First ever Mango Jam Honolulu to be held this weekend

The first ever Mango Jam Honolulu, a celebration of one of Oahu’s most beloved fruits, is this weekend on the grounds of Honolulu Hale.

Mango Jam Honolulu will take place Friday evening, August 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds surrounding Honolulu Hale.  The Festival is FREE and open to the public.  Free parking will be available in the city’s municipal parking lot; enter from the left lane of Beretania Avenue just past Alapai Street.

The family-friendly event includes a Mango Show art exhibit, live entertainment, food and craft booths, keiki activities, and a produce market.

Headlining the entertainment lineup is Kapala on Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Kapena on Saturday also at 8:30 p.m.  Jeff and Robi, Lehua & Shawn, the Royal Hawaiian Band, Hawaii Youth Symphony members, Brown Bags to Stardom performers, and Ahi Vela will also perform.  Contemporary and traditional music and dance groups complete the roster of entertainers.

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 play starting Brother Noland and Al Waterson, combining music, theater, and visuals in a colorful multimedia production, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on both nights in the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

The Mango Show art exhibition will include work by the Sunday Drawing in Mānoa, Hawai‘i Watercolor Society, and Honolulu Woodturners in the courtyard at Honolulu Hale.

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.

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