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Oahu

Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month Events

Online and at various venues statewide

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council’s Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month is winding down. The final four webinars are on May 30-31 discussing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, people vs. invasive species, combating the coconut rhinoceros beetle and navigating rat lungworm disease. There is also one last event on Maui at Maui Ocean Center, 5-8:30 p.m. May 30. Visit the event site to register for the webinars and last event.

 

Jessy J

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Known for her trademark Latin-tinged powerful horn playing, Jessy J has working alongside the likes of Michael Bolton, Seal, Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Anita Baker and many others. She performs 6:30 and 9 p.m. May 30. Tickets.

 

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

Hauula Elementary School cafeteria

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

Mayor Rick Blangiardi invites residents of Hauula, Kahuku and Laie to share their community concerns and ask questions with the mayor and his senior administration officials, 7 p.m. May 30.

 

Taylor Dayne

Blue Note Hawaii

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

American pop icon Taylor Dayne has a career spanning three decades with popular hits “Tell It To My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love” with multiple music awards to boot. She brings her powerful vocals to the Blue Note stage in four performances, May 31-June 1. Tickets.

 

26th Annual T&C Surf Grom Contest

Queens at Kuhio Beach

Waikiki

This two-day surf event is for keiki ages 3 to 12 competing in shortboard, longboard and bodyboard divisions for trophies, goodie bags and bragging rights, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 1-2. There will also be a Kokua division at Baby Queens for surfers 3 to 8 years of age who need a little push to get going. The second day is finals day. There will also be games for kids on land and lots of prizes.

 

Hala Tree Cafe Grand Opening

51-666 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaaawa

Hala Tree Cafe expands its operation from Hawaii Island to Oahu with the grand opening of a new location in Kaaawa offering its award-winning 100% Kona coffee, 8 a.m. June 1. Coffee enthusiasts can experience their farm-to-cup approach with coffee beans sourced directly from their farm. Customers also get a 10% discount on merchandise throughout the day.

 

Virtual: Condorama XII

Geared toward condominium owners and open to the public, this free webinar hosted by the Real Estate Commission and Community Associations Institute Hawaii Chapter will feature three speakers sharing their expertise in reserves and Hawaii condominium law, 9-11 a.m. June 1. Registration and info.

 

Kids to Parks Day

Lēʻahi, Diamond Head State Monument

4204 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu | 808-587-0300

This national celebration aims to foster active outdoor lifestyles at state parks and will offer a day of hula hoop contests, a design-your-own-kite activity, nursery tours and other environmental education activities provided by community partner organizations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1. There will also be a new wildlife interpretive exhibit created in partnership with the teachers and students of Waikīkī School. Free for Hawaii residents though registration is recommended. Those with park reservations can join at no additional cost.

 

The Walt Disney Studios & World War II Exhibition

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Blvd., Honolulu | 808-441-1000

The day after the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, Walt Disney opened his studio to support the war effort creating insignia for the Armed Forces and related auxiliary groups, animated short films and more. Bring the family for a grand opening celebration of the exhibit, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1-2. Enjoy open cockpits, RC aircraft flying, B25 simulator, coloring and sketch stations, craft and food vendors, costume contests and parade of costumed attendees. At 5 p.m. on June 1, enjoy entertainment from 5 p.m. and a special screening of “Lilo and Stitch” at 7 p.m. Advance registration ($5 admission and free parking both days). The exhibit running through Dec. 30 is included in admission.

 

34th Annual Obon Celebration

Hawaii’s Plantation Village

94-695 Waipahu St., Waipahu | 808-677-0110

Celebrate the start of the Obon season featuring 10 bon dance groups from Oahu, taiko performances, country. Store, pop-up plant sales tent and lots of ono favorites like andagi, shave ice and waffle dogs, 4-10 p.m. June 1. Event info.

 

Art in the Park

Sea Life Park Hawaii

41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo | 808-259-2500

Sea Life Park Hawaii launches a new initiative bringing local artists and featuring their projects in the park. The first featured artist is Crissia Vaughn whose exhibit will be revealed at a reception, 4:30-6 p.m. June 1. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Upcoming artists include Sarah Farris, Hana McEvilly, Kaiʻili Kaulukukui, Patrick Ching, Chris Miyashiro, Bryce Baker and others.

 

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: Mālama Mala Workday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2, 16; Ohana Volunteer Day, 9-11:30 a.m. June 8, 22; Hānai ʻāina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Workday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20. Visit the Waimea Valley website and RSVP for the respective event by clicking on the event date. Email volunteers@waimeavalley.net for info and questions.

