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2017 HAWAII: June & July 2017
June 10, 2017 Build Aloha
Kunia, O'ahu, Hawaii
Build Aloha, an evening to benefit Honolulu Habitat for Humanity (HHH), will be hosted at the Ko Hana Rum Distillery, amidst the grassy plains of Kunia, O?ahu. Ko Hana Rum Distillery, now located in the former Del Monte General Store and Post Office, will offer an incredible and unique evening. Guests will enjoy a private tour of the distillery highlighting ancient Hawaiian heirloom sugarcane strains, grazing style celebrity chef food stations by Pig & The Lady, Fete Hawaii, Fish House at Ko?olina Four Seasons Resort, and the Pili Group. The night will be enhanced with specialty Ko Hana rum cocktails and Kona Brewing Co beer, funky fresh live music, networking and a silent auction with a special section featuring items from ReStore; HHH’s home improvement and donation center. Honolulu Habitat for Humanity builds homes and hope for the people of Hawai?i with a strong belief that everyone deserves a decent place to live. We invite the community to gather together in the spirit of generosity to uplift Honolulu Habitat for Humanity and their mission to build aloha. Ticket prices for the evening begin at $65 for general admission. For those interested in avoiding the incommodious idea of driving out of from the city, VIP tickets will include round trip transportation on a bus and early entry to the event.
June 21, 2017 - Taste Of Summer - Maui, Hawaii
The Official Launch party for the 18th Annual Maui Film Festival With cocktail reception, dinner, and live music sets the bar high for its culinary artistry and beyond-creative-cocktails. June 21 (Wed) 5:00 - 7:00pm. Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Each ticket includes admission to Wednesday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature. *Must be 21 or over to attend this event.
June 23, 2017 - Taste of Chocolate - Maui, Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Part of the Maui Film Festival. Dress up and experience the never-been-there, never-had-that, extraordinary flavors and sensual experience that is the Taste of Chocolate. If you've been there, you know what we mean. If you haven't, come experience what you've been missing.
June 24, 2017 Taste Of Wailea - Maui, Hawaii
Part of the Maui Film Festival. The Taste Of Wailea is both the granddaddy of all Festival parties and the 'Crown Jewel' of the Festival's Culinary Arts Celebrations. In short, "The Best of The Best of Wailea's Best Chefs". (Sat) 4:30-7:00pm. Wailea Golf Academy. Each ticket includes admission to Saturday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities. *Must be 21 or over to attend this event.
July 1, 2017 25th Annual Lanai Pineapple Festival
Dole Park, Lanai, Hawaii
Celebrates the island's rich pineapple plantation and ranch history. Residents and visitors will enjoy local foods, craft and game booths, and entertainment. Everyone is invited.
July 4, 2017 4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 12-13, 2017 Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo
Now in its 23rd year, the largest trade event in Hawaii. Some industry seminars are offered. The primary objective is to bring the buyers & suppliers together as a market to conduct business on the exhibit floor. Open to the industry only.
July 15, 2017 9th Annual Mangoes at the Moana - Honolulu, Hawaii
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa has partnered with Makaha Mangoes to celebrate its annual “Mangoes at the Moana” event anniversary. Locals and visitors are invited to join in on the festivities from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Included in the day’s extensive lineup of celebratory activities, guests are also invited to Mangoes at the Moana’s most popular event “Mango Throw Down” featuring local celebrity executive chefs in a friendly cooking competition using mango as the main ingredient from noon – 4 p.m. Another competitive component to this year’s Mangoes at the Moana lineup of fun will include “Mango Cocktail Mixdown.” Open to public participation, “Mango Cocktail Mixdown” is a competition between cocktail enthusiasts and professional mixologists using Ketel One Vodka and mango as featured ingredient in a mixed drink.
July 18-20, 2017 24th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference
Bringing together over 1,200 conservation professionals, natural resource managers, cultural practitioners, scientists, and students from throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The theme of this year’s 24th annual conference, He Wa?a He Moku – Malama Honua: Caring for Our Island Earth, was chosen to honor the return of Hokule‘a from the Worldwide Voyage (WWV). The WWV commenced in June 2014 when Hokule‘a and Hikianalia sailed across Earth’s oceans to carry the message of Malama Honua. As the wa?a returns home, three years later, this June (2017), the conference provides a unique opportunity for the community to reflect on global ties, Hawai?i’s legacy for the future and hear from the President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Nainoa Thompson. This is a unique opportunity not to be missed. The conference will feature many opportunities to learn about various technologies, methods, and approaches to conservation, and develop new partnerships among Hawai?i’s conservation community. Early bird rates are available until June 9th. Discounted registration for students, k-12 teachers, and nonprofit staff as well as student scholarship and mentorship programs also available. For evaluation criteria and eligibility requirements, visit the Students Page and Registration Page on the HCA Conference website.
July 21-30, 2017 Koloa Plantation Days - Koloa, Hawaii
Celebrating the sugar plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Kauai's south shore, this family-oriented festival brings visitors and residents together to learn about multicultural history, experience a diverse range of local foods, culture and activities, and explore the area's unique ecology and archaeology.
July 30, 2017 The Traveling Plate Kaua’i - Puhi, Hawaii
The Traveling Plate - A Statewide Culinary Tour To Benefit Easter Seals Hawai‘i. Sponsored by The Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Kona Brewing Company
July 11-12, 2015 Hawaii State Farm Fair - Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii
Presented by the Hawaii Farm Bureau and 4-H. Highlights include agricultural exhibits, country market, 4-H livestock show, Ag Challenge, entertainment, and food.
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