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Dita Holifield’s All American Rodeo

New Town & Country Stables

41-1800 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo

Yeehah! Rodeo excitement is back with barrel racing, ranch bronc riding, double mugging, team roping, keiki barrel racing, wahine breakaway roping, bull riding and lots more, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. It’s fun for the keiki too with a petting zoo. Tickets and information.



Hawaiian Brian’s, Crossroads

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

Belgian drum and bass producer and musician Netsky takes the stage, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30Tickets.


Through Sept. 30: 'Search for Snoopy: A Peanuts Adventure'

Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-955-9517

This fun, interactive experience takes kids on “The Search for Snoopy: A Peanuts Adventure.” Step into the Peanuts neighborhood and see Charlie Brown’s bedroom, Lucy’s psychiatry booth, even inside Snoopy’s doghouse and more. Tickets.


Honolulu Dance Collection

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 South Hotel St., 2nd floor, Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Organized by performing artist Terry Slaughter, this event showcases performances choreographed by local, independent artists and dance companies from Hawaii, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1.


2022 Society for Hawaiian Archaeology Conference

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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

The theme of this year’s conference is Pūpūkahi i Holomua, to “unite to move forward,” with the goal to come together, reconnect and share ideas, and takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Kali‘uokapa‘akai Collective will provide the keynote address. Topics include community archaeology and public engagement, historic preservation, and contemporary issues in archaeology. Tours of Moanalua Ahupua‘a and Honouliuli Ahupua‘a will be part of the program. Register.


Will Downing

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Over a 27-year career, Will Downing has performed some of the best of smooth R&B and soul music. He takes to the stage Sept. 30-Oct. 2Tickets.


Kaimuki Kaukau Stop & Shop

Aliiolani Elementary School

1270 7th Ave., Honolulu | 808-689-9091

Bring the family for food, fun, crafts and giveaways, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1.


Windward Mall Bon Dance Festival

Windward Mall

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

Windward Buddhist Temple and Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji partner with Windward Mall for an evening of cultural fun for the family, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 1. Enjoy bon dance performances, merchandise, plus some of the best eats — andagi, boiled peanuts, takuan, namasu, sekihan, manju, and more!


Moani’s West Fest 2022

Ka Makana Alii

91-4321 Kapolei Pkway, Kapolei | 808-689-9091

Moani and Heineken presents West Oahu’s official music festival, West Fest 2022, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 1. Enjoy good food, beverages and fun with a musical lineup including Ekolu, FIA, Johnny Suite, Big Every Time and Pohaku. Tickets.


‘Ichthyology: Behind-the Scenes Tours Spooky Edition’

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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

Join Bishop Museum scientists on an exploration of the spookiest realms of the fish world, 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 1, 8 and 22. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $15 registration includes museum admission. Click on dates to purchase a ticket: Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 22.


Ohana Stargazing

SALT at Our Kakaako

660 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-545-4835

Bring the family for a night of stargazing through high-quality telescopes atop the parking garage, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 1. Learn the Hawaiian names of the constellations and the folklore behind them, plus enjoy celestial activities, keiki arts and crafts, and join the Ask an Astronomer Q&A sessions. Bring blankets, pillows, chairs to gaze at your leisure.


Stephen Inglis Project

Hawaiian Brian’s, Slack Key Lounge

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

Slack key guitar player, musician and Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Stephen Inglis welcomes special guests Todd Yukumoto on saxophone and Ginai Hill on vocals, 7 p.m. Oct. 1Tickets.


Joan Osborne & Cracker

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

Passionate performer, evocative songwriter, multi-platinum selling recording artist Joan Osborne performs with Cracker, 8 p.m. Oct. 1Tickets.


‘Great Guns’ Gun Show

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

The Hawaii Historic Arms Association presents this two-day event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-2.


‘The God Committee’ by The Actors Group

Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery

650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 101, Honolulu | 808-722-6941

Written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Dwight Martin, “The God Committee” is a medical drama about organ transplantation and the moral, ethical and emotional issues that go with it. Performances Oct. 1-16. Opening night, Sept. 30, is sold out. Tickets.


