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Benefit Clothing Sale

YWCA Laniakea, Elizabeth Fuller Hall

1040 Richards St., Honolulu | 808-695-2603

Find great clothes at great prices at this monthly benefit sale that directly supports Dress for Success Honolulu programs and services, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30. Merchandise includes items from Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Cole Haan, Coach, Eileen Fisher, Karl Lagerfeld, plus Jams World pieces for as low as $15. Upcoming: July 26-27.


‘Where I Live’ Exhibit

Arts & Letters Gallery

1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu | 808-548-5554

“Where I Live: Houseless in Honolulu” features the work of five artists living and working in Kakaako, Waikiki, Sand Island and Nuuanu in an exhibit curated by Noe Tanigawa. Opening gathering is 6-8 p.m. June 30. An opening event will be held 6-8 p.m. July 8, featuring conversation, talk story, music and poetry reading. Exhibit runs through July 23.


The Manhattan Transfer

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Enjoy the slick, fluid sounds of The Manhattan Transfer, 6:30 p.m. June 30-July 3. Tickets.


Royal Hawaiian Band Performances

Various locations

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is the nation’s only band with a royal legacy. See and hear them perform noon-1 p.m. July 1 at Iolani Palace.


First Friday

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

The family friendly First Friday lineup features professional multi-instrumentalist, freelance musician and music educator Jabari Prevost, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Nicholas Kaleikini and the OG Sons, 7:45-8:45 p.m. July 1.


HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

The Honolulu Museum of Art remains open till 9 p.m. for HoMA Nights, July 1-2 (every Friday and Saturday). Enjoy pau hana with friends at the HoMA Café and Coffee Bar, drop-in art making sessions, 5-8 p.m. Friday only, and live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, and DJ sets from Aloha Got Soul and Friends, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday.


50th State Fair

Aloha Stadium

99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., Honolulu | 808-483-2500

It’s hard to choose which E.K. Fernandez thrill ride is the best, so you’ll have to ride them all. Also see Italy’s Anastasini family and their Amazing Anastasini Circus, Zooperstars!, keiki hula, petting zoo and more, July 1-4Ticket and event information.


Monarchs & More: Interactive Butterfly Exhibit + 'Stuff the Bus'

Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai Center Court

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

See hundreds of monarch butterflies fluttering about island flora as docents share educational information about their lifecycle from egg to chrysalis to butterfly via a self-guided tour. All guests will have the opportunity to feed the butterflies. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, to 5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs July 1-Aug. 14. Admission: $6.25/person; keiki under 2 years are free with paying adult.

From July 1 to the 31, Pearlridge Center partners with Ground Transport Inc. to “stuff the bus” with new school supplies and footwear for students in need. Requested donations include new notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks and slippers or other footwear. There will be a full-size yellow school bus in the parking lot outside the Pearlridge Mauka Food Court, but drop-off sites are at Mauka Center Court, T&C Surf (Mauka, second level), Wai Makai Center Court and Amy’s Hallmark (Wai Makai, second level). Donations will go to students in need who are enrolled in Aiea, Pearl City, Waipahu and Kapolei Complex Area public schools.


'Search for Snoopy: A Peanuts Adventure'

Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-955-9517

This fun, interactive experience takes kids on “The Search for Snoopy: A Peanuts Adventure,” July 1-Sept. 30. Step into the Peanuts neighborhood and see Charlie Brown’s bedroom, Lucy’s psychiatry booth, even inside Snoopy’s doghouse and more. Tickets.


Through July 2: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Manoa Valley Theatre

2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-6131

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and conductor Joseph Stepec bring back another round of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with four performances in pidgin and the July 2 performance in English. Tickets.


‘Tatau: Marks of Polynesia’ Closing Festival

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

The months-long run of this special exhibit comes to a close with festivities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 2. Participate in talks with special guests (10:30-11:30 a.m.), as well as enjoy traditional tattoo demonstrations from Samoa, Tonga and Hawaii, keiki activities, arts and crafts booths, cultural food and live music on the Great Lawn, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Food trucks and arts and crafts booths open from 9 a.m. The exhibit continues through July 4. Admission.


USAG Hawaii & DFMWR 2022 Independence Day Celebration

Schofield Barracks, Weyand Field

Bring the family for this Fourth of July event featuring carnival games, inflatables, lots of food and beverages, the AFE Heatwave Tour featuring Marc E Bassy, MAX, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, country music star Chase Rice, the 25th Infantry Division Band and a spectacular fireworks show, 2-9 p.m. July 2. Open to the general public; non-DoD attendees will be required to enter through Foote Gate on Kunia Rd.


