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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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Sep 29 2018
Art with Aloha: Brush Painting with Brook Kapukuniahi Parker: Explore Traditional Hawaii
Maui

Art with Aloha: Brush Painting with Brook Kapukuniahi Parker: Explore Traditional Hawaii

Occurs between: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Brook Kapukuniahi Parker

Kahalu'u, Hawai'i

A Hawaiian artist, historian, and MAMo (Maoli Arts Movement) 2017 honoree, Brook Kapukuniahi Parker has dedicated his energy into bringing our ancestors and the beauty of Hawai'i to life through art. A knowledge and love of Hawaiian [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
  • Contact Organization: Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
Sep 29 2018
Maui

Ukulele Workshop

Occurs on: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00am - 11:30pm
Summary

This fun workshop is conducted by Roy & Kathy Sakuma and is geared for all ages, child to adult, beginning to intermediate players. Students must be able hold C, F, G7 chords and bring their own ‘ukulele, notepaper and pencil. Attendees will participate in Sunday's ‘Ukulele Festival with a song [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sep 29 2018
Festivals Of Aloha - Lanai Hoolaulea
Lanai

Festivals Of Aloha - Lanai Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

Lanai, a quiet hamlet for retreat and relaxation. Join the people of Lanai as they celebrate the Hawaiian culture. The Hoolaulea will feature live entertainment; cultural demonstrations, free keiki activities, crafters and artisans and 'ono eats.

The annual Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui [...]

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  • Contact Name: Nani Watanabe
  • Contact Organization: Festivals Of Aloha
Sep 29 2018
Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series: Hoi Hou Mai i Waimea
Oahu

Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series: Hoi Hou Mai i Waimea

Occurs on: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Summary

2018 marks Waimea Valley’s 6th annual Summer Concert Series celebrating Hawaiian music and dance. Join the festivities June 30, July 28, and August 25 this summer with the one and only radio celebrity hosts, “Da Kolohe Krew” from Hawaiian 105 Kine, Mele Apana and Shannon Scott. Presale [...]

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  • Contact Name: Office Manager
  • Contact Organization: HI
Sep 30 2018
Kauai

Heart of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Sep 30 2018
Zodiac Trio
Hawaii

Zodiac Trio

Occurs on: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Zodiac Trio is comprised of prize-winning musicians: Riko Higuma on piano, Vanessa Mollard on violin, and Kliment Krylovskiy on clarinet. The Trio was originally formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. They became the first American group to enter the esteemed Ysaÿe Quartet [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Sep 30 2018
Maui

Maui ‘Ukulele Festival 2018 (13th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians fill the air with island music! Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as emcees to help us celebrate Hawai‘i’s beloved instrument. This year’s lineup includes: Kris Fuchigami, Arlie Asiu, and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sep 30 2018
Honolulu Century Ride (37th Annual)
Oahu

Honolulu Century Ride (37th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 6:15am - 5:00pm
Summary

Ride begins at 6:15am from Kapiolani Park near the Bandstand on Kalakaua Ave! Come join us on the Honolulu Century Ride, Hawaii's largest cycling event. The Honolulu Century Ride annually attracts thousands of riders from around the world. The ride is fully supported with the support of our [...]

Sep 30 2018
Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show
Oahu

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show & Sale

Occurs on: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Summary

The three times yearly Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Shop ninety three tables with vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, and Mainland U.S. This is Hawaii's only strictly vintage show with no pre-sales [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ilene Wong
  • Contact Organization: Ilene & Wayne Productions Inc
Sep 30 2018
Hale ‘Aina Awards
Oahu

HONOLULU Magazine's Hale ‘Aina Celebration

Occurs on: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Eat, Drink, Mingle, Repeat! Dine on signature dishes from Hawai‘i’s award-winning chefs at the 35th Annual Hale ‘Aina Awards celebration! Indulge your taste buds while sipping on signature cocktails and enjoying live entertainment in a festive setting with friends and family. Tickets are $150 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Christy Davis
  • Contact Organization: HONOLULU Magazine