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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 30 2017
Hawaii

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

Occurs on:
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Summary

On the last Saturday of every month, everyone's invited to gather and celebrate Kona's spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Kaeaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Kaea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit.

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Contact Info
  • Contact Organization: Historic Kailua Village
Jan 3 2018
Hawaii

Eclectic Diversity

Occurs between:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Summary

"Eclectic Diversity" Showcases Masterful Artistic Talent and Disciplines.

Unique Invitational Offers An Array Of Collectibles From Each Big Island Artist.

This unique art exhibition of island-wide master talent features eleven artists working in eleven different media, offering an [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Terry Cromwell
  • Contact Organization: Wailoa Center
Jan 5 2018
Hawaii

Aloha Friday on the Porch – Ukulele with Wes Awana

Occurs on:
Friday, January 5, 2018
Summary

Each Friday, on the front porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery, visitors and kamaaina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop presented by hospitable Hawaii 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
Jan 7 2018
Hawaii

Moore and Maroudas

Occurs on:
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Summary

Big Island artists Cheryl "Quack" Moore and Anthony Maroudas return to the Kahilu to present a program of rarely heard piano duets, designed to explore the extraordinary dimensions of Kahilu's beloved Steinway D concert grand piano. Moore and Maroudas will be performing four-hand works by composers [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Jan 12 2018
Hawaii

An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro

Occurs on:
Friday, January 12, 2018
Summary

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival presents An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro Friday, January 12, 2018, 7 pm Fairmont Orchid Hotel ballroom 1 N Kaniku Dr, Kohala Coast Tickets available at www.HawaiiPerformingArtsFestival.org or 808-333-7378 $100 Upfront reserved seats $70 General Admission Holiday [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Genette Freeman
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Jan 13 2018
Plein air painters and Puna Taiko were among events in the first Banyan Drive Art Stroll. More is planned for the second annual event in 2018.
Hawaii

Second Annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll

Occurs on:
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Summary

The second annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll will be held Saturday, January 13, from noon to 6 p.m. at venues along Lihiwai Street and Banyan Drive on the Waiakea peninsula in Hilo. Art and photography will be exhibited at area hotels. Plein art demonstrations will be in Lili`uokalani Gardens. Gyotaku [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: K.T. Cannon-Eger
  • Contact Organization: Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens
Jan 21 2018
Hawaii

Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village (9th Annual) - January

Occurs on:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Summary

One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm Alii Drive in Kona's Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor "Made in Hawaii" marketplace that makes for a fun family-friendly day. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll too!

 

Celebrating its 9th year, Kokua Kailua [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
  • Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District
Jan 21 2018
Maisey Rika
Hawaii

Aotearoa's Finest~ Maisey Rika

Occurs between:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Summary

Maori singer/songwriters Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha and Seth Haapu are joined by Horomona Horo, Aotearoa's leading practitioner in taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments). They will be creating music that fuses cultural roots, memorable tunes and honest, gripping lyrics on the Kahilu Theatre stage [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Jan 26 2018
Jeanette Paulson Hereniko
Hawaii

When Strangers Meet

Occurs between:
Friday, January 26, 2018
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Summary

Jeanette Paulson Hereniko is excited to bring her one-woman show to the Kahilu Theatre. Audience members can expect to hear the inside scoop about her work as the Founding Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival, as well as the Palm Springs International Film Festival. "Strangers can be [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Jan 27 2018
Hawaii

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday - January

Occurs on:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Summary

On the last Saturday of every month, everyone's invited to gather and celebrate Kona's spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Kaeaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Kaea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit.

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Contact Info
  • Contact Organization: Historic Kailua Village

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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