7 Reasons to Get Out
|Celebrate Hawaii’s Dance
It’s like the Merrie Monarch Festival, only on Oahu. The 17th Annual World Invitational Hula Festival at the Waikiki Shell is not only a three-day competition of hula dancers from across the world, but a celebration of Hawaiian culture, with crafts and food vendors, including lomi lomi massages. For tickets call 591-2211 and for more information, 486-3185 or visit
Step Back in Time
Forget GPS; learn how to navigate like the ancient Polynesians did via the stars at the O Ke Kai Series at Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Then watch master canoe builders from the Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa as they restore a 100-year-old koa canoe. For more information, call 924-6007.
|Remember the King
Did you know that King David Kalakaua was the first Hawaiian king to travel to the United States and later around the world? Celebrate what would be his 172nd birthday by attending the first ever King Kalakaua Day Parade. The event starts at Kalakaua Avenue and ends at Kapiolani Park, complete with 500 marchers, 24 vehicles and two bands. For more information, call 699-4940.