Honolulu Hale Book Festival Every May

Book & Music Festival Donates to Worthy Causes

Honolulu Hale Book Festival Every May

Book culture lovers should be counting the days until May 17th and 18th—it’s when the Hawaii Book and Music Festival swings through Honolulu and opens up like, well, a book. 

Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Honolulu Hale lawn becomes a celebration of story and song—with nearly a hundred vendors, artists, musicians and authors who come to share their stories. Scattered across the hale grounds will be various tents and stages, which will feature storytelling, panel discussions, performances and book signings. There will be Hawaiian cultural activities and booths, as well as an entire area dedicated to keiki events, like illustrations and crafts, plays and children’s music.

Featured guests who will be on-hand to speak (and meet!) include authors Joan Namkoong, Pegge Hopper, James McCarthy, Peggy Chun, Jane Porter, Kathleen Norris and Darrell Lum. Musical performances include Jimmy Borges & Shari Lynn, Matt Catingub, Stephen Inglis, Shaun Reyes and the Honolulu Boys Choir. Proceeds from the festival’s book and food vendors will benefit Hawaii Literacy and Read To Me International. 

Attendance to the festival is free, as is parking. 

www.HawaiiBookandMusicFestival.org or call (808) 548-HBMF for more information, schedules of speakers/performances and more.