Virtual: 2022 Hawaii Book & Music Festival

Though not in person, the 17th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival takes place Oct. 1-31 featuring 75 events via Zoom featuring national, international and Hawaii authors; Hawaiian culture, wellness, sustainability and innovation programs; Keiki Day on Oct. 22; and Memoir Day on Oct. 30. The special AuthorFest event features New York Times bestselling authors John Irving and Jason Reynolds in a discussion moderated by Simon & Schuster’s CEO Jonathan Karp. Visit the website for the program, list of speakers and more.


AIA Honolulu’s Architecture Month

Usually observed in April, AIA National moved Architecture Month to October to align with World Architecture Day on Oct. 1. AIA Honolulu celebrates architecture Oct. 1-29 with virtual and in-person events. For a list and to register, visit the AIA Honolulu website.


Leeward Makers Market

Pohakea Elementary School

91-750 Ft. Weaver Rd., Ewa Beach | 808-689-9091

This makers market heads to the Ewa Beach community offering crafts, jewelry, apparel, food and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2.


Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiian Show & Sale

Neal Blaisdell Hawaii Rooms

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

More than 100 vendors from Hawaii and the Mainland will be selling everything vintage, 20 years and older, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Some of the items you’ll find are aloha shirts, Hawaiiana, estate jewelry, dolls, beads, gold and silver, koa, kimono, houseware, toys, furniture and décor, comics, Chinese and Japanese antiques, Mings jewelry, stamps, coins, sportscards and LOTS more. Cash only at the box office.


Think Fast Improv Workshop & Performance

Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery

650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 101, Honolulu | 808-722-6941

Join Think Fast Improv to learn new improv techniques in a ReBoot Improv Workshop, Oct. 4, then perform improv comedy on Oct. 5 for $10. If you take the Oct. 4 workshop, you can join the crew onstage for free on Oct. 5. Register.


Job Fair

International Market Place

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

“We Works Walks” offers full- and part-time job and career opportunities that include store and boutique managers, food and beverage team members, hosts, servers, bar backs, prep cooks and kitchen staff, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 5.


Journey: Freedom Tour 2022

Neal Blaisdell Arena

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

The iconic band continues their legacy performing everyone’s favorite classic songs, 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6. Get ready to hit the flashlight mode on your mobile phones! Tickets are still available for Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.


Aloha Home Market

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Pool Terrace

120 Kaiulani Ave., Honolulu

Aloha Home Market launches a weekly Waikiki market, 3-9 p.m. Oct. 6, featuring unique opportunity for visitors to shop and support made in Hawaii businesses and speak to artisans face-to-face. The market will offer items from 38 Hawaii artisans, jewelers, craft makers and designers.


Hawai Symphony Orchestra: ‘Beyond the Music: From the New World’

Moanalua High School

2825 Ala Ilima St., Honolulu | 808-380-7720 HSO box office

This HSO performance previews the Masterworks concerts and is designed to encourage curiosity in all ages with programs carefully curated by guest conductors. Enjoy conductor Dane Lam and the HSO performing excerpts from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets.


Food & New Product Show

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

Come hungry because there will be lots of food samples and a food court, plus pop-up vendors, entertainment, giveaways and prizes, Oct. 7-9. Cash only at the box office.


Ho‘onanea: A Vintage Experience

Queen Emma Summer Palace, Hānaiakamalama

2913 Pali Hwy., Honolulu | 808-595-3167

Step back in time on an immersive tour of this historic home, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8. Select vintage alohawear from Mu‘umu‘u Mamas then create a fresh floral hairpiece to complete your ensemble. Go on a docent-led tour then enjoy a light picnic lunch. Tickets.


37th Annual Universal ShowQueen Pageant ‘The Ultimate in Boy Beautiful’

Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-943-3500

Established in 1984, the Universal ShowQueen is Hawaii’s most prestigious female impersonation pageant with a mission to promote and enhance the art of female illusion and impersonation. The event takes place Oct. 8. Tickets.


Hawai Symphony Orchestra: ‘Dvorak’s New World Symphony’

Moanalua High School

2825 Ala Ilima St., Honolulu | 808-380-7720 HSO box office

Conductor Dane Lam leads the HSO as HSO Principal Timpanist Brad Davis takes center stage in a concerto by Grammy Award-winning American composer Michael Daugherty, 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 8 and 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Purchase tickets for Oct. 8 and Oct. 9.


Iniko performs

The Republik

1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-941-7469

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental performing artist and social media star Iniko will perform 8 p.m. Oct. 9 as part of Black Bazaar HNL’s Pride N Seek event celebrating LGBT History Month & National Coming Out Day. Iniko’s recent hit, “The King’s Affirmation,” captured 40 million views. Tickets.


