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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 21 2018
A Christmas Cabaret
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A Christmas Cabaret

Occurs between: Friday, December 21, 2018 - Sunday, December 23, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Hilo Community Players presents A Christmas Cabaret A fundraiser event to fund their 2019-2020 theatre season. This fabulous cabaret with take place Friday and Saturday, December 21st and 22nd at 7:30pm, and Sunday December 23rd at 2:30pm, at the East Hawaii Cultural Center’s Kahua 'Elua [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dr. Rachel Klein
  • Contact Organization: Hilo Community Players
Jan 5 2019
Hawaii

Big Island Road Runners 2019 Hilo to Volcano 50K Ultra and Relay

Occurs on: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 6:00am - 1:30pm
Summary

Hilo to Volcano ultra-marathon and relay is a challenging 50 K (31 mile) route which begins at Coconut Island parking area in Hilo (sea level) and ends at Cooper Center in Volcano (almost 4,000 ft.) Runners choosing to run the event solo will need to provide their own support vehicles and return [...]

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  • Contact Name: David Cotter
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Road Runners
Dec 15 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Road Runners Jingle Bell Run

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30am - 9:00am
Summary

Big Island Road Runners presents the Jingle Bell Run to bring in the holiday season. Registration starts at 7 am in Liliuokalani Park and run starts at 7:30 am. Run or walk as many times around the park as you like. No timing, no pressure, just enjoy the morning getting out and moving. Santa Clause [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lory Hunter
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Road Runners
Dec 16 2018
Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest
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Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest

Occurs on: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The Sunday Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest, located at the intersection of Mamane St. and Hwy 19 in Historic Honokaa Town, offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music and a free educational event weekly. It's beautiful location and celebratory character provides a vibrant social [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mallion
  • Contact Organization: Hamakua Harvest
Oct 25 2019
'I'iwi bird by Jack Jeffries
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival of Birds (4th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, October 25, 2019 - Monday, October 28, 2019
Summary

Highlighting the migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawaii each year, the 2019 HIFB theme will be "Wanderers and Migrants-Hawaii's Unique Avian Visitors." The festival includes a reception and film festival, guided birding excursions on land and sea, a bird fair and [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Cindy Pacheco
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival of Birds
May 17 2019
Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival
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Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival

Occurs between: Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019, 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary

A celebration of Hawaii Island and its beauty as a cultural melting pot. This 3 day event will be packed with food, fashion, cultural expressions, a keiki hula competition and cultural workshops. The event begins Friday evening with protocol from the various cultures represented. Saturday is [...]

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  • Contact Name: Leinaala Fruean
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Pacific & Asia Cultural Festivals
Dec 18 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs on: 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
Dec 14 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Kumu Hula Moses Kahookele Crabbe

Occurs between: Friday, December 14, 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
Dec 14 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Lei Making with Kaipo AhChong

Occurs between: Friday, December 14, 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
Dec 14 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Master Lei Maker, Randy Lee

Occurs on: 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

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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