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.
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 Farmers 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!
$55 Pre-Sale Ticket from now until July 8, includes admission to all festival activities and 8 scrips each good for 1 food or beverage during the Ultimate Mango Throwdown.
$60 after July 8 online and at-door price $60.
Additional food and beverage scripps will be available for purchase at the event for $8 per scripp.
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 Farmers' Market opens
Starwood Waikiki Bakeshop opens
Kapiolani Community College Silent Auction opens
Langley Ukulele Group performance
Advanced Mango Seminar (speaker and topic TBA)
|11:00 am||Ultimate Mango Throwdown with chefs and mixologists begins|
|11:30 am||Mangoes 101 Beginners Seminar (speaker and topic TBA)|
|12:00 pm||Cooking Demonstration, Chef de Cuisine David Lukela|
|12:45 pm||Cooking Demonstration, Executive Pastry Chef Nanako Perez-Nava|
|1:15 pm||Ultimate Mango Throwdown chef winner announcement|
|1:30 pm||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 Sponsored Drink Stations with Mixologists:
Micah Suderman, Azure Restaurant & Bar
Jesse Suderman, Splash Bar
Best Mango Contest Entry and Registration Details
To come! Please check back later in June for more information.
2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI, 96815
Jul 15, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
We are delighted to provide memorable events for our guests from special delicacies, seasonal happenings and uplifting activities. Experience and capture the unforgettable moments through the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa.