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Island of Hawaii Events Calendar

Plan your trip during one of the many special events happening on the island of Hawaii. Some of the biggest events on the island include the annual Merrie Monarch Festival (follows Easter Sunday in March - April) in Hilo, the largest hula competition in the world; and the IRONMANTM World Championship (October) race from Historic Kailua Village in Kona to Hawi and back. No matter what time of the year, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances and musical events to entertain you during your stay on the island.

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Nov 20 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Ukulele Master Wes Awana
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Ukulele Master Wes Awana

Occurs between: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come play music with Hawaii's ukulele practitioner Wes Awana on the first Friday of every month. Volcano area musician Wes Awana invites visitors and Kama'aina alike to share his love of the 'ukulele and Hawaiian music. Wes will be giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 20 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Kumu Hula Moses Kahookele Crabbe

Occurs between: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 20 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Lei Making with Kaipo AhChong

Occurs between: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Friday, December 28, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

The lei is a Hawaiian flower garland that is worn for many different special occasions.  The lei also represents and symbolizes a variety of celebrations from friendship, love, welcoming, departures and everything in between.  Come join agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong TEMPORARILY at Volcano [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 20 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Master Lei Maker, Randy Lee

Occurs between: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come join Master lei maker, Randy Lee, on the front porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery.  Watch and learn as Randy Lee passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian Lei.  Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion the most gorgeous of leis.  This hands-on workshop [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 20 2018
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Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Nov 22 2018
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Big Island Road Runners Turkey Trot

Occurs on: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 7:30am - 9:30am
Summary

Come join us for the annual Big Island Road Runners 5K Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd at 7:30 AM. Registration day of run only from 6:30 AM to 7:15AM. Cost is $5 for Big Island Road Runners members and $10 for non-members. This is a non-competitive fun run for all ages and abilities [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: David Cotter
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Road Runners
Nov 23 2018
Holiday Ornaments by Michael & Misato Mortara
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Volcano Village Art Studio Week

Occurs between: Friday, November 23, 2018 - Sunday, November 25, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Volcano Village Artists Hui will host their 32nd annual Art Studio Tour & Sale over Thanksgiving weekend, November 23 - 25.  Meet the artists in their studios, and see artwork in a wide variety of media including hand blown art glass, wood & metal sculpture, pottery and fiber art as well as [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Emily Herb
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Village Artists Hui
Nov 25 2018
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The Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest

Occurs between: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - Sunday, December 29, 2019, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The Sunday Farmers’ Market at Hāmākua Harvest, located at the intersection of Mamane St. and Hwy 19 in Historic Honoka’a Town, offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music and a free educational event weekly. It’s beautiful location and celebratory character provides a vibrant [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Elizabeth Mallion
  • Contact Organization: Hamakua Harvest
Nov 30 2018
Lauhala Bookmark
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Lauhala Weaving with Jelena Clay

Occurs on: Friday, November 30, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist, Jelena Clay on the lanai of Volcano Art Center Gallery for a workshop on Lauhala weaving.  Lauhala leaves come from the Hala tree, a very special Pacific Island tree.  Students will learn how to select, prepare and dye Lauhala [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 30 2018
Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair
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Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair

Occurs between: Friday, November 30, 2018 - Saturday, December 1, 2018, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

The Annual Nä Mäkua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair showcases Hawai'i's best artists and producers with their finest one of a kind holiday gifts. Enjoy free entertainment by Hawaii's top entertainers, hourly drawings for prizes and 'ono food by Liko Lehua Cafe.

Nelson and Kainoa, who [...]

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  • Contact Name: Nelson Makua
  • Contact Organization: Na Makua

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Find suggestions for some of the island of Hawaii's most popular festivals celebrating food, culture and more. 

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