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The King Kamehameha statue, covered with leis for Kamehameha Day. 
Photo: Daniel Ramirez/Flickr

Add to the list: Things to do in June across Hawaii

From Kamehameha Day festivities to wine, food, film and Kauai’s first beer festival, there's plenty to do.

Welcome to summer in the Islands! All throughout June, there’s plenty to do, from Kamehameha Day festivities celebrating one of Hawaii’s most legendary monarchs, to wine, food, film and Kauai’s first beer festival.

All Islands

Father’s Day

June 18

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Sample bites from the Moana Surf Rider's Father's Day Beer Fest. 
Photo courtesy: Moana Surfrider

Show Dad your appreciation by taking him out to brunch at a restaurant, like the classic Willows on Oahu, on a Star of Honolulu cruise, or hiking on any of the Islands. If he likes beer, the Moana Surfrider’s Father’s Day Beer Fest, with 20 types of craft beer and gourmet food pairings, might be the ticket. A fan of classic rock? Treat him to a four-course steak and seafood dinner and an Elvis tribute show at Rock-A-Hula.
Father's Day brunch at Willows:  willowshawaii.com
Star of Honolulu Father's Day cruise: starofhonolulu.com
Moana Surfrider Father's Day Beer Fest: tickets.honoluluboxoffice.com
Rock a Hula Father's Day Rockin' Dads show: rockahulahawaii.com

Kamehameha Day

June 10–12

King Kamehameha the Great—who established the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810 and was its first monarch—is celebrated this weekend and beyond with lei-draping ceremonies, parades and other cultural festivities throughout the Islands. The biggest event is the 101st annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade held on Saturday, June 10 at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. Other festivities include the North Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration at the king’s birthplace in Hawi and Kapaau, Hawaii Island on June 11, and parades in Lihue, Kauai on June 10 and Lahaina, Maui on June 17.

Maui

 

Maui Jim Ocean Shootout

June 3 to June 4

Take to the seas in this two-day ocean event, featuring 10 individual sprint races, two co-ed relay races and a $50,000 prize purse. Kaanapali Beach, Kaanapali, mauijimoceanshootout.com.

36th Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

June 8 to June 11

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The scene at Kapalua Wine and Food Festival. 
Photo courtesy: KWFF

Enjoy four nights of culinary excellence at the Kapalua Resort. The event will feature wine tastings, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and opportunities to mingle with all attending master sommeliers. Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com.

MaMO on Maui: Wearable Art Show

June 17

Not your typical fashion show, Maoli Arts Movement (MaMO) puts Hawaiian design and cultural motifs on display. Watch as traditional Hawaiian patterns, weaponry, tools and adornments hit the runway. Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard, Kahului, mauiarts.org/mamo.

Maui Film Festival

June 21 to June 25

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Maui Film Festival's Celestial Cinema. 
Photo courtesy: Maui Film Festival

Sit on the grass under the star-filled sky and watch headlining feature films at Maui’s premier film festival. Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, Wailea, mauifilmfestival.com.

Oahu

Build Aloha

June 10

Help build the aloha at Kohana Rum Distillery. Take part in an evening of fun and entertainment while raising funds that will go toward building homes and supporting communities. Kohana Rum Distillery, Waipahu, honoluluhabitat.org.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

June 11

Presented by the Hawaiian Institute for Music Enriching and Learning Experiences, listen to feature performances by five Hawaiian steel guitar masters as well as the next generation of keiki (child) performers. Windward Mall, Kaneohe, hawaiiansteelguitarfestival.com.

Pan Pacific Festival

June 9 to June 11

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Makana Aloha walking at the Pan-Pacific Festival parade. 
Photo: Daniel Ramirez/Flickr

 Immerse yourself in one of Hawaii’s largest multicultural festivals, celebrating its 36th year. Let loose at the Pan-Pacific Hoolaulea, a festive block party in Waikiki, enjoy a dance exhibition showcasing Japan and Hawaii’s hottest amateurs and cap the weekend off with the Pan-Pacific Parade, which runs from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park. Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, pan-pacific-festival.com.

BBQ & Blues Festival

June 15 to June 17

Take your backyard grilling game to the next level with celebrity pro griller Myron Mixon. Afterwards, enjoy an evening of entertainment with blues legend Willie K and other local blues artists. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Waikiki, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

Hawaii Island

Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival

June 1 to June 4

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Grammy-winning jazz artist Russell Malone. 
Courtesy photo

Back for a sixth year, the Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival will feature Grammy Award winner Russell Malone, Jazz Hall of Fame legend Bobby Watson, Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Benny Uyetake and more. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala, bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com.

Kauai

First Annual Dog House Beer Fest

June 24th

Showcasing beers from 15 different breweries across Hawaii and the West Coast, guests will be able to indulge in food, live local entertainment and unlimited beer tastings. Sheraton Kauai, Poipu, kauaihumane.com.