7 Reasons to Get Out

Photo: Courtesy Pan-Pacific Festival


Get Festive

June 5-7

Celebrate the cultural diversity of Hawaii at the 30th annual Pan-Pacific Festival. The festivities include a Waikiki block party, Sunset on the Beach concert, performances at Ala Moana Center stage and a parade down Kalakaua Avenue. Visit www.pan-pacific-festival.com.



Photo: courtesy Dan Meske


Gone to the Dogs

June 7

Stroll with your pooch at the fifth annual Hawaii Kai Dog Walk in a 2.3-mile or .7 mile route. Booths will be set up in the Hawaii Kai Dog Park. The $20 fee includes a T-shirt, a doggie goodie bag and a raffle ticket while supplies last. Proceeds go to the nonprofit Hui Ilio Hawaii and the park. Visit www.hui-ilio.org.


Shopping for Home Sweet Home

June 12-14

If you’re a homeowner looking to revamp your décor or spruce up your backyard, the 32nd annual Home and Garden Show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall is the place to go. The event boasts hundreds of merchandise exhibits and product demonstrations, as well as a chance to win door prizes. Call Pacific Expos at 945-3594.



Celebrate the King

June 12-13

Honor King Kamehameha in a celebration spanning several events, including music by the Royal Hawaiian Band, a statue-decorating ceremony and a floral parade from King Street to Kapiolani Park. Call 586-0333. June 12-13




Catch a Flick

June 17-21

Head to Maui this week for the 10th annual Maui Film Festival. It’s five days of powerful dramas, compelling documentaries and interesting animation, as well as actor and director discussion panels. Visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.

Photo: courtesy Maui Film Festival

Groove at the Aquarium

June 18 – Aug. 13

Check out the Brothers Cazimero as they kick off the summer concert series on the Waikiki Aquarium lawn. Food is also available at these Thursday evening concerts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts begin at 7 p.m. Other shows feature Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole and Willie K. Visit www.honoluluboxoffice.com for tickets or buy them at the aquarium. June 18-Aug. 13


Photo: David Croxford


Hang with Dad

June 21

Show Dad some love by throwing him a barbecue, going golfing, perusing the Sears tool section or whatever he wants to do—after all, it is his day.