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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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Dec 12 2017
Kaori
Hawaii

Serenely Proliferating: Kaori Ukaji

Occurs between:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Summary

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo show by internationally recognized artist, Kaori Ukaji, from October 26 – December 20, 2017. There will be an opening reception and artist's walk-through on Thursday, October 26 from 5-7pm. A no host bar and light pupu will be offered during the reception. Work [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
Dec 12 2017
Hawaii

Hawaii Nei Art Exhibit

Occurs between:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Summary

Hawaii Nei is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawaii Island hosted by the Three Mountain Alliance, the Natural Area Reserves System, and the Wailoa Center. Amateur and professional artists of all ages have been invited to submit works of art celebrating the native [...]

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  • Contact Name: Codie King
  • Contact Organization: Wailoa Center
Dec 12 2017
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs between:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gavin Miculka
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Dec 15 2017
Lyman Museum
Hawaii

Niihau Shell Workshops @ Lyman Museum

Occurs between:
Friday, December 15, 2017
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Saturday, December 16, 2017
Summary

Just in time for the holidays—and back by popular demand!—master craftsman and artist, Kele Kanahele of the Island of Niihau, returns to help you create a set of original Niihau shell jewelry in the breathtaking colors of Niihau’s native “gems” … and will teach you how to make your own [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lyman Museum
  • Contact Organization: Lyman Museum
Dec 15 2017
Hawaii

Big Island's Best Christmas Art, Crafts, Gifts & Food Fair (25th Annual)

Occurs between:
Friday, December 15, 2017
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Saturday, December 16, 2017
Summary

The Big Island's Best Christmas Arts, Crafts, Gifts & Food Fair has been an island tradition for the past 25 years. The Fair will be held on December 15th Friday (4pm-9pm) and December 16th Saturday (9am-4pm) at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium located at 350 Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. The Fair will [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Vashishta, Committee Member
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Arts & Crafts
Dec 16 2017
Kahulanui
Hawaii

Kahulanui

Occurs on:
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Summary

Harkening back to the Royal Hawaiian Band era when horns and drums were a part of Hawaiian music, Big Island's own will perform on the Kahilu stage along with a special section in the Mike Luce Studio for dancing. "Throughout Hawaii in the 1920s and 1930s, one could find orchestras playing [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Dec 17 2017
13th Annual Jingle Bell Beach Run
Hawaii

Jingle Bell Beach Run - 5k Run (13th Annual)

Occurs on:
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Summary

The Jingle Bell Beach Run began in December of 2005 in an effort to kick off Christmas week with a bang! The idea blossomed from the creative mind of Rani “The RoadRunner” (Tanimoto) Henderson to give this run a Christmas twist. Henderson only had a week to put her organizational skills [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Penn Henderson
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Sport Events
Dec 21 2017
Hawaii

Nutcracker Ballet

Occurs between:
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Summary

West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy lights up the holidays  by presenting  "The Nutcracker Ballet". This delightful  holiday classic is performed at Kahilu Theatre  on Thursday, December  21 and  Friday, December 22, 6:00pm and Saturday, December 23, 2:00pm. A Full Orchestra under the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Virginia Holte
  • Contact Organization: West Hawaii Dance Theatre
Dec 30 2017
Pounding the glutinous sticky rice with a homemade wooden mallet in an ancient stone mortar
Hawaii

Wailea Village Mochi Pounding (20th Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Summary

Akiko's over the past 18 years has celebrated the ancient art of Mochi Pounding, making rice cakes to commemorate the coming of New Years. This will be our 19th year. This event started with just 23 neighbors, finding and recovering mochi pounding equipment that had been stored away - stone [...]

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  • Contact Name: Akiko Masuda
  • Contact Organization: Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community
Dec 30 2017
Hawaii

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

Occurs on:
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Summary

Kona has long been known as the place to gather for memorable sunsets. Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays will give folks a reason to take time out of life's busy schedules to enjoy the elements that make Kona so special. Everyone's invited to bring lawn chairs or beach mats and enjoy beautiful live [...]

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  • 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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