Rissho Kosei-Kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii

2280 Auhuhu St., Pearl City | 808-455-3212

Food, live taiko drums and traditional dance bring the community together, 6-9 p.m. July 12-13. Click here for more bon dance events on Oahu.

 

Michael Yo

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Blue Note Comedy Series presents two-time Emmy nominee, comedian, actor and host Michael Yo in four performances, July 12-13. Tickets.

 

Volunteer Days

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Waimea Valley offers three different volunteer days: Ohana Volunteer Day, Hanai Aina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Projects, and Malama Mala Conservation Workday-Invasive Species Removal. Upcoming: Ohana Volunteer Day, 9-11:30 a.m. July 13; Hānai ʻāina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Workday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18, 20; Mālama Mala Workday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 21. Visit the Waimea Valley website and RSVP for the respective event by clicking on the event date. Email volunteers@waimeavalley.net for info and questions.

 

JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-945-7633

Support local small business vendors and discover their unique selection of Japanese and Japanese-inspired merchandise, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13. The JCCH Gift Shop and historical gallery will also be open. Two-hour parking validation with $10 purchase from the shop.

 

1st Annual Puerto Rican Festival

Hawaii Plantation Village

94-695 Waipahu St., Waipahu

The Puerto Rican Heritage Society celebrates its 43rd anniversary and presents the 1st Annual Puerto Rican Festival sharing culture, dances, genealogy, food, music and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13. DJ DaLion of Judah will kick things off at 9:30 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies, 10-11 a.m., and guest speakers just before the real fun gets underway.

 

Bloom! Garden + Art Festival

Ward Centre

1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

Discover flower and plant displays, shops for handcrafted goods, pottery and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13-14.

 

Plantation Days: Talk Story with Pieper Toyama

McCully-Mōʻiliʻili Public Library

2211 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-973-1099

A graduate of Paʻauilo School and Honokaʻa High School on Hawaii Island, Pieper Toyama will share personal family stories and talk about life on the Paʻauilo sugar plantation in the 1950s and 60s, 11 a.m.-noon July 13.

 

Lucky Strike Honolulu Family Fest

Lucky Strike, Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-664-1140

Families are invited to this inaugural event featuring bowling, a generous arcade voucher, face painting, a balloon artist, live DJ, food specials, shave ice and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13.

 

Kamaʻāina Sunday

Iolani Palace

364 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-522-0822

Highlighting this free monthly event is a live performance by celebrated musician, kumu hula and cultural director Manu Boyd, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14. Celebrate Hawaiian culture and history through live entertainment, educational programs, free self-led audio tours of Iolani Palace for Hawaii residents (valid Hawaii State ID, driver’s license or proof of residency required), and a cultural workshop by Gordon ʻUmi Kai. Kai will teach guests how to create a loose net bag (koko pualu) in a four-hour class. Space is limited and onsite registration is required, which is available when the grounds open at 8:30 a.m. Local vendors will also sell food and drinks.

 

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show

Neal Blaisdell Hawaii Suites

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

Over 100 vendors from Hawaii, Mainland and Japan will be selling merchandise that includes historic and cultural Hawaii items, mid-century dinnerware, silver and golden age comics, Chinese and Japanese arts, estate jewelry, coins, stamps and lots more, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 14. Early entry available. Ticket info.

 

Through July 14: Elf Jr. The Musical

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

See a lively musical production of “Elf Jr. The Musical” featuring students in the Pacific Academy of Performing Arts. Tickets.

 

Through July 14: Lisa Matsumoto’s Happily Eva Afta

Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center

2705 Kaimuki Ave., Honolulu

With music and lyrics by Roslyn Catracchia, “Happily Eva Afta” is the thrilling finale of Lisa Matsumoto’s “Once Upon One Time” trilogy featuring vibrant characters and unforgettable melodies. Tickets.

 

Rain Garden Work Day

Koko Head District Park

423 Kaumakani St., Honolulu

Nonprofit Malama Maunalua hosts its monthly work day working on their rain garden, 9-11 a.m. July 16. What exactly is a rain garden? According to the organization, it’s a depressed area in the landscape that collects water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Grasses and native plants best suited to the environment take in the water and helps to reduce runoff. Think of your own yard or property and see if you can incorporate any of these ideas to reduce runoff in your neighborhood. Register to attend by emailing lbailes@malamamaunalua.org.

 

Wildest Show Summer Concert Series

Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu | 808-926-3191

The Honolulu Zoo Society once again presents its annual concert series every Wednesday featuring Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning artists and favorite Hawaii performers. Pau hana fun also includes education stations, interactive children’s activities, trivia games. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Artists from Henry Kapono Foundation’s On The Rise program kick things off at 5 p.m. followed by headliners taking the stage at 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Artist lineup: July 17, Robi Kahakalau; and July 24, Brother Noland. Tickets available online or at the gate: $15/non-members, $5/ages 3-12.

 

Haley Reinhart

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

With four critically acclaimed solo albums under her belt, Haley Reinhart is set to tour the nation with her latest EF “Off The Ground” and a new album on the horizon. She performs 6:30 and 9 p.m. July 17. Tickets.

 

2nd Annual Prince Waikiki Summer Flix

Prince Waikiki Hotel, Muliwai Deck, 5th floor

100 Holomoana St., Honolulu | 855-622-7558

The Hawaii International Film Festival presents free outdoor movie screenings, 7 p.m. every Wednesday: July 17, 24, 31. Hollywood blockbusters and a HIFF selection of award-winning Hawaii films will be featured under the stars with several live Q&As with special guests. Drink specials and special menu items are available from the Hinana Bar; validated parking with purchase. Film schedule.

 

On the Rise

Manoa Valley Theatre

2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-6131

Henry Kapono Foundation’s On The Rise Concert Series features Jacob Staron and Lovejack with a special appearance by Henry Kapono and hosted by Alx Kawakami, 7:30 p.m. July 17. Free parking at Manoa Marketplace. Tickets.

 

29th Annual Conference, Trade Show & 15th Statewide Cupping Competition

Ala Moana Hotel

410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu

The Hawaii Coffee Association invites association members and the public to an action-packed conference offering educational opportunities and competitions headlined by keynote speaker Dr. Nora Lapitan, deputy administrator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, July 18-20. There will be breakout sessions featuring interactive workshops, the annual coffee cupping competition with the winners announced July 19, trade show, silent auction, tours and more. Event info and registration.

 

The Tequila Experience

Black Angus Steakhouse

98-1262 Kaahumanu St., Pearl City | 808-487-0054

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and ahead of National Tequila Day (July 24), Black Angus Steakhouse invites guests to a one-night experiential dinner, 7 p.m. July 18. Mexican flavors will enhance a three-course specialty menu beginning with the Grilled Shrimp Tostada, Grilled Tajin Seasoned Steak and Churro Profiteroles for dessert. Each course will be paired with a refreshing beverage. Reservations.

 

What the Truck?!

Waikele Center

94-849 Lumiaina St., Waipahu

A popular event since 2019, What the Truck?! features 50+ food truck and pop-up vendors offering a wide variety of cultural dishes and yummy treats, 4-8 p.m. July 19.

 

Twilight Concert

Wahiawā Botanical Garden

1396 California Ave., Wahiawa | 808-621-7321

Enjoy the last two summer performances at Wahiawā BG, 5-6 p.m. July 19 featuring Tapestry, and 5-6 p.m. Aug. 2 featuring JOBY (reggae). Bring mosquito repellent!

