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KIKU Community calendar is a listing of local community events in Hawaii provided by KIKU-TV as a community service for local non-profit, charitable organizations. Know of an event taking place in Hawaii? Click HERE to submit event.

DateDescriptionContact Info
Wednesday Jul 19 6:30PM-8:30PMHawaii Center for Food Safety

Altering the Future: Synthetic Biology & Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi SEED and Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety invite you to an exciting panel discussion and interactive workshop titled Altering the Future: Synthetic Biology & Hawaiʻi! Complimentary pupus and drinks will be served at the event.


Lana Lane Studios

327 Lana Lane, Honolulu

Maria Juur 347.341.9464
Thursday Jul 20 7:00PM-9:00PMPearl City Hongwanji Mission

Oahu District Summer Session

Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest from Kathmandu Hongwanji in Nepal will be speaking on Jodo Shinshu in the Land of Shakyamuni. Sponsored by the Oahu District Buddhist Education Committee.

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission

858 2nd Street, Pearl City

Pearl City Hongwanji MIssion 808.455.1680
Jul 21-23 Ewa Orchid Society

Orchid Show & Plant Sale

Plant sales: orchids, desert rose, succulents, and anthuriums. Daily demonstrations & lectures. Door prizes.

Friday, July 21 & Saturday July 22, 9 am -5 pm

Sunday July 23, 9 am - 3 pm

Ewa Elementary School

91-1280 Renton Road, Ewa

Roy Andrade 808.352.6897
Saturday Jul 22 10:00AM-11:00AMBlue Zones Project - Hawaii

Walking Moai Launch in Koolaupoko

Find a new way to get healthier, happier, and more connected! Register and attend the free Launch Event to join a Walking Moai Team!

Cost: FREE, RSVP at

Enchanted Lake Elementary

770 Keolu Dr., Kailua

Jenna Murphy
Saturday Jul 22 7:00PMKailua Hongwanji Mission

Bon Dance

Bon Dance - includes lots of ono food, ikebana exhibition and other items for sale.

Kailua Hongwanji Mission

268-A Kuulei Road, Kailua (Next to 7-Eleven; across of Kailua Library)

Dennis Tashiro 808.226.0339
Sunday Jul 23 10:00AM-1:00PMJapanese Women's Society Foundation

2017 General Membership Meeting and Luncheon

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation will hold its 2017 General Membership Meeting, during which it will install its 2017-2018 officers and directors, announce scholarships and awards, and introduce new members.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., along with a silent auction, bake sale and lucky draw. The membership meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.

The event is open to the public. Cost is $50 per person. Reservation deadline is July 9. Makes checks payable to “JWSF General Membership Meeting” and send to: Patty Matsuo, 690 Puuikena Dr., Honolulu, HI 96821.

Waialae Country Club

4997 Kahala Ave, Honolulu

Patty Matsuo 808.392.9092
Sunday Jul 23 1:00PMKikunobu Dance Co. Inc.

Nihon Buyo Choreography & Dance Presentation

Sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts -Master & Apprenticeship Program. The theme is "The Creation of Nihon Buyo Choreography along with the presentation of five dances. Open to the public. Admission is free.

UHM Music Dept. - Orvis Auditorium

2411 Dole St, Honolulu

Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard Asao) 808.456.0830
Thursday Jul 27 9:30AM–11:00AMBlue Zones Project - Hawaii

Cooking Demonstration in Naalehu

Join us for a FREE Cooking Demonstration. Learn how to prepare delicious plant-based recipes, mingle with like-minded people who are looking to improve their health and well-being, and enjoy free samples.

Cost: FREE, RSVP by emailing

Naalehu Community Center

95-5635 Mamalahoa Hwy., Naalehu

Jade Iokepa 808.756.5772
Jul 28 & 29 5:00PM–9:30PMPalolo Hongwanji

Bon Odori - Bon Dance

5:00 - 9:30 pm Community Food & Craft tents

6:00 - 6:30 pm Bon Service - "What is Bon Dance"

6:30 - 9:30 Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club / Hawaii Eisha Shinryu Kai (Okinawan) / Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai

Parking at Sacred Hearts Academy - 3253 Waialae Ave (free shuttle from 6:00 - 10:00 pm)

Palolo Hongwanji

1641 Palolo Ave., Honolulu

Noriaki Fujimori 808.732.1491
Sunday Jul 30 9:00AM–3:00PMHawaii Bonsai Association

HBA Bonsai Exhibit and Plant Fair

Largest annual bonsai exhibit in Hawaii. Bonsai and plants for sale.

Demonstrations at 10:00am and 1:00pm, Ted Tsukiyama book signing at 11:00am. Talk and mingle with bonsai experts, Sign-up for upcoming bonsai class.

Washington Middle School Cafeteria

1633 S. King Street, Honolulu

Alvin Chang 808.595.4546
Tuesday Aug 1 & 8 7:00PM–8:30PMHilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission

Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Practice

To prepare and learn the dance moves before the Bon Dance . Free to the public.

