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HAWAII : Honolulu celebrates the mango with family-friendly event




















Published: July 25, 2015, 9:08 am


Honolulu Hale






Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Friday that the first ever Mango Jam Honolulu, a celebration of one of Oahu’s most beloved fruits, will be held next month on the grounds of Honolulu Hale.




The free family-friendly event will take place from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds surrounding Honolulu Hale.




Free parking will be available in the city’s municipal parking lot; enter from the left lane of Beretania Avenue just past Alapai Street.




Mango Jam Honolulu will feature an art exhibit, live entertainment, food and craft booths, keiki activities and a produce market.





Headlining the entertainment lineup at 8:30 p.m. both days will be Kapala on Friday and Kapena on Saturday. Jeff and Robi, Lehua & Shawn, the Royal Hawaiian Band, Hawaii Youth Symphony members, Brown Bags to Stardom performers, and Ahi Vela will also perform.



The entertainment stage, food and craft booths, and produce market will be on the lawn between Honolulu Hale and the Mission Memorial Auditorium.




“Mango Days,”  a multimedia play starring Brother Noland and Al Waterson will be presented at 6:30 p.m. that Friday and Saturday in the Mission Memorial Auditorium.



Mango Jam Honolulu is presented by Hawai‘i Maoli, a nonprofit organization established by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, with support from the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts. 



The event’s beneficiary organizations are the Blood Bank of Hawaii and Hawaii Food Bank.





For more information, please visit the Mango Jam Honolulu Facebook page.









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