 

17th Mini Bolts of Fabric & Fun

Okumura Building

1225 Koko Head Ave., Honolulu

Find a treasure trove of textiles, sewing items, one-of-a-kind items at bargain prices, plus vintage aloha shirts from designer brands such as Sig Zane, Reyn Spooner and Tori Richard, and lots more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2. Street parking or paid parking at Kaimuki Municipal parking lot.

 

Music & Memories 2024 - Makaha Sons & Friends

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

The iconic trio of the Makaha Sons performs with friends Pomaikaʻi & Malie, Kamuela & Kaʻihi Kimokeo, Kimo & Kaimi Artis, Kawika Kahiapo and Robi Kahakalau in a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaii, 3 p.m. June 2. Tickets.

 

Junior Toots: Tribute to Toots & The Maytals

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Son of legendary Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals, Junior Toots brings his high-energy performance and soul-filled vocals to the stage, 6:30 and 9 p.m. June 2. Tickets.

 

Honolulu Jazz Quartet

Blue Note Hawaii

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

The Honolulu Jazz Quartet celebrates the centennial of jazz with special guests and its renditions of jazz classics, 7 p.m. June 4. Tickets.

 

BJ the Chicago Kid: The Gravy Tour

Blue Note Hawaii

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

93.9 The Beat presents BJ the Chicago Kid performs in four shows, June 5-6. Tickets.

 

2nd Annual Prince Waikiki Summer Flix

Prince Waikiki Hotel, Muliwai Deck, 5th floor

100 Holomoana St., Honolulu | 855-622-7558

The Hawaii International Film Festival presents free outdoor movie screenings, 7 p.m. June 5, 12, 19, 26 and every Wednesday through July 31. Hollywood blockbusters and a HIFF selection of award-winning Hawaii films will be featured under the stars with several live Q&As with special guests. Drink specials and special menu items are available from the Hinana Bar; validated parking with purchase. Film schedule.

 

13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture

Hawaii Convention Center

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

Initially started in 1972 to stop the loss of traditional practices through ongoing cultural exchange, FestPAC convenes in Hawaii for the 13th occasion with the theme of “Hoʻoulu Lāhui: Regenerating Oceania,” June 6-16. The event celebrates the culture and heritage of indigenous Pacific Islanders with participation from over 20 nations. Event info, schedule.

 

Design Conversation

Liljestrand House

3300 Tantalus Dr., Honolulu | 808-537-3116

Landscape architect Geoff Di Girolamo, founding partner of Saunter Design and former founding partner of Surfacedesign, will share his experiences in creating contemporary gardens in Hawaii and show a series of works built in Hawaii and the Mainland, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 6. Register.

 

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

Kanoelani Elementary School cafeteria

94-1091 Oli Loop, Waipahu

Mayor Rick Blangiardi invites residents of Waipio, Waikele and Waipahu to share their community concerns and ask questions with the mayor and his senior administration officials, 6:30 p.m. June 6.

 

What the Truck?!

Waikele Center

94-849 Lumiaina St., Waipahu

A popular event since 2019, What the Truck?! features 50+ food truck and pop-up vendors offering a wide variety of cultural dishes and yummy treats, 4-8 p.m. June 7, 12, 21.

 

13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture

Capitol Modern

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

One of the host sites for this festival, Capitol Modern will feature curated exhibitions, presentations and performances and collaborative spaces for cultural practitioners from across the Pacific to share their traditions, June 7-14. Opening night features opening protocol and remarks at 5 p.m., plus performances, 6-10 p.m. June 7. Presentations and performances take place, June 10-14. Event schedule.

 

Rosebud Baker

Blue Note Hawaii

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

New York-based comedian, actress and writer Rosebud Baker performs as part of the Blue Note Comedy Series, 6:30 p.m. June 7-8. Tickets.

 

JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

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

Find Japanese cultural items and crafts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 8.

 

Hawaii Caregivers Expo 2024

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

This resource expo focuses on taking care of the people who take care of others with a pamper session and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8. Free event. Register for the pamper session.

 

Get Ready for Obon! A Yukata Workshop

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

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

The Obon Festival season is coming soon during which family members remember and honor their ancestors in the Buddhist tradition. JCCH hosts this workshop with Allegra Sournei Matsuo Mossman and Chris Chieko Minn from Mei & Kei Kimono-Ya, 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. June 8. Open to all ages and skill levels, the $10 workshop includes a live demonstration and yukata history, style tips and how to dress yourself. Space is limited. Register.

