Showing posts with label Waikiki Favorites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waikiki Favorites. Show all posts

Friday, March 4, 2016

Honolulu Festival March 11-13, 2016 22nd Annual

22nd Annual Honolulu Festival March 11-13, 2016

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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challange (30th Annual) 3/15/2015

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! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

O'ahu Shopping

Oahu is a shopper's paradise as well. You'll find everything from open-air malls (Ala Moana Center is one of America's largest outdoor malls) and high-end retailers to charming boutiques and local specialty stores.

On the streets of Waikiki you can find everything from authentic Hawaiian crafts and local surf shops to stylish fashion and designer flagship stores. Waikiki shopping centers like the DFS Galleria and the Royal Hawaiian Center offer a variety of items you can only find in Hawaii, from ukulele and Hawaiian arts and crafts to designer fashion and high-end jewelry. Browse shops like Mana Hawaii and Aloha Army in the Waikiki Beach Walkfor even more unique gifts. All along the main strips of Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues, you can explore a multitude of shops and boutiques as you treasure hunt for the perfect memento to remember your trip.

Shopping venues beyond Waikiki include Ward Centers, Aloha Tower Marketplace and Kahala Mall in Honolulu, Pearlridge Center and the Waikele Premium Outlets in Central Oahu, and Windward Mall on the Windward Coast. Plan to pack an extra bag for your trip back from Oahu.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2013 Ukulele Festival at Kapi'olani Park


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.

Free Parking & Shuttle Service
Food Booths
Ukulele Displays

Enter to Win Ukulele Give-Aways
Ukulele Lessons
It’s summer’s best musical treat and it’s free.  Come and join us!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Waikiki Historic Trail

virtual tourdownload text & map
native hawaiian tourism and hospitality
architect & trail facilitator
City & County of HonoluluThis website is a dynamic document and has been put together for free by LavaNet as a service to the people and guests of Hawaii to inform them of the Waikiki Historic Trail. Some historical facts included here may be disputable and there may be errors in spelling and punctuation. We apologize for any errors and hope not to offend anyone.
Photo credits: Bishop Museum Archives

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pualani Hawaii Swimwear - Waikiki Favorite

Pualani Hawaii Swimwear

+Pualani Swimwear Honolulu is very popular around Waikiki, I see this brand all over Waikiki beach on the sand and in the surf. If you are looking for a bikini for your visit and you want to fit right in than this is the one to get. Pualani also has some very comfortable looking clothing. I am told the quality of the product is the best available. Here is a some information from the Pualani Web-site
"Contact Us

Mahalo for your interest in Pualani Hawai'i swimwear!

Whether you’re shopping online or checking out one of the many stores around the world that carry the Pualani Hawai`i line, we hope that your shopping experience with us is easy and fun. By using only the highest quality fabrics, superior construction, and a touch of aloha, we are proud to provide you with the finest swim and active wear available.

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us and let us know what you think.  Our highly qualified staff is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hawai`i Standard Time. We look forward to hearing from you!

With aloha,
Pualani Hawai'i

address: 3643 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel/Fax: (808) 923-3403"

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Ezogiku Ramen Waikiki

Ezogiku Ramen Waikiki, 2146 Kalakaua Avenue

 Akiko and I had Dinner at Ezogiku last night and it was quite good. Ezogiku is on Kalakaua avenue close to Lewers on the mauka side of the road. You can get FREE GYOZA with this coupon until 1/6/13! 

The service is really good and it is a typical ramen shop as far as the decor is concerned. I had a crispy noodle with seafood dish and Akiko had a vegtable salt ramen. 

Both dishes were great and we left content. We had been shopping earlier and forgot out shopping bag in he restaurant...oops. When we got home we called and the folks at Ezogiku had already put the shopping bag on the side in anticipation of our return. GREAT PEOPLE! Ezogiku Ramen is very popular for lunch and Akiko eats there a lot with her friends. I definitely recommend Ezogiku for a hot bowl of ramen, or in my case a plate of crispy noodles with seafood.