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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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Aug 17 2018
Wes Awana's 'ukulele workshop
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 2018 - Friday, December 7, 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 Kamaaina 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
Aug 17 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 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
Aug 17 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 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
Aug 17 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 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
Aug 17 2018
Hawaii

Gatewood & Amemiya Art Exhibition

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA's will feature abstract paintings from Lamerol Gatewood's Energy Series and Hilo's own Clayton Amemiya with his wood fired ceramics for the entire month of August! JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION ON AUGUST 3RD AT 6PM (First Friday). Exhibition is available to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA
Aug 17 2018
Members of the west Hawai'i County Band
Hawaii

West Hawai'i County Band in Concert

Occurs on: Friday, August 17, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Summary

The West Hawai'i County Band will present an hour of band music selected from the band's extensive repertoire including jazz tunes, marches, film music, classical and traditional Hawaiian music. The band is comprised of over 20 local musicians from all walks of life. The West Hawai’i County Band [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Al
  • Contact Organization: West Hawai'i County Band
Aug 17 2018
Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary
Hawaii

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary

Occurs on: Friday, August 17, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

"Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree" is a film documentary that highlights the importance of Hawaii's most important and widespread native tree, ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros spp.), and the current threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee
  • Contact Organization: Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Aug 18 2018
Aug 18 2018
Hala Kou Lima Nani E
Hawaii

Hula Arts at Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance

Occurs on: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
Summary

Halau Kou Lima Nani E with Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Aug 18 2018
Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival (46th Annual)
Hawaii

Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival (46th Annual)

Occurs between: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Summary

Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site will celebrate its 46th anniversary with their annual Ho'oku'ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. The festival will open with Nā Papa Kanaka o Pu`ukoholā Heiau performing the Ho`okupu ceremony on Saturday, August 18th from 6:00 a.m. to [...]

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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