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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 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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Keely McGhee
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Race Events
Jul 7 2018
Hawaii

Alcina

Occurs between: Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Sunday, July 8, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Sorcery, seduction and love--don't miss HPAF's first-ever staging of G.F. Handel's classic operatic masterpiece, accompanied by harpsichord and period chamber orchestra. Directed by Jennifer McGregor. The sorceress Alcina inhabits a world made up of the souls of her past lovers. Her kingdom is in [...]

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  • Contact Name: Genette Freeman
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Inc.
Jul 6 2018
Contemporary Perspectives from the Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective
Hawaii

Contemporary Perspectives from the Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective

Occurs between: Friday, July 6, 2018 - Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Summary

Show July 6-26. Opening reception July 6th, 5-7 pm. A showcase of some of the collective's finest works in clay, fiber, oil/acrylics/watercolor, glass, jewelry, and photography. Featuring new ideas and directions you may not have seen from the Hawaiian Paradise Park Studio Tour held every [...]

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  • Contact Name: Patti Pease Johnson
  • Contact Organization: Paradise Studio Tour Artist Collective
Jul 7 2018
Ira Flatow, host of SCIENCE FRIDAY
Hawaii

First Take with Science Friday

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

Hawaii Public Radio presents the first live appearance in the islands by host of public radio's SCIENCE FRIDAY, Ira Flatow. He'll lead lively conversations with scientists doing innovative work in Hawaii and take questions from the audience. Music by local jazz ensemble Red Rock Trio. The evening [...]

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  • Contact Name: Phyllis Look
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Public Radio
Sep 8 2018
Hawaii

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

Occurs on: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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 [...]

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  • 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, 10:00am - 11:00am
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. We have schools, church groups, hula halau, businesses, etc, as participants in our annual Paniolo Parade.

Many of our paniolo and pa'u riders are true paniolo; they [...]

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  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Sep 15 2018
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00am - 4:00pm
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Sep 8 2018
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest

Occurs on: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Featuring cube sized fish (poke) and various ocean delicacies, tako, opihi, loli. We share our delicious fish with the bounty from our ocean, limu eleele, limu kohu, opihi, opae, wana, loli. Visitors as well as our host culture get to taste various preparations of poke. Our host culture is [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monica Lindsey
  • 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 - Monday, September 17, 2018, 8:30am - 3:00am
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bridget Walker
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Forest & Trail
Sep 7 2018
Sonny Lim and Ola Hou at the 2017 Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Steel Guitar Festival

Occurs between: Friday, September 7, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Summary

The Hawaii Island Steel Guitar Festival celebrates the Hawaiian steel guitar and its influence on Hawaiian music. The festival will be held on September 7-9, 2018, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the Kohala Coast on the island of Hawaii. Open stage performances begin at 10:00 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: HIMELE

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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