‘For the Love of Limu’

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Ho‘okupu Center

Kewalo Basin Park, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

“The Limu Eater” was reprinted to celebrate the Year of the Limu and to honor the cultural significance of limu. Native Books Hawaii, the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program and Kua‘āina Ulu ‘Auamo partner up for an evening of food and entertainment, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets.


Halloween Costume Swap

Ka Waiwai ma Moiliili

1110 University Ave., Honolulu | 808-892-1813

It’s September, but thoughts are already turning toward Halloween. Instead of trashing costumes from previous years, think “circular economy” and drop them off so others may put them to use. Sponsored by the Sierra Club and Po‘aike Aloha ‘Aina, the swap takes place 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Drop offs are currently being accepted.


Through Oct. 15: Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition

Downtown Art Center

1141 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu

Discover the finest traditional and contemporary works of art from across the state. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The exhibition will then move to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Nov. 8-Dec. 23.


Through Oct. 31: Ghost Bus experience

Waikiki Beach Marriott

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-6611

The Ghost Bus makes its home base in front of the Waikiki Beach Marriott providing all the pre-Halloween terror and scary fun you want. Various times, daily. $20/person 8 years and older, $15/kamaaina and military. Reservations.


Ongoing events:

Weekly: 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 two docent-led tours. The 11 a.m. Tour & Talk Storyevery Thursday and Saturday, explores specific historical, cultural and artistic themes, while the 2 p.m. Highlights Tourevery Thursday-Sunday, 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. Advance reservations are suggested; register by clicking on tour names above. 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. Note: HoMA admission is free for active military and their families this summer until Sept. 5 (ID required).


Every Monday: Hamakua Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

268 Hamakua Dr., Kailua

Help mālama 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 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 Friday: Hawaii Triennial Tour

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 South Hotel St., 2nd floor, Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Associate Curator Drew Broderick takes guests on a gallery tour, 1:30 p.m. Meet in the Sculpture Lobby for the free tours that run through Dec. 2. No registration required.


Every Friday: Friday Night Fireworks

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd., 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 and Saturday: HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

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

The perfect pau hana place to relax, 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. Open up your creative side with drop-in art-making sessions, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. At HoMA Café, 6-8:30 p.m., hear the sounds of Ben Kama, Sept. 30.


Every Saturday: Open-Air Farmers’ Markets

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., 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 on the upper level parking deck along Moanalua Rd. near Kaiser Permanente and Macy’s.


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 a take home. For more information, contact Botanical Manager Josie Hoh at or call the number above.


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 Zoo’s Twilight Tours, 4:30-6:30 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. General admission: $25/adult, $20/13 and under, free for 2 and under. Military and kamaaina admission: $20/adult, $15/13 and under, free for 2 and under.


Every Third Saturday: Volunteer clean up

Lyon Arboretum

3860 Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-0456

Lyon Arboretum invites volunteers to help re-establish a native koa tree forest by removing invasive species to make way for koa seedlings popping up in the area, 8 a.m.-noon. Register online or email Tylor, Grounds & Collections Volunteer Coordinator, at


Exhibits at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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

Through Oct. 16: The four large stones on Waikiki Beach were set in place long ago to honor four mahu, individuals of dual male and female spirit, who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Learn their history as revealed through archival materials and new historical findings in “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu.”

Through Oct. 30: The greatest waterman of his time, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku brought surfing to a global audience in the 1900s, winning his first gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 100 years later, Carissa Kainani Moore brought the first Olympic surfing gold medal home from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (held in 2021) to Hawaii. These two Native Hawaiian gold medalists are featured in an exhibit, “Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions,” highlighting their accomplishments and awards alongside a replica of Kahanamoku’s surfboard and Moore’s winning surfboard used in the Olympic Games.

