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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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Jul 4 2020
Luau Party
Maui

Luau Party at the VA Post

Occurs on: Saturday, July 4, 2020, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Our Luau Party will be held July 4, 2020 5-10 PM. Come for food, fun and fellowship, enjoy live music and Hula with Aunty Doll and Ka Pa Hula O Maui, and participate in our Las Vegas trip raffle. Dinner is served at 6 PM / B.Y.O.B. $30 ticket can be purchased online or at the door. We hope to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ed Dille
  • Contact Organization: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850
Jul 6 2020
Oahu

Aina Momona

Occurs between: Monday, July 6, 2020 - Thursday, July 16, 2020, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Made on the Waianae Coast Aina Momona Festival and Events Our festival theme, Aina Momona," speaks to the richness of the environments that sustain us. Residents on the Waianae Coast don't need to be convinced that we are blessed to live in such a beautiful and bountiful place. Long maligned as [...]

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  • Contact Name: Pohai
  • Contact Organization: Blue Oceans Management
Jul 8 2020
Cinema In The Park - GREASE: SING-A-LONG
Oahu

Cinema In The Park - GREASE: SING-A-LONG

Occurs on: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Summary

The Hawaii International Film Festival and Ward Village / Howard Hugs proudly co-present Cinema in the Park, our FREE monthly screening series at Victoria Ward Park. Since 2014, HIFF and Ward Village have been bringing top notch films, special guests, and fun activities to the Honolulu community [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gianni Minga
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Jul 10 2020
Oahu

Freaky Friday - A New Musical

Occurs between: Friday, July 10, 2020 - Sunday, August 2, 2020
Summary

Freaky Friday, a new musical based the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right by spending a day in each other's [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Diamond Head Theatre
Jul 11 2020
Iao Valley 10K & 5K
Maui

Iao Valley 10K & 5K

Occurs on: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

Where: Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot off Vineyard Street Distance: 10k, elevation is 780 feet gain and descent 5k, elevation is 300 feet gain and descent Course Description 10K : Starting at the Wailuku Municipal parking lot, runners follow Vineyard Street to Main Street up to the scenic Iao Valley [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
Jul 11 2020
Kukui Torch Making Workshop
Maui

Kukui Torch Making Workshop

Occurs on: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Hoa i ka Lamaku with Koi Lum (Kukui torch making) Learn to make lamalama (a torch) from the kukui tree with cultural practitioner, Koi Lum. Lamalama refers to the traditional Hawaiian practice of night fishing by the light of torches. Cost: $50, or $25 for current garden members. Call 249-2798 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Whit Germano
  • Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Garden
Jul 17 2020
Pa'u riders are a favorite tradition at the annual Parade.
Kauai

Koloa Plantation Days

Occurs between: Friday, July 17, 2020 - Sunday, July 25, 2021, 9:00am - 9:00am
Summary

Celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Koloa, Kauai during this 10-day family oriented festival held the last two weekends in July and the week in between on Kauai's sunny south shore. Each year highlights a different theme. Founded in 1835, Koloa Plantation was Hawaii's [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Melissa McFerrin Warrack
  • Contact Organization: Koloa Plantation Days, Inc.
Jul 18 2020
I Ulu No Ka Lala I Ke Kumu, the 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival
Oahu

I Ulu No Ka Lala I Ke Kumu, the 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival

Occurs between: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

I Ulu No Ka Lala I Ke Kumu, Youth blossoms from a strong foundation, the 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival, will take place at Iolani Palace on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.     Presented by Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF), it is the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Pauline Worsham
  • Contact Organization: Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Jul 18 2020
Imu Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi
Maui

Imu Workshop with Ikaika Nakahashi

Occurs between: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

This two-day in-depth workshop will teach many aspects of imu (Hawaiian underground oven) creation and use. Hands-on instruction will include how to gather materials, create, ignite, seal, open, and serve food from an imu; recipes and ingredient preparations; how to properly place food for [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Whit Germano
  • Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Jul 19 2020
Ukulele displays by top manufacturers in the Islands
Oahu

Ukulele Festival Hawaii (50th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, July 19, 2020, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Summary

Celebrating five decades of sharing Hawaii's icon of aloha with the world, America's first and largest ukulele festival returns to Waikiki this summer with a commemorative Golden Anniversary event, bringing together more than 10,000 people to salute the Islands' most revered instrument. The 50th [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Roy Sakuma / Kathy Sakuma
  • Contact Organization: Ukulele Festival Hawaii

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