Moiliili Summer Fest

Old Varsity Theater parking lot

1100 University Ave. off Coyne St., Honolulu

This hugely popular summer event celebrating the Obon season returns after a two-year hiatus, due to, you know, the coronavirus. Enjoy Honolulu’s largest bon dance and street festival featuring retailers, artisans, and food, of course! 5-10 p.m. July 2.


Island Crafters Market

International Market Place

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-689-9091

Browse through locally made products including apparel, home goods, baby items, edibles and more, 3-7 p.m. July 2-3.


Volunteer: Ohana Volunteer Day

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712 | 808-638-5855

You’re in for a fun, educational family activity at Waimea Valley’s Ohana Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3. All ages are welcome to this event that’s especially geared towards younger keiki. The event begins with an oli (Hawaiian chant) to set the day’s intent. Gloves and tools will be provided. Space is limited so RSVP by emailing or call the number above. Next Ohana Volunteer Day is July 16.


Comic Jam Hawaii

Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai Center Court

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Approximately a dozen local artists — professionals and hobbyists — gather at this social event to create cooperative art such as cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story, 1-4 p.m. July 3 and 17.


Ohana Day Concert + Fireworks

Turtle Bay Resort

57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku | 808-475-2569

Head out to the North Shore 3-9 p.m. July 3 to hear local favorites Paula Fuga, Eli-Mac, Kimie Miner, Yoza and DJ Keala Kennell livening up the night, alongside food vendors, beverages, merchandise booths, and giveaways, concluding with a fireworks show at 8 p.m. Concert starts 3:30 p.m. Tickets.


Through July 3: ‘Constellations’

KOA Theater

780 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-388-0319

Billed as “a romance across the multiverse,” the play, “Constellations,” features Eden Lee Murray and Chris Jaymes directed by Kevin Keaveney. Tickets.


Through July 3: ‘Qualities of Starlight’

The Brad Powell Theatre

The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 101, Honolulu | 808-722-6941

The Actors Group presents the Hawaii premiere of “Qualities of Starlight,” written by Gabriel Jason Dean and directed by Alan Shepard. Tickets.


July 4th Festival & Fireworks & Vintage Car Show

Haleiwa Beach Park

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce presents this Independence Day celebration, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. July 4. The day will be packed with fun for the family featuring classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, food vendors, bounce houses, face painting, food eating contest, robotics competition and live entertainment featuring Liquid Amber, the Marine Corps Concert Band and the Marine Corps Rock and Roll Band. Topping off the day is an 8 p.m. fireworks show.


July 4th Kailua Fireworks Show

Kailua Beach

A fireworks spectacular lights up the skies above the seaside community, 8 p.m. July 4. Reserved school parking isn’t available this year, but there will be shuttles between the Longs Drugs parking lot bus stop and The Beach Center, 4:30-10:30 p.m.


Twilight Summer Concerts

Foster Botanical Garden

180 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu | 808-768-7135

Enjoy an evening in the garden with lush surroundings and the music of Echoes of Pink Floyd, 5:45-6:30 p.m. July 5. Admission is free on concert days, 4:40-7 p.m. Upcoming concert dates: July 12, 19 and 25.


Simmone Park

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Comedy U and the Blue Note Comedy Series present the “jill of all trades and master of a few,” Simmone Park, 7 p.m. July 6. Tickets.


‘Wildest Show’ on Wednesdays

Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu | 808-926-3191

Honolulu Zoo Society presents this summer fundraiser for Honolulu Zoo with concerts every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. till July 27. Enter the zoo from the Monsarrat Ave. gate (opens at 4:30 p.m.) and get ready to relax under the stars with live local music. Fun also includes animal-themed keiki coloring contests, conservation stations and animal trivia. The lineup: Robi Kahakalau, July 6; Pure Heart, July 13; Makaha Sons, July 20; and Amy Hanaialii, July 27. Tickets.


Keanahala: Lau Hala Workshop

Kapiolani Community College, Koa Gallery

4303 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu | 808-734-9000

This series of classes organized by Keanahala are free to the public, no experience needed. Some days will be spent picking lau hala at various wahi pana around Oahu; others will be spent on the KCC campus cutting, wiping, flattening, stripping and rolling them. The goal is to get Hawaiian mats back into Hawaii homes. Upcoming sessions: July 6, 8, 11, 13, 20, 22 and 25. Information and registration.


