ANNUAL HONOLULU FESTIVAL
Friday Mar 5 to 7 – all day
10th Annual Honolulu Festival, which promotes cultural understanding,
economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and
the Asia-Pacific region, will be held at locations throughout Honolulu
(Ala Moana, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Hawaii Convention Center, and
the Honolulu Academy of Arts). For more information call 596-3327.
QUEEN SELECTION CONTEST
Saturday Mar 6 – 9am to 2pm
City and County of Honolulu will hold its annual Lei Queen Selection
Contest at McCoy Pavilion Auditorium at Ala Moana Park. The winner of this
contest will be crowned as Lei Queen 2004. For information call 695-5118.
Sunday Mar 7 – 7am
Premier Women’s Race will take place at Kapiolani Park and the
surrounding area. The awards ceremony will take place at about 8:15 a.m.
Partial proceeds from the race go towards the Straub Heart Center and the
Kapiolani Womens Center. For more information call 522-4395.
Sunday Mar 7 – 5pm to 8pm
three-day Honolulu Festival culminates with a Grand Parade through
Waikiki, the parade features 100’s of performers, floats and an
impressive fire dragon that shoots smoke and spits fire. For information
AWARDS AND COMEDY SHOW
Sunday Mar 7 – 6pm
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society present, “Laughter is the Best
Medicine!” Paul Ogata Ricky Cassiday, the 2004 Honorary Chair, will host
this benefit dinner and auction. The cost for the event begins at $100 per
person. For information call 983-1660.
& INTERNET EXPO
Tuesday Mar 9 – 10am to 8pm
Hibuscus Ballroom at the Ala Moana Hotel will be the location for the 2004
Technology & Internet Expo. The expo will feature the most exciting
technology innovations with exhibits, seminars, and live demonstrations
from leading high-tech companies and organizations throughout the State of
Hawaii. For information call 947-3101.
Saturday Mar 13 – 9am to 4pm
you have a beautiful cat you’d like to show? Come and see some of
Hawaii’s most beautiful cats compete in the CFA Championship &
Household Pet Cat Show being held at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse -
2nd Floor. The breeds expected to compete include Abyssinian, American
Shorthair, Burmese, Exotic, Maine Coon Cat, Manx, Oriental Shorthair,
Scottish Fold, Siamese, Somali - and some exceptional household pets.
Entry deadline for the show is March 5th. For more information call
PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Wednesday Mar 17 – Noon
37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will be loaded with marching bands,
bagpipers, floats and lots of sons and daughters of Ireland. The parade
begins at Saratoga Ave and stretches the length of Waikiki to Kapiolani
Park. Sponsored by the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Hawaii. For more
information call Kevin 956-6651.
PATRICK’S DAY BLOCK PARTY
Wednesday Mar 17 – 6pm to 11pm
giant block party, sponsored by Murphy’s Bar & Grill, will be held
on Nuuanu Ave in front of the bar. For more
information call Don Murphy
A COP FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Wednesday, March 17 – 11am to 2pm & 5pm to 9pm
law enforcement officers team up to serve as the wait staff at a variety
of Ward Warehouse restaurants for lunch and dinner. The officers will be
putting down their badges and picking up a tray in support of Special
Olympics of Hawai‘i. Enjoy the fun and tip a cop to help this worthy
cause. For more information call 943-8808.
BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE WAIKIKI AQUARIUM
Friday Mar 19 – 6:30pm to 9pm
Waikiki Aquarium is making a splash on its 100th birthday with a concert
under the stars featuring Makaha Sons. The evening will also feature a
mini-tasting fair with tasty food samplings provided by several popular
Honolulu restaurants, as well as a special birthday cake presentation with
past and present Aquarium directors. Proceeds from the event will benefit
aquarium programs and exhibits. For more information call 533-4165.
Friday Mar 19 to 21 – 9am to 5pm
50th Annual Kunia Orchid Show, held in the Kunia Camp Gymnasium, 92-1770
Kunia Rd, will have feature hundreds of varieties of orchids that will be
on display and for sale. The show will also feature lectures and
demonstrations of general orchid culture. Admission is $2, for more
information call 247-3345.
Saturday Mar 20 & 21 – 9am to 4pm
Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance invite you to the Waikiki Artfest at
Kapiolani Park. The festival features Handmade in Hawaii products that
will be displayed for sale by the artists. The art work at the festival
includes wood products, clothing, jewelry, stained glass, ceramics,
candles, quilts and pillows. Come meet the artists, celebrate the arts in
Hawaii and enjoy live entertainment and great food. Admission is free, for
more information call 696-6717.
Sunday Mar 21 – 6:30am
road triathlon tempts the tastes of all levels of athletes. The Lanikai
race course is a beautiful, fast, safe course-great for first time
triathletes. It includes a 500m swim parallel to beach, a 20k road bike
course & 5k run around the lanikai loop. Individual athletes and relay
teams are welcome. For more information call 591-9839.
ON THE BEACH
Sunday Mar 21
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.
Saturday Mar 27 – 9am to 6pm
is a celebration of Portuguese heritage in Hawaii. Festa will feature
Hawaii’s favorite Portuguese foods, local
comedy and musical talent, products and crafts for sale, cultural
displays, multi-ethnic genealogical research, and the music and dance of
Portugal. It will take place at the McCoy Pavilion (Ala Moana Park).
Admission is $3 per person, and free for children 12 and under. Funds
raised at Festa will benefit cultural activities held year-round. For more
information call the Hawaii Council on Portuguese Heritage 845-1616.
HAWAIIAN RUBBER DUCKIE RACE & FESTIVAL
Saturday Mar 27 – 1:17pm
United Cerebral Palsy’s favorite rubber duckies as they take their
annual dive into the infamous waters of the Ala Wai Canal. If your duckie
is one of the top 50 finishers, you could win some great prizes. The
pre-race festivities begin at the McCully Shopping Center at 9:00 a.m. and
include musical entertainment, games and duckie paraphernalia. At 12:30
p.m., Hawaii’s shortest Duck Parade will lead the spectators from
to the start of the race at the Kalakaua Avenue Bridge. For more
information about the event or to sponsor a duck call Donna 532-6744.
Saturday Mar 27 – 6pm to 10pm
Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu will celebrate the national
organiza-tion’s 100th anniversary at this year’s 11th Annual Gourmet
Affair Gala at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. This year’s theme for the
highly popular culinary event is “A Taste in Tuscany” and will feature
celebrity guest chef Todd English along with Hawaii’s own Chef Sam Choy.
For more information call Tricia 521-3811 ext 231.