Events and Festivals
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The Festive Islands of AlohaDive 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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Tom Jezierny
- Contact Organization: Maui Classical Music Festival
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 Name: Taylor Goodwin
- Contact Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui
Come join Master lei maker, Randy Lee, on the front porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery. Watch and learn as Randy Lee passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian Lei. Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion the most gorgeous of leis. This hands-on workshop [...]
- Contact Name: Anisha Clay
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Heart & Soul – Starring Local Ingredients In 1976, the “California Regional Dinner” menu created by Jeremiah Tower at Chez Panisse was the match that lit the food revolution in America. Ingredients, not the preparation, were at the heart and soul of what led it. Join ten of Hawai‘i’s top [...]
- Contact Name: Rya Sekimoto
- Contact Organization: Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Robert Cazimero is considered to be one of the most respected kumu hula of Hawaiian dance and will be at the Kahilu Theatre Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 pm. His elegant voice is so distinctive that he is instantly recognized, compelling people to listen. Robert's passion and talent have played a [...]
- Contact Name: Kristin Lake
- Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Spend a beautiful morning painting in the garden and celebrate the most important women in your life! Participants will take home two painted pots planted with a native plant. MNBG Horticulturalist, Kaili Kosaka, will teach basic painting techniques, general plant care, and the importance of [...]
- Contact Name: Whit Germano
- Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Volunteers at Kaha Garden are taught to identify the native and Invasive plants, how to properly propagate and where to plant different species to maximize their ecological benefits, and how to properly remove invasive species. Community workdays are held quarterly at this site. This event is [...]
- Contact Name: Jamie Miller
- Contact Organization: Hui O Koolaupoko
Hawaiis finest musical artist perform under the Lahaina Banyan Tree. Come listen to their unplugged stories, grab a selfie and get your signed autographed copy of their music.
- Contact Name: Daryl Fujiwara
- Contact Organization: Mele Mei Maui
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. with no charge for the Arts & Crafts area at 8 a.m. Tickets: $85., $105 VIP. Featuring the wonderful Island sounds of Josh Tatofi, Keauhou, Lehua Kalima, Brother Noland and John Cruz.
- Contact Name: Tickets
Treat Mom like the queen she is with Mother's Day Brunch at M.A.C. 24/7! She'll enjoy a royal spread of All-You-Can-Eat gourmet comfort food, including more than 25 delectable M.A.C. favorites the whole family will love! Price: Adults $49 / Keiki 5-12yrs $25 / Keiki 4 & Under FREE[...]
- Contact Name: Mark Turina
- Contact Organization: M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant + Bar