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The Hawaiian Islands Cultural Events

Hawaii’s cultural traditions connect us to the memories of generations past, allowing us to walk the in the footsteps of the ancestors. Though many Hawaiian cultural practices have given way to modern lifestyles, events have become invaluable venues to share and experience culture. Hearing a chant as it has been performed for centuries, learning from artisans immersed in their craft, or simply enjoying a music festival celebrating ukulele or slack-key guitar –  instruments introduced to Hawaii by immigrants generations ago – can deepen your connection to the wealth of cultural assets that make these islands so special.

 

See the majesty of more than 20 premier halau, or schools, performing ancient and contemporary forms of hula at the Prince Lot Hula Festival (July), Hawaii’s largest non-competitive hula event. Learn about Hawaiian royalty through song, dance and storytelling at the King Kamehameha Celebration (June) and Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October). And celebrate the local culture of coffee growing at the Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.

 

These cultural events are much more than entertainment and exhibition. They serve as touchpoints and training grounds for future generations of cultural practitioners. Participating in and experiencing Hawaii’s cultural events helps us understand that the native culture of these islands is alive and thriving, and that the cultures of those who later migrated to these shores add their brilliance to the dynamic, cosmopolitan Hawaii of today.

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Aug 21 2020
HCT Presents "Leave A Light On: Our 10th Anniversary Cabaret"
Kauai

HCT Presents "Leave A Light On: Our 10th Anniversary Cabaret"

Occurs between: Friday, August 21, 2020 - Saturday, August 22, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Join Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s After Dark as we present “Leave a Light On: Our 10th Anniversary Cabaret”. Kauai’s talented artists singing songs from your favorite shows of the last ten years and more to come! Our theaters have been dark, with just a ‘ghost light’ on to keep the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin Gaines
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Children's Theatre
Aug 22 2020
Adult Summer  Art Experience
Hawaii

Summer Art Experiences for Adults

Occurs between: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Have you ever wanted to take a class at the Donkey Mill but never had time? Are you interested in spending a few hours experiencing a new art technique? If this sounds like you, please join us for our Summer Art Experiences for Adults! Leave the kids at home, bring a friend, and come make and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kasey Lindley
  • Contact Organization: Donkey Mill Art Center
Aug 22 2020
LT Smooth & Kimberly Hope Jamming
Hawaii

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kona Style" (24th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Event will feature 15 of Hawaii's finest artists in the slack key guitar genre over a period of 6 hours. Each artist performing slack key guitar in his own style. Further, food and beverage will be available for purchase. In addition, free give-aways will be done throughout the day including [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-hoalu Foundation
Aug 22 2020
LT Smooth with Kimberly Hope
Oahu

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kona Style" (24th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

This "Virtual"Festival will feature 10 of some of the finest artists in the slack key guitar and Hawaiian music genre over a 3 hour period. Artists include LT Smooth, Brother Noland, Tavana, Bobby Moderow, George Kuo, Danny Carvalho, Stephen Inglis, Dwight Kanae, Kamuela Kahoano, and Ian [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-ho'alu Foundation
Aug 27 2020
Hawaiian Music Series Concert at Baldwin Home, Lahaina, Maui
Maui

Hawaiian Music Series

Occurs between: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Summary

The Hawaiian Music Series is held on the last Thursday of every month in the cool of the evening from 6 – 7:30 pm. Although just steps away, the hustle and bustle of Front Street fades into the background as the pleasant sounds of Hawaiian music fill the air. Seated on the lanai (porch) of the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ryan A. Morales
  • Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Aug 28 2020
Six Island Quilters
Kauai

Six Island Quilters Quilt Exhibit and Sale

Occurs between: Friday, August 28, 2020 - Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

A fabulous display from every-day to fine art quilts. FREE ADMISSION. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM AUGUST 28 THRU SEPT. 3 and...Friday Aug. 28 Evening Reception from 5 to 9 PM All are welcome! Come enjoy meeting the quilters, talk story, see a wide variety of approaches and techniques in all [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lea Ingram
  • Contact Organization: Six Island Quilters
Aug 29 2020
On-line Steel Guitar Performances
Oahu

On-line Steel Guitar Performances

Occurs between: Saturday, August 29, 2020 - Saturday, September 26, 2020, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary

 Aloha mai kakou, The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase presents livestreamed performances of your favorite steel guitar masters in live or prerecorded performances via the Internet. Livestreaming is available from this website and the Showcase's Facebook Page. Livestreams may also be available [...]

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  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: Himele.org
Aug 30 2020
(POSTPONED) Alii Sunday - Queen Liliuokalani
Oahu

(POSTPONED) Alii Sunday - Queen Liliuokalani

Occurs on: Sunday, August 30, 2020, 9:00am - 10:00am
Summary

 Alii Sundays are among the many long and honored traditions of Kawaiahao Church, which began about 1914. In the 1970's our people were embarking on a tidal wave of change. In the midst of circumstance and sensing the urgency to unite Hawaii's people and rekindle their strength and purpose in [...]

Sep 4 2020
BEAT-LELE
Kauai

BEAT-LELE, An Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles

Occurs on: Friday, September 4, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

If you love the Beatles, you will love BEAT-LELE, an Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles. This band plays all Beatles songs with ukuleles and a cajon, a percussion instrument. Their talented voices and harmony will take you down memory lane when you listen to many of the hits of the Beatles. BEAT-LELE [...]

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  • Contact Name: Derrick Lining
  • Contact Organization: Silver Lining Productions
Sep 5 2020
La Ulu: Breadfruit Day At Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Maui

La Ulu: Breadfruit Day At Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Occurs on: Saturday, September 5, 2020, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

Sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host the 4th annual La Ulu: Breadfruit Day! This free community event will include food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations, Pacific ulu varieties for sale, Hawaiian plant sale, free cultural activities, Hawaiian [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Whit Germano
  • Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

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