The Honolulu Museum of Art fundraiser August Moon featured small plates from restaurants, and wines from more than 20 Hawaii, northern California, Oregon and Australia winemakers. Proceeds from the event supports the museum’s art education programs.
From Aug. 2-4, the Pacific Ink and Art Expo showcased the work of tattoo artists from Hawaii and around the world at the Neal Blaisdell Expo Hall.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie proclaimed October as Hawaii Fashion Month.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, thousands participated in the obstacle racing challenge Hawaii Spartan Race at Kualoa Ranch.
The Joy of Sake featured a public tasting of 384 junmai, ginjo and daiginjo sakes from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal. Sixteen Hawaii restaurants served appetizers to accompany the sakes.
The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii hosted its annual fundraising event, Walk in the Country at the Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina Resort.
The monthly art and flea market, Art and Flea featured more 60 late-night vendors at Fresh Cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Christian Self, Timo Lee and Phil Manzanera celebrated the grand opening of their new cocktail bar, Bevy at 661 Auahi St. in Kakaako.
The American Cancer Society's fundraiser Bridging Birthdays Carnival featured live musical performances, a celebrity auction and wine tasting at the Bishop Museum.
The Huffington Post launched HuffPost Hawaii in partnership with Honolulu Civil Beat on Sept. 4. The Huffington Post's founder Arianna Huffington moderated a panel discussion called The Third Metric about "redefining success beyond money and power."
The Third Annual Food & Wine Festival's signature event, Under the Modern Moon: Morimoto & Friends was hosted on Sept. 5, 2013 at The Modern Honolulu. The event featured dishes prepared by 15 national and international chefs from the Pacific and Asia, along with five mixologists, 10 wineries and winemakers offering pairings.
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival's signature event Taste Our Love for the Land showcased dishes using local ingredients and "farm to table" cooking practices. The event featured 20 celebrity chefs, three master sommeliers, 12 winemakers and five mixologists.