Author: Kelli Bullock

2017 Waikīkī Spam Jam

This year’s Waikīkī Spam Jam took place on Saturday, April 29. The annual street festival celebrates Hawai‘i’s love for Spam and features food from some of the Island’s top restaurants, two stages with free entertainment and goods from a variety of Hawaiian retailers.

2017 ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i

The ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i gathers thousands of ‘ukulele lovers from around the world for an annual festival. This year's picnic took place on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.

2017 Punahou Carnival

The Punahou Carnival kicked off on Friday, Feb. 3. This year’s theme: “Back to the ’50s.”

2017 Hale ‘Aina Awards

HONOLULU Magazine celebrated the 33rd Annual Hale ‘Aina Awards presented by First Hawaiian Bank at the luxurious Royal Hawaiian Resort.

2016 Waffles for Wishes

The 2nd annual Waffles for Wishes event was held at the Ward Village IBM Courtyard on Sunday, June 26. A portion of the ticket sales went towards wish-granting for Hawai‘i keiki.

2016 Make a Wish Gala

The 5th annual Make a Wish Gala was held on Saturday, May 14 at the Sheraton Waikīkī. The purpose of this event is to help raise funds needed to fulfill wishes for local keiki battling life-threatening medical conditions.

2015 Xterra Trail Run

Runners competed for the Xterra Trail Run World Championship title at Kualoa Ranch on Sunday, Dec. 6.

2015 SantaCon

Partygoers dressed up as Santa Claus to spread Christmas cheer around various bars in Waikīkī on Saturday, Dec. 5.

2015 HIFF Awards Gala

Directors and actors attended the Hawai‘i International Film awards gala on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Halekūlani.

2015 Special Olympics Hawai‘i Over the Edge

Thrill seekers rappelled down 40 stories of the Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa on Saturday, Nov. 7. Each participant raised $1,000 or more to provide children and adults with disabilities the chance to participate in the Special Olympics.

Hallowbaloo 2015

Chinatown transformed into a Halloween music and arts festival block party on Saturday, Oct. 31. Partygoers enjoyed a costume contest, live entertainment, and food and drink specials.

2015 Hawai‘i European Cinema Awards Gala

Celebrities and filmmakers attended the 2015 Hawai‘i European Cinema Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 23 2015 at the Moana Surfrider Hotel. French actress Catherine Deneuve was the guest of honor.

HONOLULU Magazine’s 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards

HONOLULU Magazine revealed the winners of this year’s 32nd Hale ‘Aina Awards on Sunday, Sept. 27 at The Royal Hawaiian. Guests dined on dishes from 13 award-winning restaurants, sipped on signature cocktails and listened to live entertainment.

An Evening Reception with Alaska Airlines 2015

Community partners in Hawai‘i were invited to an evening reception with the Alaska Airlines senior leadership team. Guests were treated to heavy pūpū’s, Washington wines and a performance by Henry Kapono. The exclusive event was held at the Moana Surfrider on Monday, Sept. 21.