Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The 13th annual Duke's OceanFest

The 13th annual Duke's OceanFest 
will be held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, from 
Saturday, August 16, through Sunday, August 24, 2014
 The 9 day event features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku's heart:
 Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, 
Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and more!

Duke's OceanFest is held each summer in Waikiki in honor of Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, who is remembered as the greatest waterman who ever lived, and Hawaii’s ambassador of Aloha.

Monday, July 28, 2014



Simply put, hula is a way of life. Hula is more than just a dance form. Hula directs your beliefs, traditions and values. Hula conducts your behavior and shapes who you become. A dancer breathes, eats, and sleeps hula.

The schedule of performances is as follows:

9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Royal Hawaiian Band
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Na Wahine O Ka Hula Mai Ka Puuwai
11:00 - Noon Puanani Alama Hula Studio
Noon - 12:20 p.m. 2014 Lei Queen & Court
12:25 - 12:55 p.m. Halau Hula O Pua Aala Hone
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Hula Hui O Kapunahala
1:35 - 2:05 p.m. Halau Hula O Hokulani
(times and performers subject to change)

Please bring your halii (covering, spread), mea ai (food) and enjoy a beautiful, relaxing day of hula at the park. Admission is free.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Every July – as welcome as summer itself – Ukulele Festival Hawaii presents the annual Ukulele Festival at Kapiolani Park on Oahu. Families jam the park. Ukulele fans wouldn’t miss it. Tourists follow the sounds of music. The music swirls over the tops of ironwood and monkeypod trees toward Diamond Head. It’s upbeat, infectious, bouncy about surf and sunny days. It’s music you want to dance to or sing to like a beachboy. It embraces everyone who hears it. That’s the irresistible charm of the ukulele.

For the next four hours ukulele virtuosos, internationally known musicians, local celebrities donate their time and talented ukulele players from around the world and a ukulele orchestra of over 800 students, mostly children will take the stage and delight the crowd with laughter, love and hope.

It’s summer’s best musical treat and it’s free.  Come and join us!