Through Feb. 19, 2023: Taxonomy: Our Lives Depend on It” is an interactive, multimedia exhibition that explores the identification and naming of plants and animals, and the important role it plays in our daily lives. Also see the largest display of plants and animals that represent the museum’s natural sciences collection normally inaccessible to the public.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults $24.95, seniors 65+ $21.95, youths 4-17 $16.95. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Exhibits at Honolulu Museum of Art

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

Through June 4, 2023: If you enjoy florals, now is the time to visit HoMA with this exhibit opening in conjunction with Rebecca Louise Law’s “Awakening.” “Cross Pollination: Flowers Across the Collection” highlights a diverse arrangement of artworks filled with botanical imagery from throughout the centuries. All are from HoMA’s permanent collection and includes artworks by 17th century Dutch floral masters, paintings on Japanese screens, Korean celadon ware, Native American beaded bags and more.

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.

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.



Girls Night Out

da Playground Maui

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

Leave the hubs at home and hang out with your gang, 9 p.m. Sept. 29Tickets (event is free, but will be $10 at the door).


Ke Kani Hone O Wailea, The Sweet Music of Wailea

The Shops at Wailea

3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea | 808-891-6770

Acclaimed singer, composer and Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar master, Makana, performs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 30.


Imua Family Services Pint Night

Maui Brewing Co.

Kahana Gateway Center, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-669-3474

Stop by for a house beer, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 30. Half of the profits will go to support Imua Family Services, an organization that’s helped children since 1990.



da Playground Maui

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

With the release of his debut album, Mr. Good, Ardalan is defining his own sound. He performs with guest DJs Willis Haltom, Jakey Baby, DJ Kazami and Eat a Mango, 9 p.m. Sept. 30Tickets.



Kohola Brewery

915 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-446-3007

Kohola Brewery presents its Oktoberfest celebration with German-inspired food and games, and the release of this year’s seasonal Oktoberfest beer, 3-9 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1.


‘What Happened After Once Upon a Time’

Historic Iao Theater

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

The Maui OnStage Education and Youth Program presents “What Happened After Once Upon a Time” directed by Francis Tau‘a and Tina Kailiponi, Sept. 30-Oct. 2Tickets.


Maui Sugar Plantation Days Festival

A&B Sugar Museum

3957 Hansen Rd., Pu‘unene | 808-871-8058

Return to the days when sugar was king at this festival celebrating plantation life, featuring lots of cultural dishes, activities and performances from the many ethnic groups that worked on the sugar plantations, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1. Register.


Festivals of Aloha Lanai Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a

On Oct. 1, the Festivals of Aloha parade kicks off at 10 a.m., followed by a ho‘olaule‘a, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Dole Park. Catch the Expeditions Lanai Ferry for a day of entertainment, cultural demonstrations and ono eats. Winners for lei, aloha attire and keiki art contests will be announced.



Maui Brewing Co.

605 Lipoa Pkwy., Kihei | 808-201-2337

Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural Barktoberfest, an event in partnership with the Maui Humane Society, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 1. Enjoy live music and lots more fun for the 21 and over crowd. Tickets $40. Head’s up! Maui Humane Society is sending out an “SOS Foster” alert because space at the shelter is extremely limited. Visit their web page for information.


Obake Triple Feature

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

665 Kahului Beach Rd., Kahului | 808-244-6862

Halloween gets a headstart with this triple header, in-person event, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1. First view the animated feature, “Kakurenbo,” (2004), then the movie, “Kuro Gami” (Black Hair, 1962), followed by obake (ghost) stories with Alton Chung, member and former chairperson of the National Storytelling Network. Seating is limited. Call the number above to register and wear your Halloween costumes!


Author Reading: Sydney Iaukea

Lahaina Public Library

680 Wharf St., Lahaina | 808-662-3950

Author Sydney Iaukea will read from “Shorelines, Ridges and Seawalls: Saving Olowalu,” with questions and answer to follow, 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 1.


70th Annual Molokai Hoe

Molokai to Oahu

One of Hawaii’s and Polynesia’s most important and historic cultural traditions and the world’s most prestigious outrigger canoe race, the Molokai Hoe tests the physical and mental strength, endurance, courage, determination and teamwork of thousands of paddlers from around the world as they undertake the notoriously treacherous Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu. Event takes place Oct. 2.


15th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Acclaimed ukulele musicians such as Raiatea Helm, Anthony Pfluke, Rama, Kamaka & Kala‘e Camarillo, Ahumanu, and many others will perform on the lawn, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 2. There will also be prize giveaways, made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts, and food for purchase. Admission is free. The event will also be livestreamed on the MACC websiteFacebook page and YouTube channel.


