Author: Tien Enga

2018 Best of Honolulu Festival

The Best of Honolulu Festival presented by American Savings Bank on July 14, 2018 featured ʻono food, keiki zone, entertainment and a marketplace for the whole ʻohana.

Kawaii Kon 2018

Kawaii Kon returned to the Hawai‘i Convention Center from March 2–4, 2018. Every year, thousands gather for this three-day celebration of Japanese anime, art, music and culture.

2017 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night

Honolulu City Lights began on Saturday, Dec. 2 with a tree lighting ceremony led by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and a parade of festooned city vehicles and school marching bands.

2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards presented by First Hawaiian Bank

This year’s Hale ‘Aina Awards, themed Destination Delicious, took place on Sunday, Sept. 17 at The Royal Hawaiian. Guests took a culinary trip around the world in one evening as they dined on artfully crafted dishes from Hawai‘i’s best chefs.

2017 Amazing Hawai‘i Comic Con

This year’s Amazing Hawai‘i Comic Con took place from Aug. 25–27 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Comic, gaming and science fiction fans dressed in cosplay, attended discussion panels, took photos with celebrities and more.

2017 Comic Con Honolulu

Thousands of comic, gaming and science fiction fans gathered at the Hawai‘i Convention Center July 28–30 to watch exclusive screenings and stage events, listen to celebrity panels and sci-fi/tech aficionados and compete in tabletop and video game contests.

2017 Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest

Every year, this free festival kicks Obon season into high gear with one of the largest bon dances in Hawai‘i. This year’s Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest took place on Saturday, July 1 from 5–10:30 p.m in the Old Varsity Theatre parking lot.

2017 Honolulu Night Market: Home

The Honolulu Night Market celebrated the homecoming of the Hōkūleʻa on Saturday, June 17. Night Market screened a special video highlighting milestones of the Hōkūle‘a’s journey, followed by a Q&A.

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 Kawaii Kon

Kawaii Kon returned to the Hawai‘i Convention Center from April 7 to 9 for three days of Japanese anime, art and culture.

2017 Hawai‘i European Cinema Awards Gala

The 8th annual Hawai‘i European Cinema Awards Gala kicked off with a red-carpet reception at the Moana Surfrider on Friday, March 31. Distinguished guests included Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan, Shep Gordon, Ludi Lin and more.

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 Dîner en Blanc Honolulu

More than 1,500 people dressed in white for a dinner at the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s rooftop garden for the Dîner en Blanc Honolulu.

2016 Comic Con Honolulu

More than 7,500 comic, anime, film, television and pop culture enthusiasts united at the Comic Con Honolulu.