Ke Au Hawai‘i Festival
Aug. 4, 5 to 10 p.m.
The feature event for Ke Au Hawai‘i, “The age of the Hawaiian,” includes mele, mākeke, mea ‘ai and mana‘o. Entertainment will be provided by Ekolu, Sudden Rush and Mana Maoli and the mākeke vendors include artisans and designers, such as Wahine Toa. $15, free for ages 10 and under. Aloha Stadium lower lot, www.keauhawaii.com. Proudly supported by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Rediscover the Return of the Wai‘anae Sunset on the Beach
Aug. 4-5, noon to 10 p.m.
The biennial Wai‘anae Sunset on the Beach returns to the Leeward Coast with food vendors, crafts, a health expo, information booths, a keiki village, a fireworks show and movies on the big screen at dusk. Free. Mā‘ili Beach Park. Proudly supported by an Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant.
2018 Small Business Fair
Aug. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“Launch your dreams into reality” is the theme of this year’s small business fair, sponsored by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and the U.S. Small Business Association. The fair will include 18 workshops and business counseling, and 30 exhibitors. Free. Honolulu Community College, invest.hawaii.gov/business/hawaii-small-business-fairs.
Lyon’s Centennial Ho‘olaule‘a
Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The community is invited to celebrate the centennial of the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum with live music, food trucks, hula performances and activities for the whole ‘ohana. Free. Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Mānoa Road, manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
Keepers of the Flame: The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women
Aug. 4, noon to 2 p.m.
The Hula: Mind, Body and Spirit lecture and film series features a film honoring three iconic Hawaiian women – Mary Kawena Pukui, ‘Iolani Luahine and Edith Kanaka‘ole – who were instrumental in keeping cultural traditions alive despite Western prohibitions and persecution. Presented by producer Myrna Kamae of the Hawai‘i Legacy Foundation. Free with museum admission. Bishop Museum, www.bishopmuseum.org/special-events.
36th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Aug. 11, noon to 6 p.m.
A stellar lineup of entertainers from across the islands features Brother Noland, Nathan Aweau, Ho‘okena, Eric Lee, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, Stephen Inglis, George Kuo, Paul Togioka, Kamuela Kahoano, Aja Gample, Lance Takamiya and Jonah Domingo. $5, with proceeds benefiting the aquarium. Waikīkī Aquarium, www.waikikiaquarium.org.
Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The annual pā‘ina includes entertainment from Ei Nei, Ho‘okena, Makaha Sons, Weldon Kekauoha and special guests. The event also has a keiki zone, marketplace and Hawaiian food. $25-$35 for adults; $10 for keiki under 12. Papakōlea Community Park, 2018papakoleapaina.eventbrite.com.
6th Annual Ho‘Olaule‘a Owa
Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
This event brings recognition to iwi kupuna buried in the Pu‘uone (sand hills) and the historic value of this area in order to inform and educate those of the community that live, work and play in the Pu‘uone about its significance to our people. The morning starts with optional visits to mālama burial sites, followed by a number of speakers throughout the afternoon, a torch march at 9:30 p.m. and oli and talk story until 6 a.m. Sponsored by Hui Pono Ike Kanawai and co-sponsor Malama Kakanilua at Owa (Maui Lani Shopping Center).
24th Annual Made in Hawai‘i Festival
Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 400 local vendors will be showcasing their favorite products, including food, gifts, clothing, jewelry, art and consumer goods. Entertainment includes musical acts and cooking demonstrations. $6. Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, MadeInHawaiiFestival.com.
Mauka to Makai
Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This second annual event includes mauka events at Ka‘ala Farm in Wai‘anae Valley on Aug. 25, including traditional food growing and preparation, traditional ahupua‘a practices and watershed information. Makai activities will be held at Nene‘u (Poka‘i Bay) on Aug. 26, featuring an ocean safety and awareness clinic, makahiki games and experts from the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Free, 697-3709. Proudly supported by an Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant.
Kai Momona Spearfishing Tournament
This dive tournament will be focusing on skillfully targeting a specific size of different fish rather than aiming for the largest. This event is also a collaboration effort by the fishpond practitioners representing the three fishponds in Keaukaha. This event will also help promote and support the restoration activities and efforts happening at the fishponds. Richardson Beach Park, firstname.lastname@example.org. Proudly supported by an Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant.
Nā Keiki Aloha: The Beloved Children
Sept. 2, 3 to 7 p.m.
St. John Vianney Hālau ka Pā Hula o ka Lei Hulu Hiwa’s fundraiser features entertainment from Kapena, Ken Makuakane, Hawaiian Soul, Kamahoi and special guests, as well as pupus, a raffle and a silent auction. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The Republik, (808) 230-4875, email@example.com.
2018 12th Annual ‘Onipa‘a Celebration
Celebrate the 180th anniversary of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s birth at ‘Iolani Palace. The event falls on a Kama‘āina Sunday, which means complimentary palace admission for Hawai‘i residents.