Jazz Maui presents Sunday Jazz

Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate

78 Ulupono St., Lahaina | 808-844-5842

Guests will enjoy breathtaking views, samples of nine varieties of award-winning chocolate and incredible jazz by keyboardist and trumpeter Paul January with special guest vocalist and songwriter Tanama Colibri, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2. Purchases made at this Chocolate Laulima link will benefit Arts Education for Children Group music education programs. Tickets (select Oct. 2).


ONO (One Night Only): ‘Will Power’

Historic Iao Theater

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

Enjoy a world-premiere reading of a one-act comedy by James Nevius, a hilarious examination of love, life and death, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Free. Reserve your seat.


Volunteer: Nursery Day

Haleakala National Park

Assist Haleakala National Park horticulturists by transplanting, weeding, cleaning and preparing seeds for storage or planting, plus some pot washing, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 4 (first Tuesday of each month). For more information or to sign up, call Mary SantaMaria at the number above and leave a message.


Flatbread Co. Benefit for Haku Baldwin Center

Flatbread Co.

89 Hana Hwy., Paia | 808-579-8989

Whether you eat in or dine out, a portion of all pizza sales on Oct. 4 will benefit Haku Baldwin Center’s therapeutic programs. Stop by for dinner, 5-9 p.m. and shop at the live silent auction.


5th Annual Maui Salsa Bachatta Congress

The Westin Maui Resort and Spa, Ka‘anapali

2365 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina | 808-446-4843 (Rafael Pereda, organizer)

Enjoy four days of dance workshops and performances by world-class artists and dancers while learning and connecting with others who share the same passion for dance, Oct. 6-9. For a list of artists and instructors, and to purchase tickets to the event, visit the event website.


Flashback Friday

da Playground Maui

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

This free dance party will get you on the dance floor as DJ Boomshot takes you down memory lane with all the songs you love from the 80s, 90s and early 00s, 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Sign up for free; tickets will be $10 on the day of the show.


Festivals of Aloha Molokai

Molokai residents will celebrate Festivals of Aloha with ho‘olaule‘a at the Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai with lots of local eats and entertainment, 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 8.


Pride Festival After Party

da Playground Maui

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

Celebrate as Playwfire Ono and Pash Sean take the 2022 Aloha Maui Pride Festival Official After Party to the next level, 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets.


14th Annual Paddle for Life

This two-day event brings together cancer survivors and supporters to raise funds for the Pacific Cancer Foundation, Oct. 8-9. On Oct. 8, six-person outrigger canoes take a 22-mile journey from North Kihei to Molokini and back. Get a team together or join a crew. On Oct. 9, teams of 12 participate in a Double Hull Canoe Regatta starting at Kahului Harbor. Visit the event website for more information, to register or to donate.


Through Oct. 9: ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’

ProArts Playhouse

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

It’s nothing like you’ve ever seen before. No director, no rehearsal and a different actor each night. By Nassim Soleimanpour. Performances Thursday-Saturday and Sunday. Tickets.


Through Oct. 22: ‘Infinite Night’ by Stan Honda

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

New York-based photojournalist Stan Honda has been an artist-in-residence at six national parks. Honda’s “Infinite Night” exhibit highlights recent photographs of Haleakala and other sites from the night skies project.


Through Nov. 4: Mālama Wao Akua - ‘Caring for the Realm of the Gods’ Exhibition

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

Hui Noeau and East Maui Watershed Partnership welcome the public to view Mālama Wao Akua, an annual juried art exhibition honoring the native species of Maui Nui. If you’re inspired to create with your own hands, see the classes available at the Hui Noeau website.


Registration open for 2023 Maui 5K Run and Walk

Set for March 5, 2023, this community event is presented by Maui Ocean Center to support Maui Nui schools. Register.


Ongoing events:

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 Rd., 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, 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: Friday Night is Art Night in LahainaTown

Front St., Lahaina

Meet the artists behind the works at Friday Night is Art Night featuring new artwork and live music at various galleries along Front St. and Dickenson St. Hours vary by gallery, but the event continues to 8 p.m. The Baldwin Home Museum, the oldest house standing on the island, is also open 5-8 p.m. for 20-minute candlelit tours limited to five people. $7/adult; $5/seniors, Hawaii residents, military and veterans; free for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult.


