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.
The 2018 MCHCA champions will be crowned at the John M. & Kealoha Lake Regatta. Club host Hawaiian Canoe Club will honor the legacy of founders John M. & Kealoha Lake through an opening ceremony at 7:30 am. Forty-seven canoe racing events will begin at 8 am. Dinner and music will follow at the [...]
- Contact Name: Hawaiian Canoe Club
- Contact Organization: Hawaiian Canoe Club
On Saturday July 21 at 1 PM, join Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko drummers from the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai for an afternoon of Okinawan music, dance and drumming. Special performers include Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko from Hilo, Ryusei Honryu Ryukokai dancers Lois and Tahirih Ajimine accompanied by [...]
- Contact Name: Kimberly Horn
- Contact Organization: RMD Kohala and Waimea
Join Malama Loko Ea Foundation in Haleiwa for their ongoing restoration project at a 400 year old traditional Hawaiian fishpond called Loko Ea, or rising pond. Every 3rd Saturday of the month, Malama Loko Ea Foundation hosts a community volunteer workday open to the public and allows [...]
- Contact Name: Rae DeCoito
- Contact Organization: Mālama Loko Ea Foundation
Held in conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances, join our Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ohana on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you "Na Mea Hula" (all things hula). Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try [...]
- Contact Name: Anisha Clay
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
In the Buddhist tradition, during the summer months Japanese residents welcome back the spirits of departed loved ones at lively and festive dance events called o-bon.Â All are free. Honokaa Hongwanji Mission: 7 p.m. July 21, 45-516 Lehua St.; service at 5:30 p.m. Call 775-7232.
Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our Lilo & Stitch Movie Night!!! Doors open 6pm Movie starts shortly after sunset Recommended Donation: $5 keiki, $10 adults This will be a night of family fun with a variety of food trucks, movie snacks for sale and our featured movie, Lilo and Stitch, which [...]
- Contact Name: Ann Nicol
- Contact Organization: Gilbert & Associates
The summer Obon season perpetuates the Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirit of those passed on celebrated with special services and festivals. The festival includes food booths, taiko drummers and other colorful sights and sounds, bon dances that have become a cultural touchstone for all in [...]
Join us for the 3rd Annual SPLASH: A Day of LGBTQ Pride at Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii. It’s an official Honolulu Pride™ fundraiser with a portion of all proceeds going directly to the 2018 Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival. With music by DJ Vaughn And DJ Joey Luna, and adult beverages, soft drinks, [...]
- Contact Name: Willie Sabel
- Contact Organization: Honolulu Pride / Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation
Sunday, July 22, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer, and film director. As a standup comedian, he is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend. Wayans recently filmed his first-ever stand-up comedy special, which will air on [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
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 Name: Sandy
- Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty