It’s Honokaa Western Week!

Honokaa Western Week
Honokaa Western Week starts on May 20.

The Big Island of Hawaii is open for business and the Honokaa Western Week festivities have begun. Throughout this week, Honokaa town comes to life with the celebration of its 62-year-old tradition that culminates with its annual parade, block party and 3-day rodeo. Come dressed in your spiffiest cowboy or cowgirl duds and enjoy a week of fun activities in Honokaa town, far, far away from the erupting volcanoes.

Honokaa Western Week Rodeo

It’s time for the rodeo: May 26 to 28, 2018 – Honokaa Hawaii

2014 Honokaa Western Week Parade

Everyone loves a parade including cowboys and horses. You can find all of that this coming Friday May 25 in Honokaa town.

About Honokaa Western Week (Facebook)


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Stopped by the Filipino Fiesta

Filipino FiestaKapiolani Park in Waikiki is always a hub of activity practically every weekend of the year. Yesterday the Filipino community was out in force to celebrate their culture at the Annual Filipino Fiesta event. Music, dancing, food and fun were the order of the day for the community and anyone else who happened to come by.

Spending about a half hour there after returning from an appointment in Waikiki, we were lucky to catch a couple of the music performances that included several folk dances. Here are a few pictures and a three minute video. Filipino dancers use a lot of props such as bamboo, benches and candles. The dances energizes the participants as well as the spectators. It’s all good fun.

More photos: Filipino Festival page on Facebook

Filipino Fiesta

Filipino Fiesta

Filipino Fiesta

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Upcoming: Town Halls and Honolulu City Council Meetings


U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Congresswoman for Hawaii’s First Congressional District will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at McKinley High School Cafeteria in Honolulu. The public meeting will be held from 7 to 9:00 pm.

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono is holding a town meeting today (Sat. May 6) at Kaimuki High School from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

Honolulu Hale (City Hall)


The Honolulu City Council will be holding a public meeting at Honolulu Halé in the City Council Chamber on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 starting at 10:30 a.m. Several high profile bills and resolutions are on the agenda including measures to fund the $10 billion rail project.

The meeting agenda is online and can be downloaded as a PDF from this link: AGENDA 5-10-2017.

Persons wishing to testify are requested to register by 10 a.m. as follows: a. On-Line at; b. By faxing to 768-3826 your name, phone number and subject matter; c. By filling out the registration form in person; or d. By calling 768-3814 or 768-3813.



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