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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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Dec 13 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Kumu Hula Moses Kahookele Crabbe

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 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. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 13 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Lei Making with Kaipo AhChong

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 13 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Master Lei Maker, Randy Lee

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 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
Dec 13 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Ukulele Master Wes Awana
Hawaii

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

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 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
Dec 14 2018
Members of the West Hawai'i County Band with director Bernaldo Evangalista
Hawaii

West Hawai'i County Band in Concert

Occurs on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Summary

Come enjoy an hour of festive music performed by the West Hawai'i County Band. The band comprised of more than 20 local community musicians, is one of the oldest professional musical organization in the State of Hawai'i. The music will include festive tunes in the style of the Canadian Brass, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Peter C Anderegg
  • Contact Organization: 1954
Dec 15 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Road Runners Jingle Bell Run

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30am - 9:00am
Summary

Big Island Road Runners presents the Jingle Bell Run to bring in the holiday season. Registration starts at 7 am in Liliuokalani Park and run starts at 7:30 am. Run or walk as many times around the park as you like. No timing, no pressure, just enjoy the morning getting out and moving. Santa Clause [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lory Hunter
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Road Runners
Dec 15 2018
Dancers Colee Garr & Jenn Eng; photo credit Uncommon Sense Images
Hawaii

Whale Fall: A Collaborative Performance of Poetry and Dance

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Summary

Poet Ruth Thompson and dancers Jenn Eng, Colee Garr and Karen Masaki are featured in this performance of poetry and dance. Ms. Thompson will read poems from her new book, Whale Fall & Black Sage; the musical soundtrack includes works of John Cage, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, David Rothenberg, Meredith [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Karen Masaki
  • Contact Organization: Dance Imagined
Dec 15 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
Summary

Hula Halau Unuokeahi with Kumu Hula Kapuaokalaniikapoliopele Kaaua perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 15 2018
Kumu hula Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Na Mea Hula Demonstrations

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Held in conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances, join Kumu hula Kahookele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you "Na Mea Hula" (all things hula). Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 16 2018
Sakada Day 2018 Celebration
Hawaii

Sakada Day Celebration 2018

Occurs on: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Big Island HI -- The Filipino community of Hawaii will commemorate and honor the rich history and contributions of Filipino plantation labor in Hawaii at the annual Sakada Day celebration on Sunday, December 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kula'imano Community Center, Pepeekeo. This year's theme is [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Francisco Dumanig
  • Contact Organization: Sakada Day Committee

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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