Events are subject to change. If you have any events or activities you’d like to share, email them to by Monday for the upcoming weekend. Events are curated.


The Legendary Wailers featuring Junior Marvin

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

The Legendary Wailers of Bob Marley & The Wailers will perform with Julian “Junior” Marvin in four shows, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets.


The Vibe

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Sit back and relax to the sounds of the Dae Han Ensemble at this monthly live music series, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8.


World Premiere: ‘E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea!ʻ

Leeward Community College, Leeward Theatre

96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City | 808-455-0380

More than a performance, “E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea!” weaves together Hawaiian mo‘ōlelo, contemporary dance and music in a portrayal of snow goddess Poli‘ahu. This unique artistic event honors the land and its stories and is presented by Juilliard-trained composer, pianist, māhū drag artist, and cultural practitioner T.J. Keanu Tario, also known as Laritza Labouche. Tickets to Sept. 8-9 performances.


Hana Hou Festival with Jake Shimabukuro & Friends

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

All monies raised from the inaugural Hana Hou Festival headlined by Jake Shimabukuro and featuring a slew of special guests will be donated to the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund. Guests include the legendary Mick Fleetwood, The Jets, Girl Named Tom, Keiko Matsui, Pure Heart, Raiatea Helm, Kimie Miner and Brother Noland. Both performances on Sept. 8 and 9 will have livestream options for available for purchase. Tickets.


Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Get a head start on Honolulu Pride Month with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival screening Sept. 8-10. Presented by the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, the festival aims to empower Hawaii’s diverse LGBTQ+-mahu-aikane communities through the power of storytelling. The Doris Duke Theatre will show five feature films; short films will also be available online, Sept. 11-18.


Kalo and Awa Festival

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Waimea Valley celebrates the harvest of kalo and awa, two of Hawaii’s most important crops at the free Kalo and Awa Festival, 8 a.m. Sept. 9. Attendees will enjoy speakers, demos, sampling, keiki activities, live music and hula, and community and vendor booths. Visit the event website for more info and to register.


Mink Wahine Leadership Retreat

YWCA Kokokahi, Atherton Hall

45-035 Kaneohe Bay Dr., Kaneohe | 808-247-2124

Calling all wahine to sign up to get inspired, learn skills to increase your leadership impact and connect with like-minded Hawaii women leaders, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9Register.


JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-945-7633

Shop local vendors offering a selection of Japanese and Japanese-inspired items, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 9.


47th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow 2023

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Learn about and celebrate the heritage, traditions and cultures of various Native American tribes rooted across the United States, Canada and Alaska during two days of cultural performances, demonstrations and exhibits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9-10. Tickets (select the date). Visit the Bishop Museum website for additional events, activities and programs.


Aloha Festivals Events

The Royal Hawaiian & Royal Hawaiian Center

2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu

This Royal Court Investiture Opening Ceremony at the Coconut Grove of The Royal Hawaiian resort marks the start of the annual Aloha Festivals events and honors Hawaiiʻs alii as the Aloha Festivals Royal Court dons regalia worn only by alii of the highest rank. Following the investiture, the opening ceremony will take place at Royal Hawaiian Centerʻs Royal Grove featuring hula and musical performances, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9.

Festivities continue at the 69th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea as Kalakaua Avenue closes to vehicles and booths featuring local cuisine, crafts and culture take over the main street through Waikiki, along with multiple stages featuring award-winning entertainers, 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

Closing out the annual event is the ever-popular 75th Annual Floral Parade presented by Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach with colorful and creative floats, pāʻū riders, marching bands, hula halau, civic leaders and more making their way from Ala Moana Beach Park along Kalakaua Avenue to Queen Kapiolani Park, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 30.


Chefs for Hope Kako‘o Maui

Neal Blaisdell Center, Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5488

Over 25 restaurants and beverage wholesalers, and entertainers such as Robert Cazimero, Jake Shimabukuro, Tevana and the Honolulu Jazz Quartet will donate their time and talents for this fundraiser reception with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army of Hawaii and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s Hawaiian Way Fund, 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15. An auction and raffle will be held offering trips and staycations. Tickets.


Keiki Hoolaulea

Pearlridge Center, Mauka Center Court

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Nonprofit Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers hosts this hoolaulea as keiki celebrate Hawaiian culture through hula, mele, olelo Hawaii and a hula competition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16. Enjoy a display of laau lapaau (Hawaiian medicinal herbs), poi pounding, games, crafts and more.


Autumn Matsuri

Hawaii Okinawa Center

94-587 Ukee St., Waipahu | 808-676-5400

The public is invited to a fall festival, the Autumn Matsuri, sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, featuring a lineup of performances, crafts and local fare, 5-9:30 p.m. Sept. 16.


Comic Jam Hawaii

Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai, second level

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Local artists (professionals and hobbyists) create collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story, 1-4 p.m. Sept 17.


