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Hawaii's Annual Events & Festivals

The Festive Islands of Aloha

Dive deep into Hawaii’s local community and you’ll discover a culture alive with paniolo (cowboys), Chinese dragons, ethnic festivals, culinary events and an exotic collection of celebrations. Throughout the year, you’ll also encounter parades, street parties, food and craft fairs, concerts and family activities that honor every aspect of Hawaii’s diverse culture.

Annual Events

Many of Hawaii’s most memorable celebrations occur annually. Some, like the Honolulu Marathon(December) and the Hawaii International Film Festival (October), draw visitors and participants from around the globe. Others, like Oahu’s Prince Lot Hula Competition (July) or the Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October) on Kauai and the statewide King Kamehameha Celebration (June) are primarily local occasions. These events have a strong allure for visitors who want to get an authentic glimpse of Hawaii during their trip.

Food Festivals

Events that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu (October) and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June) on Maui are long-running culinary events, hosting world-class chefs, winemakers and master sommeliers for thousands of wine and food lovers. The Island of Hawaii’s Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (November) celebrates all things coffee and includes nearly 50 events over 10 days. Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival (October) highlights al things cacao and coffee industries of Kauai.

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Apr 12 2019
Hidden Hawaii

Hidden Hawaii MOLOKAI By-Land By-Sea By-Air

Occurs between: Friday, April 12, 2019 - Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:00pm - 12:00pm

Experience Hidden Hawaii April 12-16 A nature printing workshop featuring rare and beautiful plants, fish and birds of the Hawaiian Islands. This workshop is a unique blend of fine art printing, fascinating field trips to see the Islands native flora and fauna and an immersion into traditional [...]

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  • Contact Name: Melany Berry
  • Contact Organization: Full Heart Productions
Apr 24 2019
"Country Wife" at Kennedy Theatre, April 24-28, 2019

The Country Wife

Occurs between: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Restoration Comedy (written in 17th century England) is known for bawdiness and a satirical, sometimes farcical, view of sexuality and marriage. The Country Wife includes diabolical cads, flirts, rakes, and other delightful yet unsavory characters in a war of wits and dimwits.


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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UHM Kennedy Theatre
May 23 2019
Da Beer Can Hat by Darrell H. Y. Lum

Da Beer Can Hat by Darrell H. Y. Lum

Occurs between: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bobo is a little slow. His abusive father wants to send him away. Selling newspapers on the street, Bobo scrounges for a little money. Despite injuries, harassment, and discrimination, Bobo never complains-after all, he may not have much-but Bobo does have one thing: a true friend. Da Beer Can [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
May 28 2019
Moʻoula Falls Hike is one of the highlights

Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakaʻi 2019

Occurs between: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Kumu Paʻa Lawrence Aki Presents - 5th Annual Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakaʻi (Journey) 2019

We invite you to embrace the true aloha spirit of Molokai, of the people and the island itself. Aloha [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kumu Paʻa Lawrence Aki
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Pa'a Lawrence Aki