Aug. 3: August Moon
Honolulu Academy of Art
900 S. Beretania St.
6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets $85 online presale, $95 at the door
Thirty wineries, 13 restaurants and food vendors and artists doing live art team up in this benefit for arts education
Aug. 3 & 4: Koganji Temple Bon Dance
2869 Oahu Ave.
5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The mother of foodie bon dances: Andagi, andagi-clad kimono dogs, awesome country store with Bishop Rose’s bottled sauces, and that famous shoyu-brushed grilled corn
Aug. 3 & 4: Pacific Beach Hotel Natsu Matsuri
2490 Kalakaua Ave.
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Japanese-style summer festival with bon dancing, Japanese games and oishii eats: takoyaki, okonomiyaki, grilled squid, buttered potatoes, choco bananas
Aug. 5: National Oyster Day
As if we need an excuse??
Aug. 9 – 11: Latin Nights popUP
661 Auahi St.
Tickets: $75 at www.eventbrite.com
Six courses of gourmet Latin tapas, including an amazing smoked ahi and a killer chocolate-cinnamon trifle, from Streetgrindz and Baja Style
Aug. 10 & 11: Soto Mission of Aiea-Taiheiji Bon Dance
99-045 Kauhale St.
7 to 10:30 p.m.
Your major connection to old-time Kauai eats: Goteburg sausage rice cups, Hanapepe-style flying saucers (cooked by volunteers from Hanapepe), smoked meat. All in amounts doubled from last year, since they sold out so fast
Aug. 10 & 11: Pacific Beach Hotel Natsu Matsuri
See Aug. 3 & 4 above
Only bon dance we know of with cotton candy, just saying
Aug. 17 – 19: Made in Hawaii Festival
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall & Arena
777 Ward Ave.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $4, children 6 & under free
Locally made food and other stuff from nearly 400 vendors across the state, more than 70 of them new. Can you say SAMPLES?
Aug. 18: Up in Smoke Cook-Off & Nobody Cares Car Show
Aloha Stadium Salt Lake Boulevard parking lot
99-500 Salt Lake Blvd.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$5 admission, children 10 & under free
Hawaii’s only smoked meat competition, featuring secret recipes from home kitchens, free public tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and awarding of a People’s Choice award
Aug. 18: Eat Out Kailua
Enchanted Lake Elementary School
770 Keolu Dr.
4 to 8 p.m.
The Windward side’s own monthly food truck confab, benefiting school programs and youth sports teams
Aug. 18: Kahala Wine & Food Classic: A Celebration of France
Hoku’s at the Kahala Resort
6 to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $100 presale, $150 VIP, $125 at door
Top vintners from California celebrate French winemaking, 11 top chefs from Honolulu celebrate dishes from different French provinces
Aug. 31: Eat the Street Pork Fest
555 South St. at Halekauwila
4 to 9 p.m.
Parking on site and surrounding streets
Street food gets pork-tastic in one of the year’s most popular ETS themes. Not to be confused with ETS bacon fest