This is Oahu's best restored heiau (temple), located on the Waianae Coast near Makaha
. The temple, built in the 17th century, is in the center of the Makaha Valley and was originally dedicated to Lono, the god of agriculture.
It was rededicated by King Kamehameha I as a war temple. Restoration was accomplished by the Bishop Museum, which added two prayer towers, a taboo house, drum house, alter and images of gods. Pili grass from the Big Island and ohia logs were used.
To reach this heiau, turn at Makaha Beach Park into Mauna Olu Estates and drive past the gatehouse. Located on private property, but is open to visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No admission is charged.
08/15 Coming to The Makaha area
Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival Maui HI April19-21 Featured performers will also conduct on-site school visits to various Maui schools to educate and and inform Maui's youth about the Hawaiian steel guitar. These visits, targeted specifically for students of these schools, includes both educational sessions and entertainment by the visiting performers.
Maui Classical Music Festival Maui HI May10 Over the years the Festival has received extensive coverage in national newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the New York Times, the Hawaii newspapers, and travel and airline magazines. Feature articles written about the Festival have appeared in important musical publications such as Musical America, Chamber Music America, and American Record Guide.
Pan-Pacific Ho'olaule'a Honolulu HI June7 It is one of the largest outdoor multi-cultural exhibits of its kind in the state of Hawaii and it happens in beautiful Waikiki, right on Kalakaua Avenue!
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.
RED CLAY JAZZ FESTIVAL Kauai HI June26-29 Blues as well as Jazz!!
Greek Festival of Hawaii Honolulu HI August24-25 Enjoy Greek foods, Greek coffee, music and entertainment at Hawaii's original Greek festeival.