Aloha Festivals in Oahu

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Infuse your life with the vibrant culture and traditions of Hawaii at the annual Aloha Festivals in Oahu, the largest Hawaiian cultural celebration in the United States. The Aloha Festivals were first established in 1946 under the name Aloha Week to preserve and honor Hawaii’s cosmopolitan heritage. Over 50 years later, the celebration is bigger and better than ever—it’s become a part of Hawaii’s heritage itself. The island of Oahu is home to many of the most notable Hawaii attractions, so it’s no surprise that the state’s grandest celebration is held there. Most of the Festival events take place in the Honolulu/Waikiki area, so the best Oahu attractions are also easily accessible. The events kick off on Thursday, September 12th with the 2013 Royal Court Investiture at 3 PM. This year’s king and queen will receive their royal symbols of reign amid traditional chants … [Read more...]

Pan Pacific Festival

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Join thousands of enthused spectators and participants for the 34th annual Pan Pacific Festival in Honolulu! As one of Hawaii’s largest festivals, various Pacific-Rim cultures unite through their shared passion for music, arts, dance, performance, food, and more! Nearly 100 difference performance groups draw thousands of people to the pristine beaches of Waikiki. To get the ultimate cultural experience, explore the top Oahu attractions and participate in some festival fun! Festival highlights include: HO’OLAULE’A - Friday June 7th: The festival kicks off with a festive block party in Waikiki, with multiple stages along Kalakaua Avenue featuring cultural performances, live entertainment, and a wide range of Island crafters and vendors selling unique items. Not to mention- delicious island cuisine and local fare! PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE – Friday to Sunday June 7th-9th: … [Read more...]

Best Times to Visit Hawaii

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In Hawaii, weather and climate aren’t really factors for when to visit, unlike many other travel destinations. The islands are in a tropical climate, with a dry season roughly from April to October and its rainy season typically from November to March; but there’s virtually never a time of year when you can’t bask in the Hawaiian sand and surf. Here’s what’s important to consider when planning a trip to Hawaii: Timing Though you won’t have to worry about Hawaii’s weather when making travel plans, you will have to consider the weather at home. Peak travel times to Hawaii are during the colder months when travelers are seeking out some sun, or during school vacations when families are free to travel. For a bargain, try planning your trip in April, May, September, or October to avoid these rushes. Special Events There are some different events to be aware of on the Hawaii … [Read more...]

Self-Guided Hawaii Volcano Tour Discount

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Transform any vacation to the Hawaiian Islands into an incredible adventure by adding a volcano tour to your itinerary. Head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located on Hawaii’s Big Island, to experience the diverse environments created by 70 million years of volcanic activity.  The park’s most popular feature is Mt. Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Visitors are often able to get close enough to see live lava flows. Even when this isn’t the case, you’ll witness the effects of creation and destruction caused by this extraordinary natural phenomenon. How to Get There: If your first stop (or only stop) on the Big Island is going to be at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you’ll want to fly in to Hilo International Airport (ITO) in the eastern part of Hilo. This airport is only 45 minutes north of the Park.  To do this, you’ll most likely have to fly to … [Read more...]