July events around the islands

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Don’t know what to do once you’ve stepped off the plane and fully enjoyed the scenery? We’ve got you covered with a diverse list of events for the rest of July, from an eclectic shopper’s dream event to an orchid festival to an open-to-all swim race, and more.


Art & Flea  |  1020 Auahi St. (O’ahu)   |  July 24  |  5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  |  $3

Over 60 independent artists, vintage collectors, DIYers, handmade aficionados, and fashion designers gather to ply their wares alongside up-and-coming bands and favorite local DJs.

artandflea.com

 

Seventh Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival  |  Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu (O’ahu)  |  Ongoing through July 31, varying showtimes  | $10 tickets

This festival celebrates the best in new and classic surf films from around the world with a collection of 52 shorts and features showcasing surf’s origins, culture, and ever-ongoing adventures.

honolulumuseum.org

 

Hanalei Swim Challenge   |  Hanalei Bay (Kaua’i)  |  July 26  |  7 a.m. to noon   |  $40 for adults, $10 for kids

Join 300 other swimmers from all the other Hawaiian islands as well as the mainland and international visitors, in one of four open-water races.

kauaifestivals.com

 

Tahiti Fete  |  Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, Hilo (Big Island)  |  July 26 and 27  |  9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  $15 one-day admission, $25 two-day (for adults; discounts for senior citizens and children)

Enjoy a Polynesian dance competition featuring local and international halaus (dance schools) alongside guest performers, crafts, food, and talented local musicians.

tahitifete.com

 

Daifukuji Orchid Show and Sale  |  Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall, Honalo (Big Island)  |  July 27  |   8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  Free, including complementary refreshments

Orchid-growing is a passion and talent that blossoms on the islands. At this show, snag a complementary orchid corsage before enjoying a taiko drum performance at 10 a.m. and wandering through beautiful, diverse orchids while learning how to care for your own (because of course it’s possible to leave without one).

kdoc.us/orchid-show

 

Kaua’i Music Festival Songwriter Conference and Concert Series  |  Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach, Kapa`a  (Kaua`i)  |  July 30 and 31  |  $175 for the two-day songwriting conference; $25/night for the evening events (August)

Continuing into August, this four-day festival celebrates the art and craft of songwriting. Learn songwriting and refine your skills during the July dates, then August 1 and 2, enjoy performances by award-winning musicians who hail from Hawaii and beyond.

kauaimusicfestival.com

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