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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.


Photo: Courtesy Umeke Market

Turkey Lovers Month

June 1-31

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.

Courtesy Shen Yun

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.

Shen Yun

June 4-6

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

June 17-20

Movies are shown at the Wailea golf course on Maui. Don’t miss the Taste of Wailea culinary celebration. Mauifilmfestival.com.

Photo: istock

33rd Annual Home, Gardening and Remodeling Show

June 18-20

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.

Photo: Courtesy Friends of the Library of Hawaii

Friends of the Library of Hawaii 63rd Annual Book Sale

June 18-27

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.


Photo: Courtesy Bishop Museum


June 17-Sept. 26

This Bishop Museum exhibit features surfing photographs, classic surfboards and ancient Hawaiian and Polynesian surfing myths and legends. Bishopmuseum.org.

Father’s Day

Photo: istock

June 20

Show Dad some love by treating him to an action flick or taking him out to fish.





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