HONOLULU PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL
June 6, 2015; from Magic Island to Kapi‘olani Park honolulupride.org With the 2015 theme UNITY+PRIDE, this event aims to bring together all of Honolulu’s pride celebrations.
HONOLULU RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL
June 4–7, 2015; 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.
ARTISTS OF HAWAI‘I 2015
July 2–October 25, 2015; Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. honolulumuseum.org In its 61st year, this much-anticipated biennial juried show features the work of seven Hawai‘i artists and one art collective.
October 2–4, 2015 mauipride.org Pride Weekend on Maui celebrates, encourages, and educates all people on the positive diversity of the LGBT community.
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
October 15, 2015; 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.
HAWAI‘I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
November 12–22, 2015; 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, 2015; 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.
December 13, 2015; 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 15, 2016; 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.
HONOLULU AIDS WALK
April 2016 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.
May 1, 2016; 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 2016; 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.