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Today Is a Great Day

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Events

Friday Night Fireworks Fri, 7:45 PM

March 24, 2017

Friday Night Fireworks

Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

We’re a bit spoiled where fireworks are concerned. Growing up, watching them was an annual event. Now it’s weekly, thanks to the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Every Friday night, the skies light up on the Ewa (away from Diamond Head) end of Waikiki. The show is brief but potent, and vivid colors spilling over the ocean make for a dazzling display.

You can see the fireworks from nearly anywhere on the beach, as long as your toes are in the sand. One inviting spot is the Barefoot Beach Cafe on the far Diamond Head side of Waikiki. Music, BBQ, families — it’s fun!

7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Honolulu
KCC Farmers Market Sat, 7:30 AM

March 25, 2017

KCC Farmers Market

Location: Kapiolani Community College

The granddaddy of Honolulu’s farmers markets can be overrun by shoppers, but it’s still a whole lot of fun. You’ll find all sorts of fresh local produce, fruits and flowers, of course, and the variety of prepared foods is marvelous. Our votes for best take-home treats go to Hawaiian honey, local chocolates and specialty coffees. Take your appetite with you, because food booths have become a big part of the action. Everyone raves about the unique BBQ abalone and garlic shrimp, and the fresh lemonade really hits the spot.

While you’re in the neighborhood, you might want to hike Diamond Head. Or you can do what we do: amble back to Kapiolani Park, turn left and head to lovely Kaimana Beach, then take a refreshing dip … and perhaps a nap!

Note: There’s a farmers market at Kapiolani Community College on Tuesday evenings, too, but it’s a much smaller, mellower affair.

7:30 am - 11:30 am
Honolulu


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