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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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Apr 20 2018
Cast of The Taming of the Shrew 2018 Tour
Hawaii

Actors From the London Stage present the Taming of the Shrew

Occurs on:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Summary

Shakespeare at Notre Dame's Actors From the London Stage will perform William Shakespeare's famous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm. The Taming of the Shrew's main plot is a courtship about the intertwined relationships of an ill-tempered woman and her reluctant [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
May 31 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Brawl Roller Derby Tournament 2018

Occurs between:
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Sunday, June 3, 2018
Summary

The 2018 Big Island Brawl Roller Derby Tournament is a 4 day roller derby tournament hosted by the Paradise Roller Girls of Hilo, Hawaii. This year will feature 8 WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) teams from California, Alaska, Canada, Japan, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island. This year's [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Katherine Wood
  • Contact Organization: HI
Apr 27 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Chocolate Festival

Occurs between:
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Summary

With the theme, "Chocolate Around the World," the seventh annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 27-28 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Admission is $85, also available are overnight room packages and I LOVE Chocolate! Passes. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Farsheed Bonakdar
  • Contact Organization: Kona Cacao Association
Apr 27 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Chocolate Festival

Occurs between:
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Summary

With the theme, "Chocolate Around the World," the seventh annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 27-28 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Admission is $85, also available are overnight room packages and I LOVE Chocolate! Passes. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Farsheed Bonakdar
  • Contact Organization: Kona Cacao Association
May 20 2018
Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest (3rd Annual)
Hawaii

Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest (3rd Annual)

Occurs on:
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Summary

The Third Annual Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest in Honokaa will feature an all-day line-up of entertainment, educational presentations, kid's activities, a silent auction and a 45-vendor farmers' market, featuring locally grown products, delicious food and arts and crafts.

Hāmākua [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lori Beach
  • Contact Organization: Hamakua Harvest, Inc.
May 5 2018
Future Voices Performs
Hawaii

Future Voices Performs

Occurs between:
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Summary

We look to the youth to help guide us into a future that is verdant, sustainable, and enlightened, as seen through spoken word and dance. This performance is created in collaboration with Prince Dance Institute students. The outcome is a multimedia dance performance that is both educational and [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Sep 8 2018
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Kindy Sproat Falsetto & Hawaiian Storytelling Competition

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Summary

Our kane come out to show their skills to throw their voice in higher registers. They also share the manao of their mele, the songwriter and the hidden meaning (kaona). This is to honor the late Uncle Kindy Sproat, a true Hawaiian who lived in Pololu Valley, as his kupuna before him. This event [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Sep 15 2018
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea 43rd Annual Paniolo Parade

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Summary

We show off our paniolo, the art of pa’u, the art of hula, oli, olelo, our royal society, Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Waimea Chapter. Many of our paniolo and pa’u riders are true paniolo; they all own ranches, work & live the way of paniolo as their kupuna and teach our younger generation, thus [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Sep 15 2018
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea Hoolaulea

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Summary

A relaxing day in beautiful Waimea, God’s country indeed. We start off with community olelo Hawaii by our keiki, Taiko drummers “sound the alarm” and draw people in from the Parade. Our Craft Tent is filled with clothing, purses, jewelry, lauhala products. Delicious food and snacks can be [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Sep 14 2018
Iiwi, Jack Jeffrey Photography
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival Of Birds (3rd Annual)

Occurs between:
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Monday, September 17, 2018
Summary

The program will include expert guest speakers, a trade show for outdoor and birding equipment, a children's corner, bird-themed arts and crafts fair, photography workshop, a birding film festival, time to interact with Hawaii Island naturalists and bird experts, and guided field trips on land [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Bridget Walker
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Forest & Trail

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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