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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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Jun 19 2018
Outlook: Photography Exhibition
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Outlook: Photography Exhibition

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

These responsive photographs are reminiscent of time and place, framing a perspective of people to the landscape they live within. This collection of work from individual artists impart insight of the social participation, conscious and unconscious, with place. Each image inquires how the human [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Jun 19 2018
Ka Aha Hula O Halauaola
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Ka Aha Hula O Halauaola

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7:00am - 9:00pm
Summary

The 5th Ka Aha Hula O Halauaola is a gathering of Kumu Hula, Hula Practitioners and Scholars of Native Hawaiian Culture, Language and Arts who will present hands-on workshops and presentations on Hula and its attendant arts. Presented by Lalakea Foundation, register at www.kahoh.org. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dr. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson
  • Contact Organization: Lālākea Foundation
Jun 19 2018
Wes Awana's 'ukulele workshop
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 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
Jun 19 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 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
Jun 19 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 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
Jun 19 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 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
Jun 19 2018
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Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Jun 19 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 19, 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
Jun 23 2018
Making a Hand-Made Book Workshop with Minny Lee
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Making a Hand-Made Book Workshop with Minny Lee

Occurs between: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

In this two (2) day workshop, students will learn how to make various types of books: basic instant, accordion fold, pocket accordion, self-hinged accordion with a cover, single signature chapbook using a three-hole pamphlet stitch and a five- hole pamphlet stitch. Asian bookbinding methods, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kanani Daley
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Jun 23 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance
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Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance

Occurs on: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
Summary

The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, June 23rd at 10:30am with a performance by Kumu Hula Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah. The performance will take place at the Ni‘aulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village, due to the ongoing [...]

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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