Entertainment & Activities

2016 Tentative Schedule. (2017 TBA)
(Activities and events being added regularly. Times may change.)

11:00am Rice Fest Begins!
(Hosted by 94.7 KUMU’s “Bruddah” Bryan)
11:15am-11:45am Taiko Drumming performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
12:00pm-1:00pm Celebrity & Chef “Riceipe” Cooking Competition
1:00pm-1:30pm Hula performance by Hui O Kamalei
1:30pm-2:00pm Traditional and Modern Tinikling Filipino Bamboo Dance performance by the Tekniqlingz Crew
2:00pm-2:10pm A word from our beneficiary: Lanakila Pacific
2:10pm-2:30pm Cooking Demonstration by Lanakila Kitchen’s very own Chef Frank Chun
2:30pm-3:00pm Ukulele performance by Karlie Goya
3:00pm-3:30pm Second Annual Paina Cafe Poke Bowl Eating Competition
3:30pm-4:00pm Brad Kawakami & Friends
4:00pm-4:30pm Ukulele performance by Honoka & Azita
4:30pm-4:55pm 7th Annual SPAM® Musubi Eating Competition
5:00pm Rice Fest Concludes
All Day (10am-5pm)
  • Brown Rice Donation Centers – Brown Rice and monetary donations will be accepted for Lanakila Meals on Wheels at the Lanakila Pacific booth. Brown Rice donations will be accepted at the Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth, Channel808 booth, and VH07V booth
  • Live Stream (feed provided by Channel808.tv)
  • FREE WiFi – Mahalo to Oceanic Time Warner Cable for providing complimentary TWC WiFi at the event!

See detailed descriptions below:

7th Annual SPAM® Musubi Eating Contest
Think you got what it takes to be on the next episode of Kanak vs. Food? Battle your will against other kanak attackers in Da SPAM Musubi Eating Contest. The contestant who downs the most SPAM Musubis in 3 minutes wins!

2nd Annual Paina Cafe Poke Bowl Eating Contest
Be the fastest to take down two (2) poke bowls within 3 minutes and be crowned the Poke Bowl champion of 2016!

Official Rice Donation Center
Rice donation centers will be on site to collect your generous brown rice and monetary donations for our beneficiary Lanakila Meals on Wheels, so bring your brown rice with you to the event! There will be collection areas at the Lanakila Pacific, HMSA/Well Being Hawaii booth, Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth, Channel808 booth and the VH07V booth.

FREE WiFi
Thanks to the great folks at Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Rice Fest will have complimentary TWC WiFi coverage on the event grounds!

Other Activities
» Numerous food trucks and vendors serving up their most popular rice dishes
» Live Music
» Cultural performances
» and much, much more!

Don’t miss it!