Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The show lasts about 10 minutes, every Friday night!
Hilton Hawaiian Village
2005 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Mahalo Nui Loa Waikiki Community Center
3/15/2015 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Duke Kahanamoku Challenge is a fun, family and corporate event for the whole community, all ages! 2015 will mark the event's 30th year anniversary with lots of exciting and fun activities and entertainment planned. Fun for the whole family, mark your calendar now. A day of fun and competition which includes:Team quarter-mile (1/4 mile) canoe sprint race in Duke's Beach (Canoes, paddles and steersman provided, if needed). Ancient Hawaiian Makahiki land games. Huki Kaula (Hawaiian Tug-of-War). Exciting to watch! Team SUP (stand up paddle) Races in Rainbow Lagoon Non-stop live entertainment! Craft Marketplace The event kicks off with a double-hulled canoe procession, in oli (chant) and Kahiko (ancient hula and song) by the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Ensemble class. Following the opening ceremonies, a special line-up of entertainment from the Main Stage on the Great Lawn! Hula, Tahitian and local celebrity talent!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Experience Pacific Harmony at the Honolulu Festival
The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii’s premier cultural event, promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Each year, the Festival draws thousands of new and returning spectators who are looking for an experience beyond Hawaii. Through educational programs and activities sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, the Festival continues to successfully share the rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures with the rest of the world. The Honolulu Festival is a wonderful addition to your Hawaiian vacation. The three day extravaganza occurs every year in March on a weekend from Friday through Sunday. Dance performances and traditional art demonstrations are displayed by artisans from Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Hawaii and the rest of the United States. The Festival culminates with a spectacular parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, Hawaii. Honolulu Festival activities are held at various locations in the heart of the city, making them easily accessible to residents and visitors alike. Moreover, admission to all Festival events is free, ensuring that everyone can take part in the festivities.
The Festival’s theme, “Pacific Harmony,” reflects the Foundation’s vision to share the many cultures of the Pacific region with the people of Hawaii and those visiting from all over the world. We hope to deepen the friendship with them and contribute to world peace.