The 8 Best Things To Do in June 2017

Festival season is in full swing, so get outside and dance, eat waffles and dress up with your pup.


Biggest Little Airshow in Hawai‘i

June 3 and 4

Biggest Little Airshow
Photo: Courtesy of pacific aviation museum pearl harbor

If you haven’t been to this event, now in its 10th year, you’ve never seen remote-controlled aircraft like this: They’re one-fourth-scale models of warbirds, jets and helicopters, performing stunts and dogfighting for the crowd. It’s also the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Bring the keiki for “candy bombings,” activities and rides, and check out the restoration of the B-17E Swamp Ghost and Nakajima Kate planes.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, $5 per person, free for children 3 and younger,


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HI Fit Expo

June 9–11

HI Fit Expo
Photo: Thinkstock

Whether you’re trying a new workout, watching the strongman competition or looking for a personal trainer, this expo aims to inspire you to live a healthier life.

Blaisdell Exhibition Hall,



Surf and Turf 5K Run

June 10

Surf and Turf 5k Run
Photo: Thinkstock

Did you know the Marine Corps’ Commanding Officer’s Semper Fit Series is open to the public? See how you stack up with this 5K, which goes through the golf course and onto the beach.

Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i,



Bark to the ’80s Dog Days of Summer Bash

June 11

David Bow-wowie
Photo: Thinkstock

Here are some ideas to help you and your pup win the costume contests: David Bow-Wowie, The Barkfast Club, Raiders of the Lost Bark, Ruff Leppard, The Empire Strikes Bark, Fur-an Fur-an, Kelly LeBark, Depup Mode, A Flock of Beagles and, obviously, Pet Shop Boys.

Aloha Stadium North Plaza, $1 per person,



Sailor Jerry Festival

June 17

Sailor Jerry Festival
Photo: Tien Enga

You don’t have to honor the legendary Norman Collins by getting a Sailor Jerry tattoo, but you can stop by his old shop on Smith Street, watch the documentary Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life of Norman K. Collins, and dance to Danish rockers Nekromantix, who will be performing at NextDoor. Go online for the full schedule (which includes stand-up comedy, cabaret performances, art displays and more) and a list of participating venues.

6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Chinatown, $10,


Norman Collins was nicknamed Jerry after his family’s mule.



Waffles for Wishes

June 17

Waffles for Wishes
Photo: Kelli Bullock

Move boozy brunch with your gal pals from your usual café to Ward Village this month, for all-you-can-eat treats from some favorite local restaurants, including Square Barrels, Ravish and Arancino. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., IBM Building Courtyard, $85–$125,



Anniversary Concerts

Cupcake with candles
Photo: Thinkstock

Two more bands celebrating their 10-year anniversaries are heading to Honolulu this month: We the Kings (June 2) marks the release of its first album in October 2007, The Maine its formation that same year (June 28). Everclear’s 20th anniversary tour comes to town June 30, with Vertical Horizon and Fastball. 

The Republik, $25 and up,



Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest

July 1

Moiliili Summer Fest
Photo: Tien Enga

Every year, this festival kicks Obon season into high gear with one of the largest bon dances in Hawai‘i. Come for the food, stay for the dancing. Parking is free at the top of the UH structure and the Music and Law School parking lots, with shuttles running down University Avenue from 4 to 10 p.m.

5–10:30 p.m., Old Varsity Theatre parking lot, free,


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