"Best of Hawaii" 2010: Our favorite Hawaii cultural eventsby: Derek Paiva and HAWAII Magazine staff
posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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Hawaii Island Festival-30 Days of Aloha
It’s a monthlong celebration of the Big Island’s rich cultural heritage. Founded after the Aloha Festivals scaled back its Big Island events, Hawaii Island Festival presents a lengthy lineup of its own: hula exhibitions, a royal court investiture, a falsetto and storytelling contest, a poke-recipe contest and a Waimea town hoolaulea and paniolo (cowboy) parade. Just buy a ribbon and you’re good for most events. The good news if you're on the Big Island between this weekend and Sept. 16? Hawaii Island Festival events begin Aug. 28, with the Royal Court Investiture at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park.
At various Big Island locations, www.hawaiiislandfestival.org
2010 dates: Aug. 28-Sept. 16
2011 dates: Not set yet, but expected to be similar to 2010 dates.
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