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Quote Unquote: Meet the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade's Pā‘ū Rider

Representing the island of Kaho‘olawe, Faith Kalamau marks her third year participating as a pā‘ū princess in the annual Waikīkī parade.

King Kamehameha III Statue Unveiled on Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day

The 12-foot-tall bronze statue dedication took place at Thomas Square in Honolulu in honor of the 175th anniversary of Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea.

O‘ahu Walking Tour: Discover Hale‘iwa’s Most Iconic Historic Sites

We try walking tours that uncover O‘ahu’s rich history and culture.

O‘ahu Walking Tour: Take a Journey Back to When Waikīkī Was Home to The Ali‘i

We try walking tours that uncover O‘ahu’s rich history and culture.

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest

It’s time to celebrate the vibrant culture of one of Honolulu’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods at the Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest. Here’s everything you need to know about the 7th annual event.

7 Iconic Sugar Mill Smokestacks That Still Stand Tall in Hawai‘i

The landmark smokestacks serve as daily reminders of these communities’ rich plantation history.

2018 Pan-Pacific Festival

The weekend-long festival was held Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10, in Waikīkī, and showcased nearly 100 different performance groups and organizations from around the Pacific.

Hawaiʻi Summer 2018 Bon Dance Schedule

Obon season is here, time to dance!

2018 King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony

The annual King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony was held on Friday, June 8 at the Statue of King Kamehameha I at Aliʻiolani Hale.

Q&A: Kumu Earl Kawa‘a Teaches More Than Just Woodworking Classes

The revered kumu has taught poi board and stone classes to more than 5,000 students.

What Our Readers Miss the Most About Old Waikīkī

We asked our readers what they miss the most about old Waikīkī. Tell us your answer in the comments!

The Essential Guide to Taro: The Significance of Kalo in Hawaiian Culture

To Native Hawaiians, the kalo plant is a sacred connection to their ancestors.

How Thanksgiving Has Been Celebrated in Hawai‘i Over the Years

Throwback Thanksgiving Thursday.

Keepers of the Kaona: How These 6 Kumu Preserve Hawai‘i’s Hula Traditions

These kumu hula have worked tirelessly for decades to ensure that the kaona, knowledge and traditional practices shared by their mentors are passed on to the next generation.

Take a 360-Degree Tour of ‘Iolani Palace With New LED Lighting

The palace will offer free tours on Kama‘āina Sunday, Nov. 12, and will be decorated for King Kalākaua’s birthday, Nov. 16.