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9th Annual Mangoes at the Moana

Jul 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI
Event Summary

The summer event both visitors and kama'aina alike look forward to all year long. Mangoes make their sweet return to the Moana Surfrider for the 9th Annual Mangoes at the Moana! A mango-lovers dream, the festival features an ultimate mango throwdown featuring local celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and many other activities throughout the day.

Admission Tickets

$60 General Admission Ticket, includes entry to all festival activities and 8 scrips each good for 1 food or beverage during the Ultimate Mango Throwdown.

Additional food and beverage scrips will be available for purchase at the event for $8 per scrip.

Festival Highlights

Ultimate Mango Throwdown
The ultra-popular showdown between top Island chefs going head-to-head in the ultimate Mango Throwdown featuring culinary talent from Pig and the Lady, MW Restaurant, Koko Head Cafe, Tiki's Bar and Grill, Taormina, Fete Hawaii, Turtle Bay Resort and RumFire.

Be sure to stop by the Southern Wine & Spirits booth for tasty mango-centric libations by mixologists from Azure Restaurant & Bar and Splash Bar.

Live performance by local artist Sean Na'auao
Well-known for his cover of Mana'o Company's Drop Baby Drop (the mango song) as well as his hits Fish & Poi and Surf Pa'ina, Sean will perform live at Beach Bar.

Best Mango Contest
Avid local growers from the community are welcome to submit their homegrown backyard mangoes for a chance to be named "Best Mango" by a panel of judges and win a 2-night stay at the Moana Surfrider.

Also a Makaha Mangoes Market, Royal Hawaiian Bakery pop-up bakeshop, Silent Auction benefiting the Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Program, as well as engaging seminars for mango growing enthusiast, cooking demonstrations by the Moana Surfrider Culinary team, and more!

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Event Details

Schedule of Events

8:00 am Walk-up Best Mango Contest registration opens
9:00 am Best Mango Contest registration closes
10:00 am Makaha Mangoes Market opens
Royal Hawaiian Bakery Pop-up Bake Shop opens
Kapiolani Community College Silent Auction opens
Moana Surfrider Pop-up General Store
Langley Ukulele Group performance
Mangoes for the Seasoned Advanced Seminar
11:00 am Ultimate Mango Throwdown with chefs and mixologists begins
11:30 am Mangoes 101 Beginners Seminar
12:00 pm Cooking Demonstration, Chef de Cuisine David Lukela
12:45 pm Cooking Demonstration, Executive Pastry Chef Nanako Perez-Nava
 1:30 pm Ultimate Mango Throwdown chef winner announcement
Live performance by local artist Sean Na'auao
 3:30 pm Event Ends

Ultimate Throwdown Featured Chefs
Pig and the Lady: Andrew Le
MW Restaurant: Wade and Michelle Ueoka
Koko Head Café: Lee Anne Wong
Tiki’s Bar and Grill: Ronnie Nasuti
Taormina: Hiro Mimura
Fête Hawaii: Robin Maii
Turtle Bay Resort: James Aptakin
RumFire: John Salcedo

Southern Wine & Spirits Drink Station and Mixologists Stations featuring:
Micah Suderman, Azure Restaurant & Bar
Jesse Suderman, Splash Bar

Best Mango Contest Entry and Registration Details
Mango entries into the Best Mango Contest will be judged for best flavor, skin, texture and aroma.

To enter the Best Mango Contest please fill out our Registration Form (PDF). You may e-mail the completed form, print and bring with you at check-in, or register day-of. Additional information is included on the form.

Parking Information
Self-parking is available at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani across the street, complimentary for up to 4 hours with event validation. After 4 hours the special event self-parking rate is $8 for an additional 10 hours.

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When and Where
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Jul 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM HST
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