San Francisco Girls Chorus

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

The Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus, conducted by Valerie Sainte-Agathe, debuts in Hawaii with “Tomorrow’s Memories: A Little Manila Diary,” 7 p.m. July 7. Enjoy the choral-opera from American composer Matthew Welch based on the 1924-1928 diary writings of Filipina immigrant Angeles Monrayo. Tickets.


Screen on the Green

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5858

Waimea Valley presents summer movie nights for the community every Thursday in July, rain or shine. Bring low beach chairs or blankets and stop by the market to grab dinner before the movie, “Encanto,” 7:15 p.m. July 7.


Volunteer: Hanai Aina Conservation Work Day

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5855

Waimea Valley welcomes volunteers to help restore the area to its native habitat by clearing invasive species and planting native Hawaiian plants such as lama, wiliwili, koa, ohia lehua and alahe‘e. Restoring upland forests helps protect the watershed and improves water quality. The next Hanai Aina work days are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7 and 10. It’s open to ages 12 and up; note that individuals must commit to the entire time. Space is limited, so RSVP by emailing or call the number above.


Moon Walk

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5858

A community favorite event, the moon walk, returns to Waimea Valley at 8 and 8:30 p.m. July 8. The two evening walks each begin with an oli to set the evening’s intent. There will also be a special tour of Kauhale for anyone who wishes to join. $10/ages 4 and up; no reservations required.


Hawaii Sportscards and Collectibles Show

Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai, second level

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Stop by to see the popular unopened graded cards, comics, autographed memorabilia, collecting supplies and lots more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9-10.


Through July 17: ‘Pacific Gathering’ Exhibit

East-West Center Gallery

John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Rd., Honolulu | 808-944-7177

Photographs by CHamoru artist and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Manny Crisostomo, are on exhibit in “Pacific Gathering: Photographs and Treasures from the Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam 2016.” The festival, known as FestPAC, stresses the importance of traditional art forms, encourages new forms of artistic expression, promotes the use of Indigenous languages, and celebrates the cultural heritage of Pacific Islanders. Learn more about the festival and view more than 70 of Crisostomo’s photographs (out of more than 50,000) he captured over the festival’s two-week period. Free. Parking on Sundays is usually free. Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday.


Every Tuesday-Wednesday to July 26-27: Regal Summer Movie Express

Regal Cinemas at Windward Mall & Kapolei Commons

Bring the family to catch the first show of the day every Tuesday and Wednesday to July 26, for just $2. Movies include “The Lego Movie,” “Trolls” and “The Croods: A New Age.” Download the Regal app to purchase tickets in advance.

The Regal Theater at Kapolei Commons offers the same special every Tuesday and Wednesday through July 26-27. For a movie schedule, click here. Download the Regal app to purchase tickets in advance.


To July 31: ‘Beyond Monet’ + Yoga

Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 800-441-0819

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Monet as the impressionist’s lifetime of works transform the Hawaii Convention Center into a whimsical world of color, light and sound — magical! Tickets.

Say “ohm” surrounded by the artwork of Claude Monet as yoga instructors from Yoga Room Hawaii guide participants through an uplifting yoga experiences, 8:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Bring your own mat, towel and water. Tickets $59.99. Register.


Through Oct. 31: Ghost Bus experience

Waikiki Beach Marriott

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-6611

The Ghost Bus makes its home base in front of the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Monday-Friday, providing all the terror and scary fun prior to Halloween! $15/person 8 years and older, $13/kamaaina and military. Reservations for both locations.


Ongoing events:

Weekly: Docent-led tours

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Gain an in-depth perspective of the artworks located throughout the museum on two docent-led tours. The 11 a.m. Tour & Talk Story, every Thursday and Saturday, explores specific historical, cultural and artistic themes, while the 2 p.m. Highlights Tour, every Thursday-Sunday, is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times. Advance reservations are suggested; register by clicking on tour names above.. Tours are free with museum admission: $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Note: HoMA admission is free for active military and their families this summer until Sept. 5 (ID required).


Every 2nd & 4th Monday: Malama Muliwaiolena Mondays

Waimanalo Camp Ground parking lot

41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo

Join in this volunteer effort with 808 Cleanups to restore a Native Hawaiian cultural site in Waimanalo, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (click on the date for detailed info). The focus is to remove invasive plants along the coastline, as well as remove trash and marine debris as needed. Check out the other volunteer opportunities too!


Every Wednesday & Sunday: Farmer’s Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Tuan Farm, Kham Farm, Pomai Kulolo, Manny’s Bake Shop, Akemi’s Fish, Luau Bombs, Aloha Edibles, Da Mochi Guys and many more local vendors sell their goods at Windward Mall's farmer's market operated by Plenty of Aloha. The farmer’s market is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.


