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Every year, Hawaiian music is celebrated in music festivals that celebrate the uniqueness of Hawaii instruments, musicians, and songs. The Ukulele Festival (July) at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki honors what many visitors believe to be a hand-me-down from ancient Hawaii, but in reality, the ukulele was brought here by Portuguese immigrants at the end of the 19th century. Today, the ukulele is still a fundamental part of the musical landscape, not simply on stage but also at family picnics or on the beach.

The island of Hawaii's Kona Slack Key Festival (September) pays tribute to a uniquely local way of playing the guitar – another Hawaiian music staple. Slack key is a “slacked” or loosened tuning or technique that reflects the breezy, flowing quality of both local climate and culture.

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Aug 29 2019
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

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  • Contact Name: Doug VeraCruz
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Sep 7 2019
Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest

Occurs on: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Featuring cube sized fish (poke) and various ocean delicacies, tako, opihi, loli. We share our delicious fish with the bounty from our ocean, limu eleele, limu kohu, opihi, opae, wana, loli. Visitors as well as our host culture get to taste various preparations of poke. Our host culture is [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monica Lindsey
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Sep 14 2019
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Kindy Sproat Falsetto & Hawaiian Storytelling Competition

Occurs on: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Our kane come out to show their skills to throw their voice in higher registers. They also share the manao of their mele, the songwriter and the hidden meaning (kaona). This is to honor the late Uncle Kindy Sproat, a true Hawaiian who lived in Pololu Valley, as his kupuna before him. This event [...]

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  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Sep 21 2019
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea 43rd Annual Paniolo Parade

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am
Summary

We show off our paniolo, the art of pa'u, the art of hula, oli, olelo, our royal society Ahahui Kaahumanu Waimea Chapter. We have schools, church groups, hula halau, businesses, etc, as participants in our annual Paniolo Parade.

Many of our paniolo and pau riders are true paniolo; they [...]

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  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Sep 21 2019
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

A relaxing day in beautiful Waimea, God's country indeed. We start off with community olelo Hawaii by our keiki, Taiko drummers "sound the alarm" and draw people in from the Parade.

Our Craft Tent is filled with clothing, purses, jewelry, lauhala products.

Delicious food and snacks [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Nov 1 2019
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)
Hawaii

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

Each year in November, Kona coffee's world-renown reputation along with the unique cultural heritage of the past tells the story of coffee traditions that produced this American legacy. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival experience is unique, enriching and ensures that the story of Kona coffee's [...]

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  • Contact Name: Val Cocoran, President
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
May 24 2019
Sew A Lei For Memorial Day
Oahu

Sew A Lei For Memorial Day

Occurs on: Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Help honor our fallen veterans by coming down to Honolulu Hale and sew a lei for the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) and other cemeteries in Hawaii. The Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club will provide entertainment from 11 am - 12:30 pm. The public is [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts
May 24 2019
Expression of the Female Deity Featuring Mayumi Oda
Hawaii

Expression of the Female Deity Featuring Mayumi Oda

Occurs between: Friday, May 24, 2019 - Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Mayumi Oda in a retrospective survey spanning 40 years of creative work by the artist is scheduled to open at the East Hawaii Cultural Center with a 6:00 pm reception for Mayumi who will be present, on First Friday, May 3, 2019. The exhibition will feature a selection of silk screen, wood block, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cultural Center
May 24 2019
Oahu

Sew A Lei For Memorial Day Poster Exhibit

Occurs between: Friday, May 24, 2019 - Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

View the original winning artwork from the Sew a Lei for Memorial Day Poster Contest, which helps inform the public of the need and importance of sewing a lei for Memorial Day. Reproductions of the winning artwork will also be on display at Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia St May 1 - 31 , M - F, 8 am - [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Mayor's Office of Culture & the Arts
May 24 2019
Molokai

Molokai's Farmer's Market

Occurs between: Friday, May 24, 2019 - Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Stop by Molokai's Farmer's Market every Saturday from 7 am - 12 pm (noon). It is located in Kaunakakai town at the intersection of Hwy 460 and Hwy 450. You may find fresh fruit and veggies, Made in Hawaii hand crafted jewelry and crafts, clothing, baked goods, and more. There will be [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Molokai Visitor Association

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