 

2024 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe

Come see and hear favorite steel guitar masters from Oahu singing and playing Hawaii’s favorite Hawaiian music, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8. Featuring Alan Akaka, Pono Fernandez, Bobby Ingano, Paul Kim, Mālie Lyman, Greg Sardinha and NextGen steel guitarists Hiʻipoi, Enosa, Tai, Makamae and Isabella.

 

Sixtiesmania 2024: A Journey through the Sixties

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

Sixtiesmania brings back all the great groups and memorable songs of that decade from the Beatles to The Beach Boys, the British invasion, California sounds, Woodstock and so much more, 7 p.m. June 8 and 4 p.m. June 9. Tickets.

 

Tavana

Blue Note Hawaii

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

This one-man band from Honolulu lays down grooves with his feet while playing guitar and singing island-inspired rock and blues, 7 p.m. June 9. Tickets.

 

Select days through June 9: World Premiere of Jake: The Yellow Bench

The Brad Powell Theatre

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

Written by Hawaii resident Joseph T. Rozmiarek and directed by Betty Burdick, this play is a story about an elderly man and a homeless student set within a bustling city. Tickets.

 

Through June 9: Death of a Salesman

Manoa Valley Theatre

2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-6131

See Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, the winner of the 1949 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Death of a Salesman.” Tickets.

 

Wildest Show Summer Concert Series

Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu | 808-926-3191

The Honolulu Zoo Society once again presents its annual concert series every Wednesday featuring Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning artists and favorite Hawaii performers, June 12-July 24. Pau hana fun also includes education stations, interactive children’s activities, trivia games. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Artists from Henry Kapono Foundation’s On The Rise program kick things off at 5 p.m. followed by headliners taking the stage at 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Artist lineup: June 12, Mānoa DNA; June 19, Kaleʻa and Kalena Parish; June 26, Ledward Kaʻapana; July 10, Mākaha Sons; July 17, Robi Kahakalau; and July 24, Brother Noland. $15/non-members, $5/ages 3-12.

 

Art Summit 2024

Various venues

Take part in a gathering of prominent artists, curators and thinkers from Hawaii, the Pacific and around the world, June 13-15, with a series of events including insightful talks, film screenings, artist spotlights and artist-led workshops under the theme, “Aloha Nō.” Visit the event website for info, schedule and to register.

 

10th Annual Celebrate Micronesia Festival 2024

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu

Celebrate the Micronesian cultures and Pacific communities through traditional and contemporary art, dance, fashion, stories, poetry, food and music, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. $5/residents and military with ID. Read more.

 

75th Annual Book Sale

McKinley High School cafeteria

1039 S. King St., Honolulu

If you love books and all sorts of media, then this is your treasure trove! Get ready for 10 days of deals and treasure hunts as you revel in the dig through 100,000 books and media in 80 different categories, June 15-23. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 15 and 22; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 17-21; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23.

 

Moani’s West Fest 2024

Ka Makana Alii, Center Court

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei | 808-628-4800

Presented by Moani Island Bistro & Bar, West Oahu’s official music festival offers food and music by headliner The Green, plus artists Ekolu, Johnny Suite, Malino, Songs of Yeshua and others, 4:30 p.m. June 15. Doors open 4 p.m. Tickets.

 

The Polynesian AF Show

Manoa Valley Theatre

2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-6131

Producted, hosted and directed by Anette Arinix Amazing Aga, this sketch comedy variety show will feature some of Hawaii’s funniest Pacific Islander comedians, 7:30 p.m. June 15. Tickets.

 

HSO - 23/24 Masterworks - Petrushka & La Mer

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

The season finale of the 23/24 Halekulani Masterworks features Music Director Dane Lam and the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra performing the “Orchestral Suite from Raise Hawaiki,” Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Debussy’s “La Mer,” 7:30 p.m. June 15 and 4 p.m. June 16. Tickets.

 

Father’s Day Photo Bus

Kapolei Commons

4450 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei | 808-203-2242

Bring Dad and the entire ʻohana – including pets! – and take free photos at the Photo Bus for Father’s Day, 1-7 p.m. June 16. Bring your own camera or mobile phone; staff will be onsite to take the pics. Free, no reservations required.

 

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert

Waikiki Aquarium

2777 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-923-9741

Because of a major construction project that will take place in three prolonged phases, one of the summer’s favorite concert series will be condensed into a special one night only event, 6 p.m. June 20. The all-star lineup includes Kawika Kahiapo, Bobby Moderow, Robi Kahakalau and Makana with additional artists and hula halau to be announced in the near future. All proceeds from this concert will go toward rebuilding the Edge of the Reef exhibit down the road. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m., concert begins 6 p.m. Bring blankets or beach chairs and refillable water bottles. $55/adults (13 and up), $20/ages 5-12. Tickets.