Every Friday: Friday Night Fireworks

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu | 808-949-4321

Enjoy this more than 30-year-old tradition as the Friday Night Fireworks returns to light up the sky above Waikiki, 8 p.m.


Every Saturday: Open-Air Farmers’ Markets

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Find nearly 50 vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and freshly made treats, plus live Hawaiian music, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Located on the upper level parking deck along Moanalua Rd. near Kaiser Permanente and Macy’s.


Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zoo’s Twilight Tours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. General admission: $25/adult, $20/13 and under, free for 2 and under. Military and kamaaina admission: $20/adult, $15/13 and under, free for 2 and under.


Exhibits at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Through Oct. 16: The four large stones on Waikiki Beach were set in place long ago to honor four mahu, individuals of dual male and female spirit, who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Learn their history as revealed through archival materials and new historical findings in “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu.”

Through Oct. 30: The greatest waterman of his time, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku brought surfing to a global audience in the 1900s, winning his first gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 100 years later, Carissa Kainani Moore brought the first Olympic surfing gold medal home from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (held in 2021) to Hawaii. These two Native Hawaiian gold medalists are featured in an exhibit, “Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions,” highlighting their accomplishments and awards alongside a replica of Kahanamoku’s surfboard and Moore’s winning surfboard used in the Olympic Games.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults $24.95, seniors 65+ $21.95, youths 4-17 $16.95. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.





Rene Vaca

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Rene Vaca credits George Lopez for Vaca getting an early start on his comedy career. He brings his comedic talents to a Maui audience, 7 p.m. June 30Tickets.


Throwback Night with DJ illz

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Considered one of the most versatile DJs on the island and voted Maui’s Best Club DJ by readers of, Daniel Hills, aka DJ illz, brings it to da Playground stage, 9 p.m. July 1. Tickets.


Pulehu Road Cleanup

Pulehu Rd., Kula

Join Malama Maui Nui, Pulehu Posse and Full Circle Ocean Gear for this monthly clean up along Pulehu Road, 8-11 a.m. July 2. Upcoming: Aug. 6, Sept. 3. Register.


Manini Kalo Workshop with Namea Hoshio

Maui Nui Botanical Garden

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager, Namea Hoshino, will teach participants about the Manini family of kalo (taro), its cultural uses and identification techniques, 9 a.m.-noon July 2. Tasting samples will be available. $50/non-member, $25/member. Register.


3rd Annual Jazz, Blues and Beyond Concert

The Altitude Deck

650 Lipoa Pkwy., Kihei | 808-276-0756

This event features Trio Lee Norris and Concept 4, The Jake Thomas Quartet and The Colin John Blues Band with special guests jazz and blues vocalist Sheryl Renee and blues artist R.E. Metoyer, July 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. Vegan and meat appetizers for sale by The Empanada Lady, bring your own wine or beer only. Tickets.


Volunteer: Overnight Service Trip

Paliku Cabin, Haleakala National Park

The Friends of Haleakala National Park are hosting an overnight service trip to the park’s Paliku Cabin, July 2-5. This will involve a long hike, removal of invasive blackberry, time to explore the area, and family-style dinners each night. Nights will be spent in the Paliku Rangers’ cabin. To register, email


Through July 3: ‘Sex with Strangers’

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

The original Off-Broadway production, “Sex with Strangers,” featuring Dexter Hostetter and Lin McEwan have received highly positive reviews. It’s written by Laura Eason and directed by Ricky Jones. Tickets.


Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated and Horny Tour

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Comedian, TV host, best-selling author Chelsea Handler brings her humor and candor to the Castle Theater, 7:30 p.m. July 3. Tickets.


Volunteer: Nursery Day at Haleakala

Haleakala National Park | 808-572-1584

Help care for rare, endemic plants being propagated by transplanting, weeding, cleaning and preparing seeds for storage or planting and pot washing, 9 a.m.-noon July 5 (the first Tuesday of every month). For info and to register, contact Mary SantaMaria at the number above.


2022 Maui Film Festival: Stardust Cinema

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

The Maui Film Festival presents 13 Maui film premieres that include several “surprise” titles under the stars, 5:45 p.m. July 6-10. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets.


Virtual: Basic Watercolor Techniques

Presented by Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, this Zoom class presents watercolor artist Jennifer Roberts Almodova offering an intro to new techniques and methods for beginning watercolor painters or a refresher for intermediate painters, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 8. Register. Be sure to check out a variety of creative classes available to members and non-members.


