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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Visit Hawaii for Hawaiian Festivals

Visit Hawaii for Hawaiian FestivalsThis post is sponsored by Hawaii Affordable
Summer time in Hawaii means festival time, also for the island of Oahu. The Annual 28th Pan-Pacific Festival - Matsuri in Hawaii is coming up June 8 - 10 Come and join us in the fun at the annual Pan-Pacific Festival. This annual event is a cross-cultural exchange between the people of Hawaii, Japan, Mainland USA and other Pan-Pacific regions. Come and see 'Taiko' drums from different regions of Japan, along with performances by local and Japanese hula dancers. Plus many other traditional cultural arts.

At the same time, there will be another big celebration, the 135th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration on June 8th and 9th. It was first declared a holiday in 1871 by Kong Kamehameha in honor of his grandfather King Kamehameha the Great who unified the Hawaiian Kingdom. Events include a statue draping ceremony, music & hula performances and a Floral Parade, followed by festivals at Queen Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. The Festival includes cultural demonstrations, food, and entertainment. All events are free.

With us being big fans of the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon in October - the next Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championship takes place in Kailua Kona October 13, 2007 - we don't want to forget to mention a big athletic event, just shortly before the Pan-Pacific Festival starts. It's the Hawaiian Half Marathon and 5-mile Run/Walk on Oahu on June 3. This half marathon starts off at 5:00 a.m. at Magic Island, goes through Waikiki, around Diamond Head, and finishes at Kapiolani Park, for a scenic and challenging run. Length is 13 miles, and the course is USATF certified. The fun run/walk is 5 miles long, and starts at 7:00 a.m., on Monsarrat Ave., next to the Waikiki Shell. The course will be two laps around Kapiolani Park. For more information on the Hawaiian Half Marathon on Oahu, you may call: (808) 926-8177.

Remember when planning your visit to Hawaii later this year, you might want to consider being on the Hawaiian Islands for the Aloha Festival, which is a nation wide cultural event each year in September. See all upcoming events of the 2007 Aloha Festival, a celebration of Hawai'i's music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique island traditions.

Enjoy Hawaii and the Hawaiian people. Aloha Pua, Kohala Coast Vacation Guide

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