Volunteer Days

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Waimea Valley offers three different volunteer days: Ohana Volunteer Day, Hanai Aina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Projects, and Malama Mala Conservation Workday-Invasive Species Removal. Upcoming: Hanai Aina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Project, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21, 23; Malama Mala Conservation Workday-Inasive Species Removal, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Visit Waimea Valley’s website for dates throughout the year and to sign up for opportunities.


2nd Annual Kahuli Festival 2023

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Celebrate the kahuli in the Year of the Kahuli! This annual festival features talks by conservationists, authors, researchers and cultural practitioners; informational and activity booths hosted by community partners; snail captive rearing exhibits with live endangered and rare snails; artist exhibits; and more, 3-9 p.m. Sept. 23. Register.


THRIVE Hawaii Agrifood Summit

Hawaii Convention Center

1901 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-943-3500

Learn all you need to know and connect with like-minded individuals as leading experts speak on sustainable agriculture and aquaculture practices, Sept. 26-27. Events include keynote speeches, panel conversations, start-up pitches and more. Registration and information.


Kolohe Kai Summer Tour

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5400

Kolohe Kai performs with special guests Matisyahu and Cydeways, 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets.


‘Oh My Goddess! Ola Ko‘u Akua Wahine!’ Production

Hawaii Convention Center

1901 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-943-3500

IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre presents its first new production in eight years featuring contemporary representations of four of the most powerful goddesses in Hawaii — Pele, Hi‘iaka, Nāmaka and Poliʻahu, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Tickets.


Through Oct. 1: Hawaii Watercolor Society 2023 Open Show

John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center Gallery

1601 East-West Rd., Honolulu

The “Reflections in Water” exhibit features 40 paintings representing 32 artists that were selected by juror Joseph Zbukvic with the guiding theme of “Global Connection” inspired by the COVID pandemic. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, closed Saturdays and Sept. 1, 3 and 4.


Through Jan. 31, 2024: ‘Himeyuri and Hawaii’ Exhibition

University of Hawaii–West Oahu

91-1001 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei

The UH West Oahu campus’ James & Abigail Campbell Library hosts an exhibit from the Himeyuri Peace Museum in Okinawa, “Himeyuri and Hawaii” that examines the connection between Himeyuri and Hawaii, sharing the story of the Himeyuri Student Corps that was mobilized in 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa. Approximately 240 Himeyuri female students and teachers served as nurses for Japanese and Okinawan soldiers; 136 of them became casualities. Entry and parking are free.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Doggy Day Trips


823 Olive Ave., Wahiawa | 808-754-1510

Chaperones are wanted to take a shelter dog out for a day of fun! Call the number above to learn more about the program or email:


Daily: Haleiwa Farmers Market

Haleiwa Store Lots

66-111 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-272-0584

Plenty of Aloha opens a new farmers market operating daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Find farmers, food vendors, artisans and other local food purveyors.


Every Monday: Malama Kou Kino

Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy., Honolulu | 808-595-6291

Beginners to professionals are invited to join Stephanie Marrack as she blends traditional Hawaiian healing practices with Hatha Yoga to help build balance, flexibility and strength, 11 a.m.-noon. Register (click on any Monday).


Every Monday: Hamakua Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

268 Hamakua Drive, Kailua

Help malama this native community forest situated on the watershed, 4-6 p.m. Drive through the open gate immediately adjacent to the address noted above and park inside. Wear covered shoes and bring a water bottle. Contact the Healthy Climate Communities with questions:


Every Tuesday & Saturday: Kuhio Beach Torchlighting and Hula Show

Kuhio Beach Hula Mound

Near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue

This iconic event sharing the tradition of conch shell blowing and Hawaiian music and hula by various halau returns to Waikiki, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event will continue throughout the year except during parades, street fairs and bad weather.


Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday: Stargazing in Waikiki

International Market Place

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-921-0536

Join Stargazers of Hawaii atop the parking garage and explore the sky above through a large seven-foot tall telescope, 8-9 p.m. View planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more. Hear space and astronomy stories and ask questions. Tickets.


Every Wednesday & Sunday: Farmer’s Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Tuan Farm, Kham Farm, Pomai Kulolo, Manny’s Bake Shop, Akemi’s Fish, Luau Bombs, Aloha Edibles, Da Mochi Guys and many more local vendors sell their goods at Windward Mall’s farmer’s market operated by Plenty of Aloha. The farmer’s market is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.


Every Thursday: Public Tours

Washington Place

320 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-586-0248

Experience the grandeur and view the personal items of Queen Lili‘uokalani and the Dominis family on this one-hour, docent-led tour, 10 a.m. The tour is free, but donations through the website are appreciated. Reservations are required.


Every Thursday: Kamaaina Thursdays

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Explore Waimea Valley with its diverse flora and fauna and talk story with local artisans, noon-3 p.m., then enjoy the Haleiwa Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Free for Hawaii residents.


Every Thursday: Mahiku Farmers Market 

International Market Place, Level 1, Banyan Court

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-931-6105

Explore fresh and unique products made by local farmers, growers, artisans and food purveyors, 4-8 p.m.


