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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 11 2018
Makawao Union Church 2017 festival
Maui

Maui Classical Music Festival

Occurs on:
Friday, May 11, 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 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
May 11 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, May 11, 2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 11 2018
Local Ingredients- World Class Event
Oahu

Heart & Soul Starring Local Ingredients

Occurs on:
Friday, May 11, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Rya Sekimoto
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
May 12 2018
Robert Cazimero
Hawaii

Robert Cazimero

Occurs on:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
May 12 2018
Mother’s Day Pot Painting with Kaili Kosaka
Maui

Mother’s Day Pot Painting with Kaili Kosaka

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Whit Germano
  • Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
May 12 2018
Kaha  Native Plant Garden
Oahu

Kaha Native Plant Garden

Occurs on:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jamie Miller
  • Contact Organization: Hui O Koolaupoko
May 12 2018
Brother Noland and Grammy Award Winner George Kahumoku, Jr.
Maui

Mele Mei Maui

Occurs between:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Summary

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.

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  • Contact Name: Daryl Fujiwara
  • Contact Organization: Mele Mei Maui
May 13 2018
Oahu

Annual Mother's Day Spectacular Legacy At The Hilton Hawaiian Village

Occurs on:
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Summary

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.

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  • Contact Name: Tickets
May 13 2018
Oahu

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

Occurs on:
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Summary

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

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Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Mark Turina
  • Contact Organization: M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant + Bar