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Mangoes at the Moana 2018

Jul 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI
Event Summary

Celebrate the Mangoes at the Moana festival’s 10th anniversary! A mango-lovers dream, both visitors and kama’aina alike look forward to this event all year long.

During the afternoon enjoy a full day of family fun events highlighting Hawaii’s favorite summer fruit.

In the evening join us for our Mangolicious Sunset Reception, featuring the ever-popular Ultimate Throwdown with ten local celebrity chefs, mixologists, live music and more.

Please note that the reception is an adults only-event; guests 21 years of age and older welcome.


Mango Lovers Complete Experience Pass    $120.00 Per Person

  • Access to all Daytime Events and Mangolicious Sunset Reception
  • Exclusive early VIP entry to Sunset Reception at 5:30 PM
  • Complimentary all-day self parking
  • Note: Reception is an adults-only event; guests 21+ only

Mangolicious Sunset Reception Admission    $105.00 Per Person

  • General entry to Sunset Reception at 6:30 PM with all food and drink from stations
  • Complimentary self parking validation
  • Note: Reception is an adults-only event; guests 21+ only

Daytime Events Admission    $15.00 Per Person

  • Entry to all Daytime Events events
  • Complimentary self parking validation

A $3 convenience fee per ticket and Hawaii state tax are not included and will be added during check-out.

Please enjoy the Sunset Reception responsibly! Consider taking alternate transportation to sip on libations without worry. We can assist with taxi service. Ride sharing services are also available in Honolulu.

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Event Details


Daytime Events   12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 PM

The Mango Grove Opens

Local art, crafts, gifts, treats and more come together for a one-of-a-kind market featuring local artisans and their mango-centric offerings.

The Mango Grove market does not require a ticket to visit vendors.

Best Mango Contest Registration Opens

Avid local growers are welcome to submit their homegrown mangoes for a chance to be this year's Best Mango winner. Mangoes are judged on flavor, skin, texture and aroma.

Kids Activities Opens* 

Fun for all ages, there will be an area just for the keiki with fun, hands-on activities for them to get into the mango spirit.

12:30 PM

Mango Growing Seminars*

Whether you're just starting out or seasoned grower, farmers at all levels of experience will benefit from this open-forum seminar led by agriculture experts and arborists.

1:00 PM

Best Mango Contest Registration Ends

With registration now closed, our panel of judges will begin carefully reviewing every mango entry. During this time the area will be closed to the public so the judges can work quickly and fairly through all entries.

2:00 PM

Chef Cooking Demonstration*

One of our Moana Chefs will demonstrate how to create one of their favorite mango dishes. Learn from the professional so you can wow your friends and family at home.

3:00 PM

Best Mango Contest Winner Announced & Tasting Begins*

We'll announce the winner of the Best Mango Contest and celebrate by cutting up the entries for our festival-goers to taste the different varieties (tasting availability while supplies last... be sure to come early for a chance to taste before they're all gone!).

4:00 PM

Chef Cooking Demonstration*

We'll demonstrate another Chef favorite, this time a mango dessert that'll surely please all.

5:00 PM Daytime Festival Events Conclude
* Indicates activity requires an admission ticket to participate.

Mangolicious Sunset Reception*   6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guests 21 years of age and older welcome.

To celebrate our milestone anniversary, the Chefs Throwdown will feature TEN amazing local celebrity chefs presenting their tastiest mango creations. Only one can be crowned the ultimate winner! 

This year's line-up includes chefs from Koko Head Cafe, MW Restaurant, The Pig & The Lady, 12th Avenue Grill, Hawaii Convention Center, Hy's Steakhouse, RumFire Waikiki, The Modern Honolulu, Tiki's Grill & Bar and Appetito.

Mixologist from Southern Wine and Spirits, Azure Restaurant & Bar and Splash Bar will be shaking up some refreshing libations.

Browse the impressive selection at the silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Kapiolani Community College's Culinary Arts. 

Live entertainment and the soft ocean waves of Waikiki Beach next to the Diamond Head Lawn will create an ambiance perfect for celebrating 10 years of mango adoration. 

5:30 PM

Early VIP Entry (exclusive to Complete Experience Pass)

Silent Auction Begins* benefiting the Kapiolani Community College's Culinary Arts Program

6:30 PM General Admission Entry*
8:00 PM Silent Auction Concludes
9:00 PM Mangolicious Sunset Reception Concludes

* Indicates activity requires an admission ticket to participate. 

Schedule subject to change without notice based on availability.



How do I enter the Best Mango Contest?
Contest registration opens at 12:00 pm on July 14, 2018. Please bring 2-3 mangoes from a single tree for entry into the contest to the contest registration table. There is no entry fee. The contest is open to all ages. 

Mangoes will be judged by the following criteria: flavor, texture, skin color, aroma, and yield (flesh to seed proportion).

There will be two winners: First Place wins a 2-night stay gift certificate to the Moana Surfrider. Runner Up wins a $150 gift certificate to the Beachhouse at the Moana restaurant.

Please note that you do not need a festival ticket to enter the contest, however you do need a ticket to participate in the tasting.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child/children for the Daytime Events?
Yes. All guests must have a valid ticket to the Daytime Events, including children. As a courtesy to our guests infants under 3 years of age may enter for free when accompanying a paying adult.

Can I bring my child/children to the Mangolicious sunset reception?
No. The reception will have an adult environment for guests 21 years of age and over. No one under the age of 21 years old will be allowed to enter the reception.


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When & Where
Jul 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM HST
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
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