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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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Feb 24 2018
Hawaii

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday - February

Occurs on:
Saturday, February 24, 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
Feb 25 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Youth Jazz Concert

Occurs on:
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Summary

Under the musical direction of Honoka'a High Schools Mr. Gary Washburn, the Honoka'a Jazz Band Ensemble and the Big Island Music Academy will be joining forces to bring an exciting evening of Jazz to the Kahilu Theatre stage Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 PM. All tickets are $20 and can be found [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Feb 25 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Road Runners Waikaumalo 7 Mile Challenge and 4 Mile Run

Occurs on:
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Summary

The annual Big Island Road Runners Waikaumalo 7 Mile Challenge and 4 Mile Run is coming up in February. This beautiful run takes place on the Old Mamalahoa Hwy in Papaaloa. The undulating course includes views of the ocean, tropical forests and farmland. The run is on February 25, 2018 at 7:30 AM. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lee Otani
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Road Runners
Feb 28 2018
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs on:
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
Mar 1 2018
Desiree Moana Cruz
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Voices

Occurs on:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Summary

Hula Voices presents an engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to Kumu Hula, long time Humana (student) and artisans whose live and breathe Hula. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Mar 2 2018
Hawaii

Young at Art (30th Annual)

Occurs between:
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Summary

Opening Reception will be on March 3rd from 10am on the EHCC front lanai. The 30th Annual Young at Art 2018 is a juried student art exhibit showing March 3rd to 30th, 2018 at the East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA in Hilo. The exhibit is sponsored by EHCC/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art and the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Mar 2 2018
Wes Awana's 'ukulele workshop
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Friday, December 7, 2018
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 'ukulele. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Mar 4 2018
Hawaii

Trio Rafale

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Summary

Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, Trio Rafale has been bringing a fresh breeze to the chamber music scene since 2008. The name "Rafale" is taken from the French term, "gust of wind," a symbol for animated movement that will feel right at home in blustery Kamuela. Known for their acute attention to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Mar 9 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, March 9, 2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018
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
Mar 10 2018
John Cruz
Hawaii

John Cruz with Blayne Asing

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Summary

John Cruz is one of the most talented artists that has ever come from Hawaii. His Na Hoku Hanohano Award-Winning Album of the year, "One of These Days," was named one of the "Top 25 Greatest Albums of the New Century." Special guest artist Blayne Asing will be joining John on the Kahilu Stage [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation

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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