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One of my Favorite Events “Made in Hawaii” Festival Starts on August 16th


One of my Favorite Events “Made in Hawaii” Festival Starts on August 16th and it’s one of my must-go places to go window shopping for “Hand-made” Hawaiian items. You will find many craft’s of all kinds at this event, and here’s a small list of them: Jewelry, paintings, Hawaiian herbs, guitars, ukuleles, Hawaiian food with some of Hawaii’s top chefs cooking right in front of you, caps, shirts, and clothing. I’m sure you will go home with an Hawaii treasury of your very own.

a great aloha eventWhen the 19th annual Made in Hawaii Festival opens at the Neal Blaisdell Center on August 16, festival-goers will be greeted by some 400 exhibitors throughout the Arena and Exhibition Hall, including nearly 100 new vendors this year.  Also new this year is free Waikiki Trolley service between Waikiki and the festival.

The three-day event also will feature its popular series of cooking demonstrations by some of Hawaii’s top culinary artists plus a line-up of award-winning Hawaii musicians on the entertainment stage.

Sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank since its inception, this annual showcase of food, health and beauty products; apparel and accessories; gifts, books, artwork, crafts and other locally produced goods takes place on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

August 19th. Admission to the Made in Hawaii Festival is $4.00 per person, with children age six and under free.  Discount coupons are available at all Oahu First Hawaiian Bank branches beginning in mid-August, while supplies last.

From food products to fashion, an eclectic list of exhibitors from around the state will make their festival debut this year.

One of my Favorite Events “Made in Hawaii” Festival Starts on August 16th 

They include:

808 Shells (Maui) – Island-style cases for iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices

Blue Kalo (Big Isle) – This Hilo-based company serves up poi cookies and Hawaiian kalo and ulu (breadfruit) chips

by Bo Bergemann (Oahu) – Artist and sculptor Bo Bergemann hand crafts original, collectible ball-jointed dolls

Kupu ‘Ae (Molokai) – Silk charmeuse batik scarves

The Mermaid’s Mirror (Oahu) – Artist Nadia Fairlamb creates one-of-a kind mirrors with sculpted, tropical wood frames, shells, driftwood, crystals and other treasures

Shaka Pops (Maui) – Artisan popsicles that celebrate Maui’s bounty and tickle the taste buds with such flavors as Watermelon Mojito , Mango Habanero and Lavender Chocolate Flake

Shinil Candle & Soap (Kauai) – 100% natural bath and beauty products, from Mango/Papaya Lip Balm to facial clays, bath and body oils and soaps

Yellow Bird Bohemia (Oahu) – Not your typical trucker hats, artist Lauren Roth’s hand-painted caps flaunt the flora and fauna of Hawaii  spread some jam on your toast

Waikiki-area residents and visitors will appreciate the convenience of free transportation between Waikiki hotels and Neal Blaisdell Center aboard a dedicated Waikiki Trolley.

New this year, the service will be offered between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; Sunday service is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick-up/drop-off points will be at Hilton Hawaiian Village (Kalia Road), the Duke Kahanamoku statue (Kalakaua Avenue), Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Ohana West and Neal Blaisdell Center. A trolley schedule can be found at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @MadeInHI.

Produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association and sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank since its inception more than 19 years ago, the not-for-profit festival has become the state’s premier “Buy Hawaii, For Hawaii” event.

First Hawaiian Bank ( is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank offering financial solutions for businesses and individuals for over 155 years.  The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two in CNMI.

One of my Favorite Events “Made in Hawaii” Festival Starts on August 16th and make sure to tell all your family and friends to stop by for some good ole’ Aloha fun…

~~Aloha Nui Loa


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