Photo: Volunteers at Mālama Maunalua Bay
Volunteer to Mālama Maunalua Bay on Aug. 12. - Photo: Courtesy of Mālama Maunalua

MĀLAMA MAUNALUA SUMMER COMMUNITY HUKI EVENT

August 12, 9 a.m. to noon

Learn about restoring Hawaiʻi’s marine environment while helping to remove invasive algae from nearshore waters along Maunalua Bay. Hosts Mālama Maunalua and Pono Pacific encourage volunteer to bring water and wear sunscreen and clothes that can get wet. Water shoes, gloves and bags will be provided. Volunteers meet at Kuliʻouʻou Beach Park. Call 395-5050 or email volunteer@malamamaunalua.org.

HCRA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA

August 5, 7:30 a.m.

The 2017 Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Annual State Championship Regatta brings together paddling associations from around the state to determine the overall outrigger canoe paddling champions. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8. Free. Hanakaoʻo Beach Park, Lahaina, Maui, www.hcrapaddler.com. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

MAUKA TO MAKAI 2017

August 5, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ka‘ala Farms
August 6, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pōka‘i Bay

This two-day event links the mountains and oceans in Waiʻanae through cultural education and activities and encourage the community’s understanding of their kuleana to water safety and enhance environmental awareness. Saturday, Kaʻala Farms, Sunday Pōkaʻi Bay, 697-3709. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

LILI‘UOKALANI PROTESTANT CHURCH LŪ‘AU

August 5, 1 to 4 p.m.

Pick-up only 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 41st annual benefit lūʻau offers takeout and dine-in options, with entertainment from Chinky Mahoe and Hālau Kawiliʻula mand Greg Lontayao and Hālau Kawaihoa. $25 dine-in, $20 takeout. 66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleʻiwa, 637-9364.

NĀ HULA FESTIVAL

August 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The city’s 77th Annual Nā Hula Festival features non-competitive hula performances, music from the Royal Hawaiian Band and the 2017 Lei Queen and Court. Bring something to sit on, as well as something to eat and drink. Free. Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand, 768-3058.

KA‘INA MAI

August 6, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hikaʻalani presents an evening of food, storytelling, mele and hula to celebrate a community returning to and growing at the piko of the Kailua ahupuaʻa. Free. Ulupō Heiau. Kūkanono, Kailua. $125. Email halauhikaalani@gmail.com or visit hikaalani.website/kulsquoono-kulsquoai.html.

PAPAKŌLEA PĀ‘INA

August 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Back for a second year, the Papakōlea Pāʻina features entertainment by Keauhou, Natalie Ai Kamauu, Kuana Torres Kahele, Pōmaikaʻi Lyman and the Keawe ʻohana, plus special guests. Tickets are $35 ($10 for keiki under 12) and include court access to the concert, Hawaiian food plate, cultural demonstrations, a keiki zone, marketplace and more. Presale tickets include a Hawaiian plate and access to the concert. Proceeds will support the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program and other educational activities. Tickets at papakoleapaina.eventbrite.com. Papakōlea Community Park, 520-8998, papakoleapaina@gmail.com.

Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner Natalie Ai Kamauʻu joins the impressive list of performers at the Papakōlea Pāʻina. -Photo: Courtesy

FREE CONCERT AT LILI‘UOKALANI GARDENS

August 17, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

As a prelude to an evening Hawaiʻi International Music Festival concert (see “Taste, Sights and Sounds of the Big Island” below), this free performance at Liliʻuokalani Gardens will feature classical and Hawaiian music from the festival’s founders and other musicians, including Argentinian tango music, as well as selected compositions by Queen Liliʻuokalani. Bring your own mats, blankets or beach chairs. Lili‘uokalani Gardens between the Pāhoa-side gate and the restrooms. www.HIMusicFestival.com.

TASTE, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE BIG ISLAND

August 17, 6:30 p.m.

The 2nd Annual Hawaiʻi International Music Festival’s season finale is a unique, multidisciplinary concert bringing together all-star classical musicians and local talent. A local music spotlight will be Hawaiian songs by Queen Liliʻuokalani. $30-35. First United Protestant Church Hilo, 1350 Waianuenue Ave, www.HIMusicFestival.com.

NĀ KAU A HI‘IAKA

August 18-19, 7:30 p.m.
August 20, 4 p.m.

Written by University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa MFA graduate Kauʻi Kaina, this Hawaiian language play presents the moʻolelo of sisters Hiʻiakaikapoliopele and Pelehonuamea. Performed entirely in Hawaiian and featuring hula and mele, this production closes out the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival. $10-$25. Mamiya Theatre, www.showtix4u.com, 202-6360, christopher.patrinos@chaminade.edu.

Enjoy Hawaiian language opera “Nā Kau a Hi‘iaka” Aug. 18-20. – Photo: Courtesy of Chaminade University of Honolulu

MADE IN HAWAI‘I FESTIVAL

August 18-20, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closes at 5 p.m. Sunday)

This three-day showcase of locally made products features more than 400 booths, including neighbor island vendors whose work isn’t found easily on Oʻahu. Award-winning entertainers will perform, including Keauhou, the trio that took home nine Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. Cooking demonstrations include a chili cook-off by some of Hawaiʻi’s favorite chefs. $6. Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, 533-1292 or www.MadeInHawaiiFestival.com.

MĀLAMA NĀ KEIKI FESTIVAL

August 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open to prenatal women, young families, those considering pregnancy and supporting ʻohana, this event will offer a wide variety of maternity and now family mini-educational classes; clinical health screening; keiki activities and healthy, locally sourced food. Free. Nāʻālehu Park, www.huimalamaolanaoiwi.org. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

FUTURE FEST 2017

August 28

An all day event for students in grades 7-12 and community members to learn more about post-secondary opportunities from military recruiters, career personnel and college and union representatives. Free. Molokaʻi High & Middle School, www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMolokai. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

2017 ‘ONIPA‘A CELEBRATION

September 3

Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual ‘Onipa‘a Celebration to celebrate the 179th birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani and honoring her as a leader of peace and justice as Hawai‘i’s last sovereign. Free. ‘Iolani Palace grounds, www.hawaiiponoi.info. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.