Hawaii Calendar: November 2010

The happenings of the Hawaiian Islands
Dean Morrison, of Australia, competed in the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu. // © 2010 VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com/Cestari
Dean Morrison, of Australia, competed in the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu. // © 2010 VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com/Cestari

Nov. 21-Dec. 21: The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Hawaii’s famous swells are featured in what the surfing world recognizes to be the sport’s premier series of professional surfing events for men and women. Clients are invited to witness history in the making as more than 100 of the world’s best surfers compete for prize money and the crown on Oahu’s North Shore. 

Hawaii's Big Island
Nov. 5-14: 41st Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. This festival, designed to promote and sustain coffee through agricultural tourism, features a Kona coffee picking contest, tastings, art exhibitions, entertainment, a recipe contest and a cupping competition. Kailua-Kona, Keauhou.

Nov. 6-13: 5th Annual Kahumoku Ohana Hawaiian Music and Lifestyles Workshop: Learn more about Hawaiian culture and the instruments responsible for the island’s recognizable sound during this week-long workshop held by five-time Grammy award winner and resident Keoki Kahumoku.

Nov. 21: Kokua Kailua Village Stroll and Concert. Clients enjoy free music, local art, great shopping and delicious dining in historic Kailua Village as it is transformed into a pedestrian-only walkway and marketplace from 1-6 p.m. on Alii Drive.

Nov. 6: Ohana Day at the Kauai Museum. Visitors are welcome to explore island history during the Kauai Museum’s family-friendly Ohana Day, which is offered on the first Saturday of each month (excluding December). Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Nov. 14: Annual Garden Island Range and Food Festival. Visitors and residents taste locally grown products, enjoy live entertainment and participate in cultural games. Admission is $35 per adult; ages 6-12, half price; five and under, free. The event runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nov. 28: Hawaii’s Cowboy Music – Slack-Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert. This concert features Hawaiian slack-key guitar and ukulele performances. From 3 - 5 p.m., the concert costs $20 per person ($15 for juniors and seniors). Hanalei Community Center.

Maui County
Nov. 5: Wailuku First Friday. Wailuku Town’s monthly street party boasts  sidewalk bands, specials at local restaurants, artisans, poetry slams and more. The street closes to local traffic from 6-8 p.m. for this free event.

Nov. 19: 4th Annual Wailea Food and Wine Celebration. On the Sunset Lawn of the Hotel Wailea, guests enjoy an evening of cuisine, prepared by local chefs, and fine wines. Proceeds benefit Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center. $125 per person. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 22-24: Maui Invitational. Sports fans have can combine courtside seating with an oceanside view during the 27th edition of one of the nation’s premier college basketball tournaments. Lahaina Civic Center.

Nov. 6: Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila. Local arts and crafts are combined with booths and games, making this a hands-on, family-friendly experience. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nov. 19: 4th Annual International Waikiki Hula Conference. Hula workshops and live shows throughout Waikiki highlight this conference. Hawaii Convention Center.

Nov. 20-21: Waikiki Artfest. Enjoy food and entertainment while celebrating the arts of Hawaii. The free event is scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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