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Prep your clients for Oahu’s boundless June energy. They will appreciate your insight on the colorful festivals and Polynesian cultural salutes that define paradise.
Insider Tip:“The Bishop Museum has been a partner to the Polynesian Voyaging Society for more than 40 years on our mission to restore and perpetuate traditional voyaging in Hawaii and the Pacific. Now, the ‘Holo Moana’ exhibit showcases the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the legacy of our Polynesian ancestors.”
— Nainoa Thompson, President, Polynesian Voyaging Society
Activity:Sail Into HistoryThrough June 24, Bishop Museum’s (BishopMuseum.org) “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” exhibit chronicles ancient Polynesian wayfinding and its revival spearheaded by Nainoa Thompson. The wind-based immersive experience uses digital sensors that bring to life the winds used by voyagers and described in Hawaiian cultural stories. Kahala guests receive complimentary admission through the Kahala Initiative for Sustainability, Culture and the Arts (KISCA) program.
Culinary:Fruit SaluteHawaii’s mango passion will flourish June 29-30 with Mango Jam Honolulu’s (MangoJamHonolulu.com) “A Taste of Island Culture” at Honolulu Hale (550 S. King St.). This family-friendly fete offers a multicultural mix of artisans, food booths and a farmers market, plus a mango-inspired cook-off, a recipe contest and handcrafted cocktails.
Event:Coalescing CulturesThe weekend of June 8-10 transforms the Waikiki area into a celebration of Hawaii’s melting pot. Blossoming beyond its Japanese roots, the annual Pan-Pacific Festival (Pan-Pacific-Festival.com) engages all ages via a hoolaulea block party, performance stages, traditional folk music, arts and crafts and a grand finale parade at sunset.
The Details:The Kahala Hotel and Resortwww.kahalaresort.com