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MŌ’ILI’ILI SUMMER FEST RETURNS ON JULY 7th 
Celebrate Obon season in historic Mō’ili’ili with Honolulu’s largest bon dance and modern street festival 

(Honolulu, HI) – The Mō’ili’ili Summer Fest celebrates historic Mō’ili’ili and the Obon season on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 1110 University Ave., the former Varsity Theatre parking lot and Coyne Street, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The annual event is a modern street festival alongside Honolulu’s largest Bon Dance and highlights the cultural diversity, history, and businesses of Mō’ili’ili. Kamehameha Schools in partnership with the Mō’ili’ili Hongwanji Mission and other community organizations including the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, The Mō’ili’ili Community Center, and the Old Town Mō’ili’ili Business Association have come together to deliver this lively event for their community.

In its 7th year, Mō’ili’ili Summer Fest has grown into a dining, shopping and family friendly event destination. In addition to the parking lot of the Varsity building, Food truck fill Coyne Street between University Avenue and Kaialiu Street. Over 25 popular food trucks and mobile food vendors from “Street Grindz” will be serving up delicious food alongside keiki games, cultural activities, DIY projects and lots of shopping from local retailers and pop up shops.

COOL FEATURES:
Kamehameha Schools: Stop by the Kamehameha Schools booth and experience Virtual Reality with Puple Mai‘a and the KUPU table.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii: Learn about Tanabata which is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month and write your wish on Tanzaku, a strip of paper, and hang it on a bamboo tree. Decorate an uchiwa, Japanese round fan, with auspicious symbols and catch a gold fish at our kingyo sukui game in celebration of summer!

Mōʻiliʻili Community Center: Historical photos of the community through the twentieth century--a community of Hawaiians, then Hawaiian-Chinese, then Japanese Americans, and today one of the most multi-ethnic communities in Hawaii and the United States. PLUS, guests can pre-order a re-print of the book, Moiliili--The Life of a Community, with hundreds of photos, maps, drawings and paintings 

Cherry Blossom Festival: Free Origami folding, souvenirs books, meet & greet the 65th Cherry Blossom Court and how to become a contestant.

Hawaiian Humane Society: A longtime Mōʻiliʻili institution, the Hawaiian Humane Society joins our event for the first time with great information about all their programs as well as new goodies from their Pet Supply Shop.

Church of the crossroads: They will be selling hand made soup bowls from the Hawaii Potter's Guild.

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GREAT FOOD

Mōʻiliʻili Hongwanji Mission
Shoyu Pork
Chicken Karaage
Takoyaki
Teri Burger 
Saimin
Spam Musubi
Mochi 
++ Andgagi !!

FOOD TRUCKS AND POP UPS:
Nosh
BAO TAO'N
Blue Truck Teppanyaki
Beyond Burgers HI
Chamorro Grindz
Pop Pop Donuts
Roselani Ice Cream (Aloha Scoops)
Uncles Kitchen
Olays Thai Express
Heart To Table
Waimanalo Country Farms
Hawaiian Fresh Farms
The Pig and The Lady
GYOZILLA LLC
Yellow Ribbon Fries
Petit Suisse Crepes, LLC
Hawaiian Pie Company
Da Ultimate Grindz hi
Istanbul
ICE HNL
No Ka Oi Cookie Co.
Da Spot
Aloha Plate
Tea Girls
Hula Shrimp
Kamalii Delights
Ulu's Lemonade
Donnies BBQ

SHOPPING AND MORE
Universal Appeal Productions, LLC.
My Jewelry Closet
Tkworld
Hawaiian Kine Trading Company LLC
Simply Fabulous Mobile Boutique (Color Street)
Island Style Collections
Simply Creative
kissy
It's About Time
Beachcomber Design Hawaii
Simply Fabulous Mobile Boutique (Color Street)
11SQUID
Sumofish
VH07V
Simply Sparkle Designs
Kool Kats Brand LLC
Self Love Apparel
Crazy Coconuts
Aloha Overstock


COMPLIMENTARY PARKING AT UH FOR GUESTS;
Free parking after 3:30 PM on Saturday July 7, 2018 in the Lower Campus Zone 20 Parking Structure

Parking Instruction for the Zone 20 Parking Structure: 
1) All cars must enter through the Dole Street entrance. 
2) Please inform the gate attendants that you will be attending the Moiliili Summer Fest.  
3) Drivers will receive a parking ticket to display on their cars upon entry.  
4) Parking is complimentary.  

Shuttles will be provided; however, it is also a short 10 minute walk to the festival.  The last shuttle from the festival will depart at 10:15pm. The shuttle pick-up will be near the Duke Kahanamoku Pool Entrance, just a simple walk from the parking structure to the Stan Sheriff Arena. 

Shuttle Schedule:
4PM-8PM Three (3) Shuttles
8PM-10:30PM Two (2) Shuttles