Every Friday & Saturday: Lahaina Art Show

Lahaina Cannery Mall

1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-661-5304

Stop by the Lahaina Arts Society Art Show on the grass lawn at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See the works of local Maui artists, plus enjoy demonstrations.


Every Friday & 3rd Saturday: Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewalu Rd., 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, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 15, 21, 28 (8 a.m.-noon every Friday, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday). Fill out a volunteer waiver form; contact James Crowe,, with questions.


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 entree. 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 Puukolii Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing


Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

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

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun weekly event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m., next to 808 Gymnastics Center.


Hawaii Island

A Year on the Edge with NPS and USGS

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

After a four-month absence, lava returned to the summit of Kilauea at 3:21 p.m. Sept. 29, 2021, and continues to percolate to today. A Hawaii Volcanoes NP park ranger and a USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist will share highlights of the current eruption for a scientific and Hawaiian cultural perspective at the edge of Kilauea caldera at the USGS triangulation marker at Uēkahuna, just east of the former Jaggar Museum site, 3 p.m. Sept. 29.


Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 15, 21, 29. The moderate, one-mile roundtrip 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.


Shina Romero performs

Sage Sounds Musician’s Lounge

79-7401 Hawaii Belt Rd., Kealakekua | 808-215-0341

Originally from Vancouver, Washington, singer/songwriter Shina Romero now lives in Kailua-Kona. She will perform original songs inspired by friends, family, and her own personal journey, 7 p.m. Sept. 30Tickets.


Through Sept. 30: ‘Terra Forme’ Exhibition

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

Adapted from the term “terraforming,” the new exhibit, “Terra Forme” showcases the work of eight artists from Hawaii, Iceland and Rwanda who imagine earth as a vast, diverse and dynamic living entity. Guest curator Koan Jeff Baysa.


‘The Last Five Years’

UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

200 W. Kawili St., Hilo | 808-974-7310

Hilo Community Players performs this hit musical by Jason Robert Brown starring Sarah Elliott as Cathy and Christopher Kocian as Jamie, featuring live music from 19th Parallel with Hawaii Island musicians Kanako Okita, Kelly Stuart and Cathy Young, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Directed by Dr. Rachel Klein. Tickets.


Wayfinding Month

Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Place, Hilo | 808-932-8901

Learn about the legacy and traditions of Polynesian navigation with fun family activities featured during Oct. 1-2 and 8-9, plus during special hours during Fall Break, Oct. 4-7. Activities include a Kilo Kohola Scavenger Hunt, special Planetarium programs, Build Your Own Wa‘a and more. Tickets.


Story Making through the Monotype Process Workshop

Donkey Mill Art Center

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

For beginners to intermediate (ages 18+), this workshop will help students begin a journey of self-discovery by making prints using stencils and symbols, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1-2. Register. For more classes and events, visit the Donkey Mill Art Center website.


Marta Pereira da Costa

Kahilu Theatre

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

The world’s first only professional female player of the Portuguese guitar plays with intense precision, emotion and grace. She performs with Alexandre Diniz on the grand piano, 4 p.m. Oct. 2Tickets.


EHCC Lecture Series Online: ‘Monuments and Memories of the Portuguese in Asia’

The East Hawaii Cultural Center presents art historian Dr. Larry Butler exploring a few of his favorite cities in Asia with significant monuments and memories of the Portuguese empire that include Goa in India, Malacca in Malaysia, Macau in China and Nagasaki in Japan, 6 p.m. Oct. 3. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.


2022 VinFast Ironman World Championship


This year’s event sees its first as a two-day event with over 5,000 of the world’s best endurance athletes participating on a 140.6-mile journey starting with a 2.4-mile ocean swim, move on to the 112-mile bike course along the coast, and end with a 26.2-mile run across scorching lava fields, Oct. 6 and 8. Thursday will feature the women’s division and some of the men’s age groups; Saturday will be the men’s division. Find more information on the Ironman Kona Community website. More volunteers are needed so if you’re able to help, visit the volunteer site and sign up!


Kainani Kahaunaele performs

Sage Sounds Musician’s Lounge

79-7401 Hawaii Belt Rd., Kealakekua | 808-335-4774

Mele enthusiast, singer, songwriter, teacher and musician Kainani Kahaunaele is an advocate for Hawaiian language revitalization and the perpetuation of Hawaiian music through education and performance. She performs 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets.


