Tuesday July 1 to 6 – call for times
10th Annual Quilt Conference held
at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Teachers and students from the mainland,
Japan and Hawaii create a quilting experience with quilt shows (including
prizes), special exhibits, lectures and a vendors’ mall. For tickets and
more information call Kathy 808-967-8090.
JULY 4TH SPECTACULAR
Friday July 4 – 9am to 9pm
day begins with a 4th of July 5K and Children’s 1-mile fun run (Sills
Field at Schofield Barracks), followed by food, games, crafts booths, pony
rides and great local entertainment. Hot Salsa dancing, watermelon eating
contact, magic show and so much more. The event will end with a fireworks
display over Schofield Barracks. For more information call 438-4480.
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
Friday July 4 – 10am
Kailua Chamber of Commerce annual 4th of July parade will begin at N.
Kainalu Drive and work its way through town. The parade will feature
clowns, floats, marching bands and more. The festivities continue at
Kailua District Park from 12pm to 4 pm – listen to entertainment, enjoy
food booths, or bring your own picnic. Then at 8 pm a firework celebration
will take place at Kailua Beach. For more information call 261-2727.
Friday July 4 to 6 – Noon to 2am
summer carnival will be held on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. It will be
open to the general public and will feature a variety of events and
activities. For more information and tickets call 254-7563.
Friday July 4 & 5– 3pm
4th of July All Star Rodeo, Oahu’s biggest rodeo, will be held at the
New Town & Country Stables in Waimanalo. This annual event will
feature all your favorite rodeo activities: bull riding, bronco riding,
barrel racing, team roping, match barrels, cowboy hula bowl, country dance
contest, pony rides, stick pony races, food, drinks and much more. For
more information and tickets call Patrick 259-5354.
DAY 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION
Saturday July 5 – 10am to 9:30pm
Day will be a series of events and activities to celebrate the 4th of July
in and around Waikiki. The day will start with a parade in Waikiki
featuring thousands of local keiki, floats, the new zoo train, HPD mounted
unit, bands, clowns, unique city vehicles and even Uncle Sam. The
celebration continues with a festival at Kapiolani Park and ends with
fireworks and an outdoor movie. For more information call 523-4674.
“RACE FOR LIFE” FUNDRAISER
Saturday July 5 – 4pm
annual American Bicycle Association “Race for Life” will be held at
the Wheeler BMX track on Wheeler Army Airfield to benefit the Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society. Unlike all regular sanctioned BMX events, anybody
can race in this event without becoming a full-fledged ABA member. The
event is open to the public and only requires a minimum $10.00 donation to
participate. For more information call Jason 625-7827.
WHITE & ROBOT DAY
Sunday July 6 – 9am to 5pm
Bishop Museum celebrates a red, white and blue Family Sunday with
entertainment by Kapena, Kaala Boys and comedian Mark Allen; robot
battles; great food; Red Planet Mars,
a special planetarium show; and its newest exhibit, Robotics.
For more information call 847-3511.
Sunday July 6 – 1:30pm
of Segawa Senka Japanese Dance School will present a free dance recital at
the Mamiya Theater. For more information call 521-1797.
Thursday July 10 – 5:45pm
and relax after work at the Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu while
listening to the rock & roll sounds of the pacific Fleet Band.
You’re welcome to bring a picnic, mat and umbrella while you listen to
the music at this free concert. For more information call 522-7064.
Saturday July 12 – 10am to 4pm
2003 is presented by The Friends of the Contemporary Museum and is the
museum’s annual gift to the community. It promises to be a fun-filled
day at the museum, as visitors of all ages will enjoy continuous
art-related activities, demonstrations, and performances of dance, music
and art by local artists. For more information call 526-1322.
ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Saturday July 12 to 19 – call for times
Friends of the Library of Hawaii will have their annual book sale at the
McKinley High School Cafeteria. Over 3,000 boxes of books are waiting to
delight their new owners along with sheet music, records, audio and video
cassette tapes, encyclopedia, magazines, and more – over 70 tons in all!
The Friends of the Library helps recycle books for readers of all ages in
an effort to promote the joys of reading and lifelong learning. For more
information call 536-4174.
CHOW ART SHOW
Monday July 14 to Aug 8 – day time
artist Debbie Chow will be displaying her artwork during an art show at
the, Pauahi Towers, 1001 Bishop Street. This show is free and open to the
public. For more information call 292-1966.
STATE FARM FAIR
Friday July 18 to Aug 3 – weekends
the sights, sounds and smells of farm life at the Hawaii State Farm Fair
being held at the Aloha Stadium parking lot. The fair will be open July 18
to 20; July 25 to 27 and July 31 to August 3. Hours of operation:
Thursday, July 31 - 6pm to midnight; Fridays - 6pm to midnight; Saturdays
& Sundays – Noon to midnight. The fair will offer entertainment for
the whole family with contests, games, rides and live stage entertainment.
