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Hawaiian summer events for 2018

Supplier: Hawaii Tourism Authority
Location: Hawaii

The island of Hawaii’s blue waters and sandy beaches are more than enough to entice visitors to the island, but it’s often discovery of the island’s many cultural, scenic, outdoor and culinary charms that assures that visitors return.


PowerShares Series Tennis Tournament

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is set to host Hawaii’s first ever PowerShares Series tennis tournament. The weekend begins May 5 with a charity kids’ clinic, a VIP ‘Hit-with-the-Pros’ session and a VIP Player Party. Play for the cup happens on May 6, with pros John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas competing.

Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival

The inaugural Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival, happening May 8 to 18 at the Courtyard King Kamehameha›s Kona Beach Hotel, celebrates the island of Hawaii as a cultural melting pot. This three-day event will include food, fashion, cultural arts, a hula competition and cultural workshops.

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

The 59th annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, set for August 4 to 20, welcomes anglers from around the world to the waters off of Kailua-Kona for the sport fishing event. Teams in the tournament partner with island of Hawaii-based charter boats for five days of game fishing competition.

Hamakua Harvest Farm Festival

The third annual Hamakua Harvest Farm Festival is set for May 20. The annual harvest festival, which kicks off Honokaa Western Week, brings together the Hamakua district’s farming and ranching communities to celebrate area agriculture and support local farmers.

Guests can enjoy an all-day lineup of live music, Hawaiian cultural performances, educational presentations, a silent auction and a farmers market featuring locally grown products, food and arts and crafts.

Camp Manitou

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is welcoming back its exclusive family and kids’ program called Camp Manitou, from July 2 through August 24. This year’s camp will introduce ‘Family Day Adventures,’ a full day of private family escapades with itineraries customized interests. Adventures may include swimming in a Kiholo Bay lava tube, hiking into Pololu Valley or other experiential activities.

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

The 14th annual Hawaii Performing Arts Festival will run from June 26 through July 24, bringing together some of the most talented young musicians from Hawaii and around the world to study, grow their craft and perform with professional performers and teachers. More than 20 concerts and stage performances will be presented as part of the month-long festival.

For more information, visit hawaiitourismauthority.org