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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS SEPTEMBER

Aside from our lineup of Surfjack experiences, here’s our go-to guide of what’s happening on Oahu this September.

SEPTEMBER 5

Mike Love & The Full Circle
9pm, Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Jam with reggae’s rising star, Oahu-born and -based musician Mike Love. His music draws inspiration from many genres but ties it all together by the common goal of making the world a better place.  Tickets & more info

SEPTEMBER 6

Wild Aloha Foundation presents Winos For Rhinos
5pm, Amuse Wine Bar, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Wild Aloha Foundation’s kick-off fundraiser “Winos for Rhinos” will educate the community on the illegal poaching crisis, and to raise funds to donate to other organizations who are actively working on the front lines to rescue and rehabilitate the disappearing wildlife. Tickets & more info

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

Art + Flea Beach Market
4-9:30pm, Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu
Hawaii’s favorite urban market shopping event brings local fashion, art, food, music and more to Waikiki. More info

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

Greenroom Festival
4-10pm, Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu
Greenroom Festival’s mission is to preserve beaches throughout the world so all can enjoy, now and in the future. This celebration of art and music was inspired by the founder’s love and appreciation of the beach and surf-culture. Join as visitors and guests alike come together through the music and art, and to learn more about the importance of environmental consciousness and preservation. Tickets

SEPTEMBER 8

Malama I Ka Honua: Celebrating 50 Years of Sierra Club in Hawaii
5:30-8:30pm, Moliʻi Garden, Kualoa Ranch, 49-345 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe
Enjoy an evening under the stars full of live entertainment, island-based chefs, a silent auction and more. For 50 years, the Sierra Club has been instrumental in protecting Hawaii’s ecosystems, trails and sustainability goals. Plus, they have been advocating for a clean energy future through the establishment of Hawaii’s 100-percent renewable energy goals. Cheers to 50+ more years. Tickets & more info

SEPTEMBER 13

Courtyard Cinema
6-9pm, IBM Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Head to Ward Village for good food, spectacular shopping options and more. Once a month you can also expect Courtyard Cinema, a free and open to the public event that showcases a selection of Hawaii International Film Festival curated films. More info

SEPTEMBER 15

International Coastal Cleanup Day – Plastic Free Hawaii Beach Cleanups
9-11am, Kahuku Beach and Kailua Beach
Help keep Hawaii’s beaches clean and free of debris by participating in a beach clean up with Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Volunteers are encouraged to BYO reusable water bottle, reef-safe sunscreen and waste-free snacks. Get the whole family involved and be the change you wish to see in the world! More info

SEPTEMBER 21

Kailua Night Market
5-9pm, 50 Kihapai St., Kailua
Support small local business and build community at the next Kailua Night Market. A showcase of diverse cultural, shopping, craft and food welcomes visitors and residents alike to the Kailua District. More info

SEPTEMBER 22

66th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea
6-9pm, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu
The Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea is Hawaii’s largest block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets along Kalakaua Avenue for food, fun and entertainment. There will be performances by the various genres of Hawaiian music and hula halau (hula schools). Hawaiian crafts and flower leis and many varieties of island cuisine will be featured throughout the event. More info *and don’t forget about Joe Recca’s Hoolaulea taking place here at the Surfjack!

SEPTEMBER 30

Cacao Farm to Chocolate Factory Tour
1-4pm, Madre Chocolate Factory, 8 North Pauahi St., Honolulu
Explore a local organic cacao and diversified ag farm to see how the beautiful cacao tree produces its pods right off the trunk. You’ll learn how to tell when they’re ripe, taste the fresh sweet cacao pulp, help harvest cacao, and see how it’s fermented and dried. Then you’ll be welcomed behind the scenes at Madre Chocolate to roast, crack and winnow your own cacao, see how its ground and tempered into bars and dip a delicious local fruit in our rich dark chocolate to eat on the spot. Tickets & more info

featured image courtesy of Aloha Festivals

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