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SPOTLIGHT: OAHU07.20-21: Prince Lot Hula Festival. Swaying hips and lilting melodies enliven the grounds of Honolulu’s Iolani Palace during this annual tribute to the Hawaiian prince who helped revive hula in the 1850s. A crafts fair and cultural demonstrations enhance the event.
HAWAII ISLAND07.27-28: Experience Volcano Festival. Volcano Village is more than just the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and this inaugural celebration proves the point. Art, food, performances and hands-on activities introduce clients to the area’s creativity, cultural significance and natural beauty.
07.27-08.4: Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Anglers from around the world compete in hopes of reeling in the biggest catch. Now in its 60th year, the prestigious tournament captivates clients with its opening ceremonies and daily weigh-ins at Kailua Pier.
KAUAI07.3: Kauai Culinary Market. Each Wednesday, this event illustrates why Kauai is nicknamed the Garden Isle. Regional produce, coffees, jams, cheeses and other homemade goodies abound. Chef demos, entertainment and a wine and beer garden add to the fun.
07.19-28: Koloa Plantation Days. While Kauai’s historic sugar plantations have closed, the south shore honors their contribution to the island’s heritage throughout this festival. Family-friendly fare ranges from sports contests, live shows and a rodeo to a parade through Koloa town.
MAUI07.3: Masters of Hawaiian Music. On Wednesday evenings, visitors and residents gather at Napili Kai Beach Resort for a concert by some of Hawaii’s top slack key guitar players. This month’s stars include Led Kaapana, Kawika Kahiapo, Stephen Inglis and Kevin Brown.
07.4: Lahaina July 4th Celebration. Maui’s storied seaside town gets patriotic on Independence Day with games, face painters, stilt walkers, a variety of bands and red-white-and-blue shave ice (Hawaiian snow cones). The event culminates in dramatic fireworks above the ocean.