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Every year, Hawaiian music is celebrated in music festivals that celebrate the uniqueness of Hawaii instruments, musicians, and songs. The Ukulele Festival (July) at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki honors what many visitors believe to be a hand-me-down from ancient Hawaii, but in reality, the ukulele was brought here by Portuguese immigrants at the end of the 19th century. Today, the ukulele is still a fundamental part of the musical landscape, not simply on stage but also at family picnics or on the beach.

The island of Hawaii's Kona Slack Key Festival (September) pays tribute to a uniquely local way of playing the guitar – another Hawaiian music staple. Slack key is a “slacked” or loosened tuning or technique that reflects the breezy, flowing quality of both local climate and culture.

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Sep 24 2018
2017 Kauai Mokihana Festival Hula Competition - Halau Kaulakahi. Photo Credit Joe Olivas.
Kauai

Kauai Mokihana Festival 2018

Occurs between: Monday, September 24, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Summary

The Kauai Mokihana Festival, September 23-29, 2018, Presents: September 23, 10a, Kapaa First Hawaiian Church Service, 4-1320 Kuhio Hwy. No Fee. September 24, 7p, Kauai Composers Contest and Concert: at the Historical Waimea Theatre. September 25, 9a, "Eo, E Liliu" Children's/Youth Music [...]

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  • Contact Name: S. Maka Herrod
  • Contact Organization: Malie Foundation
Sep 24 2018
2017 Best of Show Scott Hare's Now You See Me, Now You Don't:EXTINCTION
Oahu

Hawaii's Woodshow™ (26th Annual)

Occurs between: Monday, September 24, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Hawaii's Woodshow™ is the premier statewide exhibition of exquisite woodwork by talented woodworkers from Hawaii and abroad who submit entries showcasing the versatility and beauty of Hawai‘i woods across design mediums including furniture, woodturning, sculpture and musical instruments. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Heather Simmons
  • Contact Organization: HFIA
Sep 29 2018
STORIES FROM MY ISLAND HOME WITH AUNTY NYLA
Oahu

Stories From My Island Home With Aunty Nyla

Occurs on: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am
Summary

Storyteller “Aunty Nyla” Fujii-Babb will celebrate our islands’ cultural roots with wonderful stories about Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian folklore. Born and raised in Hawaii, Aunty Nyla has been a storyteller, children’s librarian, actress, voice-over talent, and producer [...]

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  • Contact Name: Nanakuli Public Library
  • Contact Organization: Nanakuli Public Library
Sep 29 2018
Aloha Festivals Floral Parade (72nd Annual)
Oahu

Aloha Festivals Floral Parade (72nd Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Kalakaua Avenue comes alive with a colorful procession of female and male pau horseback riders, floats covered with Hawaiian flowers, Hawaiian music, hula halau and local marching bands. 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Aloha Festivals was first held in 1946 as Aloha Week, and over the past seven [...]

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  • Contact Name: Aloha Festivals
Sep 30 2018
Maui Ukulele Festival 2018
Maui

Maui Ukulele Festival 2018

Occurs on: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ukulele musicians fill the air with island music! Renowned ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as emcees to help us celebrate Hawaii's beloved instrument.This year's lineup will be announced at a later date. Fine ukulele will be [...]

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  • Contact Name: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 13 2018
Eo e Emalani i Alakai
Kauai

Eo e Emalani i Alakai

Occurs on: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Enjoy the beauty of Kokee, as the mountain forests echo with the sounds of Hawaiian music and chants, during Eo e Emalani i Alakai, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9 am to 4 pm, at Kokee State Park. Step back in time to 1871, as Queen Emma and her entourage arrives on horseback at 11 am. Enjoy the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Michelle Hookano
  • Contact Organization: Hui o Laka
Nov 8 2018
Oahu

Hawaii International Film Festival (38th Annual)

Occurs between: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
Summary

Established as the premier international film event in the Pacific, HIFF showcases features and documentaries from Asia, the Pacific Islands and Hawaii, and all films depict their region/culture in a culturally accurate way. HIFF is a statewide event and the only one of its kind in the U.S. It has [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ticket Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii International Film Festival
Nov 9 2018
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Hawaii

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Occurs between: Friday, November 9, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

For nearly 200 years much has been celebrated, discussed and enjoyed over a cup of Kona’s world famous coffee. Kona coffee takes center stage at the 48th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival happening Friday November 9 through Sunday November 18, 2018. The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural [...]

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  • Contact Name: Val Cocoran, President
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Sep 24 2018
Hawaii

HAWAII CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW 2018

Occurs between: Monday, September 24, 2018 - Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Join Us September 7th FIRST FRIDAY of the month from 6-9PM for the OPENING RECEPTION of the Hawaii Contemporary Art Exhibition! Over 25 artists participating in this dynamic and diverse group exhibition with works from invited artist, Darrell Orwig! This September long exhibition will run from [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA
Sep 24 2018
Cover of Hawaii, illustrated souvenir booklet, 1943 Private Collection. Published by Curteich, a prolific printer of postcards in Illinois, this small picture book was primarily sold to military personnel in Hawaiʻi during World War II. Its colorful cover includes many of the favorite Hawaiian image
Oahu

Unreal: Hawaiʻi in Popular Imagination

Occurs between: Monday, September 24, 2018 - Sunday, January 27, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Bishop Museum’s new exhibition “Unreal: Hawaiʻi in Popular Imagination” presents rare images and objects drawn from one of the largest private collections of Hawaiʻi-themed printed ephemera. The exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to see the breadth of Hawaiʻi-themed commercial [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lance Aquino
  • Contact Organization: Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations

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