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- Posted:Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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Aloha to Hawaii
Sadly, I've not been there for years and even more sadly, I won't be there to witness the World Heritage Festival on Hawaii's Big Island either. I've never actually been to one but they do sound incredible. For the sixth year in a row, a whole day of free entertainment will abound from some of the most interesting people about - what could be better? For six hours, the Mooheau Bandstand will feature fashion shows, performances, exhibitions and storytelling as well as a world bazaar and marketplace for backpackers galore to sample Hawaiian delights. And I'm not just talking pineapple here either.
Organised by People Our Supporting Hilo (POSH), a public-private partnership involving individuals, businesses, the government and not-for-profit organisations, the Festival takes place on August 15th from 10:00 in the morning until 15:00 in the afternoon. If you're unlucky enough (like me) not to be able to make it to the party at Mooheau however, POSH put on a variety of other events designed to amuse all and sundry. In November for example, if you're still at your backpacking hostel, they're putting on a strolling party - the Black and White Night - which features live jazz, free food and author and artist receptions from one end of the town to the other. All you have to do is dress up in something black and white. Job done.