Friday July 2 to 4 - Noon to 2am
biggest summer carnival will be held at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The
event will feature the live musical acts of Train, Liz Phair and Jo
Dee Messina, as well as fireworks, boxing challenge, Coconut Island boat
rides, food booths, E.K. Fernandez carnival rides, “build-your-own
boat” bathtub regatta, and much more. For tickets and more information
HONORS AMERICAN HEROES
Saturday July 3 - 10am to dark
Kailua Chamber of Commerce will host a daylong celebration to honor our
American Hero’s. The day will begin with a parade starting on N. Kainalu
Drive that will include clowns, floats, marching bands and more. The
festivities will continue at Kailua District Park where there will be a
“Freedom Festival” that will include music, food, giveaways and fun
the keiki. For more information call 261-2727.
NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday July 3 & 4 – call for times
50th State Judo Association will host the 2004 USJF Junior National Judo
Championships at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. Competitors from all over the
nation will participate in individual, Kata and team events. For more
information call Dan Terada at 224-0325.
OF JULY BASH & FIREWORKS
Sunday July 4 - 9am to 9pm
Army’s 33rd Annual 4th of July Bash will be held at Schofield Barracks.
The event will begin with an annual 5K fun run and children’s 1 mile run
and will also include pony rides, crafts, games, rides, food booths are
much more. The 25th ID(L) band will perform the “1812 Overture” with
Cannon Salute. A pageant of flags, “The Flags We Follow,” will be
followed by one of the largest firework displays in Hawaii. For
information call 655-8789.
ONLY RUN & SHOW
Sunday July 4 - Noon to 6pm
will be a motorcycle run in the morning around the island with the
celebrity guests leading the way to Kapiolani Community College where the
show will start with live music by Henry Kapono. Their will also be vendor
booths, a “custom bike show” and prize
giveaways. Celebrity guests should include Peter Fonda, star of the
movie Easy Rider, Billy Lane,
Indian Larry, Paul Cox, Mondo Porras, Tom Prewitt, Keith “Bandit” Ball
and Jose De Miguel. For information call Chris 330-2919.
Sunday July 4 – 1pm to 5pm
2004 Buyo Taikai (Grand Recital), performed once every 4 years, will be
held at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. This event will feature Japanese
classical dances performed by local students’ ages 3 to 67 years in age;
in conjunction with 5 Master Sensei’s from Japan. They will be
performing more than 20 traditional classical Japanese dances and Shamisen
(Japanese Banjo) recitals. The dancers will also be wearing extravagant
kimonos, authentic wigs and make-up. Admission is free and all are invited
to attend. For more information call 235-4031.
OF JULY FIREWORKS
Sunday July 4 – 8:30pm
Moana Center’s Fourth of July fireworks show will take place near Magic
Island and will have music simulcast on Hawaiian 105 KINE and KCCN FM 100.
For information call 955-9517.
ANNUAL BOOK SALE
Saturday July 10 to 17 – call for times
Friends of the Library of Hawaii help to recycle books to readers of all
ages in an effort to promote the joys of reading and life long learning.
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. The sale will take place at the McKinley High School Cafeteria. For more information
PRINCE LOT HULA FESTIVAL
Saturday July 17 – 8:30 am to 4pm
Gardens, in Honolulu, will host the state’s oldest and largest
non-competitive exhibition of hula. Halau hula will grace the earthen hula
mound under the decades old monkeypod trees. Enjoy crafts, kapa-making,
lauhala-weaving, ipu-make and take, lomi lomi massage, traditional
Hawaiian games, food, and more. This event is free, for more information
call Tina 839-5334.
AT THE ZOO FENCE
Saturday July 17 & 18 – daytime
on the Zoo Fence celebrates its 50th anniversary as the oldest continuous
weekly cultural event in the state of Hawaii. Just like every weekend
since July of 1954, you can see hundreds of original paintings, prints,
and photos and meet dozens of fine artists as they display their works of
art on the fence surrounding the Honolulu Zoo. For more information call
ON THE BEACH
Sunday July 18 – 9:30am to 1:30pm
crews will once again transform Kalakaua Avenue into a charming Hawaiian
outdoor cafe with artificial turf, tables, chairs and bright blue
umbrellas. It’s ”Brunch on the Beach” and all are welcome to join in
the spirit of Aloha to enjoy the best Hawaiian entertainment and brunch
delicacies at incredibly low prices. For more information call 523-2489.
Monday July 19 – call for times
Hawaiian Art Gallery in Waimanalo will be hosting keiki art classes
designed to give keiki an introduction to basic art materials and
techniques. The classes will be several days a week through the end of the
July. For registration and more information call Patrick 259-5354.
Saturday July 24 – 1pm
Hennessey International Paddleboard Championship consists of an 8-mile
paddleboard contest beginning at the Turtle Bay Resort and ending at
Waimea Bay. For information call 282-2273.
GANGULY IN CONCERT
Saturday July 24 – 7:30pm
acclaimed vocal virtuoso Mala Ganguly will present an evening of music in
the light classical style of North India at The Doris Duke Theater. Also
featured in this concert will be renowned tabla player Ramesh Kumar
Bharati. For tickets and more information call 532-8768.
Saturday July 24 & 25 – 10am to 5pm
Haleiwa Arts Festival Seventh Annual Summer ArtFest features 88 juried
visual artists, plus musicians, dancers, cultural trolley tours,
storytellers, children’s art, art demonstrations and keiki art
activities. The event takes place at Haleiwa Beach Park on the North Shore
of Oahu. Admission is free, for more information call 637-2277.
ANNUAL UKULELE FESTIVAL
Sunday July 25 – 10:30am to 1pm
annual ukulele festival attracts thousands of residents and visitors to a
free two-hour concert showcasing 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. The event will be held at
the Kapiolani Park bandstand and will also feature food booths, ukulele
displays and more. For more information call Roy 732-3739.
Sunday July 25 – 10am to 3pm
out and watch the finals of the Healthy Baby Contest being held at Ala
Moana Center Stage. The competition is designed to raise public awareness
of the well-being of Hawaii’s children. A community panel of judges will
review babies for appearance, health and personality. For registration and
more information visit www.lanimoo.com.
July 29 to 31 – call for times
29th 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 hula schools
from around the country will compete during the course of the weekend at
the Neal Blaisdell Center. For more information and tickets call 591-2211.
& HUMBLE SOUL
Friday July 30 – 8pm
Haleiwa Joe’s Restaurant on the North Shore will present
T.H.C. & Humble Soul as part of their monthly Friday night music
schedule. For more information call Chris 637-8005.