Held biennially in
even-numbered years, RIMPAC finds Hawaii rolling out the welcome mat and
sharing our Aloha Spirit with 26 nations, 47 surface ships, 5
submarines, 18 national land
forces, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel who will all be
converging on Hawaii to
participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
From free cultural
performances and a multi-ethnic Kalakaua Avenue parade to a grand finale
fireworks thriller off Waikiki Beach, the 24th Annual Honolulu Festival
is set to bombard the senses with a vibrant display of traditions from
Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia.
Pick a spot, set your alarm, grab a cup (or Thermos) of Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee, and set out for an early morning adventure that will make your day! Here are a few of our
favorite places to watch darkness give way to dramatic shades of red,
orange, purple and pink. It’s sure to perk you up and set the stage for a
perfect day in paradise.
Say Aloha to Duke Kahanamoku. Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha & Father of Modern Surfing. On Kuhio Beach, a bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku welcomes everyone to Waikiki with open arms and it's one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii.
is more iconic during Christmas time in downtown Honolulu than the 21-foot tall, 2-ton Shaka Santa & Mrs. Claus (Tutu Mele) relaxing with
their shoes off and basking in the warm Hawaiian weather in the
courtyard in front of Honolulu Hale (City Hall).
If you've ever been to a luau, you're probably familiar with the traditional way Hawaiians cook an entire pig in an
underground pit oven called an "imu". But instead
of cooking a single pig, you can cook HUNDREDS
of turkeys all at once!
Believe it or not... The peaceful island of Oahu is home to one of the scariest Halloween attractions in the entire country. This year they'll be doing CLOWNS as one of the main themes. And it looks absolutely terrifying!
Everyone loves macadamia nuts and about 90% of the world's supply is grown right here in Hawaii. The trees don't grow just anywhere. They require many of the same tropical growing conditions that also makes the Big Island of Hawaii the ideal place to produce premium Kona coffee as well. Take a peak inside the world's largest factory/farm and learn some fun facts about this crunchy, buttery and amazingly delicious nut.
Many people already know Hawaii is the only U.S. state able to grow coffee commercially. But did you also know the climate, rich volcanic soil, and unique growing conditions that make Hawaii the perfect place to grow the world's best coffee also provides ideal growing conditions for one of our other favorite foods? Chocolate!
Tucked away in the outdoor foodcourt of the Ka Makana Ali’I Shopping center is Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi. It may be hard to miss but if you follow the smell of something fried and sweet, you will find it for sure!
In Hawaii, Memorial Day is a holiday with rich history and meaning. It's
so much more than a long weekend. It's a special day that provides both
locals and visitors a plethora of opportunities to learn, honor, and
Even though we locals are spoiled with being so lucky to live here in Hawaii, we are still able to appreciate the amazing-ness that is Hawaii and can see why millions of people come to visit our home every year!