Author: Kelli Bullock

Top Doctors Celebration 2015

Hawai‘i doctors listed in the 2015 Top Doctors were invited to a special event at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Sept. 10 to celebrate their honor.

Rice Fest 2015

The 6th annual Rice Fest featured more than 20 vendors creating rice-inspired dishes. The festival included entertainment and a Poke bowl and Spam musubi eating contest. The event was held at Ward Village on Saturday, Sept. 5.

2015 Great Waikīkī Beer Festival

Beer lovers and drinkers celebrated 100 beers at the Great Waikīkī Beer Festival on Friday, Aug. 28 to Aug. 30 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The three-day event included performances by Anuhea, Backwards Shaka and Kailua Bay Buddies.

Sky Waikīkī VIP Event

SKY Waikīkī kicked off an invitation-only VIP event on Aug. 28. Caitlyn Jenner’s son, Brody Jenner, was a celebrity guest DJ for the event. Other celebrity appearances included actress Victoria Justice, former NFL player Terrell Owens, actress Kelly Monaco and dancer Cheryl Burke.

2015 Made in Hawai‘i Festival

The 21st annual Made in Hawai‘i Festival showcased locally-made products, including books, art, gifts, fashions and crafts. The three-day event featured cooking demonstrations and live entertainment at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena on Aug. 21–23.

Pacific Ink & Art Expo 2015

Tattoo artists from around the world traveled to Hawai‘i for the Pacific Ink & Art Expo. The three-day event was held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center on Aug. 7–9.

The Joy of Sake Honolulu 2015

The world’s largest sake celebration came to Honolulu on Friday, July 31. The Joy of Sake had more than 300 sakes to taste and top local chefs served sake-inspired pupus.

2015 Tinman Triathlon Hawai‘i

Triathletes competed in the 2015 Tinman Triathlon on Sunday, July 26. The triathlon included a swim course at Queens Beach, 40K bike course and a 10K run.

Comic Con Honolulu 2015

Anime, gamers and comic book fans gathered at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on July 26 for Comic Con Honolulu. Celebrity guests included Sean Maher and Edward James Olmos.

45th Annual ‘Ukulele Festival

‘Ukulele players such as Jake Shimabukuro, Aidan James, Willie K and other local musicians performed at the annual ‘Ukulele Festival on Sunday, July 19 at Kapi‘olani Park.

Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i: Waffles for Wishes

The Young Leaders Board of Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i organized its first Waffles for Wishes event. This brunch-style event featured food prepared by local chefs and restaurants.

Barrio Vintage Fashion Show

Barrio Vintage presented a fashion show called Psycho-Tropic. The fashion show was held at The Manifest on Thursday, June 11.

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival’s Red Carpet

Four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis and April Carrion from RuPaul’s Drag Race attended the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Red Carpet event as special guests on June 4.

Miss Hawai‘i 2015

Jeanné Kapela was crowned the winner of the 2015 Miss Hawai‘i pageant. The event was held at the Hawai’i Convention Center on Saturday.

2015 Lantern Floating Hawai‘i

More than 40,000 residents and visitors spent Memorial Day at Ala Moana Beach Park for the Lantern Floating Hawai‘i ceremony to remember lost loved ones.

2015 Universal ShowQueen Pageant

The Universal ShowQueen Pageant showcased some of the world’s top transgender/female impersonators. Contestant Aleeciya Ashton, also known as Jerrica Benton, was crowned the 2015 winner.

2015 Bite of Hilo

The Hilo High School Foundation hosted the first-ever “Bite of Hilo...Like Sample?” event, featuring dishes prepared by Big Island chefs and vendors at the Pagoda Hotel Ballroom.

2015 SPAM Jam

This popular weekend street festival in Waikīkī celebrated Hawai‘i’s love for SPAM.

2015 Hero Run

Participants dressed as their favorite heroes for the Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawai‘i’s first 5K road race and fun run in ‘Ewa Beach.