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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 2 2018
Desiree Moana Cruz
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Voices

Occurs on: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Aug 4 2018
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (59th Annual)
Hawaii

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (59th Annual)

Occurs between: Saturday, August 4, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT), founded in 1959, is the second oldest big game sport fishing event in the world. HIBT is a five-day tournament built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association rules for big game fish world records and does not include [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Tournament Admin
  • Contact Organization: HIBT
Aug 4 2018
Aug 11 2018
Obon Dance & Festival - Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission
Hawaii

Obon Dance & Festival - Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission

Occurs on: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

The summer Obon season perpetuates the Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirit of those passed on celebrated with special services and festivals. The festival includes food booths, taiko drummers and other colorful sights and sounds, bon dances that have become a cultural touchstone for all in [...]

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
Aug 18 2018
Kumu Hula Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Na Mea Hula Demonstrations

Occurs on: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Held in conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances, join Kumu hula Kaho`Hokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you “Nā 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
Aug 25 2018
Aug 30 2018
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Uncle Bo Campos
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Aug 31 2018
Lauhala weaving
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs on: Friday, August 31, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist, Jelena Clay TEMPORARILY LOCATED at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus for a workshop on Lauhala weaving.  Lauhala leaves come from the Hala tree, a very special Pacific Island tree.  Students will learn how to select, prepare and [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center

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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