7 Reasons to Get Out
photo courtesy the limtiaco company
Get the Party Started!
In addition to the Aloha Festivals’ annual Sunday service at Kawaiahao Church (Sept. 2), the Waikiki floral parade (Sept. 15) and the 55th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea (Sept. 21), the festival aims to break its previous record held in the Guiness Book of World Records for the longest hula line. If you know the moves to “Waikiki” and “Aloha Week Hula,” dance with 5,500 others in Waikiki on Sept. 22. For more information, log onto www.alohafestivals.com.
Sept. 1 and 22
PUT ON THE WAR PAINT
You’ve waited all summer for our Warriors to hit the turf, and now, sports fans, the time has come. Cheer them on at the season opener against Northern Colorado and welcome them home for the second at-home game against Charleston Southern. For a complete schedule, log onto www.uhathletics.hawaii.edu.
CRAWL TO THE FINISH
Test out your aquatic abilities during the 2.348 mile Waikiki Rough Water Swim. Log onto www.wrswim.com to register.
photo by Michael Keany
Sept. 7 and 8
PUT ON YOUR HOOP SKIRT
The vintage sale at Waioli Tea Room features Victorian-style furniture and décor found both locally and abroad. Also find garden items, such as water lilies and vintage clothing. For more information, call Darren Torii at 226-3526 or 226-7119.
Yom Kippur, one of the holiest Jewish holidays, begins at sundown. Observants set aside this day of atonement for prayer and fasting.
courtesy uh college of tropical agriculture and human resources
Celebrate local agriculture at the 12th Annual A Taste of the Hawaiian Range at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. While you feast on fare created by local chefs, gather Big Island produce and sip a cup of Kona coffee, be sure to catch the Kohala Mountain Oyster cook off. www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/taste.
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SWISH AND SPIT
Let one of Indigo’s featured wine vendors guide you through a sampling of reds and whites from around the world. The Wrath of Grapes Wine Club is held every Tuesday at the downtown watering hole. $20 covers your tasting and light pupu by Hale Aina Award-winning chef Glenn Chu. Call for reservations, 521-2900.