Chicago Transit Authority: ‘Take Me Back to Chicago’ Tour

Kahilu Theatre

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

Considered the “father of jazz rock drumming,” Danny Seraphine formed CTA with guitarist Marc Bonilla and keyboardist Ed Roth. Former Chicago bassist/singer Jeff Coffey joined in 2022, and joining them will be Travis Davis on bass/guitar/vocals for their performance, 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets.


‘Eddie Would Go’

Aloha Theatre

79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kainaliu | 808-322-9924

Written by Bryan Wake and directed by Nicole Gour, “Eddie Would Go” presents events that shaped the life of Eddie Aikau. Shown through the eyes of four local boys, each comes to a better understanding of Eddie and what made him a legend, Oct. 7-9. Tickets.


Annual Forest Fair

Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

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

This day-long event with feature the Niaulani Trail Enhancement Program with the unveiling of new interpretive signage, displays, vendors, free forest tours, lei making, hula performances, and plant and book sales, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 8. At 11 a.m., The Best Bratwurst Fundraiser takes place with Lanikai Brewery. Then to close out the day, the Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit concert series will feature Constant as the Moon at 5:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online or call the number above.


Kala‘e Parish & Friends

Kahilu Theatre

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

Professional musician and entertainer since 2013, Kala‘e Parish released “Where I Reside,” featuring all original songs written and composed by Parish. This Waimea resident performs 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets.


Ceramics Workshops

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

EHCC offer two ceramics workshops in October: Introduction to Ceramics explores hand building to wheel throwing and decorative techniques, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 26. Intermediate Ceramics will expand throwing and handbuilding skills with a focus on floral containers and vases, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 9-Nov. 27. Deadline to register for both workshops is 4 p.m. Oct. 3.


Shangri La with Sun Hui featuring Pierre Grill & Wade Cambern

Kahilu Theatre

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

World-class Erhu (Chinese violin) player Sun Hui performs alongside award-winning recording engineer and pianist Pierre Grill and founding member of Hawaiian Style Band, Wade Cambern, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets.


Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr’

Hilo Palace Theater

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

Tickets are now available for Disney’s “The Lion King Jr,” a live performance by the Hilo Education Arts Repertory Theatre, Oct. 14-23. See a cast of 60-plus local performers under the age of 21. Directed by Larry Reitzer, music director Charles Bankhead Haines and choreographer Nadia Schlosser. Tickets.


Through Oct. 15: ‘Supporting Indigenous Sisters’ exhibition

Donkey Mill Art Center

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

This exhibit features the artwork of 16 artists of diverse heritage that center on conversations about missing and murdered Indigenous women. There will be an artist talk with Melanie Yazzie (hybrid), 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 30; and in-person workshop with Melanie Yazzie, Oct. 1-4. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Hawaii Songwriting Festival

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

62-100 Kaunaoa Dr., Waimea | 808-880-1111

This annual conference returns to celebrate the art and craft of songwriting, Oct. 20-22. Open to local  and national songwriters of all levels, attendees will learn, expand and energize their creativity. Register. The festival will culminate in a concert with limited tickets available, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets.


11th Annual Hawaiian Honey Challenge

Big Island Beekeepers Assoc. |

Hawaii beekeepers are invited to submit their best in the categories of Liquid Honey (Light, Medium, Dark subcategories), Solid Honey and Honeycomb by the Oct. 21 deadline. Information, rules and entry form are available at the Hawaiian Honey Challenge website. Formal judging is on Oct. 29.

The public is invited to the 11th Annual People’s Choice of the Hawaiian Honey Challenge to taste and vote for your favorite raw honey, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo.


Through Oct. 30: Art exhibits

Kahilu Theatre

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

Artist Gwen Arkin’s, “Intertidal,” is displayed in the Simperman Gallery featuring cyanotype prints of Hawaiian limu and large-scale prints on silk panels, referencing issues facing the native species of limu and the global impacts that its demise poses.

In the Hamakua Gallery, view the works of artist Bailey Ferguson in “Blue Mind,” illustrating the artist’s connection to the ocean and its effect on her mental well-being.

Both exhibitions are free. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.


