Things to do in June in Hawaii
In June, listen to the Manoa Strings at Foster Botanical Gardens, raise money for local libraries and eat lots of turkey.
Turkey Lovers Month
Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving. We like the turkey hummus focaccia sandwich at Umeke Market. For vegetarians, Down to Earth sells Tofurky—turkey “meat” made from tofu. Umekemarket.com and downtoearth.org.
Twilight Summer Concerts
June 3-July 28
Foster Botanical Gardens’ free summer concerts take place every Thursday from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. You can also bring picnic dinners and walk around the gardens. honolulu.gov/parks/hbg.
Witness the wonders of classical Chinese dance, live music and colorful costumes of the Shen Yun performers at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall. Ticketmaster.com.
Wailea Film Fest
Movies are shown at the Wailea golf course on Maui. Don’t miss the Taste of Wailea culinary celebration. Mauifilmfestival.com.
33rd Annual Home, Gardening and Remodeling Show
Head down to the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall for all your indoor and outdoor home remodeling needs—from energy-saving devices to tech gadgets. Blaisdellcenter.com.
Friends of the Library of Hawaii 63rd Annual Book Sale
Check out the impressive collection of 150,000 donated books for sale at the McKinley High School cafeteria during this annual book sale, benefiting the state’s 51 libraries. friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org.
June 17-Sept. 26
This Bishop Museum exhibit features surfing photographs, classic surfboards and ancient Hawaiian and Polynesian surfing myths and legends. Bishopmuseum.org.
Show Dad some love by treating him to an action flick or taking him out to fish.