 

Tower of Power

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Celebrating 56 years of funk and soul music, the iconic group, Tower of Power performs, July 19-20. Tickets.

 

Carrie Underwood Live in Concert

Neal Blaisdell Arena

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

Multi-award-winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood performs for the first time ever in Hawaii in two shows, 8 p.m. July 19-20. Tickets.

 

47th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival

Frank F. Fasi Civic Ground Park

650 S. King St., Honolulu

The Moanalua Gardens Foundation presents a celebration of Hawaiian culture honoring Prince Lot Kapuāiwa, an advocate of traditional Hawaiian practices, with a day of performances by various hula hālau, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20.

 

Midsummer Night’s Gleam

Foster Botanical Garden

50 N Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu

After a five-year absence, this event returns to light up the garden with spectacular light displays in addition to family-friendly activities, vibrant performances and food trucks, 3-9 p.m. July 20. With the theme of “Tanabata Star Festival,” attendees are invited to place their wishes upon one of two Tanabata trees located at the entry to the garden. In anticipation of a large crowd, people are asked to register ahead of time: $3/18+ years, $1/6-17 years and free for infants to 5 years.

 

Wai Ola, ʻAukele and the Waters of Life, A Celebration of Hula Kiʻi

Honolulu Theatre for Youth

229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu

Experience a rare form of hula, hula kiʻi, that features the use of crafted images in the storytelling and movements of hula in two performances, 7 p.m. July 20 and 2 p.m. July 21. See the story of ʻAukele a Hawaiian folk hero and the many challenges he faces as they center around themes of water, its value and who controls access. Tickets.

 

HSO: The Music of Star Wars

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5400

The Sheraton Starlight Festival transports Star Wars fans to a galaxy far, far away as Dane Lam conducts the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra performing John William’s epic soundtrack of all nine movies of the Skywalk saga, 7:30-10 p.m. July 20. Narrated by Composer in Residence Michael-Thomas Foumai. Tickets.

 

Chelsea Handler: Little Big B*tch

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Comedian, TV host, author and advocate Chelsea Handler performs, 8 p.m. July 20. Tickets.

 

ʻOpio Popup Mākeke

Ka Waiwai ma Koʻolau

45-550 Kionaole Rd., Kaneohe | 808-892-1813

Support Hawaii’s youth entrepreneurs and their businesses by enjoying youth-led market stalls, cultural demos, Hawaiian arts and crafts, interactive workshops, games and live music, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21.

 

Heʻe Nalu: The Art and Legacy of Hawaiian Surfing Exhibition

Two venues

This exhibit covering 2,000 years of surfing history coincides with the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture and will be presented at three venues: through July 21 at Arts and Letters Nuʻuanu, 1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu; and through Aug. 5 at manini Gallery at Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu.

 

Into the Subconscious Mind with Magician Matthew Singer

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra, Garden Lanai Room

410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu | 808-944-4333

Take a journey “Into the Subconscious Mind” with professional magician and mentalist Matthew Singer as he presents 10 singular performances that include a special Father’s Day brunch show and dinner buffet show. Singer combines sleight-of-hand with psychology, neuroscience and philosophy for a captivating performance for all ages. Cabaret shows: 4 and 8 p.m. July 21 and Aug. 4. Paradise Dinner Show with Hawaiian buffet: 6 p.m. July 28. Tickets for cabaret shows. Call 808-944-4333 for brunch and dinner shows.

 

HSO: Mahler

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5400

In this second concert in the Sheraton Starlight Festival, conductor Dane Lam leads the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.5 and includes Nā Hōkū ʻŌpio Young Stars Shane Komeiji on flute and Brian Park on cello, 7:30-10 p.m. July 21. Tickets.

 

Air Supply

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Formed in the 70s in Melbourne, Australia, the duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock have gained fans worldwide with such classics as “All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love” and “Lonely is the Night.” They perform for isle audiences, July 23-24 and 26-28. Tickets.

 

Commerce for a Cause: Pop-up Sale

YWCA Laniakea

1040 Richards St., Honolulu | 808-695-2603

Turn pre-loved designer items into meaningful gifts for a friend or yourself, plus find local products from up-and-coming entrepreneurs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24.

 

Uni at Ugat: Gongs from the River Music Tour

Ka Waiwai ma Moʻiliʻili

1110 University Ave., Honolulu | 808-892-1813

Connect and interact with Maguindanao Master Artists Sata Abdullah and Farid Guinomla from Cotabato City and Sultan Kudarat in the Philippines, 5:30 p.m. July 25. This music workshop, dialogue and performances center around an ancestral instrument, the Kulintang. Kulintang music is a gong-row music and drum ensemble indigenous to several parts of the Philippines. Tickets.

 

Allman Betts Band

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

The Allman Betts Band performs on their King Crawler American Tour with special guest JD Simo, 8 p.m. July 25. Tickets.

 

Through July 26: ʻImi i ka Pono: Reflections on Land, Culture and Identity

Ali’iōlani Hale, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

417 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-539-4999

View 21 works of art from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts on display. Free and open to the public 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

Fundraiser for Keiki

Kaala Elementary School

130 California Ave., Wahiawa | 808-305-3900

Aloha State Outreach hosts a fundraiser to collect 1,000 backpacks for keiki in the Wahiawa community, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 27. Activities will include haircuts for keiki, a Keiki Kokua Closet, outreach booths for public benefit sign-ups, plus food, music and hula performances. Donations and event volunteers are welcome.

 

Celebrating Native Hawaiian Sovereignty

Thomas Square Park

925 S. Beretania St., Honolulu

Cultural practitioners and artists will offer live interactive demos, immersive art and activities including apu making, lauhala preparation and weaving, poetry readings, block printing, kanikapila sing along, keiki reading nook, plus plant giveaways and food trucks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27.

 

Summer Concert Series

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

You’re invited to enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music in the historically significant Waimea Valley through its Summer Concert Series emceed by Kimo Kahoʻāno and starting up in June. Concerts are 2 p.m. on the following dates: July 27: Kamuela Kahoano, Walea, Ben Vegas, Na Leo Unplugged 40th anniversary performance. Aug. 31: Paʻahana, Pomai Keawe & Family, Nuʻe, Maunalua. Tickets.

 

Through July 28: Sharing the Butterfly Experience

Pearlridge Center, Mauka Center Court

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Enjoy the beauty of butterflies, learn about their delicate lifecycles and get to feed them in this interactive experience. $8/adult, 2 and younger are free; discounts available. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Event info.

 

Welo Ka Hae Hawaiʻi: Celebrating Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Bishop Museum celebrates Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Sovereignty Restoration Day, with Ka Hae Hawaiʻi-the raising of the Hawaiian Flag, as well as mele and special presentations in honor of the Hawaiian national holiday, 5-9 p.m. July 31. Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea was established on July 31, 1843, by Kauikeaouli, King Kamehameha III marking the return of political power to the Hawaiian Kingdom after the British unlawfully seized control of Hawaii in 1843. The State of Hawaiʻi designated July 31 as a special day of observance in 2022. Event is included with museum admission.

 

Farm to Table Dinner

Kōkua Learning Farm

66-249 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa

Community and food come together at this delicious locally sourced, four-course meal prepared by Chef Sean Congdon, owner and executive chef of Aloha Culinary Group, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 23. During the event, tour the farm and see native wetland, orchard, bioswale, bee observation station and apiary, Kalo Library and more. Presale tickets start July 18-22 (for members); general ticket sale start July 23. Tickets.