Pride Party

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Hit up the first of monthly Pride Party events with music by Pash-Sean, 8 p.m. July 8. Tickets.


Eric Gilliom’s One Man Show: ‘White Hawaiian’

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

This one-man show by Eric Gilliom, filled with comedy, slapstick, drama, musical highlights, debuted at MACC in late 2019 to rave reviews and sell-out runs. Gilliom presents his Maui upbringing as a Caucasian with Hawaiian roots in this autobiographical stage show to ProArts Playhouse audiences, July 8-10. Written by Eric Gilliom and Brian Khone. Tickets.


Marlon Asher with Inna Vision and Bengali

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Marlon Asher is the first reggae sensation out of Trinidad & Tobago and one of the most sought-after artists in the country. He performs with guests Inna Vision and Bengali, 8 p.m. July 9. Tickets.


Volunteer: Sierra Club Maui

East Maui, Huelo Area

Join hike leader Lucienne de Naie ( on an adventure hike to help improve trail access while exploring Hanehoi Stream and its tributaries on private and government land, July 10. Register (scroll down to the hike).


Ongoing events:

Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s “Food Truck Hub” is presented by the nonprofit Maui Food Technology Center dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and revitalizing the community of Kahului. It’s open seven days a week with varied hours depending on individual food trucks. Dubbed “eat the street, Maui style,” the market features a gathering of food trucks offering lots of ono food and aloha in one place. Free parking available.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Summer Aquari-OM Yoga Classes for a Cause

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

Maui Ocean Center brings back its popular yoga sessions for a total of 16 sessions in the months of June and July. Classes are at 5 p.m. and will continue twice a week. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Tickets are $30 for visitors; $25 for kamaaina. $5 from each ticket will be donated to MOC Marine Institute to support coral rehabilitation and sea turtle rescue. Tickets.


Every Wednesday: Weed and Pot Club

Maui Nui Botanical Garden

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

This volunteer gardening group works with native plants, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Help the botanical garden thrive through weeding and propagation, and come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. No registration required.


Every Friday: Friday Night is Art Night in LahainaTown

Front St., Lahaina

Meet the artists behind the works at Friday Night is Art Night featuring new artwork and live music at various galleries along Front St. and Dickenson St. Hours vary by gallery, but the event continues to 8 p.m. The Baldwin Home Museum, the oldest house standing on the island, is also open 5-8 p.m. for 20-minute candlelit tours limited to five people. $7/adult; $5/seniors, Hawaii residents, military and veterans; free for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult.


Every Friday & Saturday: Lahaina Art Show

Lahaina Cannery Mall

1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-661-5304

Stop by the Lahaina Arts Society Art Show on the grass lawn at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See the works of local Maui artists, plus enjoy demonstrations.


Every Friday & 3rd Saturday: Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewalu Rd., Wailuku

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship at Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge, July 1, 8, 15, 16 (8 a.m.-noon every Friday, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday). Fill out a volunteer waiver form; contact James Crowe,, with questions.


Every Saturday: Maui Swap Meet

University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot

310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-244-3100

Find bargains on T-shirts, jewelry, apparel, fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and more from up to 200 vendors at the Maui Swap Meet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Also enjoy lots to nibble on while browsing or pick up a lunch entree. Nuts, candies, drinks and shave ice too!


Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization encouraging volunteers to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Puukolii Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing


Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 888-948-6382

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun weekly event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m., next to 808 Gymnastics Center.


Virtual performances: ‘Live @ the MACC’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Enjoy a series of live performances from the comfort of home via the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website featuring some of Hawaii’s best performers. Hear the music from artists such as Nathan Aweau, Hookena, Henry Kapono, Makena, Jeff Peterson and many more.



Hawaii Island


Virtual: ‘Mitigating Albizia on the Big Island’ Webinar

The Big Island Invasive Species Committee presents a free educational webinar on how to mitigate the impacts of the fast-growing, invasive albizia tree, 6 p.m. June 30. An in-person, hands-on training session will be held 9 a.m. Aug. 20. For information and to register for either session, click here.


‘Fill A Cruiser Food Drive’

Kona Costco parking lot

73-5600 Maiau St., Kailua-Kona

The public is asked to stop by and donate nonperishable food items to completely fill a marked police cruiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 1. All donated items will then be taken to the Food Basket and distributed to residents in need.


