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5 Absolutely Free Honolulu Events to Check Out in July 2017

Summer is the time for festivals! Whether you’re into art, food and drink, or great local music, there’s something for everyone to celebrate this month.


Haleiwa Arts Festival



Arts and Flavors of Hawaiʻi Summer Festival

July 9

Enjoy specialty food and drinks, as well as street-food vendors at the Arts and Flavors of Hawai‘i Summer Festival in Hawai‘i Kai. Support local businesses by shopping more than 25 food and product vendors for handmade gifts, boutique clothing, jewelry and more. 

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hawaiʻi Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St., artsandflavorshi.com


SEE ALSO: The 8 Best Things To Do in July 2017


Mango Jam Honolulu 2017

July 14 and 15

Mango Jam Honolulu offers live entertainment, food and craft booths, a beer garden and a farmers market. Located on the lawn between Honolulu Hale and the Mission Memorial Buildings, Mango Jam Honolulu features some of the best artists and vendors that Oʻahu has to offer. Free parking is located in both the Frank F. Fasi parking lot and the Kalanimoku parking lot. Bicycle parking will also be available outside of the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building.

4:30 to 10 p.m., Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds, 550 S. King St., mangojamhonolulu.com


Hale‘iwa Arts Festival 2017

July 15 and 16

Join the North Shore art community to celebrate the 20th Annual Hale‘iwa Arts Festival, located at Hale‘iwa Beach Park. This summer festival boasts more than 140 visual artists, including live performing artists every hour, community activities, a keiki tent, as well as several food vendors. 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hale‘iwa Beach Park, 62-449 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, haleiwaartsfestival.org


47th Annual ʻUkulele Festival

July 16

ʻUkulele virtuosos, international musicians, local celebrities, talented ʻukulele players from around the world and an ʻukulele orchestra of more than 800 students will take the stage and delight the crowd. There will also be ʻukulele displays, ʻukulele lessons and inflatable bounce-houses for the keiki.

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kapiʻolani Park, 3840 Pākī Ave., ukulelefestivalhawaii.org


Hawaiian Humane Society Canine Game Day

July 22

You and your pooch can play and frolic at this free family event hosted by the Hawaiian Humane Society. Join the festivities and enter your pup in the wagging contest, best trick contest, dog and owner lookalike contest, or the dog derby. There will also be shopping, food and other fun to be had.

3 to 6 p.m., Coral Crater Adventure Park, 91-1780 Midway Road, Kapolei, hawaiianhumane.org


Looking for more things to do in Honolulu? Click here to view our event calendar!




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