 

The Original Kapena 40th Reunion Tour

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5400

Celebrating 40 years in music, Kapena performs a reunion concert, 6 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets.

 

Through Sept. 1: Fashioning Aloha Exhibit

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Learn the history of alohawear and the many design motifs that have been created over the years in “Fashioning Aloha,” an exhibit that The Guardian calls “one of the most exciting US art exhibitions of 2024.” Read more about the exhibition.

 

Through Sept. 15: Kapulani Landgraf: ʻAuʻa Installation

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

This powerful installation by Kapulani Landgraf incorporates photographs and sound that includes the words of Native Hawaiian activist, educator, author, poet and leader Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask. The installation will be accompanied by monthly talks and demos through Sept. 15.

 

Through Sept. 15: Hoʻokahe Wai, Hoʻoulu ʻĀina: Kalo and Community Exhibit

East-West Center Gallery

1601 East-West Rd., Honolulu | 808-944-7543

The East-West Center Arts Program partners with ʻOhana of Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai to present an exhibition that shares the principles and history of kalo farming as practiced at ʻOhana of Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai through shared moʻolelo; art, video and sound installations; and images. Visit the event website for info and special events.

 

Through Jan. 12, 2025: Ka ʻUla Wena: Oceanic Red Exhibit

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Ka ʻUla Wena: Oceanic Red” celebrates the distinctly unique reds in all its hues and facets of Oceania exploring its manifestations in the landscapes, memories and created expressions. Exhibit is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and is free with museum admission.

 

Ongoing events:

Daily: Doggy Day Trips

Oahu SPCA

823 Olive Ave., Wahiawa | 808-754-1510

Chaperones are wanted to take a shelter dog out for a day of fun! Call the number above to learn more about the program or email: adoption@oahuspca.org.

 

Daily: Haleiwa Farmers Market

Haleiwa Store Lots

66-111 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-272-0584

Plenty of Aloha opens a new farmers market operating daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Find farmers, food vendors, artisans and other local food purveyors.

 

Every Monday: Malama Kou Kino

Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy., Honolulu | 808-595-6291

Beginners to professionals are invited to join Stephanie Marrack as she blends traditional Hawaiian healing practices with Hatha Yoga to help build balance, flexibility and strength, 11 a.m.-noon. Register (click on any Monday).

 

Every Monday: Hamakua Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

268 Hamakua Drive, Kailua

Help malama this native community forest situated on the watershed, 4-6 p.m. Drive through the open gate immediately adjacent to the address noted above and park inside. Wear covered shoes and bring a water bottle. Contact the Healthy Climate Communities with questions: info@healthyclimatecommunities.org.

 

Every Monday & Thursday: Kalama Village Market

Kalama Village Shopping Center

501 Kealahou St., Kalama Valley | 808-689-9091

Pick up something for dinner, snacks, and find fresh produce and products, 3-7 p.m.

 

Every Tuesday & Wednesday: Public Tours

Manoa Heritage Center

2856 Oahu Ave., Honolulu | 808-988-1287

Sign up for a guided walk of this historic site that includes gardens of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants, views of Manoa valley, a visit to Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau – the last remaining intact Native Hawaiian temple in the ahupuaʻa of Waikiki – and learn the history of Kūaliʻi, the former Cooke family residence, time may vary though generally 1:30 p.m. Tickets.

 

Every Tuesday, Saturday & last Sunday: Kuhio Beach Torchlighting and Hula Show

Kuhio Beach Hula Mound

Near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue

This iconic event sharing the tradition of conch shell blowing and Hawaiian music and hula by various halau returns to Waikiki, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event will continue throughout the year except during parades, street fairs and bad weather.

 

Every Wednesday: Courtyard Yoga

Ward Village, IBM Courtyard

1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-591-8411

Join CorePower for a midweek pick-me-up for all fitness levels, 5-6 p.m. Limited space, register.

 

Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday: Docent-led tours

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Gain an in-depth perspective of the artworks located throughout the museum on a docent-led tour. The 11 a.m. Highlights Tour, is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times. Tours are free with museum admission: $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free.

 

Every Wednesday & Sunday: Farmer’s Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Tuan Farm, Kham Farm, Pomai Kulolo, Manny’s Bake Shop, Akemi’s Fish, Luau Bombs, Aloha Edibles, Da Mochi Guys and many more local vendors sell their goods at Windward Mall’s farmer’s market operated by Plenty of Aloha. The farmer’s market is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.

 

Every 2nd Thursday: Volunteer Clean Up

James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge or Kahuku Golf Course Beach

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii brings back this monthly cleanup on Oahu’s North Shore, 9:20-11:30 a.m. Wear sun protection and bring a reusable water bottle; supplies provided. Gates close at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided if you stay to sort through debris after the clean up! Register.

 

Every Thursday: Public Tours

Washington Place

320 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-586-0248

Experience the grandeur and view the personal items of Queen Lili‘uokalani and the Dominis family on this one-hour, docent-led tour, 10 a.m. The tour is free, but donations through the website are appreciated. Reservations are required.

 

Every Thursday: Kamaaina Thursdays

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Explore Waimea Valley with its diverse flora and fauna and talk story with local artisans, noon-3 p.m., then enjoy the Haleiwa Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Free for Hawaii residents.

 

Every Thursday: Mahiku Farmers Market 

International Market Place, Level 1, Banyan Court

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-931-6105

Explore fresh and unique products made by local farmers, growers, artisans and food purveyors, 4-8 p.m.

 

Every 1st Friday: Pearlridge Night Market

Pearlridge Center, Mauka, first level parking

98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea | 808-488-0981

The Pearlridge Night Market is 5-9 p.m. every first Friday through Dec. 1 in front T.J. Maxx. Enjoy offerings from local businesses including food, drinks, craft and retail products, as well as lawn games, live music and giveaways.

 

Every Friday: Friday Night Fireworks

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu | 808-949-4321

Enjoy this more than 30-year-old tradition as the Friday Night Fireworks returns to light up the sky above Waikiki, 8 p.m.

 

Every Friday & Saturday: HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Enjoy a pau hana event featuring live music, bar bites until 7:30 p.m. and beverages until 8:30 p.m. with drop-in art making sessions, 5-8 p.m. on Fridays.

 

Every Saturday: Open-Air Farmers’ Markets

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea | 808-488-0981

Find nearly 50 vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and freshly made treats, plus live Hawaiian music, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Located at the Wai Makai street-level parking lot along Kamehameha Hwy.

 

Every Saturday: Plant Sale

Waimea Valley Nursery

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5875

Visit the private nursery filled with hand-selected plants propagated by the staff, 8 a.m.-noon, and purchase a few to take home. Proceeds go back to the botanical department to maintain the valley’s conservation land and gardens. For more info, call the number above or email info@waimeavalley.net.

 

Every Saturday: Waialua Farmers Co-Op Market

Old Waialua Sugar Mill

Kealohanui St., Waialua 

This farmers market features local produce, tropical flowers, seasonal fruit, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, beauty products, crafts, plants and more, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Every Saturday: Children’s Storytime

Hawaii State Library

 478 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-586-3500

Best for ages 3 to 5 years old, this fun family weekly event features stories, rhymes, songs and crafts, 10:30-11 a.m.

