HMAA(Hawaii Medical Assurance Association) presents, along with the CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU, the inaugural FLAVORS OF HONOLULU, Honolulu’s premiere food & entertainment festival, a benefit for ABILITIES UNLIMITED (abilitiesunlimitedhi.org). The event is held on the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds next to Honolulu Hale, and feature Honolulu’s finest restaurants, a stellar line-up of crowd-pleasing entertainment, a celebrity cooking competition, wine tasting, keiki rides & activities, crafters, a mini farmers market, and much more for the whole ‘ohana to enjoy!
WHO: Everyone welcome!
WHAT: 1st Annual Flavors of Honolulu
WHEN: Friday, June 29th, 5~10 p.m.; Saturday, June 30th, Noon~10 p.m.; Sunday, July 1st, Noon~6 p.m.
WHERE: Frank Fasi Civic Grounds (next to Honolulu Hale)
HOW: General Admission is $6. FREE for Seniors (65+), Active Duty Military (with ID), Keiki (12 & under).
. FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH: 5:00 p.m. – Lion Dance; 5:15 p.m. – Okame Daiko; 5:50 p.m. – Mayor Mufi Hannemann Welcome; 6:00 p.m – Simplicity; 7:00 p.m. – Touch of Gold; 8:00 p.m. – Maunalua; 9:00 p.m. – Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii
. SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH: Noon – Royal Hawaiian Band; 1:00 p.m. – eightOeight; 2:00 p.m. – Dita Holifield; 3:00 p.m. – Bluzilla; 4:00 p.m. – Touch of Gold; 5:00 p.m. – Pali; 6:00 p.m. – The Elements; 7:00 p.m. – “Most Flavorful” Winners Announcement, followed by Jordan Segundo & Nueva Vida; 8:00 p.m. – Tribute to Don Ho; 9:00 p.m. – Go Jimmy Go
. SUNDAY, JULY 1ST: Noon – Off Night; 1:00 p.m. – Herb Ohta, Jr. & Keoki Kahumoku; 2:00 p.m. – Ka’ala Boys; 3:00 p.m. – Kapena; 4:00 p.m. – Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho; 5:00 p.m. – Makaha Sons
CELEBRITY COOKING COMPETITION:
. FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH: 5:30 p.m. – SF 49’er Eric Wright vs. Jesse Sapolu; 7:00 p.m. – Matson vs. Horizon; 8:30 p.m. – HPD vs. HFD
. SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH: 12:30 p.m. – House Speaker Calvin Say vs. Senate President Colleen Hanabusa; 2:00 p.m. – Democratic Party Chair Mike McCartney vs. former Republican Party Chair Sam Aiona; 3:30 p.m. – Chef Eric Letere (Pacific Club) vs. Chef Fred d’Angelo; 5:00 p.m. – Lt. Governor Duke Aiona vs. Augie T; 6:30 p.m. – Jimmy & Vicki Borges vs. Special Guests; 8:00 p.m. – Dave Kennedy (Honolulu Star-Bulletin & MidWeek) vs. Joe McNamara (KHON 2)
. SUNDAY, JULY 1ST: 12:30 p.m. – (TBA); 2:00 p.m. – (TBA); 3:30 p.m. – Wilson (Artie) vs. Wilson (Dave)
CHEFs OF THE DAY with NEW ZEALAND’S CHEF KIERAN HEMA
Chef Kieran Hema of New Zealand is the special visiting chef this year. He flew in 1,000 pounds of those famous New Zealand mussels just for FLAVORS!
. SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH: 12~4 p.m. – Chef Jackie Lau, corporate chef for Roy’s, and Chef Kieran; 5~10 p.m. – Chef Russell Siu, 3660 on the Rise and Kaka`ako Kitchen, and Chef Kieran
Bali By The Sea, Ciao Mein, The Colony, Da Spot Health Foods & Juices, Dave & Busters, Down to Earth, Big Wave of Flavors Tomato Bar, Golden Dragon, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Greek Marina, Hong Kong Harbor View Restaurant, Ichiriki, Lily Koi Restaurant & Lounge, The Mandalay, Musashi, The O Lounge, Oceanic Time Warner, Paradise Beverages, Pepsi Bottling Company, Seoul Jung at the Waikiki Resort Hotel, Shanghai Bistro, 3-Star Gourmet Restaurant & Catering, Tony Roma’s, Top of Waikiki, Tudo de Bpm, and Village Steak and Seafood.
ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO NEW ZEALAND BY CASTING YOUR BALLOT IN THE MOST FLAVORFUL AWARDS!