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8th Annual Rice Fest at Ward Village

Rice Fest is an opportunity for people from a variety of cultures to come together and celebrate the unique elements that unite them. This year marks the 8th Annual Rice Fest and will be at Ward Village on September 9, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will take place on Auahi Street, fronting Ward Centre, Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx.

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At the Rice Fest, you will experience Hawaii’s culinary diversity via food demonstrations, entertainment, and more. This festival celebrates the world’s melting pot for the otherwise ordinary grain. This daily staple is transformed and infused with new and fantastic flavors that tantalize the taste buds.

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Rice Fest will include live entertainment, celebrity and chef cooking competitions, a SPAM musubi eating contest, and a Poke Bowl eating contest.

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One of the primary initiatives for this event is to bring awareness to Lanakila Meals on Wheels, a wonderful program that helps to feed Hawaii’s hungry seniors. It will be accepting monetary and rice donations all day long at the Lanakila Pacific booth at the Rice Fest.

Plenty of free and valet parking available. Self-park at Ward Village Shops & Ward Centre parking garages or valet at Ward Centre, adjacent to Genki Sushi and just a few steps away from the action.

For more information, visit or find the event on Facebook, Twitter (@ricefest) and Instagram (@ricefest)

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