 

Every Saturday: Honolulu Go Club

Various locations

If you’re part of a Go Club, then you know this Asian board game is a worldwide game phenomenon. The Honolulu branch meets 1-5 p.m. every Saturday featuring lessons for beginners. Professional 9 Dan Korean Go player Myungwan Kim offers free lectures, game reviews and simultaneous games. It’s a game for all ages from elementary school to retired folks! Email honolulugoclub@gmail.com for information.

 

Every Saturday: Village Market

Pearlridge Center, Mauka, first level parking lot

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Food trucks, craft and retail vendors, live musical entertainment and a beer garden are worth a stop, 5-9 p.m.

 

Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zooʻs Twilight Tours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. Tickets.

 

Every 2nd Saturday: Volunteer Clean Up

Maunawila Heiau Complex

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

This Hawaii Land Trust volunteer effort starts at 9 a.m. Meet at Hauula Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. Fill out a volunteer waiver form. Contact Mamo Leota with questions, mamo@hilt.org.

 

Every 2nd Saturday: Native Plant Restoration & Wildlife Watching Hike

Kalaeokauna‘oa (Kahuku Point)

Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.

The Sierra Club and North Shore Community Land Trust gather to malama the culturally and ecologically significant Kalaeokaunaʻoa (Kahuku Point) site located on the North Shore, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet 9 a.m. on the Kahuku side of the Turtle Bay Resort parking lot near the Paradise Helicopters helipad. Activities include invasive species removal, native out-planting and other dune restoration tasks suitable for all ages and skill levels. Register.

 

Every Sunday through Thursday: Kilohana Hula Show

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5400

Presented in partnership between the City and County of Honolulu and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, the free Kilohana Hula Show is a modern twist on the iconic Kodak Hula Show that ran for 60 years before closing in 2002. See it starting at 9:30 a.m.

 

Every Sunday: Lokahi Kailua Market

340 Uluniu St., Kailua

This family and pet-friendly event features live music, keiki arts and crafts, special events, plus crafts, fresh farmed goods, flowers, food and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located under the covered lot next to Assaggio’s.

 

Maui

Free Summer Events

Various venues

The Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation celebrates July as National Parks and Recreation Month by offering the following free activities to the public:

July 11, 5-10 p.m. Pickleball Night at Eddie Tam Gym, info: 808-876-4507

July 17, 6-10 p.m. Volleyball Night at Hana Outdoor Courts, info: 808-248-7022

July 17, 9 a.m.-noon. Adaptive Archery Program at Eddie Tam Gym, info: 808-270-1792

July 20, 3-7 p.m. Lawn Games & Picnic at Keopuolani Pit Field, info: 808-270-7392

 

Maui Healthcare Career Fair

Maui Memorial Medical Center main lobby

221 Mahalani St., Wailuku | 808-244-9056

Individuals interested in a healthcare career are encouraged to attend this career fair and take advantage of one-on-one meetings with recruitment specialists who will match you with job openings based on skills, experience, passions and potential growth opportunities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12. Computers will be available for those who need assistance with the application process. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Check out the available career opportunities. For same-day interviews, apply online and secure an interview time slot by emailing MHS-Recruitment-Svcs@kp.org.

 

Seussical

Historic Iao Theater

68 North Market St., Wailuku | 808-242-6969

“Seussical” is a magical, musical extravaganza for the whole family and keiki under 12 can get in free thanks to show sponsor Wave of Harmony Foundation. See all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz and others. Shows are July 12-Aug. 4; 7:30 p.m. Friday/Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets.

 

Tumua: The Warrior Tour

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Born and raised on Oahu, this stand-up comedian, podcaster and social media personality brings it for two performances, 7 and 9:30 p.m. July 12. Tickets.

 

Family Funday Workshop

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

Designed for parent or guardian and keiki ages 3 to 16, this monthly workshop is an opportunity to create artwork together. July’s Family Funday will focus on Tie Dye Extraganza, 10 a.m.-noon July 13. Register.

 

Maui Emergency Management Agency Disaster Preparedness Expo

Queen Kaʻahumanu Center

275 West Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-877-3369

Learn how to prepare for a natural disaster or any emergency at any time through scheduled speakers and community resources for disaster and emergency preparedness, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13. Participants include Hawaiian Electric, Pacific Disaster Center, Maui County, Maui Police Department, Maui Fire Department, American Red Cross, National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Information on job opportunities will also be available.

 

Movie Night

Lahaina Civic Center

1840 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina

Bring your family and beach chairs, blankets, food and non-alcoholic beverages for a free movie night featuring “Kung Fu Panda 4,” 6:15-9:30 p.m. July 13. Sponsored by Maui County’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

Bon Dance

Paia Mantokuji Soto Mission

253 Hana Hwy., Paia | 808-579-8051

Evening festivities start with food concession opening at 5:30 p.m. followed by a performance by Zenshin Daiko, Maui Taiko, a blessing by Rev. Hirasawa then the bon dance at 7:15 p.m. July 13.

 

Jazz Maui Presents Victor Fields

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

The Chicago Jazz Magazine exclaims Victor Fields is “One of the most dynamic and versatile jazz singers today!” Fields performs with Jeff Hellmer on keyboards, John Zangrando on saxophone, Prem Brosio on guitar, Ian Sheridan on bass, Paul Marchetti on drums, and Larry Fitzgerald on percussion, 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 13. Tickets.

 

Maui Open Studios

Three locations

The nonprofit Maui Art Alliance Inc. was formed to oversee and produce the annual Maui Open Studios events coming up on July 13-14 in South Maui, July 20-21 in Central, North and East Maui, and July 27-28 in Upcountry. Event info.

 

July One Night Only

Historic Iao Theater

68 North Market St., Wailuku | 808-242-6969

This month’s ONO features a new original play by Francis Tauʻa, “Shuffling in Naples,” a love story set in the early 1970s, 6:30 p.m. July 15. Featuring Francis Tauʻa and Dale Button. Donations are appreciated. Reserve your free seat.

 

Haley Reinhart - North American Summer Tour 2024

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

With four critically acclaimed solo albums under her belt, Haley Reinhart is set to tour the nation with her latest EF “Off The Ground” and a new album on the horizon. She performs 8 p.m. July 18. Tickets.

 

Chelsea Handler: The LBB Tour

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Celebrated comedian, TV host, New York Times best-selling author and advocate Chelsea Handler brings her wit and candor to the MACC stage, 8 p.m. July 19. Tickets.

 

Adventure Club

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

After performing at the world’s biggest festivals, legendary electronic duo Adventure Club – Leighton James and Christian Srigley – are poised to take the stage, 9 p.m. July 19. Tickets.

 

Hāna Limu Festival

Hana Bay Beach Park

150 Keawa Pl., Hana

Families are invited to enjoy craft vendors, hana noʻeau (demos), food and live entertainment alongside learning about the Limu Hui, limu identification and Maui Hikina surveys and updates, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 at Kapueokahi. There will also be a silent auction for the Dr. Isabella Abbott Scholarship Fund. Parking is available at Akule Hale, preschool parking shuttle to the festival is also available. Event info.

 

Sashiko Workshop

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

665 Kahului Beach Rd., Kahului | 808-244-6862

Learn about the traditional embroidery technique known as “sashiko” to stitch and mend garments from instructor Kim Springer, 10:30 a.m. July 20. $45 per person includes materials and a mini lunch from Keyakiya; bring your own scissors. Call the number above to reserve a space.

