Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

36th Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival June 8 – 11

Oenophiles and gourmands are set to reconvene in West Maui for the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, happening June 8-11, 2017 at Kapalua Resort. Hawaii-raised master sommelier Michael Jordan will lead renowned winemakers, celebrity chefs Cat Cora and Andrew Sutton, and Maui’s own celebrated contingent of star chefs in a weekend of food and fun. Themed interactive wine-tasting panels will include “Paso Robles,” “New Oregon,” “Family Winemakers,” “Pinot Rock Stars,” “Classic Cabernet” and more! Special evening events include the ever popular Grand Tasting on Friday June 9th and Seafood Festival on Sunday June 11th.

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Lion dance at Chinese New Year celebration in Lahaina, Maui

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster

Visit Lahaina on Friday February 3rd for a day of family activities, martial arts demonstrations and historical presentations that pay tribute to the Chinese New Year.  Ring in the Year of the Rooster at the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse at 858 Front Street, admission is free. The cultural celebrations occur between 2:30 – 8pm and include Lion Dances from 5-6pm, followed by a Shaolin Animal Style Fung Fu Art Performance.  From 6-8pm you can participate in Crafts for Children, Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Knot Tying. There will be Cantonese Food Tasting as well as Teas & Fortune Cookies served in the Tea Garden. Hong Zhou will perform Bamboo Flute & Erhu String Instruments. One hour talks on the History of the Chinese New Year and Rituals of Divination will occur at 2:30pm and again at 6:30pm. This tenth year in the Chinese zodiac calendar is attributed to the year of the rooster and is said to be a year of powerful energy, financial windfall with hard work and a movement toward integrity.

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Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii-evening at dusk

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

The theme of the 75th Anniversary of the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor fosters reflection, remembrance and understanding. Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and six other military bases on Oahu precipitated America’s entry into World War II. This anniversary is an opportunity to honor the sacrifice of America’s “Greatest Generation” both civilian and military. The events of December 7th, 1941 sparked our nations can-do attitude, resourcefulness and an unmatched commitment to the defense of freedom. We can learn from the past. The commemoration will also celebrate the 71 years of peace between the U.S. and Japan. You can experience a wealth of history at Pearl Harbor now by visiting the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the Pacific Aviation Museum, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. From December 1 – 11, 2016 anniversary events will be held at Pearl Harbor and around Oahu to memorialize “the date which will live in infamy”.

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Mauna Kea Golf Hole 3

43rd Annual Mauna Kea Pro-Am

At the renowned Mauna Kea Beach Hotel you will enjoy Championship golf, special events, prizes, Hawaiian cuisine, luxurious accommodations, and more during the 43rd Annual Mauna Kea Pro-Am from December 7 – 11, 2016. The legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course rolls out the red carpet each year for amateurs and professional golfers alike for a five night, four day golf tournament. Amateurs compete in four-man teams (1 pro/3ams) in a 54-hole Pro-Am playing two best balls (one gross/one net) Amateurs play to full handicap (20max). For the golf pro there is up to a $10,00 purse with no buy-in, based on a full field of 25 professionals. Rounds one & two: Friday and Saturday, December 9 & 10 and final round Sunday, December 11.

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Surfer at North Shore, Oahu


The public is invited to watch as the world’s best surfers take on the beautiful big waves that make the North Shore of Oahu so infamous. From November 12 – December 20, the Vans Triple Crown delivers a series of three Men’s events that features everything from surfing and competition to a full-scope waste management program, live broadcast, merchandise sales and more. While witnessing the action from the beach is an IMAX theatre-like experience, keep in mind that the best seat in the house is often times your OWN house, since the World Surf League (WSL) produces one of the most engaging and wide-reaching live broadcasts in the sports industry. With over 1 million fans tuning in last year, you can expect the 2016 Vans Triple Crown to be even more exciting as Hawaii cheers on their first World Champion contender in over a decade – North Shore’s John John Florence.

The three Men’s Pro Surfing event series includes:

Hawaiian Pro:                                  November 12-23 at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park

Vans World Cup of Surfing:           November 24–December 6 at Sunset Beach

Billabong Pipe Masters:                 December 8 – 20 at Pipeline

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