Every Thursday-Sunday: Docent-led tours

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Gain an in-depth perspective of the artworks located throughout the museum on a docent-led tour. The 11 a.m. Highlights Tour, is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times. Tours are free with museum admission: $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Every 1st Friday: Pearlridge Night Market

Pearlridge Center, Mauka, first level parking

98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea | 808-488-0981

The Pearlridge Night Market is 5-9 p.m. every first Friday through Dec. 1 in front T.J. Maxx. Enjoy offerings from local businesses including food, drinks, craft and retail products, as well as lawn games, live music and giveaways.


Every Friday: Friday Night Fireworks

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu | 808-949-4321

Enjoy this more than 30-year-old tradition as the Friday Night Fireworks returns to light up the sky above Waikiki, 8 p.m.


Every Friday & Saturday: HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 South Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

The perfect pau hana place to relax and take in beautiful artwork, HoMA remains open till 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Gather at HoMA Café and Coffee Bar for bites and beverages until 8:30 p.m. Also check out art workshops for adults every Saturday.


Every Saturday: Open-Air Farmers’ Markets

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea | 808-488-0981

Find nearly 50 vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and freshly made treats, plus live Hawaiian music, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Located at the Wai Makai street-level parking lot along Kamehameha Hwy.


Every Saturday: Plant Sale

Waimea Valley Nursery

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5875

Visit the private nursery filled with hand-selected plants propagated by the staff, 8 a.m.-noon, and purchase a few to take home. Proceeds go back to the botanical department to maintain the valley’s conservation land and gardens. For more info, call the number above or email


Every Saturday: Waialua Farmers Co-Op Market

Old Waialua Sugar Mill

Kealohanui St., Waialua 

This farmers market features local produce, tropical flowers, seasonal fruit, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, beauty products, crafts, plants and more, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Every Saturday: Honolulu Go Club

Various locations

If you’re part of a Go Club, then you know this Asian board game is a worldwide game phenomenon. The Honolulu branch meets 1-5 p.m. every Saturday featuring lessons for beginners. Professional 9 Dan Korean Go player Myungwan Kim offers free lectures, game reviews and simultaneous games. It’s a game for all ages from elementary school to retired folks! Email for information.


Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zooʻs Twilight Tours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. Tickets.


Every 2nd Saturday: Hawaii Land Trust Volunteer Clean Up

Maunawila Heiau Complex

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

This Hawaii Land Trust volunteer effort takes place 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Hauula Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every 2nd Saturday: Native Plant Restoration & Wildlife Watching Hike

Kalaeokauna‘oa (Kahuku Point)

Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.

The Sierra Club and North Shore Community Land Trust gather to malama the culturally and ecologically significant Kalaeokaunaʻoa (Kahuku Point) site located on the North Shore, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet 9 a.m. on the Kahuku side of the Turtle Bay Resort parking lot near the Paradise Helicopters helipad. Activities include invasive species removal, native out-planting and other dune restoration tasks suitable for all ages and skill levels. Register.


Every Sunday: Lokahi Kailua Market

340 Uluniu St., Kailua

This family and pet-friendly event features live music, keiki arts and crafts, special events, plus crafts, fresh farmed goods, flowers, food and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located under the covered lot next to Assaggio’s.


Exhibits at Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Through Sept. 10, 2023: Artist Rebecca Louise Law debuts in Hawaii with a year-long immersive art experience that celebrates Hawaii’s deep connection to flowers, “Awakening.” Galleries are transformed into a hanging garden with more than one million floral and botanical elements from Law’s collection that includes 50,000 pieces of material collected on Oahu.

Through Oct. 15: ‘Transformation: Modern Japanese Art’ Installation: Learn how Japanese artists and their art responded to industrialization and other forms of progress across society in this art installation. “Transformation” also celebrates a recent gift of 126 works from noted collector Terry Welch.

Through Jan. 14, 2024: Lauren Hana Chai: ‘The Five Senses’: Hawaii-based painter and ceramicist Lauren Hana Chai presents her body of work that juxtaposes traditional elements such as Korean folk art and the architecture of Buddhist temples with reflections on modern society.

HoMA is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $20/general admission; $10/Hawaii resident; free for 18 and under, active-duty military personnel and HoMA members.



Talk Story on the Land

Waihee Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge

Halewaiu Rd., Wailuku

Hawaii Land Trustʻs Director of Aina Education Denby Freeland guides participants on an interpretive hike, sharing the areaʻs history, geology and ecology on a shoreline trail, Sept. 8. Wear shoes, sunscreen and bring water. Meet 9 a.m. at the red house. Register.


ʻMalama Wao Akuaʻ Art Exhibition

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao

Hui Noeau and East Maui Watershed Partnership celebrate the opening of Malama Wao Akua, an annual juried art exhibition honoring the native species of Maui Nui, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 8. Attendees will enjoy art, keiki art activities, live performances, food trucks, lei making, artist awards and a first look at the exhibition. The event will benefit the Hawaii Community Foundationʻs Maui Strong Fund with a $5 per vehicle suggested donation at entry. Exhibit runs through Nov. 3.