 

Kalaʻe Parish

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning country artist Kalaʻe Parish performs with special guests Josh Kahula of Nuff Sedd and Kalenaku, 8 p.m. July 21. Tickets.

 

Sheryl Renee Salutes Nina Simone

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Sheryl Renee, the “Lady with the Golden Voice,” performs the songs of Nina Simone, 7-9 p.m. July 24. Tickets.

 

Hawaii Comedy Legends Tour

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Andy Bumatai, Frank De Lima and Augie T combine their talents for a hilarious night of comedy for the whole family, 7 p.m. July 26. Tickets.

 

Kumu Kahua Theatre - Ua Pau

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Writer Alani Apio presents “Ua Pau,” the final in the trilogy that began with “Kāmau” and “Kāmau Aʻe.” Performances, 7:30 p.m. July 27 and 2 p.m. July 28. Tickets.

 

Virtual through July 31: 8th Annual World Whale Film Festival

Ocean Organic Farm & Distillery

4051 Omaoipio Rd., Kula | 808-877-0009

This annual event supports and celebrates marine conservation efforts and indigenous ecological knowledge through storytelling and visual arts. Event info.

 

Through Aug. 7: Focus Exhibition

Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Seven contemporary Japanese photographers – Yuji Hamada, Ken Kitano, Miki Nitadori, Yuki Onodera, Naruki Oshima, Risaku Suzuki and Kazuyoshi Usui – will present their recent works. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed June 22.

 

The Original Kapena 40th Reunion Tour

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Celebrating 40 years in music, Kapena performs a reunion concert, 6 p.m. Aug. 10. Tickets.

 

Ongoing events:

Daily: Hawaiian Culture & Plant Tour

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

A dedicated naturalist takes guests on a 90-min. tour of Maui Ocean Center’s native plants from mauka to makai where you’ll learn how plants and sealife are ecologically and culturally interconnected. A portion of the proceeds to toward Maui Nui Botanical Garden’s initiative to replant native coastal vegetation to prevent coastal erosion from impacting the island’s coral reefs. Tickets.

 

Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s “Food Truck Hub” is presented by the nonprofit Maui Food Technology Center dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and revitalizing the community of Kahului. It’s open seven days a week with varied hours depending on individual food trucks. Dubbed “eat the street, Maui style,” the market features a gathering of food trucks offering lots of ono food and aloha in one place. Free parking available.

 

Every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: Personalized Guided Tour

Leilani Farm Sanctuary Tour

260 East Kuiaha Road, Haiku | 808-298-8544

This healing space for animals is also a healing space for humans. The sanctuary provides shelter and care for abused and rescued goats, donkeys, sheep, geese, cats, rabbits, tortoises and others. Tours take place rain or shine, and the minimum age is 7 years old. Book a tour.

 

Every first Tuesday: One-Day Nursery Service

Haleakala National Park, summit district

The Friends of Haleakala National Park offer volunteer opportunities at the park’s plant nursery helping with propagating rare endemic plants such as transplanting, weeding, cleaning and preparing seeds for storage or planting, plus some pot washing to avoid spreading plant diseases. Reservations are required since group size is limited. Bring water, lunch and snacks and your own gloves if you prefer. Other tools will be provided. In case of out planting work, wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen. Register (scroll down).

 

Every Wednesday: Weed and Pot Club

Maui Nui Botanical Garden

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

This volunteer gardening group works with native plants, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Help the botanical garden thrive through weeding and propagation, and come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. No registration required.

 

Every Friday: Hana Farmers Market

Hana Town Center

2 Mill Place, Hana

On Fridays from 3-4:30 p.m., pick up local produce and other products at the farmers market. Kupuna-only (65+) shopping starts at 2:30 p.m. SNAP benefits accepted. 

 

Every 4th Friday of the month: Kihei 4th Friday

1279 S Kihei Road, Kihei

Every 4th Friday of the month, the Kihei Town Party is held at Azeka Mauka. The event includes live music, a Keiki Zone, craft vendors and food trucks. Bring the whole family, 6-9 p.m.

 

Most Fridays, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays: Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewalu Rd., Wailuku

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship at Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge (8 a.m.-noon most Fridays, and 8-11 a.m. Saturdays). Fill out a volunteer waiver form. Email James Crowe with questions, james@hilt.org.

 

Every Saturday: Maui Swap Meet

University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot

310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-244-3100

Find bargains on T-shirts, jewelry, apparel, fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and more from up to 200 vendors at the Maui Swap Meet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Also enjoy lots to nibble on while browsing or pick up a lunch entrée. Nuts, candies, drinks and shave ice too!

 

Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization encouraging volunteers to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Pu‘ukolii Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing ekoluMCL@hawaii.rr.com.

 

Every Saturday: Adoption Event

Maui Mall Village

70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului

Stop by to check out a shelter animal for you and your family, sign up to volunteer or donate to the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., between Longs Drugs and Whole Foods.

 

Every 1st Saturday: Pulehu Road Clean Up

Pulehu Road, Kula

Malama Maui Nui hosts this monthly clean up in collaboration with Pulehu Posse, 8-11 a.m. Pulehu Posse volunteers meet at the top of Holopuni Raod; Malama Maui Nui volunteers will collect trash on lower Pulehu Rd. Register.

 

Every 1st Saturday: Saturdays at the Refuge

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Milepost 6, Maui Veterans Hwy., Kihei

Kealia Pond, Maui’s largest lowland wetland, hosts over 30 species of birds, including migratory waterfowl and the endangered Hawaiian stilt and coot. It also has walking trails and a coastal boardwalk. Enjoy keiki crafts and activities, join a “Walk and Talk” with refuge staff at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and stop by the visitor center and bird viewing areas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Every Sunday: Kamaaina Sundays

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

Maui Ocean Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with Kamaaina Sundays offering discounted admission to residents, 1-5 p.m. Tickets.

 

Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 888-948-6382

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m., in the parking lot.

 

Every Sunday: Sunset Jazz Series

Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate Factory

78 Ulupono St., Lahaina

This series restarts with a performance by Sheryl Renee on vocals, Paul January on trumpet, Howie Rentzer on drums and David Graber on bass, 5-7 p.m. In addition, enjoy sunset views, award-winning chocolate and a wide selection of beverages. Tickets.

 

Hawaii Island

Guest Speaker & Ethnobotanical Pupu Potluck

Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden

82-6160 Hawaii Belt Rd., Captain Cook

With a passion to educate families about food cultivation and the importance of living pono in daily life, Kaʻiana Runnels is a full-time mahiʻāina supervisor at The Kohala Center with a specific focus on kalo, ʻawa, maiʻa and kō. Runnels will present a discussion on Mai Hoʻomāuna I ka ʻAi (Do nothing that mistreats our food), 5:30 p.m. July 11. Attendees are encouraged to bring (if can) an ethnobotanically relevant pupu for the potluck that follows. RSVP: info@amygreenwell.garden by July 10.

 

11th Annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Waimea | 808-882-7222

Kick off this 11th annual festival with a JazzFEST Dinner Show at the Redwater Café, 6-9 p.m. July 11 and dinner show at the Copper Bar at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 6-9 p.m. July 12. The main festival concert features a lineup of Grammy Award winners, Grammy nominated artists, Music Hall of Fame members and jazz and blues legends, 4:30-9 p.m. July 13. TicketsEvent info.