Hawaii Performing Arts Festival: 2022 Summer Festival

Various Venues

It’s time for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival featuring concerts, fully staged musical theater and operatic productions. HPAF faculty and professional fellow artists presents “Opera on the Rocks” at two venues: Hilo’s Palace Theater, 7 p.m. July 1, and at The Ocean Club at One Ocean, Mauna Lani Resort, 4 p.m. July 3. For full program information, visit the HPAF website.


Expert Fencing Demonstration

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

Fencing master Frank Perry presents free demonstrations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on First Friday July 1. If you’ve ever wondered about the sport of fencing, Perry will present a brief historical introduction, show-and-tell with a variety of swords, a Q&A session, and live sparring bouts showcasing the 16th-17th century Italian rapier, 17th-18th century French smallsword, and 19th century English Dueling sabre.


Shallon Tore' in Concert

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

American contemporary gospel singer and songwriter Shallon Tore performs live to benefit the Salvation Army, 6 p.m. July 2Tickets.


Through July 2: ‘Puuhonua’ exhibit

Donkey Mill Art Center

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-322-3362

This exhibit reflects on puuhonua — places and people of peace and safety — with contributing artists exploring concepts of refuge, sanctuary and healing, and their interpretations of its meaning through sculptures, paintings, drawings, digital illustrations, fiber arts, and book arts. “Puuhonua encourages viewers to reflect on their own places of refuge — whether they are literal places or people — or an energy, action, idea or state of mind,” said Mina Elison, exhibition curator. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Exhibit: Hawaii Nei Invitational: Species of Concern

Volcano Art Center Gallery

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. This multimedia exhibition features the works of six selected artists that reflect Hawaii’s fragile ecosystems, specifically, species of the greatest conservation need in the state, July 2-Aug. 7. Gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.


‘Kona Mele’ Video Live Launch

Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport Park

5500 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona

Kona-based nonprofit group, La‘ī ōpua 2020, celebrates the video project, “Kona Mele,” with a free live launch, 4-8 p.m. July 3. The purpose of the video “is to create Hawaiian education material and capture the rich culture and essence of Kona through placed-based mele and hula.” This family event will feature live performances by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning musicians Keauhou and Kainani Kahaunaele and will showcase the video’s musicians and hula practitioners, then culminate with the video premiere.


58th Annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races

Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena

67-1349 Ala Ohia St., Kamuela | 808-885-2307

This July 4th favorite returns with a bang 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4. Horse races, ranch mugging, team roping, po‘o wai u are all still part of the excitement along with crafts, food vendors and keiki activities. Tickets: $10 presale/$15 at the gate.


Fourth of July Extravaganza

Grand Naniloa Resort

93 Banyan Dr., Hilo | 808-969-3333

Free Independence Day fun for the public begins at noon July 4, and includes a shark water slide, bouncy castle, face painting, food, plus a Budweiser/Bud Light Beer Garden and DJ Pa3CO taking over the evening hours, 5-9 p.m. Fireworks show begins 8 p.m.


4th of July Celebration 2022

Queens’ Marketplace

69-201 Waikoloa Dr., Waikoloa | 808-886-8822

There won’t be any fireworks at this year’s July 4th event, but there will be lots of fun for the entire family, 2-6 p.m. July 4. Enjoy face painting (2-5 p.m.), live performances, lawn games, free popcorn and cotton candy (starting at 2 p.m. while supplies last), plus giveaways while supplies last.


Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza


The July 4th celebration returns to this seaside town 6 p.m. July 4 as the parade begins at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium and travels along Kuakini Hwy., to Alii Dr. and through Kailua Village to Walua Rd. The fireworks display begins at 8 p.m. at Kailua Bay.


4th of July ‘A Salute to Our Veterans’ Hilo Bay 5k

Liliuokalani Park & Gardens

Banyan Dr., Hilo

This event benefits the Veterans of Foreign Wars 3830 and Auxiliary in Pahoa, and starts at Liliuokalani Gardens, 7 a.m. July 4. Register for a 5K run or walk.


Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 9 a.m.-noon, July 9. The moderate, one-mile roundtrip hike departs from Kilauea Visitor Center over rough, uneven terrain with up to a 400-foot elevation change. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and a hat; bring rain gear, snacks and water. Gloves and loppers will be provided. Park fee applies. For info, email Paul and Jane Field at, otherwise, meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Groups should contact Kupono McDaniel at 808-985-6015. No registration required.


