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Things to Do in August in Hawaii

The last month of summer is jam-packed with latte art, s’mores and indie rock.


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72nd Na Hula Festival

August 4 – 5

Spend a day or two at Kapiolani Park for hula performances by noted hālau such as Halau Hula O Nawahine and Ka Hale I O Kahala. honoluluparks.com.


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National S’mores Day

August 10

Who says you need a campfire to eat s’mores? Save room for dessert at Gyu-kaku and toast your own s’mores ($3.95) over a yakiniku grill. gyu-kaku.com.

Alice in Wonderland Ballet

August 11 – 12

The Washington Ballet and Ballet Hawaii collaborate this month to bring Alice and her Wonderland friends to musical life at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. ballethawaii.org.


photo: dean alexander

The Kahala Wine & Food Festival: A Celebration of France

August 18

Kahala Resort’s annual gourmet festival goes French this year with fine wine and dishes prepared by executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi. kahalaresort.com.


photo: danny clinch

Death Cab for Cutie

August 22

Indie band Death Cab for Cutie is still going strong with Grammy nominations and a world tour, including this stop at the Blaisdell. bampproject.com.

Art of Hawaiian Coffee

August 25

Local baristas show off their speed and creativity in an epic latte art competition, part of a weeklong celebration of coffee that includes daily tastings and kids’ activities. dfsgalleria.com.


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Ka Himeni Ana

August 25

Hawaiian music groups compete in nahenahe style, matching vocal harmonies with unamplified acoustic instruments. Nahenahe pros, including Hale O Keawe, Mokolii and Sons of Kapalama, will also hit the stage. kahimeniana.com.


photo: schl greek church

Greek Festival

August 25 – 26

Gyros, music and ouzo. Spend the final days of summer at Ala Moana Park for a wholly Greek experience. Did we mention the ouzo? It leads to dancing. Opa! greekfestivalhawaii.com.

 

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