Hawaii: Aloha Festivals set for Sept. 6-27

If it’s September, it’s time for the annual Aloha Festivals, one of Hawaii’s oldest cultural celebrations now in its 68th year. Festivities take place Sept 6-27 at various locations on Oahu. Among the activities: a keiki ho‘olaule‘a (children’s block party) with demonstrations and entertainment by keiki musical groups and hula hälau (hula troupes); and an evening ho‘olaule’a (block party) with live entertainment on multiple stages, food booths and crafts. The celebration culminates with a floral parade along Kaläkaua Avenue.