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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 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • 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.

Contact Info
  • 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.

Contact Info
  • 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
May 13 2018
Brunch
Maui

Mother's Day Brunch

Occurs on:
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Summary

Join us to celebrate Mother's Day with a lavish buffet brunch featuring Chef Tom Muromoto's Award-winning dishes. Mom can enjoy slow roasted Prime Rib, Omelettes made-to-order, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and all her favorite KBH desserts! Each mother will receive a rose. Live Hawaiian Entertainment [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Food and Beverage
  • Contact Organization: KBH
May 13 2018
LOGO
Oahu

Honolulu Triathlon (15th Annual)

Occurs on:
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Summary

The 15th Annual International Honolulu Triathlon Festival of Sports offers several sporting events and features the famous Honolulu Triathlon, Kids Race, 10K Fun Run and a SUP & RUN at the beach. Come and join us for a truly unique triathlon experience in paradise! Spectators are welcome to hang [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Manu
  • Contact Organization: Athlonia
May 14 2018
Young Creatives: Intergalactica
Maui

Young Creatives: Intergalactica

Occurs between:
Monday, May 14, 2018
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Saturday, June 9, 2018
Summary

Location: Schaefer International Gallery; Open every day from 10 am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)

Maui students grades K- 12 are asked to submit work that explores the "outer space" theme, using imagination and brainstorming, for our biennial [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 16 2018
Josh Smith and his Power Trio
Maui

Josh Smith and his Power Trio

Occurs on:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Summary

Wednesday, May 16, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm

Blues guitar virtuoso, Josh Smith, released his debut album, "Born under a Blue Sign," at age 14, which turned many heads and gave him early recognition as a powerful jaw-dropping guitar slinger on the Blues scene. Tasty licks, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 18 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Summary

Hula is Hawaii's most sacred and ancient cultural practice. Originally developed by Polynesians, the Hula portrays the words of the oli (chant) and mele (song/chant/poetry) in a visual dance form.  Hula helps pass down the tradition of the Hawaiian culture and keeps the spirit of Hawaii alive. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 18 2018
Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival
Hawaii

Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival

Occurs on:
Friday, May 18, 2018
Summary

A celebration of Hawaii Island and its beauty as a cultural melting pot. This 3 day event will be packed with food, fashion, cultural expressions, a keiki hula competition and cultural workshops. The event begins Friday day evening with protocol from the various cultures represented. Saturday is [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Leinaala Fruean
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Pacific & Asia Cultural Festivals