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Fun in July!

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Three events all kickoff during the same weekend in the middle of July. Here’s some info to help you decide which ones to go to!

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What: The Haleiwa Arts Festival features over a 140 artists, live music every hour, and community and keiki tents.

Who: Open to the public with optional membership

Where: Haleiwa Beach Park

When: Saturday, July 15 from 10am-6pm & Sunday, July 16 from 10am-5pm

Why you should go: Enjoy a day with the family experiencing music and visual arts from local artists such as Tavana and Lynne Boyer. Food vendors that will be present include Snow Factory and Waimanalo Country Farms among many others.

How it’s put on: “The purpose of the Hale’iwa Arts Festival non-profit organization is to promote education and public awareness of arts and culture, with emphasis on participation, for the betterment of the community.”

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What: The Prince Lot Hula Festival 40th Anniversary is the largest non-competitive hula event in Hawaii.

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Who: Open to the public

Where: Iolani Palace

When: Saturday, July 15 from 9am-4pm & Sunday, July 16 from 10am-3pm

Why you should go: Be a part of the next best thing to the Merrie Monarch Festival which will also include a craft fair and culture demonstrations. Cy Bridges (well-respected chanter) will be celebrated along with other deserved award winners in the community.

How it’s put on: The Moanalua Gardens Foundation is “Committed to preserving and perpetuating the native culture and environment of Hawai‘i through education and stewardship of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley and celebration of the Prince Lot Hula Festival.”

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What: The Ukulele Festival Hawaii (in Oahu) is being held for the 47th year and sure to be another grand event as it always is.Screen Shot 2017-06-21 at 4.56.10 PM.png

Who: Open to the public

Where: Kapiolani Park

When: Sunday July 16th from 10:30am-5pm

Why you should go: Witness locals, international sensations, and celebrities alike jam out at the Waikiki Bandstand. Can’t miss the special performance by an ukulele orchestra made up of over 800 students!

How it’s put on: “Ukulele Festival Hawaii’s mission is to bring laughter, love and hope to children and adults throughout Hawaii and the world through the music of the ukulele.”

I’ll be sending a reminder post out as these dates come closer! Also be sure to check out my next blog in the upcoming days :)

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