Hilo Higashi Hongwanji, Temple Social Hall

216 Mohouli Street, Hilo

Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Practice 808.935.8968
Thursday Aug 3 5:30PMHawaii United Okinawa Association

Pau Hana Hou Concert featuring Kalani Pe'a

A blend of Okinawan and Hawaiian artistry, featuring Grammy & Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Kalani Pe'a. A benefit concert for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association and the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. Tickets also available online at

Doors open 5:30PM, Show starts 6:30PM

Hawaii Okinawa Center

94-587 Ukee Street, Waipahu

Jane Serikaku 808.676.5400
Friday Aug 4 5:30PM–9:00PMNPO Joy of Sake

Joy of Sake

Japanese sake tasting event

380+ sakes and delicious appetizers served by 21 Hawaii's finest restaurants

Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu

Jan Nagano 808.381.8100
Aug 4 & 5 5:00PM–10:00PMKoganji Temple

Koganji Temple Bon Dance

Annual Buddhist festival

Koganji Temple

2869 Oahu Avenue, Honolulu

Koganji Temple Bon Dance 808.732.0446
Saturday Aug 5 7:00PM–9:00PMHawaii Ballroom Dance Association

Mardi Gras Follies 2017 Cabaret VI

Featuring HBDA Dancers, Arcadia Performers, Guest Artists a variety musical show fundraiser for HBDA, a community based organization promoting social wellness for the people of Hawaii.

Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center

2705 Kaimuki Street. Honolulu

Shirley Ota 808.456.2129
Aug 5,7,8,9,10 &12 Friends of the Hawaii Kai Library

Hawaii Kai Community Bookstore Storewide 50% Sale

Storewide Used Book Sale. All proceeds will be used to support projects and programs at the Hawaii Kai Public Library.

8/5 & 8/12 9:30am-3:00pm

8/7 12:30pm-4:30pm

8/8-10 10:00am-4:30pm

Hawaii Kai Public Library

249 Lunalilo Home Road, Honolulu

Lillian Yoshimura 808.397.0515
Sunday Aug 6 10:00AM–2:00PMHawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

Back-To-School Blessing

All students, teachers and other school personnel are invited to receive a special blessing on Sunday, August 6 at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, for our annual Back-To-School Blessing for the safety, scholastic achievement and personal growth of all students throughout the coming school year.

The Rev. Masa Takizawa and his assistants will bestow individual blessings, seeped in ancient tradition from 10 am to 2:00 pm. No reservations required. Event is free and open to the public.

Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

1239 Olomea Street, Honolulu (Next to Honolulu Ford Kalihi)

Bob Harada 808.841.4755
Sunday Aug 6 5:15PMMaui Peace Education Foundation

Maui Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance

Jenny Taira, co-author and composer of the musical “Peace On Your Wings,” is keynote speaker at Maui’s annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Maui Taiko, plus a scene from the play with 2 original cast members, and koto and vocal music, are also featured on the free inter-cultural program. Origami peace crane making at 5:00pm before program and tea and light refreshment afterward.

The public is invited. Additional parking off Main St., across Bailey House Museum.

Sponsored by Maui Peace Education Foundation (a 501 c3 non-profit).

Iao United Church of Christ

2371 W. Vineyard St., Wailuku

Rev. John Hara 808.244.0066
Wednesday Aug 9 5:00PMHonolulu Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Nagasaki Bombing Peace Walk

The 8th Annual inter-faith Peace Walk from the temple to the Nagasaki Peace Bell at Honolulu City Hall grounds. The Walk is a silent meditation in gratitude for 72 years without another nuclear attack and our aspiration for another year of nuclear peace.

More info at or

Main Temple sanctuary

1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu

Dexter Mar 808.735.0489
Aug 11 & 12 5:30PM–10:00PMPearl City Hongwanji Mission

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission Annual Obon Dance

The Fukushima Ondo and the Young Okinawans will perform both nights. Bon dance is from 7 pm to 10 pm. Food, crafts, country store opens at 530pm. Hatsubon service will be held only on Saturday August 12 at 5:45 pm. Children's games begin at 7:00 pm. Public is invited.

Bon dance practices will be held on August 8 and 9 from 7-9 pm.

For further information, call the office at 455-1680 from 9 am to noon Monday through Friday.

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission grounds

858 Second Street, Pearl City

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission Office: Francis or Paul 808.455.1680
Aug 11 & 12 6:00PM–10:00PMLahaina Hongwanji Mission

Lahaina Hongwanji Obon Festival

Hatusbon Service 6:00pm & Dancing 7:30pm

5:30pm Food Concession with lots of local favorites: Sushi, Andagi, Nishime, Bentos, Chow Fun and more. Games and Craft

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission

551 Wainee Street, Lahaina

Noosh Nishihara 808.870.6478
Saturday Aug 12 6:30AMAmerican Heart Association

Oahu Heart Walk

The Oahu Heart Walk is designed to bring families and friends together to learn, share and practice lifestyle habits that will lead to healthier, longer lives free of heart disease and stroke. Participants are encouraged to raise money to support the Association’s work to end heart disease and stroke, and improve Hawaii resident’s health.

Kapiolani Park

3840 Paki Avenue, Honolulu

Lauren Rachal 808.377.6638
Saturday Aug 12 9:00AM-2:00PMHonpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

Fall Craft Fair

Our hope is to celebrate the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin's Centennial of the construction of the main temple. We would like to give our local artists a way to showcase their arts and crafts in our appreciation to those who have supported us throughout the many years. Donations for the Hawaii Food Bank are welcome. Come to eat Herb Yasukochi’s famous Bon Dance Beef Stew. With your help and the help from our community, we will be able to create a wonderful fair.

Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu

Stacy Bradshaw 808.536.7044
Saturday Aug 12 6:00PM-10:30PMHilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission

Higashi Obon Service And Bon Dance

6:00pm Service to remember and pay respect to your ancestors who passed away.

7:00pm-10:30pm Bon dance to follow after the service to help celebrate this festivity.

Shave ice, hot dog, saimin, andagi, refreshments and other food items will be available for purchase. Proceeds to be used for temple expenses. Event is free to the public.

Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Temple (Service), Makai Parking Lot (Bon Dance)

216 Mohouli Street, Hilo

Roy Hamakawa 808.935.8968




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