 

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

Waialua Elementary School

67-020 Waialua Beach Rd., Waialua

Mayor Rick Blangiardi has rescheduled his town hall meeting (from May 16 due to severe weather) for the residents of Waialua, Haleiwa and Pupukea to share their community concerns with the mayor and senior administration officials, 7 p.m. June 20.

 

Through July 26: ʻImi i ka Pono: Reflections on Land, Culture and Identity

Ali’iōlani Hale, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

417 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-539-4999

View 21 works of art from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts on display. Free and open to the public 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

The Original Kapena 40th Reunion Tour

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

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

Celebrating 40 years in music, Kapena performs a reunion concert, 6 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets.

 

Through Sept. 1: Fashioning Aloha Exhibit

Honolulu Museum of Art

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

Learn the history of alohawear and the many design motifs that have been created over the years in “Fashioning Aloha,” an exhibit that The Guardian calls “one of the most exciting US art exhibitions of 2024.” Read more about the exhibition.

 

Through Sept. 15: Kapulani Landgraf: ʻAuʻa Installation

Honolulu Museum of Art

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

This powerful installation by Kapulani Landgraf incorporates photographs and sound that includes the words of Native Hawaiian activist, educator, author, poet and leader Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask. The installation will be accompanied by monthly talks and demos through Sept. 15.

 

Through Sept. 15: Hoʻokahe Wai, Hoʻoulu ʻĀina: Kalo and Community Exhibit

East-West Center Gallery

1601 East-West Rd., Honolulu | 808-944-7543

The East-West Center Arts Program partners with ʻOhana of Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai to present an exhibition that shares the principles and history of kalo farming as practiced at ʻOhana of Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai through shared moʻolelo; art, video and sound installations; and images. Visit the event website for info and special events.

 

Through Jan. 12, 2025: Ka ʻUla Wena: Oceanic Red Exhibit

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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

Ka ʻUla Wena: Oceanic Red” celebrates the distinctly unique reds in all its hues and facets of Oceania exploring its manifestations in the landscapes, memories and created expressions. Exhibit is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and is free with museum admission.

 

Ongoing events:

Daily: Doggy Day Trips

Oahu SPCA

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: adoption@oahuspca.org.

 

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: info@healthyclimatecommunities.org.

 

Every Monday & Thursday: Kalama Village Market

Kalama Village Shopping Center

501 Kealahou St., Kalama Valley | 808-689-9091

Pick up something for dinner, snacks, and find fresh produce and products, 3-7 p.m.

 

Every Tuesday & Wednesday: Public Tours

Manoa Heritage Center

2856 Oahu Ave., Honolulu | 808-988-1287

Sign up for a guided walk of this historic site that includes gardens of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants, views of Manoa valley, a visit to Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau – the last remaining intact Native Hawaiian temple in the ahupuaʻa of Waikiki – and learn the history of Kūaliʻi, the former Cooke family residence, time may vary though generally 1:30 p.m. Tickets.

 

Every Tuesday, Saturday & last Sunday: 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 Wednesday: Courtyard Yoga

Ward Village, IBM Courtyard

1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-591-8411

Join CorePower for a midweek pick-me-up for all fitness levels, 5-6 p.m. Limited space, register.

 

Every Wednesday, Friday & 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.

 

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 2nd Thursday: Volunteer Clean Up

James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge or Kahuku Golf Course Beach

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii brings back this monthly cleanup on Oahu’s North Shore, 9:20-11:30 a.m. Wear sun protection and bring a reusable water bottle; supplies provided. Gates close at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided if you stay to sort through debris after the clean up! Register.

 

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 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, 7:45 p.m.

 

Every Friday & Saturday: HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

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

Enjoy a pau hana event featuring live music, bar bites until 7:30 p.m. and beverages until 8:30 p.m. with drop-in art making sessions, 5-8 p.m. on Fridays.

 

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 info@waimeavalley.net.

 

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: Children’s Storytime

Hawaii State Library

 478 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-586-3500

Best for ages 3 to 5 years old, this fun family weekly event features stories, rhymes, songs and crafts, 10:30-11 a.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 honolulugoclub@gmail.com for information.

 

Every Saturday: Village Market

Pearlridge Center, Mauka, first level parking lot

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

Food trucks, craft and retail vendors, live musical entertainment and a beer garden are worth a stop, 5-9 p.m.