For more information call Hawaii Farm Bureau 848-2074.
Saturday July 19 & 20 – 8am to 5pm
professional and amateur longboard surf contest will be held at the Ala
Moana Bowls. The best place to view the free contest is from Magic Island.
For more information call 988-1726.
Saturday July 19 – 10am to 4pm
Molokai Visitors Association showcases the “Friendly Isle” during the
annual Molokai Festival being held at the Ward Warehouse. Throughout the
day, enjoy performances by renowned hula halau and live musical
entertainment. Kanemitsu Bakery will be on hand to sell many varieties of
Molokai Bread, bread mixes and jelly. Handcrafters and artists of Molokai
will sell a wide variety of handmade products, including feather lei,
jewelry, bone carvings, deer-horn products, Hawaiian attire, quilts, hats
and handbags. For more information call Heidi 591-8411.
VINTAGE SURF AUCTION
Saturday July 19 – all day
Quiksilveredition Hawaii Islands Vintage Surf Auction will be held at
the Blaisdell Center in conjunction with the Hawaii All-Collectors Show.
The auction will feature surf memorabilia, Hawaiiana and surf collectibles
and a variety of classic pieces such as vintage Waikiki redwood and hollow
surfboards, a 1930’s bathing suit from the Moana Hotel, surf movie
posters, decals, old photos, Duke Kahanamoku memorabilia, and other items.
The Auction will also include one-of-a-kind island surf art and popular
Hawaiiana pieces. For more information call Jodi 638-7700.
Saturday July 19 to 25 – call for times
bicycle ride on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Molokai – the Paradise Ride is a
once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the beauty of the islands. The average
mileage per day is sixty, and the compassion, camaraderie, and adventure
of participating in this ride is immeasurable. For more information about
the ride call 888-285-9866.
LOT HULA FESTIVAL
Saturday July 19 – 8:30 am to 4 pm
26th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival will be held at Moanalua Gardens.
This free annual event is the state’s oldest and largest non-competitive
exhibition of hula. Bring the family for a day immersed in the true
Hawaiian culture – crafts, kapa-making, lauhala-weaving, ipu-make and
take, lomilomi massage, traditional Hawaiian games, food, and so much
more. For more information call Tina 839-5334.
Sunday July 20 – 7pm
Pacific Rim children’s chorus festival concert will feature over 300
voices. The concert is being held at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and will
feature internationally known children’s choirs singing choral music
from Pacific Rim countries. For tickets and more information call
CRUZ, JR. PLAYS THE ZOO
Wednesday July 23 – 6pm
part of the AT&T Wildest Show in Town series, 2002 Male Vocalist of
the Year Ernie Cruz, Jr. will perform at the Zoo’s stage lawn. A $1
Donation will be collected to benefit the Honolulu Zoo. For information
Thursday July 24 to 26 – call for times
28th annual Queen Liliuokalani keiki hula competition offers the
opportunity for children 6 to 12 years of age to competitively demonstrate
their achievements in the traditional art of hula. Over 25 halaus from
around the country will compete at the Blaisdell Center Arena. For more
information call 521-6905.
WAR VETERANS PARADE
Saturday July 26 – 9am
than 50 years after the Korean War a celebration parade will be held to
honor the brave men who made it home safely. The parade begins at Ft.
DeRussy and heads down Kalakaua Ave to Kapiolani Park. For more
information call 477-6282.
Saturday July 26 & 27 – 10am
Haleiwa Arts Festival Sixth Annual Summer Event features juried visual
artists with their work on display and for sale. Also included at the
festival will be local musicians, dancers, storytellers, demonstrations,
historical trolley tours, children’s art, community art and children’s
art activities. For more information call Gary 637-2277.
Sunday July 27 – 12:45pm
seventh annual 32-mile Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race, presented by
Quiksilver, is an open-ocean race from Molokai to Oahu, across the
challenging Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel – it is considered to be the world
championship of long-distance paddleboard racing. The race begins on the
shore of Molokai (7:30am) and finishes at Maunalua Bay Beach Park in
Hawaii Kai – the winner should cross the finish line at about 12:45pm.
For more information call Jodi 638-7700.
ANNUAL UKULELE FESTIVAL
Sunday July 27 – 10am to 1pm
Roy Sakuma and his sponsors have been keeping the ukulele alive
and well by presenting the Annual Ukulele Festival. The event will be held
at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki and will feature a free 3-hour
concert that showcases many of the finest ukulele players in the world,
along with Hawaii’s top entertainers, national celebrities, and an
ukulele orchestra of more than 800 children. For more information call Roy