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Exploring: Calendar > Oahu > August
Every Wednesday in June, July and August
STARBUCK'S HAWAII'S WILDEST SHOW SERIES
This popular summertime series features the top entertainers in Hawaii at the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki. Music, keiki activities and more. A donation is collected to benefit the Zoo's Animal Browse Garden. For more information call Honolulu Zoo Society (808) 926-3191.
MOONLIGHT MELE ON THE LAWN
Bishop Museum Moonlight Mele On the Lawn Concert Series. The concerts feature traditional Hawaiian music, local comedy and contemporary titles from Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners and Grammy Awards nominees. Ticket price range-$10 to $17.50. For more information call (808) 550-8457.
SEW, QUILT AND CRAFT EXPO
Manufacturers, designers and teachers share industry tips and techniques daily. Ongoing demonstrations of innovative products, hands-on projects, and instruction. Neal S. Blaisdell Center. For more information call (800) 472-6476.
HAWAIIAN INVITATIONAL WATER POLO TOURNAMENT
This tournament has evolved throughout the years into one of the most desirable water polo tournament destinations in the USA and worldwide. Approximately 90 teams participate in the tournament every year including teams from most U.S. mainland states and international teams from Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and more. Held at the Duke Kahanmoku Aquatic Complex at the University of Hawaii. For more information call John Nielsen (808) 921-6711.
Oahu's biggest summer carnival is held on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. Open to the general public, featuring the world-famous Grucci Brothers fireworks spectacular, the music of national recording artists and local entertainers, carnival rides, food, military displays, and much more. For more information call (808) 254-7679.
LEEWARD ORCHID AND PLANT SHOW
A beautiful three-day show with hundreds of orchids on display and for sale. One of the many orchid shows presented throughout the year by the Orchid Societies in Hawaii. Waipahu High School, 94-1211 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu. For more information call (808) 247-3345.
HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL "WAIKIKI STYLE"
Featuring 20 of the finest artists in Hawaii. Free Admission. All day at Queen Kapiolani Park & Bandstand. For more information call Ka-Hoku Productions (808) 239-4336 or (808) 226-2697.
MADE IN HAWAII FESTIVAL
A three-day celebration at the Neal Blaisdell Center, Honolulu highlighting the unique and varied products of Hawaii. More than 400 exhibitors participate offering everything that's made in Hawaii from art, clothing, food, home furnishings, jewelry, toys, fresh produce, and plants, to authentic Hawaiian handicrafts. Free cooking demonstrations and delicious food samples by Hawaii's talented chefs and entertainment by Hawaii's popular musicians. For more information call (808) 533-1292.
LEWERS STREET FESTIVAL
Live entertainment on various stages, food prepared by area restaurants, arts and crafts, merchandise sales. Fun for the entire family. In the evening on Lewers Street in Waikiki from Kalakaua Avenue to Helumoa Road. For more information call (808) 921-6679.
HAWAII HEALING GARDEN
The Hawaii Healing Garden - Statewide Festivals celebrate the multi-cultural medicinal and nutritional plants of Hawaii. Polynesian, Hawaiian, Ayurvedic, Chinese, Filipino, cultural practitioners and ethno-botanists, share their knowledge of Hawaii's rich botanical treasures. Featuring lectures, tours, workshops, adult and children's programs, a Healing Arts Fair and cultural presentations. All day. Various locations around Oahu. For more information call (808) 638-0888 .
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES WAHINE VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC
University of Hawaii women's volleyball stars join college ranked women's volleyball teams in their 15th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Volleyball Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center. For more information call (808) 944-BOWS.
HOOLEA JACKPOT MARLIN FISHING TOURNAMENT
Big game fishing for cash prizes. Hawaii & Waikiki Yacht Club, Honolulu. For more information call (808) 955-4405.
Thursdays and Saturdays October through February (ongoing)
PUBLIC TOURS AT JAMES CAMPBELL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge is located near Kahuku town on the north shore of Oahu. This wetland refuge is home to four endangered Hawaiian water birds and numerous migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. The refuge offers public tours Thursdays and Saturdays starting the third Saturday in October and ending the third Saturday in February each year. For more information call (808) 637-6330 ext. 27.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, except holidays (ongoing)
Enjoy the ever-changing sights and sounds of the Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will share highlights of the Arboretum collections. Tours are Tuesday 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Saturday 1 - 2:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. Tour donation: $2.50. For more information call (808) 988-0456.
All Year (ongoing)
MISSION HOUSES MUSEUM
Mission Houses Museum was established in 1920 by the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, a private, non-profit organization and genealogical society. Its three restored houses and research library provide a unique glimpse into 19th century Hawai‘i, and its temporary exhibition gallery expands the Museum’s relevance and positive impact on the community through the presentation of such exhibitions as The Marquesas: Two Centuries of Cultural Traditions and Lasting Impressions: Printing & Engraving in Hawai‘i. Each spring the museum hosts the Fancy Fair, where island craftspeople and artists show their wares. The visitor experience is further enhanced by an orientation Center, a shop and the Winterbourne Tea Room. Located at 553 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96813-3002 For more information call (808) 531-0481.
Every Tuesday (ongoing)
GUIDED TOURS OF THE HAWAII THEATRE
The one-hour tour offers a unique insight into the history, art, architecture and restoration of the beautiful Hawaii Theatre in Chinatown, including a performance on the 1922 Robert Morton theatre organ. There is a fee for admission. For more information call (808) 528-0506.
HONOLULU STREET MARKET
Bringing the country back to Honolulu at City Square in Kalihi, right outside the downtown area. Open Saturdays only from 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Produce, cut flowers, bananas, fresh baked Kakaako breads, knick-knacks, collectibles, crafts, Paniolo Popcorn. Vendors vary from week to week. Support Hawaii's small farmers. No admission. Free parking. For more information call (808) 221-6042.
HAWAII NATURE CENTER
Ongoing nature classes and hikes for children and adults. 2131 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu. For more information call (808) 955-0100.
Every Weekend (ongoing)
ART AT THE ZOO FENCE
Every weekend since July of 1954 hundreds of original paintings prints, and photos have been on display at the zoo fence and dozens of fine artists are on hand to meet. If you're visiting Honolulu, Art At The Zoo Fence is only a two-block walk from Waikiki. If you're lucky enough to live here, you can park at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand free parking lot just across Monsarrat Avenue from the Honolulu Zoo. (9 am - 4 pm) For more information call (808) 946-7713.
First Friday of Every Month (ongoing)
FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII
First Friday Hawaii Gallery Walk is a monthly event in downtown Honolulu with art exhibits, galleries, shops, entertainment, restaurants. They say: "Come join us for the most exciting event to hit downtown Honolulu on the first Friday of every month! Chinatown is the place to be if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment." For more information call 808-739-9797.
First Saturday of Every Month (ongoing)
RELIVE THE PLANTATION DAYS
A living history museum and ethno-botanical garden on a 50-acre site dedicated to the legacy of immigrant workers from the sugar plantation era. There are 32 authentic and replica structures furnished with artifacts placed in original settings. Hawaii's Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. For reservations or more information call (808) 677-0110.
Every Thursday Evening (ongoing)
INTRODUCTION TO HULA: KEIKI
Keiki Hula: Children can learn basic movements of hula from instructor Germaine Kaleolani Haili. Haumana (students) will learn the history, language, and culture of this beautiful art form. Ward Warehouse (Ewa End-under Old Spaghetti Factory). For more information call Germaine Haili (808)596-8885.