Here are events to hit in the next few months, curated by our Frolic Hawaii crew. Please send upcoming event listings to We’ll be screening submissions and featuring those with the most relevance to our readers. Please submit the date(s), start and end time, website URL, event details and photo/flyer. All listings must have accompanying art.

August – September 2014

Duke's Oceanfest @ Kuhio Beach
This premier ocean sports festival is held at famous Kuhio Beach from August 16-24, with contest divisions in surfing, paddling, swimming, lifeguarding, waterpolo and more. Avid ocean athletes from Hawaii and around the globe convene[...]
Lear-Shrew-Much Ado @ The ARTS at Marks Garage | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival ends with three different Shakespeare plays “King Lear”, “Taming of the Shrew” and “Much ado about Nothing” but taken on by a single company of sixteen women. The company will perform[...]
Augie T. So Dumb 2014 @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Kalihi-born comedian Augie T. does another live show for his Hawaii fans. Augie T. started his career at open mic nights and eventually moved on to performing on the Mainland and internationally. Tickets are available at[...]
DJ Iz at eleven44 @ eleven44 | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Joshua Michaels is better known to most as simply Joshua, Iz or half of the DJ and production duo of Iz & Diz. Iz is a jack of all trades and has dabbled in many[...]
Greek Festival @ McCoy Pavilion | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The annual Greek Festival will be held at Ala Moana Beach Park over two days in August. This year, the LA-based Greek band Apollo will perform. Apollo has thrilled audiences at Greek festivals and musical[...]
True Fan Paina @ Clarence T.C. Ching Field, UH Manoa | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Come To the free Fan Appreciation event Saturday At UH’s Ching Field. Enjoy entertainment by Hoku-winning artist Raiatea Helm and the comedy of Augie T, while watching the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football, University of Hawaii[...]
Spocom Hawaii 2014 @ Blasidell Exhibition Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
SPOCOM is the nation’s largest automotive consumer exhibit and show focusing on the culture surrounding young adults. Each event features more than 75 of the industry’s top brands, media, and event promoters on display as[...]
Henry Kapono and Friends @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Henry Kapono has been on the leading edge of Hawaii’s music scene for more than three decades from his days as duo Cecilio & Kapono, through his solo career. Now simply know as Henry, he[...]
Ka Himeni ‘Ana @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The 30th Annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana, the unique Hawaiian music competition held each year at the historic Hawaii Theatre, happens on Aug. 23. Ka Himeni ‘Ana will showcase talented new groups as they compete for[...]
The Original Jams Improv Show @ Zenworx | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Come to Kaka‘ako for an epic night of improv awesomeness featuring some of the island’s top improvisers and an open improv jam. Anyone can play, and newbies are welcome. Don’t Lego of this opportunity to[...]
Pork & Pinot at Stage Restaurant @ Stage Restaurant | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Stage Restaurant will host Pork & Pinot, as part of a special Wine Ovation Dinner that we hold monthly on the last Tuesday of the month. It’s a five-course dinner (excluding the amuse bouche) paired[...]
Queen Lili'uokalani Outrigger Canoe Races
Organized and hosted by the Kai Opua Canoe Club, the 2014 Queen Lili’uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races, the 43rd annual event, start on the Labor Day holiday from Thursday, August 28 through Monday, September[...]
Aloha ʻAina, Aloha Kai - Love of the Land, Love of the Sea @ Naupaka Ballroom at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa | Waikoloa Village | Hawaii | United States
The Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival starts on Hawaiʻi Island with Aloha ʻAina, Aloha Kai – Love of the Land, Love of the Sea at the Waikoloa Beach Resort with the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort[...]
ARTafterDARK: Art Deco Hawai'i @ Honolulu Museum of Art | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Kona Brewing Co. presents an exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art, illustrating 1920s in Honolulu. Come out for art, music, mingling, food and more.
Jhené Aiko w/Dom Kennedy @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The lovely and talented Jhené Aiko will perform Friday Aug. 29. Catch Jhené perform a few of our faves including “From Time” with Drake and “The Worst” in London.
Welcome to the Funhouse @ Hula's @ Hula's Bar & Lei Stand | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Come down to The Fun House for jugglers, burlesque, drag queens and more with the Cherry Blossom Cabaret. Be sure to dress up for the circus theme to win a prize.
32nd Okinawan Festival @ Kapiolani Park
The Okinawan Festival attracts more than 50,000 visitors every year, offering food, entertainment, games and booths displaying and educating people on Okinawan culture. There will be a $2 shuttle to the event from Kapiolani Community[...]
Soja @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
SOJA with Michael Franti & Spearhead will play the Waikiki Shell for one concert. Formerly known as Soldiers of Jah Army, the American reggae band is always a popular draw in Hawaii. Visit for[...]
