Aloha Festivals
turns 50

Just $5 buys you
a ribbon and
loads of fun

Exhilarate in the half-century mark of Aloha Festivals, America's only statewide multicultural celebration. Here are 50 ways to salute the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's largest festival. Events are free with an Aloha Festivals ribbon, unless otherwise indicated:

Oahu
(celebrated Sept. 13 to 22):

1. - Buy a golden anniversary Aloha Festivals ribbon; $5.

2. - Go "stylin'" in 50th anniversary Aloha Festivals-print aloha attire in four color combinations, Hilo Hattie stores on four islands.

3. - Buy the Aloha Festivals Golden Anniversary "Hali'a Aloha" (Treasured Memories) CD, featuring soprano Nina Keali'iwahamana and other performers, $15.99 at stores.

4. Friday - Aloha Festivals opening ceremonies with the Royal Court, chant and hula, 5:30 p.m., Iolani Palace.

5. Friday - Join 150,000 street revelers at Downtown Ho'olaule'a, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

6. Friday - Observe float building for the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, 6 p.m. to midnight, Hilton Hawaiian Village.

7. Friday and Sept. 20 - Fireworks at 8 p.m. culminate a procession, flag ceremony and musical revue, 6:45 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village dome to the Superpool.

8. Friday and Sept. 20 - Olomana with Hoku Award-winning Haunani Apoliona and Jerry Santos perform, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Hilton Hawaiian Village Paradise Lounge.

9. Friday to Sept. 22 - Aunty Genoa Keawe and Her Hawaiians highlight a week of entertainment, Windward Mall. Call 235-1143.

10. Friday to Sept. 22 - "Pau hana" sunset serenading and hula by the Islanders, Hiram Olsen Trio and former Miss Hawaii Kanoe Miller, 5 to 8 p.m., Halekulani Hotel's House Without a Key.

11. Saturday - Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, 9:30 a.m. from Ala Moana Park.

12. Sunday - Plantation Heritage Festival with ethnic foods, sports of immigrant field workers, crafts and dance, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu. Call 677-0110.

13. Tuesdays - Experience the state's co-official language at Kama'ilio Hawaiian-conversational sessions, 3:30 p.m. to sunset, Ala Moana Park by Magic Island parking lot bathhouse; free.

14. Wednesday - Armed Forces bands in "A Salute to Hawaii" concert, 7 p.m., Waikiki Shell.

15. Sept. 20-21 - Preview "Somewhere in Time" auction's antiques, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21, historic Waterhouse Home in Nuuanu. Call 595-8400. (Auction 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21; admission)

16. Sept. 20 - Sample isle delectables at Made with Aloha Festival product show, 5 to 9 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waikiki hotel.

17. Sept. 20 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Na Leo Pilimehana headline Waikiki Ho'olaule'a, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

18. Sept. 21 - A Day at Queen Emma's Summer Palace offers hula, music, homemade jams and baked goods, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission. Call 595-6291.

19. Sept. 21 - Inaugural Steel Guitar and Slack Key Guitar Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., McCully Shopping Center. Call 955-7377.

20. Sept. 21 - Register to dance "Waikiki" and "Aloha Week Hula" in the Waikiki Hula extravaganza with a cast of thousands, 6 p.m., Waikiki Beach. Call 545-1771 or 1-(800)-852-7690.

21. Sept. 21 - Ho'opi'i Brothers and Makaha Sons headline Hali'a Aloha Concert, 7 to 9 p.m., Waikiki Shell.

22. Sept. 22 - Aloha Sunday Services with Aloha Festivals Royal Court, 8:30 a.m., Central Union Church.

23. Sept. 22 - 'Ohana Day with entertainment and petting zoo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kualoa Ranch.

24. Sept. 26-27 - The newly restored Hawai'i Theatre stages "Lili'uokalani," starring Leo Anderson Akana, 7:30 p.m.; admission.

25. Sept. 27-29 - 12th annual Hawai'i Seniors Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; Hawaii State 'Ukulele Standoff, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. Call 532-7300.

26. Sept. 28-29 - Eat malassadas at '96 Festa - Portuguese Around the World, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 845-1616.

27. Sept. 28 - Hawaiian Language Spelling Bee for 3rd to 7th graders, 10 a.m., Ward Warehouse. Hula follows at 12:15 p.m.

28. Sept. 29 - Bankoh Na Wahine O Ke Kai 41-mile women's outrigger canoe race from Molokai to Oahu ends about 11 a.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village pier.

29. Oct. 5-6 - Indian Powwow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thomas Square.

30. Oct. 12 - Hispanic Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kapiolani Park.

31. Oct. 13 - Bankoh Moloka'i Hoe men's canoe race finishes about 10:25 a.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village pier.

32. Oct. 18 - Lokomaika'i 'Aha Himeni Festival features 14 choirs, 7 p.m., St. John's Church in Mililani.

33. Oct. 18-20 - Hula 'Oni E keiki hula contest, Hilton Hawaiian Village; admission.

34. Nov. 1 - Royal Ball, 6 to 11 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village; admission. Call 545-1771.

Kauai
(Sept. 20 to 29):

35. Sept. 21 - Learn to care for sacred Hawaiian sites, 8:30 a.m., Poli'ahu Heiau in Waimea.

36. Sept. 23 - Kaua'i Mokihana Festival composers contest and concert, 7 p.m., Kauai Outrigger Hotel; admission. Call 822-2166.

37. Sept. 24 - Storytelling with kupuna (elders), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kapaa State Library.

38. Sept. 28 - Kaua'i Mokihana Festival 'Ukulele Jam, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Kekaha Neighborhood Center.

39. Sept. 29 - Hula Ho'ike features Kauai halau (schools), 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Princeville Hotel.

Molokai
(Sept. 27 to Oct. 6):

40. Sept. 28 - Molokai Mule Run (10:30 a.m.), parade (9 a.m.) and ho'olaule'a (noon), Kaunakakai.

Big Island
(Oct. 4 to 13):

41. Oct. 5 - Paniolo parade/-ho'olaule'a, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Waimea.

42. Oct. 6 - Public sampling follows Sam Choy Poke Contest, 11:30 a.m., Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

43. Oct. 10 - International Kupuna Hula Festival, 6 p.m., Kona Surf Resort; admission. Call 323-3190.

44. Oct. 12 - Royal Ball, 6 to 11:30 p.m., Hilton Waikoloa Village; admission. Call 322-KONA.

45. Oct. 13 - Royal Horse Races, 10 a.m., Pana'ewa Equestrian Center in Hilo; admission.

Maui
(Oct. 4 to 13):

46. Oct. 3-6 - Maui County Fair, War Memorial Stadium, Wailuku; admission $3 and $1.50. Call 242-2721.

47. Oct. 12 - Hana parade/celebration, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

48. Oct. 13 - Lahaina parade/ho'olaule'a, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

49. Oct. 18-20 - Solo children's hula contest, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.

Lanai
(Oct. 11 to 20):

50. Oct. 12 - Parade/ho'olaule'a, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lanai City.




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