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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 24 2017
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs between:
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Summary

Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Coffee Living History Farm hosts "Hands On History" activities on their site in Captain Cook. "Hands On History" provides visitors and with the opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona's Japanese [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gavin Miculka
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 24 2017
Hawaii

Hawaii Nei Art Exhibit

Occurs between:
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Summary

Hawaii Nei is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawaii Island hosted by the Three Mountain Alliance, the Natural Area Reserves System, and the Wailoa Center. Amateur and professional artists of all ages have been invited to submit works of art celebrating the native [...]

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  • Contact Name: Codie King
  • Contact Organization: Wailoa Center
Nov 24 2017
Hawaii

Volcano Village Art Studio Weekend

Occurs between:
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Sunday, November 26, 2017
Summary

The Volcano Village Artists Hui will host their 31st annual Art Studio Tour & Sale over Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 - 26. Meet the artists in their studios, and see artwork in a wide variety of media including hand blown art glass, wood & metal sculpture, pottery, jewelry and fiber art as [...]

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  • Contact Name: Emily Herb
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Village Artists Hui
Nov 24 2017
Hawaii

Joann "Goose" Williams Christmas Treasures Art. Jewelry, Gift & Craft Fair (35th Annual)

Occurs between:
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Summary

The 35th Annual Joann "Goose" Williams Christmas Treasures Art, Gift & Craft Fair will be held at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel on Friday, Nov. 24th & Saturday, Nov. 25th 2017. The event feature the best vendors from all over Hawaii with exclusive Made In Hawaii items for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Joann Williams
  • Contact Organization: Christmas Treasures Art, Gift & Craft Fair
Nov 24 2017
Kaori
Hawaii

Serenely Proliferating: Kaori Ukaji

Occurs between:
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Summary

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo show by internationally recognized artist, Kaori Ukaji, from October 26 – December 20, 2017. There will be an opening reception and artist's walk-through on Thursday, October 26 from 5-7pm. A no host bar and light pupu will be offered during the reception. Work [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
Nov 24 2017
Hawaii

Kailua Kalikimaka 2017

Occurs between:
Friday, November 24, 2017
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Summary

Friday, November 24 Village Holiday Tree Lighting Holiday festivities kick off on Friday, November 27 with a traditional lighting of the Village Christmas tree. Meet friends and family, and yes, bring the kids to Emma’s Square, across from Hulihee Palace, at 5:45 pm to begin the holiday season. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kailua Village
  • Contact Organization: Historic Kailua Village
Nov 24 2017
Hawaii

Aloha Friday on the Porch – Lei Making with Kaipo Ah Chong

Occurs on:
Friday, November 24, 2017
Summary

Each Friday, on the front porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery, visitors and kama`aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop presented by hospitable Hawai`i Island practitioners. Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: jenette
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 25 2017
Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
Hawaii

Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade (32nd Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Summary

Hilo Downtown Improvement Association proudly presents the 32nd Annual Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade “Christmas Parade of Lights” on Saturday, November 25th, 2017. We are proud to continue this long standing tradition for the Keikis of our Hilo Community and will also be collaborating a [...]

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  • Contact Name: Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
  • Contact Organization: Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
Nov 30 2017
Kenny Endo
Hawaii

The Art of Taiko with Kenny Endo

Occurs on:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Summary

Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his Taiko Center of the Pacific ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have [...]

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  • Contact Name: Naalehu Public Library
  • Contact Organization: Naalehu Public Library
Dec 1 2017
Hawaii

Aloha Friday on the Porch – Ukulele with Wes Awana

Occurs on:
Friday, December 1, 2017
Summary

Each Friday, on the front porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery, visitors and kama`aina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop presented by hospitable Hawai`i Island practitioners. Volcano area musician Wes Awana shares his love of `ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jenette
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center

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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