1: ASIAN FEST
Waikoloa Beach Resort, Queens’ Marketplace, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This free event offers an enjoyable way to experience the music, culture and customs of Asian countries including China, Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines. Watch colorful lion dancers perform acrobatic feats and leaps as they interact with the audience and parade through the shopping center.
9: Ka Moku ‘O Manokalanipo Pa‘ani Makahiki
Soccer field at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e, 9 a.m.
This is a community event featuring ancient Hawaiian games, awards, cultural demonstrations, displays by community groups, a Kaua‘i made craft fair, and ‘ono (delicious) food. The celebration honors the Hawaiian agricultural god, Lono, through friendly games and competition.
16-24: Waimea Town Celebration
Event locations and times vary
The paniolo (cowboy) town of Waimea will host nine days of events that include hula, Hawaiian music, a rodeo, a long-distance canoe race, a paniolo hat lei contest, a fun run, ‘ukulele contests and cultural exhibits.
A&B Amphitheater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, 5:30 p.m.
Listen to the original members–Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue – of this popular reggae group that rose to fame during the late-1970s until 2008 as they perform some of their most popular hits.
2–23: 39TH ANNUAL MAUI WHALE FESTIVAL
Locations and times vary
The annual Maui Whale Festival, presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, is a series of inspiring events held during Maui’s peak humpback whale season. Each activity, including live music, a run and walk and a film festival, is designed to build awareness and show appreciation for marine animals and their ocean habitat. The event features fun and educational events.
1–10: A Midsummer Night’s Bollywood Dream
Kennedy Theatre Mainstage, times vary
Presenting the iconic play by William Shakespeare but with a South Asian cultural twist. Watch the popular comedy collaborate with the song and dance of India’s Bollywood.
18: GREAT ALOHA RUN
Aloha Tower, 7 a.m.
The 35th annual run, sponsored this year by Hawai‘i Pacific Health, is a benefit for more than 50 charitable organizations. About 15,000 participants compete in the 8-mile run, which begins at Aloha Tower and ends at Aloha Stadium.