School is out, the weather has warmed up. Let the summer begin! We have rounded up some ideas to welcome the season.
Try Kailua’s Newest Restaurant
Le Crepe Café
It no longer takes a trip to town to enjoy the authentic French crepes, robust omelets, toasted sandwiches and other house specialties of chef Soufiane Bouharkat, owner of Le Crepe Café. Bouharkat has opened a Kailua location at 143 Hekili Street that offers the same extensive menu as his Manoa Marketplace café. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant boasts local, organic ingredients with vegan and gluten free options. Be sure to check out the wall mural by Kailua artist Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio. Click here for a video of the colorful mural.
Take in a Free Concert (or Three)
Hula in Kailua Town | June 3
Kumu Hula Charlani Kalama and her Halau Ha‘a Hula o Kekau‘ilani Na Pua Hala O Kailua open Kailua Town’s 2022 I Love Hula series on Sunday, June 5 from 2-3 p.m. in the Kailua parking garage (behind Longs/CVS). These free monthly hula performances feature some of Windward Oahu’s finest hula halau and can be enjoyed the first Sunday of each month.
Kanikapila – Slack Key Saturday | June 11
Award-winning Hawaii musician and recording engineer Chris Lau guest hosts a special “Slack Key Saturday” edition of Kanikapila in Kailua Town on June 11 from 4-5:30 p.m. This free concert features slack key masters Dwight Lau and Stephen Inglis. The Kanikapila Hawaiian music series takes place the second Saturday of each month in the Kailua parking garage (behind Longs/CVS).
Symphony in the Park | June 24 + 25
Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s popular Symphony in the Park returns to Kailua Town for two free concerts under the stars. Joseph Stepec conducts your HSO at the Kailua District Park Pavilion on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. Each night will have a different mix of well-known light classical pieces and pops music from films that everyone knows and loves. Bring your low-rise lawn chairs or blankets, a picnic dinner and the whole family for this musical treat.
Star in a Summer Selfie
Summer Window Paintings by The Tipsy Quill
The Tipsy Quill (i.e. artist Matthew Sherman) returns to Kailua Town to dress up a few windows for summer. You will find his selfie-worthy creations next to Picket Fence at Hekili Business Center, at the former Mother Bake Shop space on Hekili Street, and at the former Subway space in Kailua Shopping Center. Be sure to share your photo @kailuatownhi.com!