Hawaii Calendar: June 2014

A look ahead to the happenings of the Hawaiian Islands By: Marty Wentzel
The Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival features acts such as Grammy award-winner Skip Martin. // © 2014 Kirk Aeder
The Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival features acts such as Grammy award-winner Skip Martin. // © 2014 Kirk Aeder

SPOTLIGHT: HAWAII ISLAND

June 6-8: Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival. This swinging celebration of music enlivens the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel with a Friday night meet-and-greet, Saturday night concert with top acts and Sunday jazz brunch. (www.maunakeabeachhotel.com/jazz)

HAWAII ISLAND

June 11: Kamehameha Festival. Honoring Hawaii’s first king, this Hilo event showcases local entertainers, food, cultural presentations and arts and crafts from top island talent. (www.kamehamehafestival.org)

KAUAI

June 1: Taste of Hawaii. Billed as the Ultimate Sunday Brunch, this Kapaa food fest features dozens of distinguished Hawaii chefs, beverage vendors, live entertainment and an auction. (www.tasteofhawaii.com)

June 25-28: Red Clay Jazz Festival. National and local artists Diane Schuur, Mississippi Heat, Swing Shift, Jimmy Borges, Betty Loo Taylor, Ken Emerson and Will Bernard perform on a variety of stages. (www.redclayjazz.org)

MAUI

June 4-8: Maui Film Festival. Movie buffs watch premieres at Wailea’s outdoor Celestial Cinema and Seaside Cinema and savor gourmet food and wine, filmmaker panels, live music and celebrity sightings. (www.mauifilmfestival.com)

June 12-15: Kapalua Wine and Food Festival. Winemakers, sommeliers, chefs and connoisseurs from around the world hobnob over tastings, parties and cooking demonstrations. (www.kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com)

OAHU

June 7: Farmers’ Market. Each Saturday morning at Kapiolani Community College, clients peruse products from Hawaii’s diverse culinary scene, from fruits and vegetables to seafood and seasonings. (www.hfbf.org)

June 13-15: Pan-Pacific Festival. The international festivities begin with a Waikiki block party and continue with cultural performing arts such as hula dancers, taiko drummers and a colorful parade. (www.pan-pacific-festival.com)

 

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