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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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Sep 14 2019
Hawaii

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

Occurs on: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 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 21 2019
Hawaii

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

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 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 Kaahumanu Waimea Chapter. We have schools, church groups, hula halau, businesses, etc, as participants in our annual Paniolo Parade.

Many of our paniolo and pau riders are true paniolo; they [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Sep 21 2019
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 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 7 2019
Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest

Occurs on: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monica Lindsey
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Jul 27 2019
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
Hawaii

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Occurs between: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT), founded in 1959, is the second oldest big game sport fishing event in the world. HIBT is a five-day tournament built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association rules for big game fish world records and does not [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Tournament Admin
  • Contact Organization: HIBT
Nov 1 2019
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)
Hawaii

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

Each year in November, Kona coffee's world-renown reputation along with the unique cultural heritage of the past tells the story of coffee traditions that produced this American legacy. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival experience is unique, enriching and ensures that the story of Kona coffee's [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Val Cocoran, President
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Aug 29 2019
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Doug VeraCruz
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Nov 9 2019
Hawaii

100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon & Half Marathon

Occurs on: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:30am - 12:30pm
Summary

Run the scenic coast of Kailua-Kona. The course will take runners south along Alii Drive to the infamous "Pit" at the "End of the World". Enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean along the way! This year, you can choose to run either the Marathon or Half-Marathon distance. When you finish, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Keely McGhee
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Race Events
May 21 2019
10x10x10 Artists Challenge at Wailoa Center
Hawaii

10x10x10 Artists Challenge at Wailoa Center

Occurs between: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Thursday, May 30, 2019, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Summary

Wailoa hosts its annual 10x10x10 Artists Challenge. Artists participating in this year's challenge have had one year to develop and construct an installation for one of the ten spaces in the Main Gallery. Artist have only been able to use the defined nine materials plus their artist choice [...]

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  • Contact Name: Codie King
  • Contact Organization: Wailoa Center
May 26 2019
A Musical Journey: From Faure to Maori to Hawaiian
Hawaii

A Musical Journey: From Faure to Maori to Hawaiian

Occurs on: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Summary

What: “A Musical Journey: from Fauré, to Maori, to Hawaiian”. There is a little something for everyone at this concert! The featured work is Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, but the program also includes a Maori song called “Kia Hora Te Marino,” several Hawaiian numbers including “Palehua,” [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kona Choral Society
  • Contact Organization: Kona Choral Society

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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