Fast Freddy’s Blues Showcase Series

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Fast Freddy and Blue Lava Blues Band returns to the ProArts stage with special guest Adrian Trevino, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Ticket sales will benefit the Lahaina Keiki Relief Fund. Tickets.


Maui Wildfires Benefit Series

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Several upcoming concerts and events are now part of MACC’s Maui Wildfires Benefit Series to support the Maui community. Click on the following to learn more and for tickets: Hoʻoulu i Nā Mele, a panel discussion with esteemed haku mele, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8; Kū Mai Ka Hula 2023, Mauiʻs premier adult hula competition, 1 p.m. Sept. 9; We are Friends Maui Wildfire Benefit Concert hosted by Henry Kapono and featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning island performers, 4 p.m. Sept. 23; 16th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival, 3 p.m. Oct. 8, during which donations will be collected for the Maui Food Bank.


Steve Dubey and the Maui Jazz Elements

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Jazz Maui presents an evening of classic American jazz featuring trumpeter Steve Dubey and the Maui Jazz Elements, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9Tickets.


Eric Gilliom’s ‘White Hawaiian’

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Written by Brian Kohne and Hawaii entertainer Eric Gilliom, “White Hawaiian” is a hilarious autobiographical stage show about Gilliom’s upbringing as a Caucasian with Native Hawaiian roots, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, 17Tickets.


‘The Judas Kiss’

Historic Iao Theater

68 North Market St., Wailuku | 808-242-6969

This play by David Hare is presented as a staged reading directed by David Belew that depicts Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde before and after his imprisonment for “gross indecency” with men, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Warning: Not recommended for those under 18 due to strong adult adult/sexual situations. Reserve a seat.


Sheryl Renee Salutes…

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Sheryl Renee Productions, Jazz Maui and ProArts Playhouse presents this one-woman tribute to the songs and lives of the world’s greatest music icons with the Sept. 13 performance dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald, 7 p.m. An array of icons will be presented at the following performances: Oct. 25, The Carpenters; Nov. 22, Marvin Gaye; Dec. 27, Barbara Streisand. A portion of the procceds will benefit wildfire relief efforts. Tickets.


Tempa & Naor Music Medicine Series

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Based on Maui, singer-songwriter couple Temple & Naor have been composing music together for 13 years, creating a blend of soul and folk music drawn from personal experiences. The duo performs, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets.


Get the Drift & Bag It!

Kahului Harbor

103 Ala Luina St., Kahului

Malama Maui Nui offers the opportunity for volunteers to gather for social, mental and physical health services, 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 16. Help clean up litter between Kahului Harbor, the neighboring shoreline and peninsula then stay for games and a community luncheon. Register.


Ohia Seed Conservation Workshop

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

The Rapid Ohia Death Seed Banking Initiative aims to expand capacity for the collection and banking of ohia seeds across all islands in response to the ROD crisis. As part of the initiative, this free workshop with Marian Chau will teach interested individuals how to properly collect, handle and process ohia seeds without harming trees or forests and using methods to protect seed viability, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 16Register.


Fiesta Saturdays

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

DJ Jamn J celebrates Mexican Independence Day, 9 p.m. Sept. 16. Free for West Maui residents. Tickets.


Ke Ao Halii Community Meeting

Akule Hale above Hana Bay

This first in a series of community meetings will share nonprofit Ke Ao Haliiʻs projects and activities, talk story, have opportunities for feedback and more, 5 p.m. Sept. 21.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Hawaiian Culture & Plant Tour

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

A dedicated naturalist takes guests on a 90-min. tour of Maui Ocean Center’s native plants from mauka to makai where you’ll learn how plants and sealife are ecologically and culturally interconnected. A portion of the proceeds to toward Maui Nui Botanical Garden’s initiative to replant native coastal vegetation to prevent coastal erosion from impacting the island’s coral reefs. Tickets.


Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s “Food Truck Hub” is presented by the nonprofit Maui Food Technology Center dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and revitalizing the community of Kahului. It’s open seven days a week with varied hours depending on individual food trucks. Dubbed “eat the street, Maui style,” the market features a gathering of food trucks offering lots of ono food and aloha in one place. Free parking available.


Every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: Personalized Guided Tour

Leilani Farm Sanctuary Tour

260 East Kuiaha Road, Haiku | 808-298-8544

This healing space for animals is also a healing space for humans. The sanctuary provides shelter and care for abused and rescued goats, donkeys, sheep, geese, cats, rabbits, tortoises and others. Tours take place rain or shine, and the minimum age is 7 years old. Book a tour.


Every Wednesday: Weed and Pot Club

Maui Nui Botanical Garden

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

This volunteer gardening group works with native plants, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Help the botanical garden thrive through weeding and propagation, and come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. No registration required.


Every Friday: Hana Farmers Market

Hana Town Center

2 Mill Place, Hana

On Fridays from 3-4:30 p.m., pick up local produce and other products at the farmers market. Kupuna-only (65+) shopping starts at 2:30 p.m. SNAP benefits accepted. 


