The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) will bring together a host of top musicians from Hawaii including thirteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas for a special concert on April 5 in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The “Musical Legends in the Garden” concert is set in NTBG’s beautiful open-air Southshore Visitors Center in Poipu on the island of Kauai.
The 12th annual Waikiki Spam Jam, a cultural tradition in Oahu, is set for May 3 in the heart of Waikiki. Celebrating Hawaii’s love affair with spam and rated as one of the top annual food festivals, the event features local restaurants offering creative Spam dishes, entertainment stages, and a variety of Hawaii retailers.
Marking its 25th year, the Whalers Village Maui Onion Festival will be held on May 3 at the Whalers Village in the Kaanapali Beach Resort. Dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of the world-famous Maui Onion, guests can enjoy a weekend of fun, food, chef demonstrations, live entertainment, and the signature Maui Onion Challenge.
One of the oldest festivals of its kind in the nation, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival will convene from June 12-15 on Maui at the world renowned Kapalua Resort. The celebration of epicurean excellence brings together local, national, and international vendors to showcase the finest products in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian. The four-day culinary extravaganza also features top master sommeliers, celebrated chefs, and evening gala events.
The fourth annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival announced the addition of an event on Hawaii Island on August 29 in partnership with Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Hilton Waikoloa Village. The Hawaii Island event supports the Festival’s goal to showcase the world-class food festival as a statewide initiative, highlighting the state’s culinary and agricultural community along with the hospitality and tourism industry. Co-founded by Hawaii’s James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the festival features wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and exclusive dining opportunities featuring the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef, and poultry.
The Sea House Restaurant at Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2014 with a variety of special offers and pricing, creative anniversary menu items and specialty drinks, and weekly giveaways.