Hawaii Calendar: June 2013

Hawaii Calendar: June 2013

A look ahead to the happenings of the Hawaiian Islands By: Marty Wentzel
The Kapalua Food and Wine Festival takes place June 7-9. // © 2013 Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
The Kapalua Food and Wine Festival takes place June 7-9. // © 2013 Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Spotlight: Maui
June 7-9: Kapalua Food and Wine Festival. Winemakers, sommeliers, chefs and connoisseurs from around the world hobnob over tastings, parties and cooking demonstrations in the luxurious northwest Maui resort of Kapalua. www.kapalua.com

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

June 23: Kona Marathon and Fun Runs. Since 1994, Kona’s premier foot race has drawn participants of all ages and abilities. Routes include a marathon, a half-marathon, a 10K and a 5K run. Keauhou-Kona: www.konamarathon.com

June 2: Taste of Hawaii.
Billed as the Ultimate Sunday Brunch, this annual food festival features dozens of distinguished Hawaii chefs, beverage vendors, live entertainment and an auction. Kapaa: www.tasteofhawaii.com

June 26-29: Red Clay Jazz Festival Kauai. Performing on an oceanview outdoor stage are national and local jazz and blues artists such as Lavay Smith and the Maui Jazz Quartet. Lihue: www.redclayjazz.org

June 12-16: Maui Film Festival.
Movie buffs watch premieres at the outdoor Celestial Cinema and savor gourmet food and wine, filmmaker panels and celebrity sightings. Wailea: www.mauifilmfestival.com

June 7-9: 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. Honolulu: www.pan-pacific-festival.com

June 15: Farmers’ Market. Each Saturday morning, clients can meet the growers and food producers of Oahu’s diverse agricultural scene. Vendors sell everything from fruit and vegetables to seafood and seasonings. Honolulu: www.hfbf.org