Hawaii Calendar: November 2015

A look ahead to the happenings on the Hawaiian Islands By: Marty Wentzel
Hula O Na Keiki, an annual children’s dance competition, proves you’re never too young to dance the hula. // © 2015 Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Hula O Na Keiki, an annual children’s dance competition, proves you’re never too young to dance the hula. // © 2015 Kaanapali Beach Hotel

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11.13-15: Hula O Na Keiki
Now in its 25th year, this children’s hula competition showcases ancient and modern dance and chant. The goal is to teach kids and attendees about island traditions to perpetuate them in the future. Arts and crafts, cultural workshops and live performances will also appeal to Hawaiiana lovers. Kaanapali Beach Hotel.  

www.kbhmaui.com

11.6-15: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Here’s a perky way to honor Hawaii Island’s prized agricultural product. Events include coffee cupping, bean picking, farm tours, a lantern parade and a scholarship pageant. A festival button allows guests to attend most activities. Kona. 

www.konacoffeefest.com

11.15: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Kauai-Style. Fifteen of Hawaii’s finest slack key guitar players come together for six hours of melodic celebration. The festival also serves as a fun forum for local food, island crafters and free prizes, including a new guitar. Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue.

www.slackkeyfestival.com

11.1-7: Restaurant Week Wailea
During this week-long fundraiser, 20 Wailea Resort restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $29, $39 or $49 per person. It’s a great way to savor the cuisine of Maui’s most accomplished chefs while supporting a good cause: the Maui Food Bank. 

www.wailearesortassociation.com

11.12-23: Reef Hawaiian Pro
This contest will attract professional surfers from around the globe who come in search of big waves and an even bigger victory. Competition is held on the three days when conditions are best at Alii Beach Park in Haleiwa. 

www.vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com

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