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Island of Hawaii Events Calendar

Plan your trip during one of the many special events happening on the island of Hawaii. Some of the biggest events on the island include the annual Merrie Monarch Festival (follows Easter Sunday in March - April) in Hilo, the largest hula competition in the world; and the IRONMANTM World Championship (October) race from Historic Kailua Village in Kona to Hawi and back. No matter what time of the year, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances and musical events to entertain you during your stay on the island.

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Apr 23 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between:
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Apr 23 2018
Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit
Hawaii

Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit

Occurs between:
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Summary

The concept is to exhibit artists who are native born and have been raised with cultural and spiritual values that empower their work today. Contemporary thought and visual imagery are encouraged to inquire about the changes that have impacted native Hawaiians and native culture, to also seek [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Apr 23 2018
Kau Coffee Festival (10th Annual)
Hawaii

Kau Coffee Festival (10th Annual)

Occurs between:
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Summary

The 10th annual Kau Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a host of events on various dates from April 21-May 6. Fun culminates May 5-6 at the Pahala Community Center with a java-jumpin' hoolaulea'a on Saturday and the Kau Coffee College educational series on Sunday. Supported [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Chris Manfredi
  • Contact Organization: Kau Coffee Festival
Apr 27 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Friday, December 28, 2018
Summary

The lei is a Hawaiian flower garland that is worn for many different special occasions.  The lei also represents and symbolizes a variety of celebrations from friendship, love, welcoming, departures and everything in between.  Come join agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong on the front porch of [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Apr 27 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Chocolate Festival

Occurs between:
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Summary

With the theme, "Chocolate Around the World," the seventh annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 27-28 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Admission is $85, also available are overnight room packages and I LOVE Chocolate! Passes. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Farsheed Bonakdar
  • Contact Organization: Kona Cacao Association
Apr 27 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Chocolate Festival

Occurs between:
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Summary

With the theme, "Chocolate Around the World," the seventh annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 27-28 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Admission is $85, also available are overnight room packages and I LOVE Chocolate! Passes. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Farsheed Bonakdar
  • Contact Organization: Kona Cacao Association
Apr 28 2018
Hawaiian Sunset Saturday - April
Hawaii

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday - April

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Summary

On the last Saturday of every month, everyone's invited to gather and celebrate Kona's spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Kaeaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Kaea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit.

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Contact Info
  • Contact Organization: Historic Kailua Village
May 1 2018
Hilo Lei Day
Hawaii

Hilo Lei Day Festival

Occurs on:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Summary

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii, and the Hilo Lei Day Festival returns to Kalakaua Park this year. The celebration, always on 1 May, will be on Tuesday in 2018. It is free and open to the public. Opening ceremonies are at 9:00 am, when oli and hookupu will be made. The festival ends at 3:00 pm with a [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Leilehua Yuen
  • Contact Organization: Hilo Lei Day Festival
May 1 2018
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: May Day is Lei Day

Occurs on:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Summary

In Hawaii, May Day is Lei Day, beloved island celebration, May Day honors the unique ways that Hawai`i's multi-cultural traditions have woven together to create a more interesting, tolerant and beautiful community. Meet our local Volcano musician Wes Awana as he shares how to play local [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 3 2018
Desiree Moana Cruz
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Voices

Occurs on:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Summary

Hula Voices presents an engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to Kumu Hula, long time Humana (student) and artisans whose live and breathe Hula. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Find suggestions for some of the island of Hawaii's most popular festivals celebrating food, culture and more. 

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