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SPOTLIGHT: MAUI 1.1-5: Sentry Tournament of Champions. Fresh from a multimillion-dollar renovation, Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course hosts this winners-only golf tournament. The 2019 champ Xander Schauffele will face off against stars such as Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose as spectators cheer from the oceanview fairways.
HAWAII ISLAND1.1-8: Waimea Ocean Film Festival. Inspired by the sea and taking place in several venues, this compelling array of movie screenings is enhanced by receptions, exhibits, activities and chats with filmmakers. Kamuela Inn is offering special rates to festival pass holders throughout January.
1.6: Niaulani Nature Walk. Clients explore an old-growth Hawaii rainforest during these complimentary guided walks on an easy loop trail near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Held on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., the excursions highlight the area’s rare biology, ecology and geology.
KAUAI 1.3: Hanapepe Art Night. On Kauai’s west side, small Hanapepe town shows its big heart each Friday evening at this free, casual street party. Shops, eateries and galleries stay open late, food trucks sell tasty treats, and musicians play to the crowd.
1.8: Kukuiula Culinary Market. Every Wednesday afternoon, island produce, coffee, jams and cheeses fill the booths of this south Kauai market. Visitors interact with vendors, hear live tunes, enjoy chef demonstrations and unwind in the wine and beer garden.
OAHU1.6-12: Sony Open in Hawaii. Fans line the links of Waialae Country Club to see their favorite golfers during this venerable tournament, the first full-field PGA Tour event of the year. Broadcast internationally, it has raised millions of dollars for local charities.
1.11-12: Waikiki Artfest. The creativity of Hawaii’s people is unmistakable in Kapiolani Park as scores of artists display and sell their wares. Clients can peruse and purchase everything from ceramics and soaps to quilts and jewelry, with music and food on hand.