Weekly Events: The Haute 5 Weekly Things to Do in Honolulu

In Honolulu, the summer months bring the South Shore Swell with great waves to ride in town and also festivals and events. Top on my list is the KCC Farmer’s Market. The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation is a private, non-profit organization supporting the economic viability of Hawaii’s farmers and ranchers. While the Farm Bureau hosts many markets on Oahu, one of the biggest with the greatest diversity of products is at the Kapiolani Community College on Saturday mornings. Known to residents as the KCC Farmers’ Market, it is open between 7:30 to 11:00 am. The vendors range from organic fruits and vegetables to shave ice and local honey. This is the spot to get local tropical flowers. The KCC Farmers’ Market is accessible by the Honolulu City and County bus system and parking is available. It is rather sunny and can get warm so wear sunscreen and a hat. Be sure to pack your camera, wear comfortable shoes and a shopping bag to carry your new wares. The crowds can get overwhelming so if you have small children you may want to use a stroller. For more information call 808.848.2074 or go to www.hfbf.org

Family-Friendly KCC Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market - 4303 Diamond Head Road
Town - Located at 3435 Waialae Ave. Honolulu
Town - Located at 3435 Waialae Ave. Honolulu

If vino is your way of relaxing then “Wine Down at Town” is for you! Consistently rated tops on where to eat in Honolulu – Town Restaurant is located in the funky neighborhood of Kaimuki. Chef and owner, Ed Kenney’s food philosophy is to keep food local first and organic whenever possible. Each Wednesday they offer “Wine Down at Town” with a featured wine and food pairing. It is limited to the top 25 people and it is a fantastic way to meet new people and try some new nibbles. Call to reserve a seat as this dining experience typically sells out fast 808.735.5900 www.townkaimuki.com

Honolulu Elks - 2933 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu Elks - 2933 Kalakaua Ave.

Each Friday evening the Honolulu Elks Club offers live Hawaiian music on the shores on Waikiki Beach. The performers are a diverse range of emerging musicians as well as many Hawaiian music legends. Don’t be surprised if a guest gets up and spontaneously performs the Hula. Aside from the yummy Mai Tai drinks, this venue delivers the best sunset views in Honolulu. And to top it off – each Friday at 7:45 p.m. there are amazing fireworks over the ocean. The Honolulu Elks is a private club located at

Art Fence - Located Monsarrat Ave. Next to Honolulu Zoo
Art Fence - Located Monsarrat Ave. Next to Honolulu Zoo Across Kapiolani Park

During the daytime each weekend a fun way to explore Honolulu is to check out the Art on the Zoo Fence. This great family-friendly experience has been welcoming locals and visitors for more than fifty years. Under the shade of giant Banyan trees, the artists set up their works for review. It is a fantastic way to support the local art scene and interact with the local artists. www.artonthezoofence.com

Another live music venue is each weekend afternoon at Duke’s Restaurant & Barefoot Bar. Right in the heart of Waikiki Beach guests can dance and drink and enjoy the live music. With great views of iconic Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean at your toes this spot is hard to beat. Not too ideal for the little ones as it gets very crowded, but perfect for those who enjoy people watching. www.dukeswaikiki.com