Every 4th Friday of the month: Kihei 4th Friday

1279 S Kihei Road, Kihei

Every 4th Friday of the month, the Kihei Town Party is held at Azeka Mauka. The event includes live music, a Keiki Zone, craft vendors and food trucks. Bring the whole family, 6-9 p.m.


Most Fridays & 3rd Saturday: Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewaiu Road, Wailuku

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship at Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge (8 a.m.-noon most Fridays, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday). Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every Saturday: Maui Swap Meet

University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot

310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-244-3100

Find bargains on T-shirts, jewelry, apparel, fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and more from up to 200 vendors at the Maui Swap Meet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Also enjoy lots to nibble on while browsing or pick up a lunch entrée. Nuts, candies, drinks and shave ice too!


Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization encouraging volunteers to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Pu‘ukolii Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing


Every Saturday: Adoption Event

Maui Mall Village

70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului

Stop by to check out a shelter animal for you and your family, sign up to volunteer or donate to the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., between Longs Drugs and Whole Foods.


Every Saturday: Free Tours of the Boo Boo Zoo

East Maui Animal Refuge

25 Maluaina Pl., Haiku | 808-572-8308

Get to know abandoned and injured birds, cats, sheep, goats, pigs and other residents on a tour, 2-3 p.m.,  that requires registration. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated to support the animals cared for by the nonprofit organization. To register, call or text 808-495-1591 or email


Every 1st Saturday: Pulehu Road Clean Up

Pulehu Road, Kula

Malama Maui Nui hosts this monthly clean up in collaboration with Pulehu Posse, 8-11 a.m. Pulehu Posse volunteers meet at the top of Holopuni Raod; Malama Maui Nui volunteers will collect trash on lower Pulehu Rd. Register.


Every 1st Saturday: Saturdays at the Refuge

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Milepost 6, Maui Veterans Hwy., Kihei

Kealia Pond, Maui’s largest lowland wetland, hosts over 30 species of birds, including migratory waterfowl and the endangered Hawaiian stilt and coot. It also has walking trails and a coastal boardwalk. Enjoy keiki crafts and activities, join a “Walk and Talk” with refuge staff at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and stop by the visitor center and bird viewing areas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Every Sunday: Kamaaina Sundays

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

Maui Ocean Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with Kamaaina Sundays offering discounted admission to residents, 1-5 p.m. Tickets.


Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 888-948-6382

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m., in the parking lot.


Hawaii Island

ʻGrowing Up Localʻ

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Filmed in Hawaii and directed by James Sereno, this film tells the story of local boy Stanley struggling to find his identity “beyond his fatherʻs fists and his loyalty to his friends,” 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets.


Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit Rainforest Restoration

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 8:45 a.m.-noon Sept. 9, 15, 23. The moderate, one-mile round trip hike departs from Kilauea Visitor Center over rough, uneven terrain with up to a 400-foot elevation change. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and a hat; bring rain gear, snacks and water. Gloves and loppers will be provided. Park fee applies. For info, email Paul and Jane Field at, otherwise, meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Groups should contact Kupono McDaniel at 808-985-6015. No registration required.


24th Annual Queen Liliʻuokalani Festival

Liliuokalani Gardens Park

189 Lihiwai St., Hilo

Hawaii County’s Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to Queen Liliʻuokalani’s birthday celebration that will include musical performances, hula, arts, crafts, food, demonstrations, keiki games, cultural activities, and a mass hula as a helicopter courtesy of Paradise Helicopters drops flowers onto the grounds, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9. Parking will also be available at the Kuawa Street Park parking lot with KapohoKine Adventures providing free shuttle service to the festival. Lihiwai Street, from Banyan Drive to Isles, will be closed to traffic Sept. 8-9.

On the same day starting at 10 a.m., the Grand Naniloa Resort (93 Banyan Dr., Hilo) will host events starting with a Pop-Up Makeke. Live entertainment featuring Hawaiian music and hula begins at noon, continuing into the evening. Immersive cultural displays, including hula implements and lei hulu will also be part of the day’s event.


Big Island Chocolate Festival Sip & Dip Paint Event

Island Lava Java

75-5801 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona

This second annual event features artist Victoria Trujillo guiding cacao-inspired images on canvas, 1-3 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9. The first session includes unlimited wine or mocktails, appetizers and a mini-chocolate fountain. Tickets.


Whatever, Heather Maui Benefit Concert

Blue Dragon Tavern

61-3616 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea | 808-882-7771

Whatever, Heather — lead vocalist Shaye Leeper, guitarist Mike Pollard and John Baldwin, bassist Randy Hirokawa, and drummer Todd Oldham — presents a rock show with music from AC/DC, the Foo Fighters, Evanescence and The Cranberries, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Proceeds will help families impacted by the Maui wildfires. Tickets. $10 in advance, $13 at the door.


Ledward Kaʻapana Live

Sage Sounds Musicians Lounge

79-7401 Mamaloahoa Hwy., Kealakekua | 808-657-4451

Legendary Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ledward Kaʻapana performs live at this 21-and-over event with limited seating, Sept. 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 808-333-4774 for tickets.


