Festivals & Events on Oahu Spring 2015

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Festivals & Events
Oahu is home to the largest number of festivals and events in Hawaii. Each year, visitors have the opportunity to connect with the local community and experience renowned events that showcase the island’s rich arts and culture scene, the world’s top amateur and professional sporting competitions and championships, and the many ethnic celebrations that are exclusive to Hawaii.



On Memorial Day, May 25, thousands of people gather at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park for the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. At sundown, more than 3,000 candlelit lanterns are set afloat on the ocean, a traditional Buddhist rite originating in Japan. The ceremony serves to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in war, pay respect to ancestors and loved ones who have passed away, and pray for a harmonious and peaceful future. The ceremony also features live entertainment by local and international musicians, as well as inspiring messages. www.lanternfloatinghawaii.com


What's Happening on Oahu - Spring 2015

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The island of Oahu is brimming with fun-filled activities that everyone can enjoy. Visitors to Oahu can explore Hawaii’s special culture and iconic history, or choose from a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities that are sure to energize the spirit.



New coffee from a family farm in Hawaii

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We're happy to announce that we've brought on a single-estate Kona coffee to headline our French Press program: Niumalu Farms.  Niumalu produces only a small amount of coffee annually. The farm is comprised largely of lava rock, which creates a coffee cherry with rich, complex flavors. The roast level can be described as Full City, or slightly darker than Medium.  

Niumalu is owned and operated by the Keana'aina family. Jacob Keana'aina in the Kahala Sales Dept grew up on the farm, and was able to secure this very special coffee for us. Niumalu is my fathers middle name which means shade under the coconut tree.


Travel + Leisure "Michael Kors’s Guide to Hawaii"

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Michael Kor's must have while in Hawaii:


The Kahala Hotel & Resort supports Localicious Hawaii in March

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Eat Local ~ Support AG Education & Taste the Aloha!

Island Coconut Mousse at Hoku's Honolulu's fine dining

What is Localicious Hawaii?

Nearly twenty-five years ago, the Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine movement, brought together twelve local chefs to promote Hawai‘i as a food destination and to promote an agricultural network so that chefs and restaurants had access to locally grown produce. Today, hundreds of restaurants support our local farmers, ranchers and fishermen and we want to make sure the public understands the important role they play in supporting local agriculture. The goal of Localicious Hawai‘i is to raise $50,000 for HAF’s Veggie U program.