Reebok Spartan Race Hawaii Trifecta Weekend takes place Aug. 5-6. // © 2017 Getty Images
Feature image (above): Meet farmers and innovators at KCC Farmers’ Market. // © 2017 Getty Image
August says “aloha” to summer’s end via events and festivals that spotlight cuisine, culture and physical endurance. If you’re craving signature Hawaii happenings, Oahu tops the list.
“The Hawaii Farm Bureau believes that the KCC Farmers’ Market is an opportune way to highlight and promote Hawaii’s agriculture industry to the community.”
— Brian Miyamoto, Executive Director
Culinary: Farm Fresh
At Saturday morning’s KCC Farmers’ Market (HFBF.org), visitors meet farmers and innovators who are turning trends into a way of life. After sampling and purchasing all the goodies, grazers can work off calories by hiking the Diamond Head Trail across the street.
Activity: True Grit
The 4,000-acre Kualoa Ranch wrangles athletes to the Reebok Spartan Race Hawaii Trifecta Weekend (Spartan.com) from Aug. 5-6. Challenge options include a 12- to 14-mile course that packs in 30-plus obstacles, including a fire jump and an epic 30-foot rope climb.
Shopping: Home Grown
Loco about local finds? The 23rd annual Made in Hawaii Festival (MadeInHawaiiFestival.com) fuels the fire with nearly 400 exhibitors showcasing the 50th state’s ethnic and cultural diversity. This lively salute to Statehood Day Weekend unfolds from Aug. 18-20 at Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena with food products, gifts, fashion, artwork and crafts.
Event: Hawaiian Heart
On Aug. 26, local supergroup Pure Heart takes the stage at the Hawaii Theatre (HawaiiTheatre.com). Hawaii ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro reunites with Jon Yamasato (guitar) and Lopaka Colon (percussion) for an exclusive performance that is part of the theater’s “HI Sessions” series.