 

Coffee with a Cop

Starbucks, Parker Ranch Center

67-1185 Hawaii Belt Rd., Waimea

Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns while getting to know officers from the South Kohala Community Policing Section, 7-10 a.m. July 12. Call 808-887-3080 with questions.

 

Imagining Kīpuka: Young Artist Exhibition

Donkey Mill Art Center

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-322-3362

The Donkey Mill Art Center transforms into a kīpuka – pockets of undisturbed land surrounded by younger lava flows – where young artists thrive as they play, build curiosity and express joy. See the creations of 35 students between the ages of 6 and 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12-Aug. 3.

 

Production of Chicago Musical

Hilo Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Hilo Education Repertory Theatre presents a production of the Broadway musical “Chicago,” with performances at 3 and 7 p.m. July 12-14. Tickets.

 

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Hawaii Preparatory Academy & Kahilu Theatre

The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Upcoming performances at two main venues include “The Best of HPAF: Musical Theatre Edition,” July 12; “Behind the Curtain: The Coronation of Poppea,” July 13-14; “Ohana & Young Singer Vocal Showcase,” July 18; “Behind the Curtain: Little Women,” July 20-21; and “Little Women,” July 20. Event and ticket info.

 

Volunteer to Mālama ʻĀina

Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve

65-1227 Opelo Rd., Suite A9, Kamuela | 808-494-2208

Folks at the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve are looking for volunteers to help mālama the ʻāina on two days, 8 a.m.-noon July 13 and July 27. Wear sturdy footwear, sun protection and bring a refillable water bottle. They will provide extra gloves, water and tools needed. Register.

 

Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit Rainforest Restoration

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 8:45 a.m.-noon July 13, 20, 26. The moderate, one-mile round trip hike departs from Kilauea Visitor Center over rough, uneven terrain with up to a 400-foot elevation change. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and a hat; bring rain gear, snacks and water. Gloves and loppers will be provided. Park fee applies. For info, email Paul and Jane Field at field@hawaii.edu, otherwise, meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Groups should contact Kupono McDaniel at 808-985-6015. No registration required.

 

11th Revitalize Puna

Billy Kenoi Pāhoa District Park Gym

15-3022 Kauhale St., Pahoa

Connect with fellow residents, government officials and community leaders involved in eruption recovery and resilience projects in Puna at this free event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13. There will be special activities and resources focused on keiki and families in addition to the opportunity to talk story with county, state and federal officials. The Department of Public Works will also provide an update on the Kilauea Recovery Road and Waterline Projects at 10:15 a.m. Register.

 

Bon Dance

Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission

76-7241 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua | 808-322-3524

The community gathers for an afternoon bon dance, 3-6:30 p.m. July 13.

 

Jazz in the Forest

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4974 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Enjoy the music of George Gershwin performed by JP Thoma & the Jazztones, 5:30 p.m. July 13. $25 members, $30 non-members. Tickets.

 

Nobel Laureate Andrea Ghez

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Learn about the existence of a supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy with Nobel Laureate and UCLA Physics and Astronomy Professor Andrea Ghez and the UCLA Galactic Center Group in “From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole,” 6 p.m. July 15. This free event will fascinate with new insight into how black holes grow, how they impact the growth of their host galaxy and how gravity works near them. Free, but tickets required.

 

Backpack Drive for Students in Need

Drop off at any Hawaii Island police station

The Hawaii Police Department, teaming up with Hope Services Hawaii, is conducting an islandwide backpack drive through July 19. The most requested non-food item requested by charities, backpacks will be distributed to keiki at women’s shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing facilities on the island. Drop off your donated backpacks to any Hawaii Island police station.

 

Pink Floyd Returns

ʻImiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Pl., Hilo | 808-961-8720

Pink Floyd returns with “The Dark Side of the Moon: 50 Years in a Heartbeat,” 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. July 19. Upcoming dates: Aug. 2, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and more. Tickets.

 

Biocultural Talk Series

Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve

65-1227 Opelo Rd., Suite A9, Kamuela | 808-494-2208

Celebrate the unique and rare birds of Hawaii in this installment of the series featuring a free presentation by Kalā Asing and Noah Gomes who will share about Nā Manu ʻo Hawaiʻi as 2024 is “Ka Makahiki o Nā Manu Nahele: The Year of the Forest Birds.” Learn how you can support our manu and their protectors in their efforts to prevent further extinction, 5:30-7 p.m. July 19. Pupu and beverages will be provided. Gates to the preserve open at 5 p.m. Register.

 

Na Kumu Hula ʻUniki

Hilo Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

This live ceremony events takes place, 7 p.m. July 19. Tickets.

 

Free Musical Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4974 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Meet on the front porch of the VAC administration building for a musical trail walk through Niaulani Rainforest with guides Loren Brownlea and Dina Kageler, 9:30 a.m. July 20. Walks are family friendly and open to the public.

 

40th Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Mauka side of Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5, Kahuku

Immerse yourself in native Hawaiian culture with a lineup of local performers, hula performances, interactive Hawaiian arts and craft demos and learn about local conservation efforts through fun, interactive exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20. Bring water, sun protection, rain jacket, mat or chair and your own picnic. Site is a 50-min. drive south of the park’s main entrance.

 

Tumua: The Warrior Tour

Hilo Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Born and raised on Oahu, this stand-up comedian, podcaster and social media personality brings it for three performances, 7 and 9:30 p.m. July 20 and 7 p.m. July 21. Tickets.

 

Through July 26: He Ehu, He Pōhaku, Of Mist and Stone Exhibit

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

The annual Hawaii Contemporary exhibition curated by Kanai Daley invites viewers to recognize the wisdom of Māhū and their importance in past, present and future Hawaiian ways of thinking. There will be a special event featuring performances and a panel discussion with many of the artists featured in the exhibit on July 20.

 

Hilo Orchid Society Annual Show & Sale

Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

View orchids of every shape and color available at one of the largest and most comprehensive orchid shows in the state over three days, July 26-28. Enjoy stunning orchid displays including exotic species and hybrids not typically found elsewhere; speak to orchid growers who can find the orchid to suit you; take part in lectures and demos; and savor tasty food. $6/adult, under 17 years is free. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 28. Event info.

 

Ninamarie Bell - Come Home

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Rooted in the healing power of ʻāina, music and gathering together, Ninamarie Bell makes her debut in a solo concert, “Come Home,” performing songs that will guide attendees on a journey of inner reflection and restoration, 7 p.m. July 27. This is a pay-what-you-wish concert with a free option with limited seating so reserve your spot. Presented by Vibrant Hawaiʻi and One Nation/One Project.

 

Erin Healani Chung - Long Way Home

Hilo Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

“Long Way Home” is a dynamic live storytelling performance by Erin Healani Chung, a personal exploration of the meaning of home and belonging on Hawaii Island. Featuring special guest performers and live music from the Hilo Honeys, 7 p.m. July 27. Event is free, but donations collected will go toward maintaining the historic Palace Theater. RSVP.

 

How Sweet It Is! Live Concert

Hilo Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Roots Music Hawaiʻi presents a birthday tribute concert to Jerry Garcia featuring a live performance by the Skelton Krewe, 7 p.m. July 29. Tickets.

 

2024 Native Hawaiian Convention

Hilton Waikoloa Village

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa Village | 808-886-1234

This three-day event will feature discussions and workshops on cultural perpetuation, housing, fashion, economic development, tourism, education and self-determination, Sept. 17-19. Info and registration.

