11: NORTH KOHALA KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION
Hawi and Kapa‘au, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Hawai‘i’s first king, Kamehameha the Great. A lei-draping ceremony kicks off the day in Kapa‘au, followed by a blessing, hula and music. Later that day, festivities move to Hawi where a floral parade starts at 9 a.m.
2: TASTE OF HAWAI‘I
Smith’s Tropical Paradise, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Known as “The Ultimate Sunday Brunch,” this popular fundraising event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Kapa‘a. Attendees taste food prepared by more than 25 chefs from around the state and sample beverages from more than 15 vendors, all while listening to music and meandering a lush 30-acre private park.
13–23: KAUA‘I VOICES SINGS THE ‘70s!
Times and locations to be determined
The island’s most popular auditioned choral ensemble will sing from the many genres of the ‘70s, including pop, hard rock, soft rock and disco. There will be five concerts presented over two weekends at various locations around the island. Visit the website for updated information.
6–9: 38TH ANNUAL KAPALUA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
Kapalua Resort, times vary
Foodies and wine enthusiasts will delight in this yearly celebration that presents some of the most exquisite edibles and vino from around the world. This year’s featured celebrity chef is Stephen Stryjewski, winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation “Best Chef South,” and chef/partner of famed New Orleans’ eateries Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Pêche Seafood Grill, Calcasieu and La Boulangerie.
12–16: 20TH ANNUAL MAUI FILM FESTIVAL
Multiple locations in Wailea, times vary
Hollywood descends upon Wailea each year for this star-studded festival. Watch original films, attend parties and participate in culinary activities at this notable annual affair.
23: 28TH ANNUAL KI HO‘ALU (SLACK KEY) GUITAR FESTIVAL
A&B Amphitheater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, 1 to 6 p.m.
Listen to some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar artists from across the state as they play Hawaiian harmonies at the A&B Amphitheater. Additionally, shop for locally made products and enjoy delectable food and snacks. Admission is free.
2: FLIGHT ADVENTURES
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Families and kids of all ages can enjoy an array of aviation activities, including exploring open cockpits and learning remote control flying at this event which will take the place of the annual “Biggest Little Airshow in Hawai‘i.” The event ends with a mini remote control airshow conducting by Warbirds West award-winning pilots.
11: KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY
Times and locations TBD
King Kamehameha is known for uniting the Hawaiian Islands into a single monarchy and his legacy is celebrated every year in June. Join the crowds for festivities as the 102nd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade proceeds along Kalakaua Avenue from ‘Iolani Palace to Waikiki’s Kapi‘olani Park