Ala Moana Blvd at Alakea St, Honolulu Hawaii
The Hawaii Maritime Center, opened in 1988, is located at Pier 7 on Honolulu Harbor, which was the international steamship pier one hundred years ago. Aloha Tower Marketplace, built in 1926, was the tallest building in Honolulu at the time.
This is the site of the Maritime Center. Surrounded by water, the Hawaiian islands could only be reached by boat before the era of the airplane. The exhibits include the "Falls of Clyde", a four masted square rigger now used as a museum.
The Kalakaua Boat House has exhibits from whaling days, the history of the busy harbor and exhibits of ocean-going canoes. There is a double-hull canoe used by the Polynesian Voyaging Society's replication of ocean travel.
To top it off, open air restaurants complete the scene here at the "Crossroads of the Pacific". Admission is charged and it is open daily 9am to 5pm.
Other History nearby:
(Honolulu) Aliiolani Hale
(Pearl Harbor) Battleship Missouri Memorial
(Honolulu) Bishop Museum
(Kaneohe) Byodo-In Temple
(Waimea - Oahu) Captain James Cook's Arrival in Hawaii
(Honolulu) Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
07/07 Coming to The Honolulu 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.