 

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 through Thursday: Kilohana Hula Show

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

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

Presented in partnership between the City and County of Honolulu and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, the free Kilohana Hula Show is a modern twist on the iconic Kodak Hula Show that ran for 60 years before closing in 2002. See it starting at 9:30 a.m.

 

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.

 

Maui

Senior Bingo

Royal Lahaina Resort, Alii Ballroom

2780 Kekaa Dr., Lahaina

Kaunoa Senior Services will offer bingo for the elder set, 9 a.m.-noon May 30. Those 55 and older are invited to “May Day Bingo Blast!” Prizes and refreshments included. Register by calling 808-270-7308 option 3.

 

Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month Events

Online and at various venues statewide

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council’s Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month is winding down. The final four webinars are on May 30-31 discussing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, people vs. invasive species, combating the coconut rhinoceros beetle and navigating rat lungworm disease. There is also one last event on Maui at Maui Ocean Center, 5-8:30 p.m. May 30. Visit the event site to register for the webinars and last event.

 

Activations: After Hours at the Gallery

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Join the debut of MACC’s new program series at the Schaefer International Gallery, 5 p.m. May 30. Enjoy an evening of “activations” with live performance, music and sound compositions that engage dialogue with the current exhibit, “Max Ernst: Surreal Mindscapes & Characters.” Event is free with online registration only, all ages welcome.

 

Hypnotist Chris Jones with SungBeats & DJ Double K

da Playground Maui

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

An evening with hypnotist Chris Jones from “America’s Got Talent,” plus New York City-based beatbox live looping champion SungBeats and music mixologist DJ Double K, 8 p.m. May 30. Tickets.

 

New Directions: A Village Gallery Showcase

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

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

This collaboration with Lynn Shue of Village Galleries features the works of over 20 Maui artists represented by Village Galleries, a fixture of Lahaina town since 1970 that was lost in the Lahaina wildfire. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. May 31.

 

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Pint Night

Maui Brewing Co.

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

Help Maui Forest Recovery Project continue their efforts on behalf of Maui’s endangered native birds by purchasing a house beer, 6-9 p.m. May 31. Half of all profits will go toward the organization.

 

Derek McKee Magic on Maui

ProArts Playhouse

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

Internationally acclaimed magician Derek McKee performs a benefit for the Kimokeo Foundation, 7:30 p.m. May 31. Tickets.

 

15th Annual Maui AgFest & Livestock Fair

War Memorial Complex

700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku

The Maui County Farm Bureau presents the Maui AgFest & Livestock Fair, a full day of Maui 4-H Livestock Show and Auction, Grown on Maui Farmers’ Market, keiki zone, ag education, food booths/trucks, plus signature events Maui Legacy Farmers Pancake Breakfast, Grand Taste & Grand Desserts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 1. Learn more about agriculture, meet farmers and ranchers and enjoy Maui’s ag history and culture. $5 admission cash only.

 

Makoto Shinkai Film Festival

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

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

Featuring three films, “Weathering With You,” “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” and “Your Name,” 1:30 p.m. June 1, 8 and 15. Call the number above to reserve a spot.

 

Murray Thorne: Deconstructed

ProArts Playhouse

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

Maui entertainer and rock songwriter Murray Thorne performs a solo concert against a backdrop of eclectic images and video that the artist created, 7:30 p.m. June 1. Tickets.

 

Eli-Mac

da Playground Maui

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

Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, Camile Velasco, aka Eli-Mac has carved a unique musical path by blending reggae, hip hop and R&B. She performs, 8 p.m. June 1. Tickets.

 

Eric Gilliom’s White Hawaiian

ProArts Playhouse

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

Eric Gilliom shares his life growing up in Hawaii in this one-man musical extravaganza, 3 p.m. June 2. Tickets.

 

Jon Cleary: Storyville Sessions

ProArts Playhouse

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

Manao Radio and Roots Music Hawaii presents Grammy Award-winning pianist Jon Cleary taking the audience to the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 3-4. Tickets.

 

A Murder in West Egg

Historic Iao Theater

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

This One Night Only event hosted by Kristi Scott features a new comedy by James Nevius, 6:30 p.m. June 3. Free, but be on time!

 

8th Annual World Whale Film Festival

Ocean Organic Farm & Distillery

4051 Omaoipio Rd., Kula | 808-877-0009

Kicking off the 8th Annual World Whale Film Festival are two in-person events to enjoy films, meet filmmakers and chat with Pacific Whale Foundation staff, 4:30-9 p.m. June 6. Tickets include dinner and two beverages. There’s also a VIP & Filmmaker Cruise, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 7. Tickets to both in-person events include access to the online festival, June 8-July 31.

