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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.

Events on the Island of Hawaii

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Feb 2 2018
violist Javier Montiel and the three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saul and Aron and cellist Alvaro
Hawaii

Cuarteto Latinamericano

Occurs on:
Friday, February 2, 2018
Summary

One of the world's most renowned classical music ensembles, Cuarteto Latinamericano has been the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. They have premiered more than one hundred works written for them and they continue to introduce new, and neglected composers to the genre. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Feb 17 2018
Cyrus Chestnut
Hawaii

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Occurs on:
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Summary

Described as the best jazz pianist of his generation, Cyrus Chestnut leads his trio in a performance of both original tunes and Jazz standards. "I like to construct melodies that tell stories, based on what I've seen, what I feel and what I hear," Chestnut explains. "If I can connect to what I am [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Feb 18 2018
Hawaii

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

Occurs on:
Sunday, February 18, 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
Feb 24 2018
Love the Arts 2018 at Volcano Art Center
Hawaii

LOVE THE ARTS Fundraiser Gala (14th Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Summary

Volcano Art Center announces our 14th Annual Love the Arts fundraiser at the Ni‘aulani Campus on Saturday, February 24, 2017 from 5 – 9 pm. This year's theme is "Save the Arts," taking a nautical approach to the event. Guests will be treated to an evening of fine wine, brews, a luxurious [...]

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  • Contact Name: Alyssa Johnasen
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Feb 24 2018
Gathering Lehua - woodcut print
Hawaii

SOKO 4th Annual Artist's Studio Weekend

Occurs between:
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Summary

Visit 22 artists in their studios at 12 locations along the winding and scenic Mamalahoa Highway from Keauhou throughout Kona to Captain Cook. Plan on a full day of fun and learning, talking with the artists about their inspiration and techniques. A wide range of fine art and smaller items are [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Andrea Pro
  • Contact Organization: SOKO
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
Mar 18 2018
Hawaii

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

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 18, 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
Mar 31 2018
Hawaii

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday - March

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 31, 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
Apr 1 2018
The Merrie Monarch Logo
Hawaii

The Merrie Monarch Festival

Occurs between:
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Summary

This is the premiere cultural event in the Hawaiian Islands. Held each year in Hilo, Hawaii, the Festival honors King Kalakaua, and his contributions to the Hawaiian people. It includes crafts, food, cultural demonstrations, a parade, art exhibits, live music and features three nights of Hula [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Luana Kawelu
  • Contact Organization: The Merrie Monarch Festival
Apr 15 2018
Hawaii

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

Occurs on:
Sunday, April 15, 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

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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