Through Nov. 6: ‘From Pele to Poli‘ahu: The Kuleana of Change’ exhibit

Volcano Art Center

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

This exhibit presents 32 new original artwork by Waimea-based artist Dominic Tidmarsh. The exhibit is free, but park entrance fees apply. If you feel inspired to create after viewing the exhibit, visit the VAC website for a list of art workshops.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Hawaii Island Humane Society Community Pet Pantry

78-6767 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-334-3351

HIHS’s Community Pet Pantry provides free pet food and supplies to pet owners experiencing financial difficulties so pets can remain in their homes. They’re in need of donations of dry and canned cat and dog food, and dry kitten and puppy food. If you’re able to donate, visit the HIHS website for a link to their Amazon wishlist or drop off donations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at the Holualoa location or the Keaau Shelter at 16-873 Keaau Pahoa Rd., Keaau.


Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., 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, Wednesday: NELHA/HOST park tour

Hawaii Ocean Science & Technology Park

73-4660 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy., Kailua-Kona | 808-329-8073

Take a 1.5-hour tour to learn about the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park administered by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority starting at the Kona Sea Salt Farm, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bring a face cover, hat, water and wear sunscreen. Register.


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 Second 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.



Raqs Tiki - Kauai Belly Dance Intensive

Raqs Tiki Headquarters

4783 Emmalani Dr., Princeville | 925-766-1478 Talia, 559-415-0642 Crystal

Raqs Tiki presents belly dance workshops taught by professional international instructors to level up your dance, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Meet and greet, workshops, gala, showcase, photo shoot are all part of the fun. Raqs Tiki Glittering Belly Dance Showcase on Oct. 1 benefits the Kauai Humane Society. Event details and registration are available at the Raqs Tiki website.


Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

Visit the website for driving directions | 808-639-5952

Volunteers are invited to take part in nurturing the grounds at the monthly Community Caring Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1. 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.

Lawai International Center offers tours twice monthly, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Oct. 9, 23. 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.


PAWS for Celebration - A Fundraiser Gala

Kauai Humane Society

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

Tickets are already on sale for this in-person fundraising event that will be held on site at Kauai Humane Society, 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Enjoy dinner catered by a local chef and art for auction from local and celebrity artists, plus art submitted by keiki K-12. Experiences, food, gift packages and more will be up for auction as well. Tickets.


Volunteer: Hawaii Land Trust

Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Rd., Kilauea

Join Hawaii Land Trust for this once-a-month (first Sunday of each month) opportunity to connect with nature and “huli ka lima i lalo,” work the soil, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 2. Go online to fill out a volunteer waiver form and meet near the big rocks in the parking area. Email Ann Eu with questions,


Līhu‘e FEAST

Alakoko Shop

2974 Kress St., Lihue

The Rice Street Business Association sponsors this community dinner and fundraiser to support local artists and public art in Lihue, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 7. For this event, attendees pay to join a catered reception (by caterer Backyard to Mesa) with a portion of the payment set aside as a prize. During the meal, artists will showcase their work and explain their art project. Afterwards attendees vote on which project they wish to award the prize to. Tickets.


Volunteer: Book Tails

Kauai Humane Society

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

KHS presents a win-win situation for keiki (7-13 years old) to build confidence and improve their reading skills by reading aloud to the shelter’s kittens and cats, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8 and 22 (every second and fourth Saturday of the month). Books are available, but kids are free to bring their own favorites. A parent must accompany the child. Registration closes at 6 p.m. the Friday prior.


Through Oct. 28: Art Kauai 2022

Kauai Society of Artists

Kukui Grove Center, 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-2782

View more than a hundred works of art in Art Kauai 2022 presented by the Kauai Society of Artists with juror Robert Soppelsa, PhD. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. daily, to 7 p.m. Fridays.


Ongoing events:

Volunteer 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 Wednesday: Free yoga in the Garden

National Tropical Botanical Garden

South Shore Visitor Center, 4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Bring a mat, mask and water for a socially distanced yoga session with Naomi 10 a.m. at the South Shore Visitor Center located across from Spouting Horn; check in at 9:45 a.m. Take part in gentle yoga while listening to Spouting Horn in the distance.


Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

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

4080 Lei O Papa Rd., 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 Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., 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: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Rd., 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: Common Ground Farm Tours

Common Ground

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

Driven by the practice of sustainability and regeneration, Common Ground strives for carbon neutrality. They invite the public to their farm tours, 4-6 p.m., that takes guests through a regenerative food forest and are more than a walk around the farm. They are opportunities to reconnect with the land it the bounty it produces. 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

Anainahou 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 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