 

A Talk with Elisa Gonzalez

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

The Merwin Conservancy presents its In The Green Room Series featuring a reading, talk and book signing with award-winning poet, essayist and fiction writer Elisa Gonzalez, 6 p.m. June 6. Tickets.

 

Bottle Shock

Māla Ocean Tavern

1307 Front St., Lahaina | 808-667-9394

This interactive blind wine tasting competition is a benefit for Hua Momona Foundation cohosted by Sommelier Caleb Hopkins, Javier Barberi and Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo, 7-10 p.m. June 6. Tickets.

 

2024 Maui Whale of a Laugh Comedy Tournament

da Playground Maui

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

Maui’s funniest comedians take to the stage to compete for the title of comedy champion with the audience voting for winner, 7:30 p.m. June 6. Tickets.

 

Thunderstorm Artis

da Playground Maui

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

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Thunderstorm Artis performs, 8 p.m. June 7. Tickets.

 

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 first Tuesday: One-Day Nursery Service

Haleakala National Park, summit district

The Friends of Haleakala National Park offer volunteer opportunities at the park’s plant nursery helping with propagating rare endemic plants such as transplanting, weeding, cleaning and preparing seeds for storage or planting, plus some pot washing to avoid spreading plant diseases. Reservations are required since group size is limited. Bring water, lunch and snacks and your own gloves if you prefer. Other tools will be provided. In case of out planting work, wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen. Register (scroll down).

 

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 ekoluMCL@hawaii.rr.com.

 

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 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.

 

Every Sunday: Sunset Jazz Series

Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate Factory

78 Ulupono St., Lahaina

This series restarts with a performance by Sheryl Renee on vocals, Paul January on trumpet, Howie Rentzer on drums and David Graber on bass, 5-7 p.m. In addition, enjoy sunset views, award-winning chocolate and a wide selection of beverages. Tickets.

 

Hawaii Island

Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month Events

Online and at various venues statewide

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council’s Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month is winding down. The final four webinars are on May 30-31 discussing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, people vs. invasive species, combating the coconut rhinoceros beetle and navigating rat lungworm disease. There is also one last event on Maui at Maui Ocean Center, 5-8:30 p.m. May 30. Visit the event site to register for the webinars and last event.

 

Hawaii Songwriting Festival

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

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

Songwriters of all genres young and old, beginning to expert and everyone in between are invited to take part in the Hawaii Songwriting Festival, May 30-June 1. Find expert advice, guidance, make new connections and create opportunities to pursue your passion through songwriting workshops, speed mentoring sessions, seminars and panel discussion. Several top songwriters will also perform in a concert on the final day, 7 p.m. June 1. Tickets and info.

 

Through May 31: Exhibition Opening: “Whorl”

East Hawaii Cultural Center

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

Honolulu-based artist Jaqueline Rush Lee presents an immersive exhibition, “Whorl,” that invites viewers to “consider the interconnectedness and precariousness of the relationship between nature and culture.”

 

Streetlight Cadence

Hilo Palace Theater

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

Performing live is Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning trio Streetlight Cadence, 7 p.m. May 31. Tickets.

 

Kaʻu Coffee Festival

Various venues

This annual event celebrates Kaʻu coffee through events, June 1-8. A Paʻina and Open House kick things off at Pahala Plantation House, 6-9:30 p.m. June 1, but earlier in the day, if you have a passion for cooking and coffee, check out the Kaʻu Coffee Recipe Contest, 11 a.m. at Kaʻu Coffee Mill. Check out the event website for events that include coffee farm tours, a hike and lunch, stargazing and hoʻolauleʻa.

 

A Night of Island Stars 2024

Hilo Palace Theater

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

Sixteen finalists compete for the $1,000 grand prize in this annual variety show with judges selecting the winner, 7 p.m. June 1. Family friendly, featuring music, dance, aerial and more. Tickets.

 

29th Annual Spring Concert

Kahilu Theatre

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

The Waimea Community Chorus performs 20 songs spanning 60 years in a multitude of musical styles in “Come Rain or Come Shine,” 2 p.m. June 2. Tickets.

 

After Dark in the Park

Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Learn about the agricultural field systems of Kaʻū with Seth Quintus, Ph.D., of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa anthropology department who will share the wonders of the Kahuku agricultural field systems established before Western contact, 7 p.m. June 4. Event is free, park entry fee applies.