 

Ongoing events:

Daily: Explore the Summit and other Ranger-Led Talks

Kilauea Visitor Center

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Discover and learn about Kilauea volcano on an easy one-hour ranger-led walk conducted at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Check with rangers for additional programs.

 

Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.

 

Place orders every Monday: East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are only available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center in Hilo, and orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday. All orders are to be placed via email only to himga@hawaii.edu; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.

 

Every Tuesday: Taco Tuesdays Comedy

Elk’s Lodge Niteclub

75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

Hawaii Top Comics presents a comedy show, which can be enjoyed with tacos. Open mic to follow. Free entry for all performers. $10 entry for all others. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m.

 

Every Thursday: Ethnobotanical Garden Workdays

Wailoa Center

200 Piopio St., Hilo | 808-933-0416

Join like-minded folks and help mālama the ethnobotanical garden, 8-10 a.m.

 

Every Thursday: Stewardship at Kipukapuaulu

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kipukapuaulu parking lot, Mauna Loa Road off Hwy. 11

Help remove plants at Kipukapuaulu, home to diverse native forest and understory plants, 9:30 a.m. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting permanently stained. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot. New volunteers can contact Marilyn Nicholson for more info, nickem@hawaii.rr.com.

 

Every Thursday-Sunday: Explore the Kahuku Unit

Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5, Ka‘ū

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's Kahuku Unit is free and open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Take a self-guided hike on one of eight trails or join park rangers on weekends at 9:30 a.m. for a two-hour guided trek. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended. Kahuku is located about 50-minutes south of the park’s main entrance. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5.

 

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday: Queens’ Culinary Market

Queens’ Marketplace

69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa | 808-886-8822

Showcasing island-grown produce and value-added products, the Queens’ Culinary Market features 20 local farmers and businesses offering a diverse selection of local products including fresh produce, flowers, meat, seafood and value-added treats such as coffee, honey and jams, 3:30-6 p.m. Live music, a beer garden and talk story sessions with market vendors are also part of the fun.

 

Every 2nd Saturday: Palamanui Monthly Work Day

Hawaii Community College, Palamanui Campus Botanical Garden

73-4225 Ane Keohokalole, Kailua-Kona

Bring some friends to help restore the endangered lowland tropical dry forest and clean ancient trails, 8-10 a.m. Located on the 706-acre Dry Land Forest Preserve above the campus. Contact Dr. Richard Stevens at rlsteven@hawaii.edu for information.

 

Every 2nd Saturday: Artisan Market

Kona Commons

74-5444 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona | 808-203-2240

Stop by to browse through gifts, art, crafts and food shared by local crafters and vendors, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

Every Sunday: Volcano Farmers Market

Cooper Center

19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano | 808-967-7800

Get an early start at this weekly farmers market offering up local produce, fruits, arts and crafts, plus grab coffee and a hot breakfast while you’re at it, 6-10 a.m.

 

Every 3rd Sunday: Volunteer Cleanup

Mahukona Navigational & Ecological Complex

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to help work the soil and connect with nature. Meet steward and educator Keone Emeliano at the open gate along the fence line of Mahukona Road at 8 a.m.; the gate will close at 8:15 a.m. Bring a lunch for talk story afterwards. Fill out the volunteer waiver form. Email Keone Emeliano with questions, keone.emeliano@hilt.org.

 

Kauai

Maryland State Boychoir - 2024 Hawaii Tour

All Saint’s Episcopal Church

4-1065 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Deeply rooted in the ancient Boychoir tradition, the Maryland State Boychoir will perform a range of choral literature from Gregorian chant to contemporary choral music, 6-7:30 p.m. July 11. MSB performs over 100 times each season, nationally and internationally, in collaboration with other ensembles. Concert is free, though donations are accepted to support the group’s tour funds.

 

Bon Dance

West Kauai Hongwanji Mission

1-3860 Kaumualii Hwy., Hanapepe | 808-335-3195

Honoring their ancestors with this summer tradition, the West Kauai Hongwanji congregation hosts its bon dance event open to the public, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 12-13.

 

Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Church of the Pacific

4520 Kapaka St., Princeville | 808-635-4314

This local craft fair offers unique, handcrafted items from island crafters and artisans, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13. Browse through jewelry and accessories, Hawaiian print quilts, wood and bone carvings, artwork, photography, suncatchers and more.

 

Downtown Lihue Night Market

At Kress St. and Rice St., Lihue

Rice Street Business Assoc. and Alakoko present the Downtown Lihue Night Market, 4-8 p.m. July 13 (every second Saturday). Enjoy this fun gathering of crafts and gift vendors, food trucks and live entertainment, keiki games, plus fresh produce and baked goods. Entertainment: Cherrie Bombe, 4-5:15 p.m.; Aloha Friday Art Night Open Mic, 5:15-6 p.m.; Olamon, 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Bikes on Rice

Kalena Park

4210 Malama St., Lihue

Bring the family for this free, fun and slow-paced bike outing that begins and ends at Kalena Park, 4:30-6:15 p.m. July 13 (every second Saturday). Bring water and helmets, state law for kids under age 16.

 

Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

3381 Wawae Rd., Kalaheo | 808-639-5952

Lawai International Center offers tours twice monthly, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. July 14, 28. Within its tranquil gardens, individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email info@lawaicenter.org. Private appointments are also available.

The center also invites volunteers to its Community Caring Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3. Bring gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles and rakes only if you have them, otherwise tools will be provided. Lunch is also provided for volunteers.

 

Princeville Night Market

Princeville Shopping Center

5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville

An evening of live music, food trucks and over 40 of Kauai’s best crafters and artisans, 4-8 p.m. July 14.

 

Through July 14: Into the Subconscious Mind with Magician Matthew Singer

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

1571 Poipu Rd., Koloa | 808-742-1234

Take a journey “Into the Subconscious Mind” with professional magician and mentalist Matthew Singer as he combines sleight-of-hand with psychology, neuroscience and philosophy for a captivating performance for all ages, select dates. Tickets.

 

Princeville Moʻolelo Free Lecture Series

Princeville Community Center

4334 Emmalani Dr., Princeville

Brendan Stogner and Ezikio Quintana of Limahuli Garden & Preserve will discuss the propagation and care of Hawaiian plants, 5 p.m. July 16. Also available via Zoom.

 

Weed-n-Watch

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Kilauea Rd., Kilauea

The community is invited to help mālama Kīlauea Point NWR, 4:30 p.m.-sunset July 18. Once the work is done, everyone is welcome to watch the sunset and wildlife. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water, garden gloves if available. To register for this monthly event, email Ranger Angela at angela_iwai-pineda@fws.gov.

 

Koloa Plantation Days

Koloa Town

A multitude of events at various locations celebrate the plantation history of the Koloa community, July 19-28. Events include the festival opening and Paniolo Backyard BBQ on July 19; a music festival, trail walk, keiki fishing and talk story session on July 20; golf tournament, heritage craft fair, parade and lots more. Visit the event website for details.

 

Bon Dance

Lihue Hongwanji Mission

3-3556 Kuhio Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-6262

The Buddhist tradition of honoring ones ancestors continue with this bon dance hosted by the congregation of Lihue Hongwanji, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 19-20.

 

Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue | 808-635-4314

Find the creative and the unique among handcrafted items from island crafters and artisans, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20. Browse through jewelry and accessories, Hawaiian print quilts, wood and bone carvings, artwork, photography, suncatchers and more.

