Events and Festivals
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The Festive Islands of AlohaDive deep into Hawaii’s local community and you’ll discover a culture alive with paniolo (cowboys), Chinese dragons, ethnic festivals, culinary events and an exotic collection of celebrations. Throughout the year, you’ll also encounter parades, street parties, food and craft fairs, concerts and family activities that honor every aspect of Hawaii’s diverse culture.
Many of Hawaii’s most memorable celebrations occur annually. Some, like the Honolulu Marathon(December) and the Hawaii International Film Festival (October), draw visitors and participants from around the globe. Others, like Oahu’s Prince Lot Hula Competition (July) or the Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October) on Kauai and the statewide King Kamehameha Celebration (June) are primarily local occasions. These events have a strong allure for visitors who want to get an authentic glimpse of Hawaii during their trip.
Events that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu (October) and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June) on Maui are long-running culinary events, hosting world-class chefs, winemakers and master sommeliers for thousands of wine and food lovers. The Island of Hawaii’s Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (November) celebrates all things coffee and includes nearly 50 events over 10 days. Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival (October) highlights al things cacao and coffee industries of Kauai.
The Waimea Ocean Film Festival annually brings over sixty films to Hawai'i Island each January, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and [...]
- Contact Name: Tania Howard
- Contact Organization: Waimea Ocean Film Festival
Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".
This concert will [...]
- Contact Name: Sandy
- Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Friday, March 23, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm
Mental Health Kokua presents an evening of mindfulness featuring Steven Snyder, one of the world's foremost experts on accelerated learning and personal development. Steven will be presenting "Mindful Happiness."
You will [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Three masters of Irish music will be performing at the Kahilu Theater Friday, March 23rd 2018 at 7 PM. Ticket prices are $68/$48/$25 and can be purchased online at kahilutheatre.org, over the phone at (808) 885-6868 or in person at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, [...]
- Contact Name: Kristin Lake
- Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
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 on the front porch of [...]
- Contact Name: Anisha Clay
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Legendary film and TV star TOM ARNOLD (known from "True Lies," and the hit TV sitcom "Roseanne," along with about 70 other movies) will perform live in Kihei, with special guest, big band crooner Brian Evans. Special opening act performances by Corky Gradner, King Martin, Brian Michaels (who also [...]
- Contact Name: Mark Biltz
- Contact Organization: Maui Celebrity Series
The public is invited to taste, learn and experience Hawaii's culinary diversity at Noodle Fest Hawaii, presented by Sun Noodle. The free festival takes place at Ward Village on Auahi Street (fronting Ward Centre), Saturday, March 24 from 3-9 p.m. A lineup of culinary talent, including a dozen [...]
- Contact Name: Information
- Contact Organization: Sun Noodle
MARCH 24, 2018, PULE AT 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM @ HULIHEE PALACE Spend the day at the Daughters of Hawaii annual festival and fundraiser to benefit Hulihee Palace, featuring over 40 food and craft vendors, cultural practitioners, and live entertainment. Free admission. Donations welcome. [...]
- Contact Name: Hulihee Palace
- Contact Organization: Daughters of Hawaii
Please join Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary with your dog for a fun time walking around beautiful Lili'uokalani Park in Hilo. There will be music, food, games and activities for people and dogs. A $15 registration donation will include a goody bag for your dog and opportunity to win prizes. [...]
- Contact Name: Linda
- Contact Organization: Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary
20,000 cute, bright yellow rubber duckies will be doing their part to help support those with disabilities in the islands, with their 100-yd. dash down the Ala Wai Canal. The top 50 finishers, and last place duck, will win their adopted owners great prizes. Ducks will race precisely at 1:01 [...]
- Contact Name: Donna D. Fouts
- Contact Organization: United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii