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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 3 2020
(POSTPONED) Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
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(POSTPONED) Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Monday, September 7, 2020, 8:00am - 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 6 2020
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (50th Annual)
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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (50th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 6, 2020 - Sunday, November 15, 2020, 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
Sep 19 2020
Kona Pride
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(CANCELLED) Kona Pride Festival

Occurs on: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Summary

Join in on this years 3rd Annual Kona PRIDE Festival. This event embraces the main focus of Kona Pride that celebrates diversity, acceptance, education, and equality for the LGBTQ and supporting allies community. We invite you to attend this years Pride festival packed with music, entertainment, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Curtis Vick
  • Contact Organization: Kona Pride
Aug 16 2020
(CANCELLED) XTERRA Hawaii Island Off-Road Triathlon
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(CANCELLED) XTERRA Hawaii Island Off-Road Triathlon

Occurs on: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Summary

"XTERRA Hawaii Island Off-Road weekend of events will take place on August 15-16, 2020 on the lands surrounding Hapuna Beach State Park. Famous for its beautiful white-sand beaches and rugged lands where warrior kings once came to rest and recuperate. A rare opportunity to traverse these lands [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Tri Sports
Nov 7 2020
100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon & Half Marathon
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100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon & Half Marathon

Occurs on: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 5:30am - 12:30pm
Summary

Come and join us for our fifth annual race! Run the scenic coast of Kailua-Kona down Alii Drive to the infamous "Pit" at the "End of the World". Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean as you complete your chosen distance of marathon or half marathon! This race begins and ends at Coconut Grove [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Keely McGhee
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Race Events
Aug 14 2020
Enjoy farm tours, ag and culinary seminars, college competition and festival gala at the 9th Big Island Chocolate Festival.
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Big Island Chocolate Festival

Occurs between: Friday, August 14, 2020 - Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Summary

The ninth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is August 14-15 with events headquartered from The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. The two-day chocolate extravaganza includes two guided cacao plantation tours at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory or Primavera Farm in Kona. Enjoy a college culinary [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Farsheed Bonakdar
  • Contact Organization: Kona Cacao Assn.
Jul 25 2020
A visitor views festivities at the festival.
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Experience Volcano Festival (2nd Annual)

Occurs between: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - Sunday, July 26, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The 2nd Annual Experience Volcano Festival is a celebration of arts and culture. More than just a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Volcano home to many activities and relaxing opportunities. Get a taste of everything that Volcano has to offer during this two day festival on July 25th [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jesse Tunison
  • Contact Organization: Experience Volcano Hawaii
Oct 15 2020
Hawaiian Pueo (hawk) spotted during festival excursion 2019.
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Hawaii Island Festival of Birds (5th Annual)

Occurs between: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:00am - 7:00pm
Summary

The Fifth Annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds (HIFB) will be a four-day event October 15 to 19, 2020 headquartered at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 2020 theme is "Wanderers and Migrants-Celebrating Hawaii's Avian Voyagers" and will celebrate and [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Cindy Pacheco
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival of Birds
Sep 11 2020
Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival
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Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival

Occurs between: Friday, September 11, 2020 - Sunday, September 13, 2020, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Leinaala Fruean
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Pacific & Asia Cultural Festivals
Aug 22 2020
LT Smooth & Kimberly Hope Jamming
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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kona Style" (24th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Event will feature 15 of Hawaii's finest artists in the slack key guitar genre over a period of 6 hours. Each artist performing slack key guitar in his own style. Further, food and beverage will be available for purchase. In addition, free give-aways will be done throughout the day including [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-hoalu Foundation

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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