Amy Hanaiali‘i

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Kahilu Theatre kicks off its 2023-24 season with a performance by award-winning artist Amy Hanaiali‘i paying tribute to one of Hawaii’s most beloved songs, “Palehua,” named after a mountain on Oahu, 7 p.m. Sept. 9Tickets.


Imiloa Astronomy Center Pop-up Events

Various KTA Super Stores

Imiloa Astronomy Center, with the support of KTA Super Stores, will host pop-up events featuring fun crafts focused on Hawaii’s coral reef systems. Drop by to create your own uhu shrinky-dink keychain and take home a packet for the ohana. Events are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates and KTA locations: Sept. 10 in Waimea; and Sept. 17 in Kealakekua.


Brother Noland & Special Guest Ryan Hooley

Blue Dragon Tavern

61-3616 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea | 808-882-7771

Enjoy a special evening of story telling and Hawaiian music with Brother Noland and guest Ryan Hooley, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Tickets. $15 in advance, $10 at the door.


Through Sept. 10: ‘Changing Oceans: Changing Minds’ Exhibition

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

“Changing Oceans: Changing Minds” is a large-scale art installation by Maori artist and environmental activist George Tamihana Nuku using thousands of repurposed empty plastic bottles and pieces of reused carved transparent plexiglass.


After Dark in the Park

Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Dr. Steven Hess, a research biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shares how reversing the devastating effects of alien species — rodents, carnivores, ungulates, reptiles and diseases — has proven to be difficult, but limited successes have resulted in dramatic recovery, 7 p.m. Sept. 12. Even is free, but park enty fees apply.


Ike Hana Noeau, Experience the Skillful Work Program

Ohia Wing across from Kilauea Visitor Center

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Ranger Keoni shares his knowledge of kui kalo and ohana connections to Waipio Valley where kalo thrives and is farmed by local families. Learn how to make poi the traditional way from the root of the kalo plant, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 13. Event is free, but park entry fees apply.


Through Sept. 14: 13th Annual Abstract Only! Exhibition

Wailoa Center

200 Piopio St., Hilo | 808-933-0416

View abstract works of artists from Hawaii and the Mainland U.S. focusing on texture, color, composition and line work. Featuring 75 works from 63 different artists. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month; closed Sundays.


Artist Conversation

Donkey Mill Art Center

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-322-3362

Holualoa-based ceramic artists Gerald Ben and Claire Seastone have been friends and colleagues for over 10 years. Learn about their ceramics origin stories, the importance of apprenticeships in their careers and much more, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Event is free; bring a beverage and a dish you’d like to share. Registration is encouraged but not required. Visit the Donkey Mill Art Center website for info on events, classes and workshops.


Brother Noland Live

Sage Sounds Musicians Lounge

79-7401 Mamaloahoa Hwy., Kealakekua | 808-657-4451

Brother Noland performs in an intimate space with limited seating, Sept. 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 808-333-1771 for tickets.


Kahuku Coffee Talk: The Nature Conservancy

Kahuku Visitor Contact Station

Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kaʻū

Learn about the work of The Nature Conservancy on Hawaii Island from the conservancyʻs Hawaii Island Forest Program Director Shalan Crysdale, who oversees operations, including the stewardship of 10,000 acres with a team of four, 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 16. Event is free, but park entry fee applies.


Brownchicken Browncow Stringband

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

With its roots in the Applalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia, this national touring band of four musicians performs original music and a handful of classics from musical influences, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets.


Henry Kapono Celebrates the Songs of C&K

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Join Hawaii’s iconic singer, songwriter and veteran musical artist Henry Kapono to celebrate the 50th anniversary of C&K performing songs that have withstood the passage of time, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Few seats are still left! Tickets.


Cat Video Fest 2023

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Bring the family for a fun day of viewing the latest and best cat videos with a portion of all ticket sales donated to the Maui Humane Society, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Tickets.


After Dark in the Park

Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Learn about recently discovered orbiting distant stars and alien worlds and what it means for the field of astronomy with Subaru Telescope astronomer Julien Lozi, 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Free event, but park entry fees apply.


Lopaka Kapanui’s Ghost Stories of Hawaii

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui kicks off the spooky season with stories of spirits, curses, possessions, Night Marchers, moʻo wahine, the Goddess Pelehonuamea, and more, 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets.


Through Oct. 19: ‘Surrounded by Water’ Exhibition

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

The Hawaii Handweavers Hui presents its biennial juried exhibition, “Surrounded by Water,” an international exhibition juried by Stacie Robinson, a research ecologist with NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program open on select days.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Explore the Summit and other Ranger-Led Talks

Kilauea Visitor Center

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Discover and learn about Kilauea volcano on an easy one-hour ranger-led walk conducted at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Check with rangers for additional programs.


Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.


Place orders every Monday: East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are only available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center in Hilo, and orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday. All orders are to be placed via email only to; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.


Every Tuesday: Taco Tuesdays Comedy

Elk’s Lodge Niteclub

75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

Hawaii Top Comics presents a comedy show, which can be enjoyed with tacos. Open mic to follow. Free entry for all performers. $10 entry for all others. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m.