 

Fourever Fab

Hilo Palace Theater

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

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ U.S. invasion with a performance by tribute band, Fourever Fab, 7 p.m. June 6. Tickets.

 

Through June 7: Emptiness and Form: An Invitational Exhibition of Visual Art

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

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

This exhibition features the works of invited artists from the U.S. Mainland and Hawaii Island sharing their artistic exploration of the theme, “Emptiness and Form.” Closing reception, 6-9 p.m. June 7. Viewing available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

 

Through June 9: “Kaulana Mahina” Traveling Exhibit

Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Place, Hilo | 808-932-8901

Learn all about Mahina, the moon, in this traveling exhibit by INPEACE offering hands-on activities, displays that showcase the moon and its relationship to environmental activities and Hawaiian practices.

 

2024 Native Hawaiian Convention

Hilton Waikoloa Village

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa Village | 808-886-1234

This three-day event will feature discussions and workshops on cultural perpetuation, housing, fashion, economic development, tourism, education and self-determination, Sept. 17-19. Info and registration.

 

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 himga@hawaii.edu; 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: Ethnobotanical Garden Workdays

Wailoa Center

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

Join like-minded folks and help mālama the ethnobotanical garden, 8-10 a.m.

 

Every Thursday: Stewardship at Kipukapuaulu

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kipukapuaulu parking lot, Mauna Loa Road off Hwy. 11

Help remove plants at Kipukapuaulu, home to diverse native forest and understory plants, 9:30 a.m. Bring clippers or pruners, sturdy gloves, hat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting permanently stained. Meet at the Kipukapuaulu parking lot. New volunteers can contact Marilyn Nicholson for more info, nickem@hawaii.rr.com.

 

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: Palamanui Monthly Work Day

Hawaii Community College, Palamanui Campus Botanical Garden

73-4225 Ane Keohokalole, Kailua-Kona

Bring some friends to help restore the endangered lowland tropical dry forest and clean ancient trails, 8-10 a.m. Located on the 706-acre Dry Land Forest Preserve above the campus. Contact Dr. Richard Stevens at rlsteven@hawaii.edu for information.

 

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.

 

Every 3rd Sunday: Volunteer Cleanup

Mahukona Navigational & Ecological Complex

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to help work the soil and connect with nature. This first 2024 event is 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 18. Meet steward and educator Keone Emeliano at the open gate along the fence line of Mahukona Road; the gate will close at 8:15 a.m. Bring a lunch for talk story afterwards. Fill out the volunteer waiver.

 

Kauai

Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month Events

Online and at various venues statewide

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council’s Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month is winding down. The final four webinars are on May 30-31 discussing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, people vs. invasive species, combating the coconut rhinoceros beetle and navigating rat lungworm disease. There is also one last event on Maui at Maui Ocean Center, 5-8:30 p.m. May 30. Visit the event site to register for the webinars and last event.

 

Salvation Army ARC Donation Event

Kauai Resource Center

3460 Ahukini Rd., Lihue

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center welcomes residents, businesses and organizations to bring unwanted or unneeded items for reuse, including clothing, small furniture, children’s toys, books and shoes, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31. Clothing and textiles do not need to be in good condition; torn or stained clothing is acceptable. eWaste, chemicals, appliances or broken items will not be accepted. Check with a local thrift store to see if they will take donations before bringing them to the event. The public is asked to remain in their vehicles while onsite for safety reasons.

 

42nd Annual Haena to Hanalei Race

Keʻe Beach, Haena to Historic Hanalei Pier

This annual fundraiser for the Hanalei Canoe Club is an eight-mile course that starts at the end of the road at Keʻe Beach in Haena and traverses a scenic stretch of road and one-lane bridges along the North Shore ending at Historic Hanalei Pier, 5:45-10:30 a.m. June 1. Participants can choose between the 8-Mile Run or 8-Mile Walk from Haena to Hanalei, or the 5K Run or Keiki 1-Mile Run, both of which begins and ends at Hanalei Pier. Hanalei Canoe Club will host a pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m.; registered runners and walkers eat free. Awards will be presented at the finish line. Online registration closes at midnight on May 30.

 

Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

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

Lawai International Center invites volunteers to its Community Caring Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 1, July 6. 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.

They also offer tours twice monthly, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. June 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 info@lawaicenter.org. Private appointments are also available.

