Photo: Kapu'uola Hula Festival
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KAPU‘UOLA HULA FESTIVAL

June 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This festival celebrates the oratory and performing skills of Native Hawaiians past and present through hula and chant. It also aims at empowering composers and choreographers of mele to preserve Hawai‘i’s unique form of storytelling through proper use of language and performance. Free. Kapolei Regional Park, www.facebook.com/kapuuolahulafestival. Proudly sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.


HULIAU YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

June 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Environmental education nonprofit Maui Huliau Foundation presents seven short films made by students ages 12-18. $15. Historic ‘īao Theatre, www.mauihuliaufoundation.org.


PAN-PACIFIC FESTIVAL 2018

June 8-10

This three day festival includes a ho‘olaule‘a, parade, performing arts showcases, a hula festival and a street dance fest. Free. Waikīkī and Ala Moana, www.pan-pacific-festival.com.


THE ROAD TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING

June 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This workshop aimed at Native Hawaiian renters interested in becoming homeowners will help them prepare to purchase a home, while covering credit scores, financing and home maintenance. Free. Nānākuli Housing Corporation Baseyard Hawai‘i, 520-2607, nhc.enrollment@baseyard.com. Proudly sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.


SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER WELLNESS KICK-OFF

June 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blue Zones Project Wahiawā kicks off a community-wide wellness initiative with field activities, gardening demonstrations, more than 40 educational exhibits, workshops and informational booths. Free. Ka‘ala Elementary School, Wahiawā.


KAUA‘I KING’S PARADE & CELEBRATION

June 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual floral parade features pā‘ū island horse units, floats, walking and riding units and more, and ends with a ho‘olaule‘a featuring Hawaiian entertainment, craft booths, food and cultural demonstrations. Free. The parade starts at Vidinha Stadium and ends at the Historic County Building, kauaifestivals.com.


O‘AHU KAMEHAMEHA DAY FLORAL PARADE AND HO‘OLAULE‘A

June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 102nd floral parade begins at 9 a.m. at ‘Iolani Palace and pā‘ū riders, floats, horse-riding units and vehicles will make their way to Kapi‘olani Park for a ho‘olaule‘a featuring entertainment, food, craft booths and more. Free. Downtown Honolulu to Waikīkī, kamehamehafestival.org.


KAILUA-KONA KAMEHAMEHA DAY PARADE AND HO‘OLAULE‘A

June 9, 9 to 11 a.m.

The annual parade features pā‘ū riders on horseback, hula hālau, equestrian units, marching bands, horse-drawn carriages and more. Free. Historic Kailua Village, www.konaparade.org.


WORLD OCEANS DAY

June 10, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This family-friendly event celebrates World Oceans Day, Papahānaumokuākea and the Mahalo Hawai‘i Sail and includes the premier of the Hawaiian-language version of “Moana” (see story on page 4). Free. Ko Olina Resort, www.KoOlina.com/events.


HILO KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL

June 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Kamehameha and the memory of King Kamehameha Day at a festival featuring mele, hula, art and craft vendors and ono food. Presented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Māmaloa. Free. Moku Ola (Coconut Island), kamehamehafestival.org.


AN UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH

June 13, 5 p.m.

Dr. Keanu Sai from the University of Hawai‘i will speak about “An Uncomfortable Truth: Hawaii has been in a State of War with the U.S. since 1893,” as part of the Na Moolelo lecture series. Free. ‘Iolani Palace, Kanaina building, www.iolanipalace.org.


PAUKUKALO MAKAHIKI GAMES

June 15, 1 to 5 p.m.

Look into Hawai‘i’s past through games and competitions the island’s ancestors participated in to show respect for the land. Free. Paukukalo Clubhouse, Maui, bgcmaui.org. Proudly sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.


Royal order of Kamehameha I Moku o Kohala fundraiser concert

June 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Support the Kohala Chapter’s scholarship program at a concert featuring slack key and ‘ukulele masters and vocalists, a silent acuction, food and drink. $30. Kahilu Town Hall, Waimea, kahilutheatre.org.


MAUI KAMEHAMEHA DAY PĀ‘Ū PARADE & HO‘OLAULEA

June 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Honor Ali‘i Nui Kamehameha I and his ‘ohana with Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pā‘ū Parade and ho‘olaule‘a featuring hula, Hawaiian music, exhibits and more over two days. Free. Under the Banyan Tree, kamehamehafestival.org.


KAULANA ‘O NĀ WAI ‘EHĀ (FESTIVAL)

June 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Nā Wai ‘Ehā streams and agriculture at a community event featuring great entertainment, ‘ono food, speaker panels and presentations, ku‘i ‘ai, a community kalo dish contest, crafter and cultural demonstrations. Free. Maui Tropical Plantation, www.huionawaieha.org. Proudly sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.


KAU KA IWA, HE LA MAKANI

June 27, 5 p.m.

Dr. Lorenz Gonschor of Atenisi University in Tonga, will speak about “Kau ka iwa, he la makani: A genealogy of the Royal Order of the Star of Oceania,” as part of the Na Moolelo lecture series. Free. ‘Iolani Palace, Kanaina building, www.iolanipalace.org.