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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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Jul 19 2018
Explorers Club
Oahu

Explorers Club

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

STEM camp for grades 3-5, featuring hands-on activities that promote collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Program cost is $240 ($210 for Museum members), and covers lunches, snacks, t-shirt, and all materials. Free add-on Family Membership for those who register at the non-member [...]

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  • Contact Name: Shauna Tonkin
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Jul 19 2018
Contemporary Perspectives from the Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective
Hawaii

Contemporary Perspectives from the Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Summary

Show July 6-26. Opening reception July 6th, 5-7 pm. A showcase of some of the collective's finest works in clay, fiber, oil/acrylics/watercolor, glass, jewelry, and photography. Featuring new ideas and directions you may not have seen from the Hawaiian Paradise Park Studio Tour held every [...]

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  • Contact Name: Patti Pease Johnson
  • Contact Organization: Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective
Jul 19 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Jul 19 2018
Kauai

Koloa Plantation Days 2018 "Landmarks in Time"

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Sunday, July 29, 2018
Summary

Koloa Plantation Days is held on Kauai’s south shore every year in July. The many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them, are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival. Held in the area where [...]

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  • Contact Name: Koloa Plantation Days
  • Contact Organization: Koloa Plantation Days
Jul 19 2018
Manoa Valley Theatre Presents - The Princess and the Iso Peanut
Oahu

Manoa Valley Theatre Presents - The Princess and the Iso Peanut

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018
Summary

The Princess and the Iso Peanut

From the Library of Hawaii Favorites

A local-kine Hawaiian pidgin musical comedy by Lisa Matsumoto and Roslyn Catracchia

Produced in association with Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center

What can happen when a traditional [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Manoa Valley Theatre
Jul 19 2018
Photo by Gayle Goodman
Oahu

EWC Gallery Exhibition "Lost and Found: Jewish Communities of India"

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

India has a long been a diverse region made up of different peoples, customs, religions, languages, and ethnicities. The majority of people are Hindu, with large Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh, and indigenous tribal communities. There are also three small historic Jewish communities. Two of the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center
Jul 19 2018
Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui
Kauai

Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Sunday, February 17, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

A Hawaiian style market featuring local farmers and artisans with their fruits, vegetables, plants/flowers, crafts, jewelry, lei, plate lunches, etc. The market is sponsored by the Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui. The Kalalea/Anehola Farmer's Hui is a nonprofit farmer's organization created to [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui
Jul 19 2018
Upper Left: Aerial view of Kahului (1944); Upper Right: Kula Hospital (1987);  Lower Left: Seaplane landing in Kahului Harbor (1923); Lower Right: U.S. Seamen’s Hospital (unknown date)
Maui

E Pulama Mau Ia Maui - 2018 Exhibition Series

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

AN EXHIBITION SERIES IN 2018 :

The Maui Historical Society has chosen to extend a yearlong series,  E Pūlama Mau Iā Maui, in 2018. There will be two (2) exhibits that run bi-annually throughout the year:

 Ola Pono: Evolution of Health Care on Maui (April – July)

 1. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sissy Lake-Farm
  • Contact Organization: Maui Historical Society
Jul 19 2018
Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima  AND  Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent
Maui

Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima AND Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent

Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima

Exhibit dates: June 23- Aug 18, 2018

Exhibit Location: Schaefer International Gallery

Gallery Hours: Tue – Sun 10am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jul 19 2018
Word and Image: Textual References in Japanese Abstract Prints
Oahu

Word and Image: Textual References In Japanese Abstract Prints Art Exhibit

Occurs between: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

While to some extent influenced by Western artists such as the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) and the American photographer Man Ray (1890–1976), Japanese print artists in the 20th century who explored non-objective abstraction also drew inspiration from their own artistic [...]

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  • Contact Name: Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Museum of Art