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June 2002 Hawaii Island Events

Information about June 2002 events on the Big Island of Hawaii.

DATE: September, 2002 ALOHA FESTIVALS HAWAI'I Aloha Festivals Big Island of Hawai'i events are a wonderful opportunity to experience the very essence of Hawaiian customs, cultures & tradition. From the Royal Court investiture on the rim of Halema'uma'u Crater to the Keiki Makahiki at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, there is an abundance of activities and events to enjoy. For information, call Aloha Festivals 808/589-1771 or 1-800-852-7690

DATE: August 31-September 1, 2002 ALOHA FESTIVALS ANNUAL KA'U HULAFEST 9am-9pm on Sat. and from 9am-4pm on Sunday at Waiohinu Park. Many halau will be sharing a wide range of hula and chant forms and styles. Music, arts, crafts and foods will be offered. The Royal Court will be present for day two of the event. Admission with Aloha Festivals ribbon. Info: 885-8086.

DATE: September 4-27, 2002 BIG ISLAND WOOD GUILD EXHIBIT The 16th year of wood products exhibited by some of the finest wood craftpersons in Hawaii. A must-see display for those who love wood and appreciate quality craftsmanship. Wailoa Center in Hilo. Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm; Wednesdays, noon to 4:30pm. Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Codie King 808/933-0416

DATE: September 7 and September 14, 2002 MOKU O HAWAII OUTRIGGER CANOE ASSN. LONG DISTANCE RACE 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (approx.) Registration 7:00 a.m. at Hilo Bay. A couple of exciting and colorful days of outrigger canoe racing by members of the Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Assn., which consists of 13 clubs and 2500 paddlers. During April to September, the Association and individual clubs sponsor Regattas and Long-Distance events. Each club submits an entry to one or more of the 37 divisions held during these events. The long distance races usually cover 8 to 12 miles, taking about 2 hours. Women race first, then the men race. There is a luau or lunch (often with great entertainment) after the event, followed by an award ceremony. Tickets can be purchased by the public to attend the luau. Call: (808) 324-1541.

DATE: September 7-15, 2002 BIG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP WTA TOUR Watch the world's best women tennis players as they convene in Hawaii to compete for the coveted title at Hilton Waikoloa Village's Tennis Garden. For information, visit www.tesports.com, or call Hilton Waikoloa Village: 808/886-1234

DATE: September 13-15, 2002 11TH ANNUAL HAPUNA BEACH PRINCE HOTEL SAM CHOY POKE FESTIVAL, MAUNA KEA RESORT This event features a silent auction, golf tournament and recipe contest for a dish unique to Hawaii, "poke". Traditionally a raw fish dish, poke takes on new dimensions as amateur and professionals vie for cash prizes to create the tastiest, most unusual variation of the dish. Contact 808/880-3023 or Marilyn Zanini at 880-3021 for more info.

DATE: September 14, 2002 HOLUALOA VILLAGE ANNUAL ALOHA FESTIVALS PARADE & HO'OLAULE'A Sleepy little Holualoa Village will come alive during this celebration that will take place from 9 a.m. until mid-day in this cool, upcountry artists' colony. Come enjoy the parade, Royal Court, local entertainment, great food, craft booths, and prizes. Visit www.aloha.net/~suhana/parade for more info.

DATE: September 21, 2002: ANNUAL ALOHA FESTIVALS PANIOLO PARADE Pa'u riders, floats and marching units honor the Big Island's oldest ranching community. 10 a.m. Huge Crafts Fair following parade in Waimea Ball Park with Island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with Aloha Festivals Ribbon.

DATE: September 13-15, 2002 OKOE BAY RENDEZVOUS XIV The final qualifying event of the Maui Jim Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. Big game fishing for cash prizes. Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Cost: $350.00. For information call: (808) 327-1440 or email info@konatournaments.com

DATE: September 25-26, 2002 ANNUAL ALOHA FESTIVALS KUPUNA HULA FESTIVAL Hula featuring elders of the Island community. Usually held at the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Ballroom, with live music, and dancers from around the world

DATE: September 26-29, 2002 28TH WAIKOLOA OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP at Waikoloa Village. 54 holes of championship golf. Contact: John Mauro 808/883-9621

DATE: September 28-29, 2002 QUEEN LILIUOKALANI BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION This is the 3rd annual Queen Lili'uokalani music festival and concert. There will be a music conference on Saturday, Sept. 28th, from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m., where the art of composing, copywriting and recording Hawaiian music will be taught by some of Hawaii's top songwriters and musicians. On Sunday, the 29th, there will be a Music Festival in Queen Lili'uokalani Park in Hilo with a full day of music, arts, crafts, food and a mass hula of over 500 dancers to honor Her Majesty Queen Lili'uokalani. Open to all ages - Free. Contact Paula Helfrich at 808/966-5416 for more info.

DATE: September 28-29, 2002 ANNUAL WAIMEA POWWOW Participate in a variety of activities highlighting Native American culture. Food booths (fry bread!), arts and crafts, entertainment (dancing and drumming) and displays for all to enjoy. Held at Waimea Ball Park in Kamuela on the Big Island. Info: Buttons Lovell, 808/885-5569


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