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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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May 29 2018
Hawaii State Art Museum
Oahu

Okinawan Kucho Presentation

Occurs on: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Summary

An Apprentice Mentoring Grant public presentation on Okinawan kucho (a traditional stringed instrument) by Allison Yanagi and Yukiko Pierce. The Apprentice Mentoring grants are a part of the Folk & Traditional Arts grants program of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. 12:00 - [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Mamiko Carroll
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
May 29 2018
Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakaʻi
Molokai

Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakai (Journey) 2018

Occurs between: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Summary

Are you looking for that genuine Aloha - unconditional love? Do you feel the call of the island of Molokai with its ancient culture and traditions? Do you love to dance hula, the Hawaiian dance and to know and see where the dances come [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki
May 30 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Ahupua'a - Mountain to Sea
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Ahupua'a - Mountain to Sea

Occurs on: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
May 30 2018
MAMo Wearable Art Show - Honolulu
Oahu

MAMo Wearable Art Show - Honolulu

Occurs on: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Doors and silent auction open at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7:30 PM with a Trunk Show to follow! This is NOT your typical fashion show! Featuring Native artists, cultural practitioners and designers. With celebrity hosts: Vicky Holt Takamine and Robert Cazimero. Please contact PA'I Foundation with [...]

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  • Contact Organization: PAI Foundation
May 31 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Brawl Roller Derby Tournament 2018

Occurs between: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018, 9:00am - 7:00pm
Summary

The 2018 Big Island Brawl Roller Derby Tournament is a 4 day roller derby tournament hosted by the Paradise Roller Girls of Hilo, Hawaii. This year will feature 8 WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) teams from California, Alaska, Canada, Japan, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island. This year's [...]

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  • Contact Name: Katherine Wood
  • Contact Organization: HI
May 31 2018
Hawaiian Music Series free concerts at Baldwin Home in Lahaina
Maui

Hawaiian Music Series Concerts in Lahaina - May

Occurs on: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Summary

This year we're celebrating 10 years of free Hawaiian music concerts in Lahaina! Get ready to relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert on the last Thursday of each month. You will enjoy the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Theo Morrison
  • Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Jun 1 2018
Waʻa Kiakahi
Maui

Waa Kiakahi (14th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, June 1, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018, 4:00pm - 9:00am
Summary

The 14th annual Waa Kiakahi will grace Kā'anapali's shores from June 1 to 3, welcoming 10 six-member crews from all islands to share with the public the history and proficiency of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes. 2018 Race Schedule: April 27, Rig Boats in Keokea: April 28, Keokea to Hana [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel
  • Contact Organization: Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel
Jun 1 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Sweet Hawaii Dreams
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Sweet Hawaii Dreams

Occurs on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Jun 1 2018
Sean Cleland
Oahu

First Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum

Occurs on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM)! June 2018 performer: Sean Cleland, guitar-based pop, rock, and soul. Admission is always free. Museum galleries will be open, including the hands-on "I Love Art" activity area. 6:00 - 9:00 PM, second floor of the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Scott Young
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Jun 2 2018
SUP
Maui

Maui Jim Ocean Shootout

Occurs between: Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

4rd Annual Maui Jim Ocean Shootout The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses is a unique two-day ocean event comprised of 10 individual sprint races and a team relay race in multi-disciplined events. Sprint races (~5-8 min each) will take place in the waters off Kāʻanapali [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel
  • Contact Organization: Kaanapali Beach Hotel