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SPOTLIGHT: HAWAII ISLAND 06.8: King Kamehameha Day Celebration ParadeThis colorful procession through Kailua Village honors Hawaii’s first king with floats, bands, hula dancers and horseback riders adorned with tropical flowers. A post-parade hoolaulea (outdoor party) regales clients with island tunes, crafts and favorite foods.
KAUAI 06.2: Taste of HawaiiLocals call this event the Ultimate Sunday Brunch: Dozens of Hawaii chefs and beverage vendors offer samples, while entertainers keep things lively. Plus, there’s a silent auction at Smith’s Tropical Paradise.
06.7: Hanapepe Art WalkEach Friday evening, cozy Hanapepe welcomes visitors to an open house of shops and galleries. From street musicians and stilt walkers to trucks serving delicious dishes, it presents a true taste of local flavor.
MAUI 06.6-9: Kapalua Wine and Food FestivalTouted as the longest-running food and wine event in the U.S., this casually elegant affair draws world-class chefs and beverage-makers as well as connoisseurs and everyday foodies for tastings, demonstrations and parties.
06.12-16: Maui Film FestivalThis island-inspired celebration of movies and Hawaiiana offers screenings under the stars, VIP tributes, first-rate entertainment and culinary gatherings.
OAHU 06.7: First FridayHonolulu’s Chinatown district is a vibrant hub, especially on the first Friday of each month, when hip galleries and boutiques stay open late. Visitors experience top restaurants and lounges and enjoy live music for free.
06.7-9: Pan Pacific Festival Alluring art, food and stage performances reflect the rich customs of many cultures during this international jubilee. Highlights include a hoolaulea, a street dance fest and a parade along Waikiki’s main avenue.