 

6th Annual Kauai Pride Parade & Festival

Vidinha Stadium to the Historic County Lawn, Lihue

The Kauai Pride Parade and Festival invites the community to enjoy a lively and colorful parade that starts at Vidinha Stadium and makes its way on Rice Street to the Historic County Lawn where the festival will feature fun for the entire family, June 1. Parade is 9-10 a.m., festival is 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Kauai Made at Grove Farm Craft Fair

Grove Farm Park

3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue

The Grove Farm Craft Fair features Kauai Made craft vendors offering jewelry, apparel, gift items, local food and fresh produce, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 1.

 

Old Kapaa Town 1st Saturday Hoʻolauleʻa Multi-Cultural Celebration

Old Kapaa Town

The Kapaa Business Association hosts this first-Saturday-of-every-month celebration, 5-9 p.m. June 1. The event will between Beachside Boutique on the north side of town and Paco’s Taco’s on the south side along Kuhio Highway in addition to the east end of Kukui Street and west end of Kauwila Street. A host of cultural performances begins at 6 p.m. on Kauwila Street.

 

Duo Diorama

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

4364 Hardy St., Lihue

Enjoy the music of pianist Winston Choi and violinist Minghuan Xu at this free concert featuring works by Alfred Schnittke, John Corigliano, Robert Pollock, Augusta Read Thomas, Dmitri Shostakovich and Béla Bartok, 7 p.m. June 1. A preconcert discussion takes place at 6 p.m.

 

Local Treasures Marketplace

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kauai Veterans Memorial Hwy., Lihue

Stop by this outdoor market to browse through unique souvenirs, yummy edibles, crafts, vintage goods and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2.

 

32nd Annual Taste of Hawaii

Smith’s Tropical Paradise

3-5971 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa | 808-821-6895

The Rotary Club of Kapaa presents the ultimate Sunday Brunch, Taste of Hawaii, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 2. Over 25 chefs from across the state, more than 10 beverage vendors and lots of musical groups will share their best offerings as you stroll through the tropical gardens and savor every sip and bite. It’s all you can eat and drink. Free parking and shuttle service available from Vidinha Stadium. Tickets.

 

Kauai Songwriters Music Festival

Hilton Garden Inn at Wailua Bay

3-5920 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa | 808-823-6000

Celebrate the art of songwriting with workshops that culminate in a concert on the final day, June 7-8. Musical guests include Emily Elbert, Ken Emerson, Rock Hendricks, Allan Thomas, Randy Tico, Kirby Keough, Pancho Graham, Bel Heredia, Bill Dick and Roger Jacobs. Tickets and info.

 

6th Annual KSA Show Washed Up

Kauai Society of Artists

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

The Kauai Society of Artists partners with the Surfrider Foundation Kauai Chapter for this annual marine debris art show that highlights marine debris including plastic pollution, June 7-28. Opening reception is June 8 on World Oceans Day.

 

Aloha Friday Art Nights

Hā Coffee

4180 Rice St., Lihue

Relax and enjoy this pau hana event featuring open mic, live artists painting, beer garden by Kauai Island Brewing Co. and food by Hā Coffee, 4-8 p.m. June 7.

 

World Oceans Day

Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church lawn

3815 Iona Rd., Hanapepe

Storybook Children’s Theatre presents this World Oceans Day celebration, 4:30-8 p.m. June 7. Meet Storybook’s characters, inflatable marine creatures, plus enjoy the Hanapepe Art Night activities.

 

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.-2 p.m. June 8. Browse through jewelry and accessories, Hawaiian print quilts, wood and bone carvings, artwork, photography, suncatchers and more.

 

4th Annual Kauai Poke Fest

Kōloa Landing Resort at Poipu

2641 Poipu Rd., Koloa | 808-500-7691

Indulge in anything and everything poke at this annual event that celebrates Hawaii’s most famous dish, 2-7 p.m. June 8. Enjoy a competition between professional and amateur chefs with an original poke recipe, live entertainment, food and drinks, made-in-Kauai marketplace and poke demonstration by James Beard Award-winning Chef Sam Choy. Tickets and info.

 

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 recreation.gov 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: 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 Thursday: Live Ukulele

Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St., Lihue | 808-245-6931

Enjoy a musical kupuna kanikapila in the courtyard, 10 a.m.-noon. Free with paid admission. Be sure to visit the Kauai Museum website for weekly classes such as haku lei making, painting, weaving, hula and feather making.

 

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: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Road, Waimea | halepuna.org

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 shop@alakoko.com.

 

Every Sunday: Princeville Night Market

Princeville Shopping Center

5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville

Enjoy live music and food trucks and connect with over 40 Kauai artisans and crafters, 4-8 p.m.