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This year, HONOLULU Magazine will be donating 10% of all Hale ‘Aina Gala ticket sales to benefit the Hawai‘i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund. Whether it’s acts of kindness, donations or volunteering, our support will keep Maui strong.

HONOLULU Magazine's biggest foodie event of the year will be on Sept. 9th at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. Step into a Whimsical Wonderland at the Hale 'Aina Celebration, presented by First Hawaiian Bank Priority Destinations® World Elite Mastercard. This extraordinary event unites our esteemed restaurant winners, offering you the opportunity to indulge in award-winning dishes and delightful sips, all beneath the enchanting night sky. Immerse yourself in a realm where dreams and reality intertwine, and where the extraordinary becomes the ordinary.

Tickets are extremely limited for this year’s event. Especially VIP tickets, which come with the exclusive opportunity to join our VIP reception one hour earlier prior to general admission.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

VIP entrance at 5:00 p.m.

FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK MASTERCARD PERK: First Hawaiian Bank Mastercard credit card holders can purchase a VIP Ticket for the price of General Admission. Select the First Hawaiian Bank Priority Access ticket and enter the first 6 digits from your credit card number into the promo code box upon check out. Must use your First Hawaiian Bank personal, business, or corporate Mastercard credit card to purchase.

Chef Lineup:

  • 100 Sails Restaurant and Bar
  • Arancino at the Kahala
  • Kapa Hale
  • Miro Kaimuki
  • MW Restaurant
  • The Seaside
  • Tane Vegan
  • Tim Ho Wan

Ticket Prices:

  • General Admission Ticket $150 - dine on dishes from award winning Hale ‘Aina restaurants, sip on delicious wines and beer from our partners.
  • SOLD OUT -- VIP Admission Ticket $225 - enter the celebration early, starting at 5:00 p.m. and receive access to our VIP reception.
  • SOLD OUT -- First Hawaiian Bank Priority Access Ticket $150 - enter the celebration early, starting at 5:00 p.m. and receive access to our VIP reception. *Must use your First Hawaiian Bank Mastercard® credit card at check out.
  • Each ticket includes a one-year subscription to HONOLULU Magazine.

BULK TICKET PURCHASE: Purchase 10 tickets or more and each general admission ticket price is reduced to $130 each.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The Hale ‘Aina Celebration is open to guests ages 21 and over.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Arrive safely with a ride-share partner. Parking available for a fee at Ali‘i Place next door or other downtown parking structures.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about the event can be directed to [email protected].

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please show us your ticket on your mobile or printed paper ticket to make the check-in process more efficient. Should you forget your paper ticket, please check-in by LAST NAME (of the ticket purchaser) at the registration tables.

What is the refund policy?

This event is rain or shine, no refunds.

Venue Information

Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM)
250 South Hotel St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-0900

Organizer Information


1088 Bishop Street, Suite LL2
Honolulu, HI 96813

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