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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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Nov 9 2018
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Occurs between: Friday, November 9, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

For nearly 200 years much has been celebrated, discussed and enjoyed over a cup of Kona’s world famous coffee. Kona coffee takes center stage at the 48th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival happening Friday November 9 through Sunday November 18, 2018. The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Val Cocoran, President
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Nov 10 2018
Happy finisher at last year's race
Hawaii

100% Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon

Occurs on: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:30am - 11:30am
Summary

Come and join us for the 3rd annual 100% Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon. Run the scenic coastline of Kailua-Kona from Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive south to the (in)famous "Pit" and the "End of the World." Challenge yourself to some hills and then enjoy 100% Pure Kona Coffee at the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Keely McGhee
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Race Events
Oct 15 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Kumu Hula Moses Kahookele Crabbe

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 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
Oct 15 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Lei Making with Kaipo AhChong

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 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
Oct 15 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Master Lei Maker, Randy Lee

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 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
Oct 15 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Ukulele Master Wes Awana
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Ukulele Master Wes Awana

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 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 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Oct 15 2018
Hawaii

Wilhelmina’s Tea

Occurs on: Monday, October 15, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Join Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins for a private museum tour followed by Tea and delectables on the Ocean Lanai of Hulihe'e Palace. the Tea parties are held one a month and all proceeds from the Tea Party are used for children admission fees to the Palace and educational grants to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anita okimoto
  • Contact Organization: Daughters of Hawaii
Oct 16 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Oct 20 2018
Harold López-Nussa Trio
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Harold López-Nussa Trio

Occurs on: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Kahilu Theatre is proud to present the Harold López-Nussa Trio Saturday, October 20 at 7 pm as they circumnavigate the world on their 36-city tour promoting their newest album, Un Día Cualquiera.

Harold López-Nussa is an award-winning jazz pianist from Havana, Cuba and strongly [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Oct 26 2018
Workshops with the enthusiastic and creative Hitomi Gilliam inspire all who attend.
Hawaii

Celebrations '18

Occurs between: Friday, October 26, 2018 - Monday, October 29, 2018, 10:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Hitomi Gilliam, a floral designer and author known internationally, will return to Hilo for a floral design workshop and design event in late October. Starting Friday, Oct. 26, Celebrations '18 will host a class on mechanics at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. A floral design demonstration by Ms. Gilliam [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Judy Schilling
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Floriculture & Nursery Association

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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