Jazz in the Forest

Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

“An Evening of Piazzolla” features accomplished vocalist and educator Melanie Oldfather and world-traveled professional musician Jean Pierre Thoma, 5:30-7 p.m. July 9. Tickets. While there, enjoy the creative works of The ReForest Project by the fiber art hui, FuzzHawaii. Using handmade quilted panels made from repurposed and new materials, the hui transformed the outdoor Niaulani Sculpture Garden into trunks of ohia lehua trees.


Through July 29: ‘After Life: A Wood Sculpture Exhibition’

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

Every part of a tree’s life is critical to ecosystems, wildlife, humans. This exhibit, curated by Andrzej Kramarz, offers a look at the “second life” of trees interpreted by sculptors. Artists include Henry Bianchini, Patrick Daniel Sarsfield, Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez, Randy Takaki and Lonny Tomono. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Ongoing events:

Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.


Place orders every Monday: East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are only available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center in Hilo, and orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday. All orders are to be placed via email only to; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.



Coffee with a Cop


Kukui Grove Center, 2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue

Meet and greet community police officers from the Kauai Police Dept. over a cup of coffee, 8-10 a.m. June 30. Bring up concerns, ideas, suggestions to create a safe community or just hang out.


Kauai Made presents Kauai Product Fair

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa

Certified Kauai Made products are featured, 4-7:30 p.m. July 1. Find a wide variety of merchandise including apparel, crafts, gift items, jewelry, edibles and more, plus live entertainment.


Friday Art Night

Hanapepe Town

Friday Art Night returns to the town of Hanapepe, 5-8 p.m. July 1. Whether in the mood to browse through art or other gifting goodies, satisfy a craving, or just wish to wander, you’ll enjoy your time here.


Plum Harvest Season to Open!

Kokee State Park | 808-274-3444

Individuals will be able to apply for permits to pick plums at Kokee State Park in designated areas, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. July 2. Permits are free and forms must be completed and dropped in the box at Kokee State Park Headquarters after harvesting. Each person is allowed to take up to five pounds of plums each for personal consumption. Pickers are asked to help prevent wildfires and pick up litter as well!


Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

Visit the website for driving directions | 808-639-5952

Lawai International Center holds a monthly Community Caring Day when volunteers are welcome to take part in nurturing the center’s grounds. The next opportunity is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2. Bring gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles and rakes only if you have them, otherwise tools will be provided. Lunch is also provided for volunteers.

The center will also open to the public with tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. July 10 and 24. Within its tranquil gardens, individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email Private appointments are also available.


Kekaha Family Fun Day

Kekaha Neighborhood Center

8130 Elepaio Rd., Kekaha | 808-337-1671

E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha invites the public for this Independence Day weekend event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 2. Play Streets is a program that temporarily closes streets for a short time to create a safe, publicly accessible space for keiki and families to enjoy physical activity. Play Streets Kauai will temporarily close Elepaio Rd. from Alae Rd. to Amakihi Rd., 8 a.m.-1 p.m., to accommodate the event. Free activities will include a small skate park by Kauai Skate Ohana, skateboards and gear will be available for keiki who wish to learn how to skate; a ninja obstacle course; fishing clinic;, pickleball; basketball; and lots more. There will also be food, free rides and entertainment. Kekaha residents only can register for a $10 lunch or dinner coupon.


Water Lily 101 Workshop

Garden Ponds

5-2710 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-6400

Ken Bernard shows participants how to care for, propagate, repot and troubleshoot problems for 42 varieties of water lilies, 10 a.m.-noon July 2. You’ll get your hands dirty in this workshop that will help you with water lilies and allow you to enjoy blooms year-round. Register.


Summer Movie Nights

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

The National Tropical Botanical Garden presents movie night under the stars against the backdrop of Spouting Horn, 30 minutes after sunset on July 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 2021 animated movie, “Sing 2” (PG). Gather family and friends and go early to enjoy the sunset and a picnic or pizza and snacks available for purchase from the food stands. The Cognition Learning Center will host games and activities before the movie. Event is free with a suggested donation. Next movie night: Aug. 6.


Volunteer with Hawaii Land Trust

Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Rd., Kilauea

Join Hawaii Land Trust for this once-a-month opportunity to connect with nature and “huli ka lima i lalo,” work the soil, 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 3. Go online to fill out a volunteer waiver form and meet near the big rocks in the parking area.


Plant Sale

Limahuli Garden

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy., Haena | 808-826-1668

Home to endangered plants and birds found nowhere else on Earth, Limahuli Garden is a pu‘uhonua, a place of refuge for a unique ecological system. Stop by to purchase rare plants from the garden, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 3.