8th Annual ʻOnipaʻa Celebration  @ Iolani Palace Grounds | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The Hawaii Ponoʻi Coalition presents its 8th Annual ʻOnipaʻa Celebration, which will honor Queen Liliʻuokalani and feature musical performances, hula, food, crafts and exhibits. Mai Poina Walking Tours will occur around Iolani Palace and retrace[...]
Kaʻanapali Kitchen Stadium Under a Maui Moon @ Napili Garden at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa | Lahaina | Hawaii | United States
Take a first row seat at the beach-front Kitchen Stadium as master chefs prepare a six course menu under the Maui moonlight as Kāʻanapali Fresh comes to an end. Enjoy reserved seating at the Hyatt[...]
Master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim @ The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The Modern Honolulu continues its lecture series at The Study. Next up is celebrated master mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, guests are invited to enjoy Q&A, meet and[...]
PRESENT Project Art Talk @ Kaka‘ako Agora | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Talk story with Hawaii Island artists, Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallett (Les Filter Feeders). This collaborative artist duo returned home to the Big Island 10 years ago to raise their daughter. They are co-founders of[...]
A Lucky MODERN Buddha Belly @ The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The first event of the Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival held on Oʻahu, A Lucky MODERN Buddha Belly puts a spotlight on Hawaii’s unique location as a culinary hub of the Pacific where East meets[...]
Pau hana block party at Murphy's @ Murphy's Bar and Grill | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Come join the fun at the 6th Annual Pau Hana Block Party at Murphy’s Bar & Grill, a benefit for Hawaii Literacy. A ticket ($35) includes admission, two sliders and a side, and two drinks[...]
'The Addams Family' @ Manoa Valley Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
n this original story based on the characters from the popular 1964-66 television show, Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch are back as the eccentric, wealthy Addams clan who delight in the[...]
Hawaii Woman Expo @ Blaisdell Expo Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Come for shopping, food, fun and more. More than 200 vendors will be on hand to celebrate being a woman.
Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Cook to Compete @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Join this event for the “Fourth Annual Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Cook to Compete” as some of the most competitive chefs in the world plate up a lavish six-course dining experience. These[...]
PRESENT Project Artist Talk @ Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Talk story with Caledonia Curry (SWOON) and Bryan Welch (Guilds) from Brooklyn, NY. Curry and education designer Bryan Welch will introduce their work in Haiti and how Guilds aims to build curricula across cultures. Free[...]
A Vertical Tasting of Colgin Cellars Terroirs @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Colgin Cellars is not only one of California’s Cult wines but perhaps its greatest. Ann Colgin, a former wine auctioneer for the esteemed auction house of Sothebys founded Colgin Cellars in 1992 with a vision[...]
Masters of the Chardonnay Universe @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The Hawaiʻi Food and Wine Festival presents a rare opportunity to experience some of the greatest Chardonnays on the Planet, as you walk through the vineyards of Domaine Coche-Dury, Domaine Roulot and Domaine de Chérisey.[...]
My Favorite Wine Producers in the World @ Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
What wines do master sommeliers cherish? This sold-out, annual seminar is back by popular demand. Join Richard Betts, Roberto Viernes and Joseph Spellman for a tasting of their most beloved wines, a selection of their[...]
Revive The Live Music Festival 2014 @ Waikiki Shell | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The Revive The Live Music Festival celebrates and perpetuate the revival of Live Island Reggae Music in Hawaii. The one-night festival will feature five of Hawaii’s most talented and sought after bands, including Fiji, Kolohe[...]
Hawaiian Airlines Presents Corks & Forks @ Rooftop Garden at Hawaiʻi Convention Center | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
With 20 of the most world-renowned celebrity chefs and 20 top-tier vintners and winemakers, “Hawaiian Airlines Presents Corks & Forks” will feature exquisite, finely crafted dishes using the freshest local ingredients available in Hawaiʻi to[...]
Persian Screen Film Festival reception @ Doris Duke Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Persian Screen Film Festival Presented by Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute kicks off on Sept. 6, with an opening reception. Enjoy delicious Persian-inspired dishes with a glass of Shiraz wine, beer[...]
It's a Food World After All @ Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
There can’t be a better way to end a festival but on the beach, in the sand as the sun sets along Oahu’s western shore. Join 16 celebrity chefs, who will prove that the easiest[...]
HawaiiCon 2014 @ Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel | Waimea | Hawaii | United States
Join in for this three-day, sci-fi, science, and fantasy convention on Hawaii Island. Along with panels featuring scientists, sci-fi writers, actors and actresses, comic book artists and others, there will be workshops, meet-and-greets, gaming at[...]
