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"Best of Hawaii" 2010: Our favorite Hawaii cultural events

best_of_hawaii_favorite_Hawaii_cultural_events_2010The 2010 HAWAII Magazine “Best of Hawaii” issue is arriving in subscriber mailboxes and on sale nationwide now! It’s always one our most popular issues of the year, always a keeper.

And as always, it’s loaded with picks from our knowledgeable HAWAII Magazine and HawaiiMagazine.com readers and our editorial staff, sharing their advice and insights on the best our Islands have to offer.

The “best” of what you ask? The best of everything Hawaii, of course.

Among the “best” in this year’s “Best of Hawaii” issue? Readers selected their favorite spots on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island for a photo opportunity, shave ice flavor, swimming beach, splurge and inexpensive restaurants, retail stores, month to visit Hawaii and hiking trails. We sought out expert advice on best tips for creating beautiful Hawaii photos, best swimming beaches and hiking in Hawaii. Our editorial staff pitched in with our picks for favorite Hawaiian music albums and Hawaii shave ice toppings.

You’ll have to pick up a copy of the “Best of Hawaii” issue to see all of our reader and editorial staff picks, or subscribe to HAWAII Magazine. But for our HawaiiMagazine.com readers, we thought we’d share “best of “ picks from one of our editorial staff-chosen categories: HAWAII Magazine’s Favorite annual Hawaii Cultural Events.

We’ve selected one event each from the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Molokai and Kauai, and included dates for the next one (so you can pencil a few into your Hawaii vacation plans).

Let’s begin on the Garden Isle ...



Kauai Mokihana Festival

Kauai’s Malie Foundation puts on events to educate people about Hawaiian language and culture. The events culminate in this seven-day festival. (The mokihana berry is the official Kauai flower for lei.) There are competitions for Hawaiian instrumental music, composers, and youth groups, ending with a three-day hula competition at the Kauai Beach Resort.

Kauai Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, (808) 822-2166, www.maliefoundation.org

2010 dates: Sept. 19-25
2011 dates: Sept. 18-24

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