Every Thursday-Sunday: Explore the Kahuku Unit

Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5, Ka‘ū

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's Kahuku Unit is free and open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Take a self-guided hike on one of eight trails or join park rangers on weekends at 9:30 a.m. for a two-hour guided trek. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended. Kahuku is located about 50-minutes south of the park’s main entrance. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5.


Every 2nd Saturday: Artisan Market

Kona Commons

74-5444 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona | 808-203-2240

Stop by to browse through gifts, art, crafts and food shared by local crafters and vendors, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Every Sunday: Volcano Farmers Market

Cooper Center

19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano | 808-967-7800

Get an early start at this weekly farmers market offering up local produce, fruits, arts and crafts, plus grab coffee and a hot breakfast while you’re at it, 6-10 a.m.



Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

3381 Wawae Rd., Kalaheo | 808-639-5952

Lawai International Center offers tours twice monthly, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Sept. 10, 24. Within its tranquil gardens, individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email Private appointments are also available.

They also invite volunteers to their Community Caring Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7. Bring gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles and rakes only if you have them, otherwise tools will be provided. Lunch is also provided for volunteers.


Historic Preservation & Sustainability Seminar

Kauai Community College Fine Arts Auditorium

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue

Learn about what makes a commercial or residential property historic plus best practices in using sustainable treatments at the site, 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 7. Topics include assessing historic properties; sustainability; window restoration, repairs and maintenance; and window anatomy demonstration. Register for this free seminar.


Preservation Trades Training Workshop

Kokee State Park

Kokee Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, 3600 Kokee Rd., Waimea

This two-day workshop will help develop new skills and techniques to assess, repair and maintain historic buildings for carpenters and those in construction trades. 12:30-7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9Info and registration.


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Church of the Pacific

4520 Kapaka St., Princeville | 808-635-4314

This local craft fair offers unique, handcrafted items from island crafters and artisans, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9. Browse through jewelry and accessories, Hawaiian print quilts, wood and bone carvings, artwork, photography, suncatchers and more.


Downtown Lihue Night Market

Kress Street, Dowtown Lihue

Browse through locally made crafts and gift items, fresh produce, baked goods and food trucks while enjoying live entertainment, 4-8 p.m. Sept. 9.


Henry Kapono Celebrates the Songs of C&K

Anaina Hou Community Park, Porter Pavilion

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-211

Join Hawaii’s iconic singer, songwriter and artist Henry Kapono to celebrate the 50th anniversary of C&K on his 2023 Lifetime Party Tour, 6 p.m. Sept. 9Tickets.


Beach House Craft Fair

The Beach House

5022 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-1424

Visit with over 40 vendors offering handcrafted items including clothing, jewelry, art works, edibles and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10.


Princeville Night Market

Princeville Shopping Center

5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville

Enjoy 40 different Kauai artisans featuring a variety of products, live music and food truck gather 4-8 p.m. Sept. 10.


Hawaii Line Dance Festival

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue

All levels of dancers are invited to enjoy hours of line dance workshops and open line dancing at this event that benefits the Kauai Veteran Center and Museum, 5-10 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 16. Performances, food and donation prizes are all part of the fun. Tickets.


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue | 808-635-4314

This local craft fair offers unique, handcrafted items from island crafters and artisans, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16. Browse through jewelry and accessories, Hawaiian print quilts, wood and bone carvings, artwork, photography, suncatchers and more.


Talk Story on the Land

Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Rd., Kilauea

Join the Hawaii Land Trust for a free guided interpretive hike in Kilauea and learn about native plants and animals, as well as the history and myths of the area, Sept. 23. Bring water, sun protection and wear sunscreen. Meet at the Kahili Beach parking lot at 9 a.m. Register.



Anaina Hou Community Park, Porter Pavilion

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-211

Matisyahu performs with special guest Cydeways, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets.


Paws for Celebration 2023

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-632-0610

Dress in your best beach gear and join in the fun of this gala event to benefit the animals at the Kauai Humane Society, 5-8:15 p.m. Sept. 30. Evening includes lots to eat, live music, fire dancing, live and silent auctions and more. Tickets.


A Night of Chamber Music

Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

4364 Hardy St., Lihue

Ensemble Henrietta consisting of pianist Monica Chung and members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, perform a diverse program of works by Granados, Beethoven, Shostakovich and more, 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Field Trip Program

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-442-1102

Provide a break for a shelter dog and get a four-legged companion with this program that pairs humans and dogs for a day out! Pick up a shelter dog 10 a.m.-noon and return him/her before 5 p.m.; there is a late fee for late returns. Check out the dog-friendly adventure options on Kauai, plus find out the details on the KHS website.


Every Monday: Monday Pau Hana Market

Kukui Grove Center parking lot

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market supports Kauai’s farmers, 3-5:30 p.m. Pick up farm fresh produce, fruits and flowers, as well as value-added Kauai Grown farm and food products. Located in front of the former Sports Authority.