DJ Fred Matters at The Modern @ Addiction at The Modern Honolulu | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
One of the country’s leading DJs, DJ Fred Matters, will be at The Modern spinning the hottest music at Addiction on Sept. 12 and 13. Having spun for intimate parties for Stevie Wonder and Prince,[...]
Showdown in Chinatown @ Kakaako Agora | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Prepare yourself for a radical music video event. Filmmakers will have 336 hours, or two weeks, to make a music video using one of the provided MP3s from local artists. These songs will be released[...]
Cut Copy @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Cut Copy comes to The Republik having risen from the acid house movement in the United Kingdom and Australian electronic band Cut Copy is heading to The Republik. The band has released four studio albums,[...]
'Ruined' @ UHM’s Earle Ernst Lab Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Lynn Nottage’s play “Ruined” in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. Performances will take place Sept. 17, 18, 19, and 20[...]
Leon Russell @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Lazar Bear and Aloha Beer Company present Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend Leon Russell,. In his distinguished and unique 50-year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best[...]
Arashi @ Ko Olina Resort | Kapolei | Hawaii | United States
Japanese superstars Arashi will perform in two concerts in Hawaii to commemorate their 15th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 at Ko Olina Resort, outdoor fronting Nai’a Lagoon 3. Gates will open[...]
Signature Chefs Food Festival  @ Moana Surfrider | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
The Honolulu Firefighters Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Signature Chefs Food Festival at The Royal Hawaiian on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 from 5:30-9 p.m. This year’s festival will feature some of the best Honolulu[...]
'Eddie Wen' Go' @ Hawaii Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Coinciding with Hokuuleʻa’s round-the-world voyage, this imaginative production uses hula, chant, masks and puppetry to tell of Eddie Aikau’s act of sacrifice through the eyes of sea creatures who watched from underneath the upside-down canoe.[...]
Rusko @ The Republik | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Electric Palms Hawaii presents Rusko, performing live in Honolulu at The Republik. This is an 18 and over event. Christopher Mercer, aka Rusko, discovered the world of dubstep through SUB DUB and a debut appearance[...]
Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a @ Waikiki-Kalakaua Avenue
Part of the annual Aloha Festivals, the Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a is Hawaii’s largest, most festive block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets for food, fun and entertainment. Top Island entertainers will perform along[...]
Ward Village NiteRun @  Race starts and finishes at Kewalo Basin Harbor parking lot
On Sept. 20, Ward Village will host the inaugural Ward Village NiteRun, a 5k fun run that will raise funds and awareness for JDRF Hawai‘i – a foundation that works to improve the lives of[...]
Samadhi Live @ Mamiya Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Samadhi live presents a show with aerials, dance and live music. There are two shows, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. Along with performances by various aerialist groups, there will be[...]
Miranda Lambert @ Blaisdell Arena | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Country music star Miranda Lambert will be performing at Blaisdell Arena, featuring songs from her upcoming album, “Platinum.” Lambert gained recognition when she became a third place finalist in 2003′s “Nashville Star.” Some of her[...]
Ron White: Nutcracker @ Blaisdell Concert Hall | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Ron White will perform a stand-up routine with scotch in hand at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Known for touring with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the Texas-born comedian is also the author of “I Had[...]
'Mary Poppins' @ Diamond Head Theatre | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Bert, a jack-of-all-trades including chimney sweep, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using[...]
Art of Style with Colin Field @ Lewers Lounge at the Halekulani | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Halekulani hosts a one-of-a-kind interactive cocktail pairing experience with the “Best Barman in the World,” Colin Field of the Ritz Paris on Sept. 26 at Lewers Lounge. The Art of Style will feature the art[...]
Flavors by the Bay @ Heeia State Park | Kaneohe | Hawaii | United States
Kama’aina Kids is presenting the first annual Flavors by the Bay fundraiser, an event to raise funds to build a He‘eia Learning Center, which will perpetuate Hawaiian culture and provide community organizations a venue to[...]
Katt Williams @ Blaisdell Arena | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Last year, America’s funniest and most outrageous comedian, Katt Williams, made his Hawaii debut. The stand-up comedy show sold out and solidified Williams’ legacy in the islands. By popular demand, Williams will return to deliver[...]
The Love Festival Hawaii @ Kakaako Waterfront Park | Keaau | Hawaii | United States
The 16th Annual Love Festival Hawaii happens Sept. 27 at Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. This festival is recognized as the largest electronic dance music event in the State of Hawaii with over 10,000 people expected to[...]
5th annual Rice Fest @ Ward Centers | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Celebrate Hawaii’s most cherished grain at the 5th Annual Hawaii Rice Festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at Ward Centers. Attendees can sample favorite rice dishes and concoctions prepared by local vendors,[...]