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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 5 2018
Future Voices Performs
Hawaii

Future Voices Performs

Occurs between:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Summary

We look to the youth to help guide us into a future that is verdant, sustainable, and enlightened, as seen through spoken word and dance. This performance is created in collaboration with Prince Dance Institute students. The outcome is a multimedia dance performance that is both educational and [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
May 5 2018
Oahu

Filipina Fiesta (26th Annual) and Flores de Mayo (6th Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Summary

The Filipino Community Center is excited to announce the 26th Annual Filipino Fiesta and 6th Annual Flores de Mayo on Saturday, May 5, 2018. "Hala Bira! Pinoy Fiesta!" is this year's theme. This year's celebration will be held in the Kakaako Gateway Parks from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Various foods and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Filcom Center
  • Contact Organization: Filcom Center
May 5 2018
MAPA’s Spring Extravaganza
Maui

MAPA’s Spring Extravaganza

Occurs on:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Summary

Saturday, May 5, 2018; 1:00 pm (Jazz, Tap, & Hip Hop) & 7:30 pm (MOVES, a MAPA Dance Concert) Sunday, May 6, 2018; 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm (Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) All shows in Castle Theater

Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents four spectacular shows for the entire [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 5 2018
Oahu

Hawaii Book & Music Festival

Occurs between:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Summary

Bank of Hawaii presents the 13th annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6, 2018.  This celebration of story and song takes place at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds (Honolulu Hale) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with free admission and parking. Book and music [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Amy Hammond
  • Contact Organization: Specail Events Hawaii
May 5 2018
Free kids activities
Maui

Maui Matsuri Festival

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Summary

The 18th annual Maui Matsuri Festival shares all things Japanese with residents and visitors. The festival features four days of events – April 27, May 3, 4 and 5 - and held at various locations. The festival features Japanese and Okinawan entertainment, free children’s crafts, food [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kay Fukumoto
  • Contact Organization: Japanese Cultural Society of Maui
May 6 2018
Prem Brosio and Friends performing
Maui

Jazz Maui presents First Sunday Jazz Concert

Occurs between:
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Sunday, December 2, 2018
Summary

Jazz Maui presents First Sunday Jazz concerts as part of its annual East Meets West Festival and Queen Kaahumanu Center's Maui Made Sundays.

Rising star artist, Prem Brosio from Maui headlines Sunday Jazz with Friends on the main stage. As a professional guitarist and music educator, Prem [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bryant Neal
  • Contact Organization: Jazz Maui
May 7 2018
Makawao Union Church 2017 festival
Maui

Maui Classical Music Festival

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Monday, May 7, 2018
Summary

A young guitarist lauded for "achingly beautiful" interpretations is joining celebrated veterans for the Maui Classical Music Festival in May. Colin Davin's guitar has provided "some of the finest interpretations I've heard," said the American Record Guide's critic. Festival violinist Benny Kim [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tom Jezierny
  • Contact Organization: Maui Classical Music Festival
May 9 2018
Wananalua Congregational Church 2017 festival
Maui

Maui Classical Music Festival

Occurs on:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Summary

A young guitarist lauded for "achingly beautiful" interpretations is joining celebrated veterans for the Maui Classical Music Festival in May. Colin Davin's guitar has provided "some of the finest interpretations I've heard," said the American Record Guide's critic. Festival violinist Benny Kim [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tom Jezierny
  • Contact Organization: Maui Classical Music Festival
May 9 2018
Intimate Six-Course DInner with Legendary Chef Jeremiah Tower & Five Top Hawaii Chefs
Oahu

California Dreamin'

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Summary

Culinary Heroes Presented by The Kahala Hotel and Resort: California Dreamin' Featuring Chef Jeremiah Tower & Five Hawaii Culinary Masters This six-course wine paired dinner is inspired by the culinary genius and pioneer of modern American cuisine, Jeremiah Tower. California Dreamin' will be [...]

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  • Contact Name: Rya Sekimoto
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
May 11 2018
Maui

Battle of the Badges Flag Football Game (3rd Annual)

Occurs on:
Friday, May 11, 2018
Summary

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui is presenting the third annual Battle of the Badges flag football game between the Maui Police Department and the Maui Fire Department. This year’s event will be a grudge match between these two awesome teams, since each has taken the trophy home once. The game will be [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Taylor Goodwin
  • Contact Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui