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Warm temperatures. Epic waves. Lush, hilly terrain. There are a million reasons why athletes flock to the Hawaiian Islands for a variety of high-caliber sporting events. During your visit, you can see everyone from pro surfers to golf legends to some of the biggest soccer stars in the world go head to head in paradise.
Here’s a look at some of the top spectator sports in Hawaii. Time your travel to see a game, tournament or match, or check the event calendar to see what’s happening during your stay.
Hawaii has some of the lushest golf links you’ll find anywhere, which is one reason why golf pros come here both to practice and compete in major tournaments like these:
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Hawaii may not have its own professional football team, but America’s Game has a home here – from top-tier college action to rising stars from around Polynesia.
See some of the best players of the world’s most popular sport at events like the Pacific Rim Cup, which gathers all-stars from the U.S., Canada and Japan for an international soccer showdown.
Each year, Hawaii plays host to multiple basketball games and tournaments that showcase some of the top players in the NBA, NCAA and more.
From current ranked champions to retired greats, you can see legendary match-ups at Hawaii’s tennis tournaments.
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Surfing & Ocean Sports
As the world’s surfing capital (and home of some of the biggest, baddest waves on the planet), there are many opportunities to watch the world’s most legendary surfers battle it out on Hawaii’s swells.
- Duke’s OceanFest
- HIC Pro
- Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: Hawaiian Pro, Vans World Cup of Surfing, Billabong Pipe Masters
- The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational
Rodeos & Horse Racing
You may associate rodeos with the American West, but Hawaii has its very own paniolo (cowboy) culture. Experience only-in-Hawaii traditions, such as double mugging and poowaiu (a Hawaiian cattle-wrangling technique) at our family-friendly rodeos and horse racing events.
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The Maui Marathon will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020! The Maui Marathon is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawaii and is the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. It has been chosen as one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation [...]
- Contact Name: Jon Emerson
- Contact Organization: Maui Marathon
The PGA Tour Champions will return to the Island of Hawaii January 21-23 to compete for $1.8 million in prize money at the five diamond Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Legendary Hall of Famers, including Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Tom Watson join 42 golfers, seeking to dethrone [...]
- Contact Name: Kelly Fliear
- Contact Organization: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai - PGA Tour Champions
The Polynesian Bowl is held annually during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week and is televised LIVE on CBS Sports Network. This year, the game will be held on Saturday, January 23 at Aloha Stadium. At the game, 100 of the top high school football players in the world will [...]
- Contact Name: Philip Hetu
- Contact Organization: Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
Come join us for a VIRTUAL 10th annual Maui 5K presented by the Maui Ocean Center! Mark your calendars for Sunday March 1st through March 7th, 2021 to raise funds for your school! There will be a Virtual 5K race and a Virtual 1 Mile Run/Walk for Keiki and adults. Run in your own neighborhood or on [...]
- Contact Name: Arlene Emerson
- Contact Organization: Maui 5K
The perfect tune-up race for the Hapalua – Hawaii's Half Marathon. One month before the half marathon, test your fitness on this flat and fast 10k. Starting and finishing at Thomas Square in Honolulu. Included with your race entry: Race shirt Free race photos Commemorative finisher medal [...]
- Contact Name: The Hapalua
The John B. Kelley Haleiwa Metric Century Ride begins and ends in Kaiaka Bay Beach Park on the Northshore of Oahu. Ride at your own pace, all skill levels and ages are welcome.The course takes you through Haleiwa Town, then along the shores past Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach, Kahuku, and Kaaawa. [...]
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 Name: Melissa McFerrin Warrack
- Contact Organization: Koloa Plantation Days, Inc.
The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon are one of the most beautiful destination races in the world today. Taking place on September 5, 2021 this race is a great way to combine a unique experience and a get-away that only Kauai can offer. Participants pass hula dancers and Taiko drum troupes along [...]
- Contact Name: Bob Craver
- Contact Organization: The Kauai Marathon
The Rotary Club of Kauai is pleased to announce the annual Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run set for Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Anne Knudsen Park, Junction Maluhia Rd (RT520) & Emi Rd, Koloa. This is Kauai's premier 5-Km, 10-Km, Half Marathon Runs, and non-competitive 5-K Walk. The Half Marathon will [...]
- Contact Name: Information
- Contact Organization: Rotary Club of Kauai