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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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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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gavin Miculka
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Jan 5 2018
Hawaii

Aloha Friday on the Porch – Ukulele with Wes Awana

Occurs on:
Friday, January 5, 2018
Summary

Each Friday, on the front porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery, visitors and kamaaina alike are invited to experience a free, hands-on workshop presented by hospitable Hawaii Island practitioners. Volcano area musician Wes Awana shares his love of ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jenette
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Jan 12 2018
Hawaii

An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro

Occurs on:
Friday, January 12, 2018
Summary

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival presents An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro Friday, January 12, 2018, 7 pm Fairmont Orchid Hotel ballroom 1 N Kaniku Dr, Kohala Coast Tickets available at www.HawaiiPerformingArtsFestival.org or 808-333-7378 $100 Upfront reserved seats $70 General Admission Holiday [...]

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  • Contact Name: Genette Freeman
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Jan 21 2018
Maisey Rika
Hawaii

Aotearoa's Finest~ Maisey Rika

Occurs between:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Summary

Maori singer/songwriters Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha and Seth Haapu are joined by Horomona Horo, Aotearoa's leading practitioner in taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments). They will be creating music that fuses cultural roots, memorable tunes and honest, gripping lyrics on the Kahilu Theatre stage [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
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
Feb 2 2018
violist Javier Montiel and the three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saul and Aron and cellist Alvaro
Hawaii

Cuarteto Latinamericano

Occurs on:
Friday, February 2, 2018
Summary

One of the world's most renowned classical music ensembles, Cuarteto Latinamericano has been the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. They have premiered more than one hundred works written for them and they continue to introduce new, and neglected composers to the genre. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Feb 17 2018
Cyrus Chestnut
Hawaii

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Occurs on:
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Summary

Described as the best jazz pianist of his generation, Cyrus Chestnut leads his trio in a performance of both original tunes and Jazz standards. "I like to construct melodies that tell stories, based on what I've seen, what I feel and what I hear," Chestnut explains. "If I can connect to what I am [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Jan 3 2018
Hawaii

Eclectic Diversity

Occurs between:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Summary

"Eclectic Diversity" Showcases Masterful Artistic Talent and Disciplines.

Unique Invitational Offers An Array Of Collectibles From Each Big Island Artist.

This unique art exhibition of island-wide master talent features eleven artists working in eleven different media, offering an [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Terry Cromwell
  • Contact Organization: Wailoa Center
May 20 2018
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.
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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Codie King
  • Contact Organization: Wailoa Center

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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