 

Taulia Lave

Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-2118

Having completed a national tour of seven states, Taulia Lave performs at this “Me & You” single release party, 6:30 p.m. July 20. Lave has opened for country artists Love and Theft and Jerrod Niemann. Tickets.

 

Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge

Hanalei Pier, Hanalei

Namolokama OʻHanalei Canoe Club hosts the 2024 Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge, 7-11:30 a.m. July 27. Individuals can take part in any of five fun and competitive races. Register.

 

Mele & Manaʻo

Common Ground Kauai

4900 Kuawa Rd., Kilauea

Experience an evening of mele, manaʻo and food in an intimate setting featuring Lady Ipo Kahaunaele with Logan Sowder and Maluhia Castillo, 6-9 p.m. July 27. Tickets.

 

Through July 29: Kukui Grove Shopping Center

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue

View the collaborative art exhibition, “Awaken: Art Show & Shop,” featuring the works of Kauai nature artists Kimberly Kirk, Susan Carlisle and Joshua Huntoon at the Kauai Society of Artists Gallery. In addition to artwork created in oils, watercolors and natural pigments, there will also be surfboard art, sculptures, prints, clothing and unique gifts. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Thursday and noon-7 p.m. Friday.

 

The Original Kapena 40th Reunion Tour

Vidinha Stadium

Hoolako St., Lihue | 808-241-6855

Celebrating 40 years in music, Kapena performs a reunion concert featuring Kalae and Kalenaku and The Original Revival, 4-10 p.m. Aug. 24. Doors open at 4 p.m. for makeke and food; concert starts at 5 p.m. Tickets.

 

Ongoing events:

Daily: Field Trip Program

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-442-1102

Provide a break for a shelter dog and get a four-legged companion with this program that pairs humans and dogs for a day out! Pick up a shelter dog 10 a.m.-noon and return him/her before 5 p.m.; there is a late fee for late returns. Check out the dog-friendly adventure options on Kauai, plus find out the details on the KHS website.

 

Every Monday: Monday Pau Hana Market

Kukui Grove Center parking lot

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market supports Kauai’s farmers, 3-5:30 p.m. Pick up farm fresh produce, fruits and flowers, as well as value-added Kauai Grown farm and food products. Located in front of the former Sports Authority.

 

Every Tuesday: Lihue Placemaking, Forestry & Gardens Initiative

Kalena Park

Join in the two-year effort to develop a future green infrastructure along Rice St. in collaboration with the Rice Street Business Assoc., Better Block Hawaii, County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, AARP, The Funders Network and Health Go Market. No experience needed for this gardening effort, 4-6 p.m. Register.

 

Every Tuesday & Thursday: Farmers' Market

Coconut Marketplace

4-484 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Fresh produce, snacks, pastries, tropical flowers and handmade gifts from local farmers and artisans at the bi-weekly farmers market, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Every Tuesday & Thursday: Guided Tours

Limahuli Garden & Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei | 808-826-1053

Docents share the Hawaiian history, culture, nature and plants of this ancient valley as you gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance of the ecosystem in ancient and modern times, and how stewardship today is modeled after the traditional practices of the Native Hawaiian people. Tours are 2.5 hours starting at 9 a.m. Adults 13 and older/$60, kamaaina with valid Hawaii ID/$40, kids 12 and under are free with an adult. Reservations (scroll down).

 

Every Wednesday-Saturday: Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

3500 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-1413

Reservations via recreation.gov are required to enter the refuge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gates close at 3:30 p.m. The onsite Friends Nature Store is open during the same hours.

 

Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

Princeville Makai Golf Club, makai lawn fronting Ka Haku Rd.

4080 Lei O Papa Road, Princeville

Find handmade jewelry, crafts and art from local vendors and enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai at this weekly event, 1-5 p.m.

 

Every Wednesday: Kauai Culinary Market

The Shops at Kukuiula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa | 808-742-9545

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market, 3:30-6 p.m., features fresh culinary offerings from some of the island’s newest chefs, chef demonstrations, live contemporary Hawaiian music, a beer and wine garden, gourmet farmer’s market and vendors selling Kauai-grown and made packaged edibles.

 

Every Thursday: Live Ukulele

Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St., Lihue | 808-245-6931

Enjoy a musical kupuna kanikapila in the courtyard, 10 a.m.-noon. Free with paid admission. Be sure to visit the Kauai Museum website for weekly classes such as haku lei making, painting, weaving, hula and feather making.

 

Every Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Road, Koloa | 808-742-2623

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, food, jewelry, clothing, art, household accessories and more at this weekly market featuring more than 20 local vendors at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s also a hula show at 12:30 p.m.

 

Every Thursday: Preschool Storytime

Lihue Public Library

4344 Hardy St., Lihue | 808-241-3222

Keiki ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to a storytime session at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s area. Must be accompanied by a parent or adult.

 

Every Thursday: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Road, Waimea | halepuna.org

At Hale Puna Farmers Market, you’ll not only find fresh products such as mango, papaya, ulu, lime, noni, eggs, pesto, basil, sugarcane and more, but by purchasing items, you’re supporting the farm school interns from Ke Kula Niihau, the restoration of the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House that will become a community center for the west side communities of Kauai, and so much more. Food stamps/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons accepted. Buy fresh, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

 

Every Thursday & Friday: Regenerative Farm & Food Experience

Common Ground

4900 Kuawa Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-6368 ext. 1

Celebrate the flavors and cultures of Hawaii by sampling foods grown in Hawaii, 4-6 p.m. Farm opens at 3 p.m. for walks to the stone dam. Tickets.

 

Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Nights

Hā Coffee

4291 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-1442

Come on out for a special menu of ono grinds and live music, an open mic hosted by Chanel Flores, 4-8 p.m. Fridays during the summer. There will also be local artists and live painting.

 

Every Friday: Friday Art Night

Hanapepe Town

Friday Art Night returns to Hanapepe, “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” 5-8 p.m. Whether in the mood to browse through art or other gifting goodies, satisfy a craving, or just wish to wander, you’ll enjoy your time in this friendly artsy town.

 

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday: Community Workday

Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana Loʻi Complex

Hāʻena State Park

The public is invited to a community volunteer workday (pending weather), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. At noon, there will be a potluck lunch so bring something to share. Email info@huimakaainanaomakana.org for more info and to register.

 

Every 3rd Saturday: Volunteer Work Day

Kauai Animal Education Center

1234 Uilama Road, Kapaa

Join this KAEC effort that provides interaction, stewardship and education about the symbiotic relationships between animals, land and people, 9 a.m.-noon. Register.

 

Every last Saturday: Last Saturday Night Market

Anahola Marketplace

4523 Ioane Road, Anahola | 808-431-4067

This event invites families to enjoy Kauai musicians and bands, a variety of food vendors, handmade products from over 20 local vendors and more, 4-9 p.m. It’s a benefit for the Homestead Community Development Corporation, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing, economic development and community building on or near Hawaiian Home Lands.

 

Every 1st Sunday: Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Rd., Kilauea

Join Hawaii Land Trust in a volunteer effort to keep Kahili Beach Preserve clean, 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Meet at Kahili Beach near the big rocks in the parking area. Fill out a volunteer waiver form. Email Ann Eu with questions: ann@hilt.org.

 

Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email shop@alakoko.com.

 

Every Sunday: Princeville Night Market

Princeville Shopping Center

5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville

Enjoy live music and food trucks and connect with over 40 Kauai artisans and crafters, 4-8 p.m.