A little light rain did not stop attendees from gathering in Mōʻiliʻili for the sixth annual Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest. The free event was held on Saturday July 1 at the former Varsity Theater parking lot and featured a modern street festival combined with Honolulu’s largest bon dance.
The event hosted over thirty food and retail vendors as well as games and craft activities for the keiki. The Kamehameha Schools tent featured fresh produce from Kawailoa Farms in Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms, sushi sliders made by Otsuji Farm, and a polymer science craft activity for keiki hosted by Hālau ʻĪnana and Chaminade University, KS educational partners.
Kamehameha Schools partnered with the Mōʻiliʻili Hongwanji Mission, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, Mō‘ili‘ili Community Center, Mō‘ili‘ili Neighborhood Board, and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to bring forth this year’s event.
The summer fest was successful in uniting the community and highlighting the cultural diversity, history, and businesses of Mōʻiliʻili. Read more here.
Chayla Nakamoto, who contributed this gallery, is a 2014 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduate serving as a communications intern with the Communications Group. She is a senior attending the University of Southern California where she will complete her bachelor of arts degree in English and is currently considering career options in publishing. Photos provided by Chayla Nakamoto, Tyson Oshiro and Nadine Lagaso, KS Communication staffers.