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Today Is a Great Day

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Events

KCC Farmers Market Sat, 7:30 AM

September 24, 2016

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
Art on the Zoo Fence Sat, 9:00 AM

September 24, 2016

Art on the Zoo Fence

Location: Zoo Fence

A marvelous way to begin your Saturday or Sunday is with a stroll down Kalakaua Avenue toward Diamond Head. Many restaurants along the way are open for breakfast; we favor Tucker & Bevvy on Kapahulu Ave., right across from the Honolulu Zoo.

To the right of the zoo, hanging on the fence that separates the lions and tigers from the truly dangerous animals, is an array of original art — the most recent examples of a Waikiki tradition spanning more than 50 years. Best of all, the artists are there, too!

From whimsical to mysterious to bold and cheerful, the artwork is a rainbow of individuals’ expressions of their home, Hawaii. All of the pieces are for sale at reasonable prices, and the artists are happy to discuss their work.

By the way, if you’re a late sleeper, not to worry: The exhibit is open until 3 pm.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Honolulu


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Tucker & Bevvy

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Battleship Missouri

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Cheeseburger Beach Walk

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Bar 35

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Hank’s Haute Dogs

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Downtown Honolulu
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Ginger 13

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Rix Island Wear

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Waikiki
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O’Toole’s Irish Pub

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Downtown Honolulu
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Rainbow Drive-In

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Waikiki
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Irish Rose Saloon

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Waikiki
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Waikiki Beach

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Waikiki
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Uncle’s Fish Market

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Thai • Chiang Mai

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Waikiki
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Hanauma Bay

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East Oahu
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Orchids

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Waikiki
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Laie Point

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Pearl Country Club

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Waikiki
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Azure

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Waikiki
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North Shore Offroad Tours

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North Shore
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Chief’s Luau, Sea Life Park

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East Oahu
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Ba-Le Sandwich Shop

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Downtown Honolulu
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Hanauma Bay

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East Oahu
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Snorkel Sails — Turtles Guaranteed!

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Waikiki
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Windward Oahu
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MAC 24/7

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d.k. Steakhouse

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Waikiki
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Rix Island Wear

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Waikiki
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Atlantis Navatek

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Downtown Honolulu
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Oceanarium Restaurant

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Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

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Leeward Oahu
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Fourever Fab

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Chinatown

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Downtown Honolulu
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Aloha Tower

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Downtown Honolulu
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Sea Life Park

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East Oahu
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Chinese • Seafood Village

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Waikiki
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Chinese • Happy Days

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Waikiki
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Kualoa

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Windward Oahu
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Sunset

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Waikiki
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Sweet E’s

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Waikiki
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Hawaii Nautical

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Leeward Oahu
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La Mer

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Waikiki
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Nuuanu Pali Lookout

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Windward Oahu
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Aloha Trikke

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Waikiki
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Kani Ka Pila Grille

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Waikiki
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Waimea Bay

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North Shore
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Hula Grill

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Waikiki