‘From Kapa to Quilt’ Exhibit

Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St., Lihue | 808-245-6931

Kauai Museum presents the second in a series of cultural exhibits in the museum’s new exhibit center. Stored in the museum’s archives, their collection of treasured Hawaiian quilts will be available for viewing, July 5-Sept. 28.


Quilt Show Exhibit & Sale

Kauai Society of Artists Gallery

Kukui Grove Center, 2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-2782

The Garden Isle Quilters presents its exhibit of bed quilts and art quilts, July 8-16. Meet the quilters m. Lea Ingram, Jeni Hardy, Julie Fregeau, Toni Wass and Lesley Morris at an opening reception, 5-7 p.m. July 8; light refreshments available. The exhibit is free. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Fridays till 7 p.m.


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Church of the Pacific

4520 Kapaka St., Princeville | 808-635-4314

Fine, handmade items are available at this monthly event, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 9. Browse among wood and bone carvings, silver and gold jewelry made with shells, Hawaiian print fabric quilts, bathmats, island photography, painting and more.


Talk Story on the Land

Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Rd., Kilauea

Hawaii Land Trust takes participants on a guided interpretive hike to learn about the native plants and animals that make their home in the sanctuary, July 9. Also, learn about the history and myths of the area. Meet at the Kahili Beach parking area at 9 a.m. Register.


Downtown Lihue Night Market

Kress and Rice Streets, Lihue

Rice Street Business Assoc. presents this monthly event with locally made crafts and goodies for sale, fresh produce, baked goods, food trucks, live entertainment and more, 4-8 p.m. July 9.


Bikes on Rice

Kalena Park

4210 Malama St., Lihue

Bikes on Rice is a fun, casual and family-friendly activity that will take place July 9 (every second Saturday of the month). Rides start and end at Kalena Park; meet at 4:30 p.m., finish by 6:15 p.m. Bring water, a flat repair kit and a helmet for kids under 16.


Ongoing events:

Volunteer Daily: Field Trip Program

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-442-1102

Provide a break for a shelter dog and get a four-legged companion with this program that pairs humans and dogs for a day out! Pick up a shelter dog 10 a.m.-noon and return him/her before 5 p.m.; there is a late fee for late returns. Check out the dog-friendly adventure options on Kauai, plus find out the details on the KHS website.


Every Monday: Monday Pau Hana Market

Kukui Grove Center parking lot

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market supports Kauai’s farmers, 3-5:30 p.m. Pick up farm fresh produce, fruits and flowers, as well as value-added Kauai Grown farm and food products. Located in front of the former Sports Authority.


Every Wednesday: Free yoga in the Garden

National Tropical Botanical Garden

South Shore Visitor Center, 4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Bring a mat, mask and water for a socially distanced yoga session with Naomi 10 a.m. at the South Shore Visitor Center located across from Spouting Horn; check in at 9:45 a.m. Take part in gentle yoga while listening to Spouting Horn in the distance.


Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

Princeville Makai Golf Club, makai lawn fronting Ka Haku Rd.

4080 Lei O Papa Rd., Princeville

Find handmade jewelry, crafts and art from local vendors and enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai at this weekly event, 1-5 p.m.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Culinary Market

The Shops at Kukuiula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa | 808-742-9545

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market, 3:30-6 p.m., features fresh culinary offerings from some of the island’s newest chefs, chef demonstrations, live contemporary Hawaiian music, a beer and wine garden, gourmet farmer’s market and vendors selling Kauai-grown and made packaged edibles. Visit the center’s website for additional events.


Every Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, food, jewelry, clothing, art, household accessories and more at this weekly market featuring more than 20 local vendors at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s also a hula show at 12:30 p.m.


Every Thursday: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Rd., Waimea |

At Hale Puna Farmers Market, you’ll not only find fresh products such as mango, papaya, ulu, lime, noni, eggs, pesto, basil, sugarcane and more, but by purchasing items, you’re supporting the farm school interns from Ke Kula Niihau, the restoration of the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House that will become a community center for the west side communities of Kauai, and so much more. Food stamps/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons accepted. Buy fresh, 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Night

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m., along Kress Street. Whether they’re inspired by the beauty of Kauai, by the places they’ve been to or their cultural roots, these artists share their talents with the local community on creative, colorful murals.


Every Saturday: Locally Grown Culinary Experience

Anainahou Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-2118

“Many hands make light work” is the motto of this guided tour for parent and child that takes you through a farmers market to select fresh island ingredients to make a family meal. Talk story with local farmers, learn local history then join get together with Chef Troy to make a meal utilizing your just-purchased ingredients, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register.


Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email