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Time is running out! Win a Maui vacation in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest.

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 11:35 AM Got some amazing Hawaii photos to share? There’s less than 3 weeks left to enter them into our 16th annual HAWAII Magazine Reader Photo Contest. You could win a six-day/five-night vacation on Maui, with round-trip airfare for two and other prizes. Here’s how to enter!  More
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44th Annual Ukulele Festival brings local, international players to Waikiki this Sunday

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM Love (and we mean “really love”) ukulele music? Check out one of the largest ukulele events in the world, featuring live performances by Jake Shimabukuro, Herb Ohta, Willie K, and an 800-student ukulele orchestra, happening July 20.  More
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39th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition happens on Oahu this week

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM Check out the 39th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition, this Thursday (7/17) through Saturday (7/19) at the Blaisdell Arena. More than 400 kids from Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and Japan will showcase their talents in traditional and modern hula.  More
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New, first-ever Hawaiian monk seal hospital helps save four seal pups

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM Ke Kai Ola, a new Hawaii Island rehabilitation hospital for Hawaiian monk seals, recently welcomed its first patients–four malnourished monk seal pups from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands named Kulia, Ikaika, Halai, and Makaala.   More
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hosts “Explore Kahuku” hikes, annual cultural festival

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM Check out the Kahuku unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with free events offered July through September. On Hawaii Island this weekend? Visit the park’s 34th annual cultural fest featuring guided hikes exploring Kahuku’s rich cultural and environmental history.  More
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Hawaii-inspired Art Deco works subject of new Honolulu Museum of Art exhibition

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 11:04 AM Honolulu Museum of Art’s six-month exhibit “Art Deco Hawaii”—open now through January 11 2015—offers a vibrant display of Hawaii-focused, largely Hawaii-created artworks from the internationally popular 1920s to 1940s art style.  More
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Expedition to Hawaii seamount Loihi seeks clues about creation of Earth, other worlds

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 10:25 AM A team of University of Hawaii researchers wrapped up studies today on the submerged Loihi seamount, off the coast of the Big Island. Their mission? Collecting deep-sea samples and creating detailed sea floor maps revealing the history of our world–and perhaps others, too.  More
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Honolulu Surf Film Festival screening 52 new, classic films throughout July

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 12:08 PM Check out the month-long seventh annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival, kicking off this weekend. The surf flicks - from Hawaii and all over the world - range from thought provoking to entertaining, covering issues of gender and sexuality as well as tales of adventurous surfers searching the globe for the ultimate wave.  More
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Ooh! Aah! Here’s a list of Fourth of July 2014 Hawaii fireworks shows

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 10:38 AM Fireworks will light up the skies on four islands during this week's Independence Day Celebrations. Here's where to find the best fireworks displays on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.  More
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New app allows users to help preserve Kauai’s native rainforests as "couch conservationists"

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM Volunteers using the Hawaii Nature Conservancy's Hawaii Challenge app on their computers or tablets use satellite imagery of a Kauai rainforest to tag species of invasive plants for real-life extermination. You can join in on the hunt.  More
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Tales of Two Islands: Exploring Kauai and Niihau history at Kauai Museum

posted by: Maureen O'Connell on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:25 AM The Kaua‘i Museum in Līhue offers an engaging glimpse into yesteryear on Kauai and Niihau for visitors both with and without time to spare.
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Listen to HAWAII Magazine’s "Essential Hawaii Music for Summer" playlist!

posted by: Derek Paiva on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM Gabby Pahinui. Jack Johnson. Auntie Genoa Keawe. Kalapana. Cecilio & Kapono. Bruddah Iz. And much more! Listen to our Essential Summer Songs playlist, newly expanded for summer 2014, with even more great Hawaii-made music.  More
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Hokulea voyaging canoe completes first leg of worldwide voyage, making landfall in Tahiti

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe Hokulea and its sister canoe Hikianalia docked at Rangiroa, French Polynesia this week, completing the first leg of their three-year Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage.   More
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Vote in our 3rd annual HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards Poll. You could win an iPad Mini.

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 09:49 AM Share your personal picks for Hawaii's best eats, scenery, beaches, shave ice shops, spas and more with us. You could win one of two Apple iPad Minis-with one-year electronic subscriptions to HAWAII Magazine-for your effort.   More
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Sunshine Superman: Crafting pareo out of Hawaii flora with artist Bozo Pualoa

posted by: Tiffany Hill on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM Oahu resident Bozo Pualoa III shares the craft of hand-designing Polynesian pareos, using forest flora, with all who want to learn. All that's needed is some artistic expression and a sunny day.  More
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