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Events

Market on the Plaza Thu, 4:00 PM

December 08, 2016

Market on the Plaza

Location: Waikiki Beach Walk

A splendid farmers market appears magically in the heart of Waikiki every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm. You’ll find terrific local products to sample, savor and stash in your recyclable bag to take home: jams, jellies, honey, mochi and chocolates for that sweet tooth; seasonal veggies and fruits to balance the menu; Big Island abalone, local beef jerky, coconut water and more! It all happens in convenient, refreshing, open-air Waikiki Beach Walk, which is a delightful place to dine and shop throughout the week. Have fun!

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Honolulu
KCC Farmers Market Sat, 7:30 AM

December 10, 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


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