Every Tuesday: Lihue Placemaking, Forestry & Gardens Initiative

Kalena Park

Join in the two-year effort to develop a future green infrastructure along Rice St. in collaboration with the Rice Street Business Assoc., Better Block Hawaii, County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, AARP, The Funders Network and Health Go Market. No experience needed for this gardening effort, 4-6 p.m. Register.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Farmers' Market

Coconut Marketplace

4-484 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Fresh produce, snacks, pastries, tropical flowers and handmade gifts from local farmers and artisans at the bi-weekly farmers market, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Guided Tours

Limahuli Garden & Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei | 808-826-1053

Docents share the Hawaiian history, culture, nature and plants of this ancient valley as you gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance of the ecosystem in ancient and modern times, and how stewardship today is modeled after the traditional practices of the Native Hawaiian people. Tours are 2.5 hours starting at 9 a.m. Adults 13 and older/$60, kamaaina with valid Hawaii ID/$40, kids 12 and under are free with an adult. Reservations (scroll down).


Every Wednesday-Saturday: Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

3500 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-1413

Reservations via are required to enter the refuge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gates close at 3:30 p.m. The onsite Friends Nature Store is open during the same hours.


Every Wednesday-Sunday: Sunset Lanai Performances

Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-211

Relax in comfortable outdoor space while listening to live performances and enjoying a cocktail, specialty pupu and maybe even a game of Cornhole, 4:30-8:30 p.m.


Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

Princeville Makai Golf Club, makai lawn fronting Ka Haku Rd.

4080 Lei O Papa Road, Princeville

Find handmade jewelry, crafts and art from local vendors and enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai at this weekly event, 1-5 p.m.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Culinary Market

The Shops at Kukuiula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa | 808-742-9545

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market, 3:30-6 p.m., features fresh culinary offerings from some of the island’s newest chefs, chef demonstrations, live contemporary Hawaiian music, a beer and wine garden, gourmet farmer’s market and vendors selling Kauai-grown and made packaged edibles.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Sunshine Market

Kapaa Beach Park

4-1604 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa | 808-241-4946

Run by the county’s Office of Economic Development, this market offers local produce, fruits and flowers, 3-4:30 p.m. Check the website for location updates.


Every Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Road, Koloa | 808-742-2623

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, food, jewelry, clothing, art, household accessories and more at this weekly market featuring more than 20 local vendors at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s also a hula show at 12:30 p.m.


Every Thursday: Preschool Storytime

Lihue Public Library

4344 Hardy St., Lihue | 808-241-3222

Keiki ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to a storytime session at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s area. Must be accompanied by a parent or adult.


Every Thursday: Kauai Sunshine Market

Hanapepe Park

4481 Kona Rd., Hanapepe | 808-241-4946

Run by the county’s Office of Economic Development, this market in Hanapepe runs 3-4 p.m. 


Every Thursday: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Road, Waimea |

At Hale Puna Farmers Market, you’ll not only find fresh products such as mango, papaya, ulu, lime, noni, eggs, pesto, basil, sugarcane and more, but by purchasing items, you’re supporting the farm school interns from Ke Kula Niihau, the restoration of the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House that will become a community center for the west side communities of Kauai, and so much more. Food stamps/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons accepted. Buy fresh, 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Every Thursday & Friday: Regenerative Farm & Food Experience

Common Ground

4900 Kuawa Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-6368 ext. 1

Celebrate the flavors and cultures of Hawaii by sampling foods grown in Hawaii, 4-6 p.m. Farm opens at 3 p.m. for walks to the stone dam. Tickets.


Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Night

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m., along Kress Street. Whether they’re inspired by the beauty of Kauai, by the places they’ve been to or their cultural roots, these artists share their talents with the local community on creative, colorful murals.


Every Friday: Friday Art Night

Hanapepe Town

Friday Art Night returns to Hanapepe, “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” 5-8 p.m. Whether in the mood to browse through art or other gifting goodies, satisfy a craving, or just wish to wander, you’ll enjoy your time in this friendly artsy town.


Every Saturday: Locally Grown Culinary Experience

Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-2118

“Many hands make light work” is the motto of this guided tour for parent and child that takes you through a farmers market to select fresh island ingredients to make a family meal. Talk story with local farmers, learn local history, then join get together with Chef Troy to make a meal utilizing your just-purchased ingredients, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register.


Every 3rd Saturday: Volunteer Work Day

Kauai Animal Education Center

1234 Uilama Road, Kapaa

Join this KAEC effort that provides interaction, stewardship and education about the symbiotic relationships between animals, land and people, 9 a.m.-noon. Register.


Every last Saturday: Last Saturday Night Market

Anahola Marketplace

4523 Ioane Road, Anahola | 808-431-4067

This event invites families to enjoy Kauai musicians and bands, a variety of food vendors, handmade products from over 20 local vendors and more, 4-9 p.m. It’s a benefit for the Homestead Community Development Corporation, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing, economic development and community building on or near Hawaiian Home Lands.


Every 1st Sunday of the month: Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Road, Kilauea

Join Hawaii Land Trust in a volunteer effort to keep Kahili Beach Preserve clean, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Kahili Beach near the big rocks in the parking area. Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email