50TH STATE FAIR
Weekends in June – call for times
The 50th Annual
State Fair takes place at the Aloha Stadium parking lot and will feature
lots of food, games, booths and a midway of E.K. Fernandez rides. The fair
will also have a magnificent tiger show, an unusual circus sideshow and
the newest thrill ride, the Drop Zone, a terrifying free fall from a
towering 120 feet. For ticket prices and more information call the
Honolulu Jaycees 682-5767.
15 YEARS AFTER TIANANMEN SQUARE
Friday June 4 – 7pm
photographer Jeff Widener and China historian Dr. Daniel Kwok were in
Beijing during the 1989 Tiananmen demonstrations. Fifteen years later,
Jeff will share his award-winning photographs and Dr. Kwok will place the
events in historical context, providing a brief overview of events leading
up to June 4, 1989. This free program will take place at the Honolulu
Academy of Arts. For more information call 532-8700.
ANNUAL WARRIOR SOCIETY POW WOW
Saturday June 5 & 6 – 10am to 6pm
Intertribal Council of Hawaii is hosting its Annual Warrior Society Pow
Wow at Kapiolani Park, across the street from the zoo. Everyone is welcome
to attend this free event that will feature Native American drumming,
dancing, vendors and fry bread! For more information call Bill 545-2119.
GARLIC AND GINGER FESTIVAL
Wednesday June 9 – 4pm to 10pm
The Garlic and
Ginger Festival of Hawaii returns to the Ward Warehouse Parking Lot. This
is your chance to indulge in savory garlic and ginger dishes prepared by
Hawaii ’s top restaurants. You can unwind with a garlic massage or enjoy
live entertainment, silent auction, raffle as well as stopping at the wine
tent and garlic margarita-and-martini bar. Admission is $3 (children 12
and under free) and proceeds will benefit local charities. For more
information call 591-8411.
AIEA ORCHID CLUB SHOW
Friday June 11 to 13 – starts at 9am
This annual orchid
show will feature hundreds of orchids on display and for sale. There will
also be lectures and demonstrations of general orchid culture. The event
will be held at Aiea Elementary School. For more information call
KING KAMEHAMEHA STATUE DECORATION CEREMONY
Friday June 11 – 4pm
The Royal Hawaiian
Band will provide a concert prior to the to the King Kamehameha statue
decoration ceremonies which will be held outside of the Honolulu Civic
Center. The statue of King Kamehameha will be decorated with 13-foot
floral leis that will be created by volunteers on the day of the
celebration. Music and hula performances will also be part of this
colorful event. For more information call 586-0333.
PAN-PACIFIC FESTIVAL CARNIVAL & BLOCK PARTY
Friday Jun 11 – 6:10pm
will be the location of the annual Pan-Pacific block party. Get set for a
multi-cultural good time as food vendors will line both sides of the
street along with 4 stages filled with cultural performances such as Taiko
drummers, Korean ethnic dancers, traditional Japanese performances and
hula. For more information call Eric 923-0492.
KING KAMEHAMEHA PARADE & FESTIVAL
Saturday June 12 – 9:30am
88th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade will begin at the
corner of King & Richards Streets and will traverse Punchbowl Street,
Ala Moana Boulevard, and then merge into Kalakaua Avenue, ending at the
Queen Kapiolani Park. The parade will feature colorful floral floats,
glamorous Pau riders and outstanding marching bands. After the parade the
fun will continue at Kapiolani Park for the Na Hana Noeau Festival that
will feature arts and craft demonstrations, food booths &
entertainment. For more information call 586-0333.
& CHILD LOOK-A-LIKE
Saturday June 12 – 11am to 3pm
your child the spittin’ image of Dad? If so, you should take part in the
father/child look-a-like contest being held at the Windward Mall. There
will be great entertainment, prizes and lots of fun for the keiki. For
registration and for more information call 235-1143.
PAN PACIFIC MATSURI PARADE
Sunday June 13 – 5PM
The parade is the
main event for the Pan-Pacific Festival and will begin at Fort
DeRussy and continue through Waikiki, ending at Kapiolani Park. There will
be over 1,000 marchers participating in the parade. The highlight of the
parade will be the return of the Ushioni mikoshi as well as the Onbashira
float. There will be various high school bands from Hawaii and the
mainland, and local ethnic groups marching in the parade. For more
information call Eric 923-0492.
Saturday June 19 – 9:30am to 11am
This annual parade, sponsored by The Center,
will begin at Ala Moana Park and follow Kalakaua Ave. to Kapiolani Park.
The parade will include hundreds or marchers, colorful floats and music.
For information call Ken 951-7000.
Sunday June 20 – 7am
PetWalk 2004 is the annual fundraiser for
the Hawaiian Humane Society. It consists of an easy walk, with or without
pets, around the park at Magic Island. Following the walk there will be a
pet costume contest, tail wagging contest, and more fun. For more
information call 946-2187 ext. 238.
Sunday June 20 – All day
Fathers Day is all
day today. Don’t forget to tell your father how much you appreciate him
and all that he has done for you!
MOONLIGHT MELE ON THE LAWN
Thursday June 24 – 7pm
The Bishop Museum
will host a concert on the lawn featuring Na Palapalai (Keao Costa, Kehau
Tamure and Kuana) that will undoubtedly bring back fond memories of the
‘40s and ‘50s with their perfected blend of falsetto harmonies. For
tickets and more information call 847-3511.
BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP AWARDS DINNER
Friday June 25 – 5:30pm
The 6th Annual
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Awards Dinner will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian
Village. This gala dinner will benefit the Bishop Museum and will honor
Bert A. Kobayashi & John W.A. “Doc” Beyers. In addition to a
gourmet dinner, silent auction and awards, the dinner will feature the
unveiling of items from Pauahi’s personal collection that her husband
donated when first establishing the Bishop museum. For tickets and more
information call 848-4169.
TASTE OF HONOLULU
Friday June 25 to 27 – call for times
Taste of Honolulu
is a food lover’s paradise with gourmet samplings, local grinds, ethnic
delicacies and all-American favorites. There will also be many fun and
educational activities, cooking demonstrations, and non-stop local
entertainment. Scrip is sold in tasting portions. This annual three-day
culinary festival, to benefit Easter Seals Hawaii, will be held at the
Honolulu Civic Center grounds adjacent to Honolulu Hale. For more
information call 536-1015.
KING KAMEHAMEHA HULA COMPETITION
Friday June 25 & 26 – 6pm & 1pm
The 31st Annual King Kamehameha Hula Competition is an
international cultural event featuring dance groups from the mainland,
Japan and Hawaii. Traditional and contemporary styles of hula will be
performed by groups in the category of male, female and mixed groups.
Tickets may be purchased at the Blaisdell Center. For more information
call Keahi Allen 536-6540.