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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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Dec 16 2018
Santa
Maui

Christmas 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk and Santa's 1/2 Mile Keiki Dash

Occurs on: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

Join us Sunday December 16, 2018 for the Christmas 5K, 1 Mile Walk, or Santa's Half Mile Keiki Dash! We will also be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank. Santa's Half Mile Keiki Dash: A special race for keiki 8 years and under - starts at 7:30am. There are no bib numbers or run times for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
Dec 16 2018
Kona Jingle Bell Beach 5k Fun Run
Hawaii

Jingle Bell Beach Run - 5k Run

Occurs on: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

The 14th Annual Jingle Bell Beach Run

The ultimate Kona running event!  Start time is at 7:30 AM SHARP with timing provided by JTL Timing Systems.  The featured 5k event encourages participation from all fitness levels and running backgrounds.  Great fun for everyone, family oriented [...]

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  • Contact Name: Penn Henderson
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Sport Events
Dec 16 2018
Dec 22 2018
Dec 29 2018
Hawaii

Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year (21st Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Akiko's over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 21st year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding [...]

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  • Contact Name: Akiko Masuda
  • Contact Organization: Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community
Dec 31 2018
New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park
Kauai

New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park

Occurs on: Monday, December 31, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park. We will be showing a FREE family-friendly movie, (TBA), on the big outdoor screen followed by a spectacular fireworks show. Food trucks will be lined up to keep bellies happy. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Maile Reinhardt
  • Contact Organization: Poipu Beach Resort Association
Jan 1 2019
2019 Festival Art
Hawaii

Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Occurs between: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Summary

The 2019 annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Waimea Film) kicks off the new year January 1-9, in Waimea, as well as The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i, Mauna Kea Resort and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Festival passes are available online starting July 11, 2018 at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org with extra [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tania Howard
  • Contact Organization: Waimea Ocean Film Festival
Jan 2 2019
Maui

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Occurs between: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - Sunday, January 6, 2019
Summary

The Sentry Tournament of Champions, held at the legendary Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii, is unique in that its qualified field features a winners-only format. Only champions from the 2018 PGA TOUR are eligible to compete. Since 1999 the host organizations of the event have [...]

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  • Contact Name: Adriana
  • Contact Organization: PGA TOUR
Jan 26 2019
Ka Molokai Makahiki 2019 (36th Annual)
Molokai

Ka Molokai Makahiki 2019 (36th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30am - 3:00pm
Summary

Native Hawaiians traditionally celebrated Makahiki, a four-month long season that began in mid-October and included athletic competitions, ceremonies dedicated to the deity Lono, celebrations of renewal and perpetuation of the life cycle with a prohibition on warfare. The Ka Molokai Makahiki [...]

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  • Contact Name: Shirley Rawlins
  • Contact Organization: Ka Molokai Makahiki
Feb 1 2019
A Midsummer Night's Bollywood Dream
Oahu

A Midsummer Night's Bollywood Dream

Occurs between: Friday, February 1, 2019 - Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

"The course of true love never did run smooth…."–so true for both Shakespeare and Bollywood shows. Shakespeare's most popular comedy meets the high energy song and dance of Bollywood as magic rules the forest in India, and the mischievous Puck plays havoc with everyone's love life. Join the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UH Manoa Department of Theatre and Dance