May 1, 2014; Queen Kapi‘olani Park, 2806 Monsarrat Ave. leiday.net Take part in the celebration of Hawaiian culture and the spirit of aloha, and enjoy the sweet smells of the flower lei, the symbol of the Hawaiian Islands.
UNIVERSAL SHOW QUEEN
May 10, 2014; Hawai‘i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave. universalshowqueenpageant.com Established in 1984, Universal Show Queen is one of Hawai‘i’s most prestigious female impersonation pageants, continuing to positively promote and enhance the art of female illusion and impersonation.
HONOLULU AIDS WALK
May 24, 2014; Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St. lifefoundation.org Run past landmarks such as Honolulu Hale and ‘Iolani Palace during this sponsored 3K walk or run while supporting those who live with HIV/AIDS.
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31, 2014; Hapuna Beach State Park to Mauna Lani Resort ironman.com Known for its grueling components including a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride, and 26.2-mile run, the Ironman Triathlon has been challenging athletes from around the world since it kicked off in Kona in 1978.
HONOLULU PRIDE PARADE
June 7, 2014; from Magic Island to Kapi‘olani Park honolulupride.org With the 2014 theme Pupukahi I Holomua (United to Move Forward), the parade aims to bring together the LGBT community and the people of Hawai‘i.
HAWAI‘I RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL
June 10–15, 2014; Doris Duke Theater, 900 Kinau St. hglcf.org This year marks the 25th installment of this LGBT film festival, one of the longest-running and celebrated festivals, featuring both national and international films.
October 3–5, 2014 mauipride.org Pride Weekend on Maui celebrates, encourages, and educates all people on the positive diversity of the LGBT community.
HAWAI‘I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 30–November 9, 2014; various locations hiff.org Established in 1981, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival is dedicated to the advancement of cultural exchange and media awareness in the Pacific Rim, showcasing an average of 150 features each fall.
HAWAI‘I FASHION MONTH
November, 2014; various locations hawaiifashionmonth.com A month-long calendar of events to promote and elevate all aspects of Hawai‘i’s fashion industry, including design, manufacturing, education, art, and retail.
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
November 20, 2014; University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Campus Center Plaza, 200 W. Kawili St. transgenderdor.org This annual day of remembrance raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and memorializes those who have died due to anti-transgender violence.
December 14, 2014; Ala Moana Blvd. to Kapi’olani Park honolulumarathon.org Whether you are a fast runner or a casual walker, with around 30,000 participants each year, this marathon is a great experience.
GREAT ALOHA RUN
February 16, 2015; Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium greataloharun.com Since 1985, this 8.15-mile race attracts professional runners as well as parents with children, all taking part to support the local community.